Cat Flap Fitter Tiverton Devon (EX16): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your property in Tiverton, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats that are kept inside, just like humans, can show signs of irritation. Allowing your cat easy access to world outside with a cat flap can also help to keep them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a good idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you install?
The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is hung over it to offer a bit of protection from the weather. Though this could be suitable for an outhouse door or fence panel, most Tiverton cat owners would doubtless prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property.
Since this option can allow other cats or animals to enter your property, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be improved on a little by keeping the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires your cat to wear a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your property, thus avoiding some unwelcome visitors. Again this is a fairly basic kind of cat flap, given that any other cat in the area who's got a similar model of collar can still gain access to your house. An upgrade to this equipment is a RF cat flap and collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.
Having a cat flap that can be operated by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines. You have to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. The flap is unfastened when your cat is close-by, only permitting entry or exit to pets that are microchipped.
Being able to lock it in position is essential no matter which cat flap you're buying. Nowadays, nearly all cat flaps available on the market have a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. Which means it's got the capability to enable only entry into your house, be locked fully, allow only exit from your home, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This provides you with solutions for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap operates. Some of the top-end cat flaps can be set to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.
If you are pretty good at DIY, installing your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, as long as you have a solid wood door on your house in Tiverton. But, if you are hoping to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you must ask for outside assistance. Such situations require the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have all the knowledge and equipment for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN TIVERTON
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazed window or door panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them their marching orders. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting into any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its insulation attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsafe.
A specialist cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a local Tiverton glazing firm knock up a new pane. This new glazed pane will have a hole cut out as part of its structure where the cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take a week or so to produce. After construction, your old glass pane can be taken out, and the new modified one put in its place. It will now be possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, solid timber doors are the simplest option with regards to cat flap installation on your property in Tiverton. If you're nervous about making a hole in your front or back door, it's wise to call an expert to complete the task for you. This sort of project is relatively inexpensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your kitty will have the use of an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. It is necessary to know the interior construction, because some uPVC doors are lined with steel for extra security. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it might be cheaper to exchange this panel for a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to cut holes in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you can get a cat flap installed on an exterior wall. This kind of installment is definitely best left to a professional, because it calls for far more equipment and skill to accomplish. There are a couple of possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angular (through pillar) model. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut into your specified wall. A cat flap can then be installed on both sides of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Tiverton - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your window, door or wall, but it is broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for installing a replacement. A reputable cat flap installer in Tiverton will be able to remove the old cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without causing damage to the surrounding door, window or wall.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, it will be essential to check that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. If it is found that this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass panel will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TIVERTON
In the Tiverton area there are plenty of handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing suppliers who offer cat flap installation services for windows, doors or walls. It might be possible to ask friends and family for referrals when it comes to finding a decent cat flap fitter. You can be fairly certain that if they've been happy to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, you will get a similar service.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendations, always acquire 2 or 3 different estimates before making your choice, and keep in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you take care and pick a competent Tiverton cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a top quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve you and your pet for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Tiverton and also in: Stoodleigh, Uplowman, Cadeleigh, Bampton, Crazelowman, Hensleigh, Chettiscombe, Butterleigh, Bickleigh, Huntsham, Pennymoor, Collipriest, Bolham, Chevithorne, Ashley, Halberton, as well as in these postcodes EX16 4EZ, EX16 4BW, EX16 0SA, EX16 4AG, EX16 4HF, EX16 0BA, EX16 4AA, EX16 4BY, EX16 0DE, EX16 4JR. Local Tiverton cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01884 and the postcode EX16.
Tiverton Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Enquiries Devon
Latest Devon cat flap installation projects: Wiktor Carey recently enquired about installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in Beer, Devon. Dawson Akhtar recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Hartland. Maximillian Weston and Mariam Weston recently requested a quotation for installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Sidmouth, Devon. Alastair Whalley recently requested an estimate for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden door in Woodbury. Mr and Mrs Mcdonagh recently asked for a quote for installing a cat flap in a patio back door in Berry Pomeroy, Devon. Mr and Mrs Neale recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in a detached house in Buckland Monachorum. Aubree and Issa Gray recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in Stoke Fleming, Devon. Jaydan and Amelia-Grace Drury recently asked for an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood front door in Georgeham.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Tiverton
Cat flaps were recently fitted for homeowners living in Falcon Way, Hayne Court, Southfield Way, Francis Crescent, Gornhay Orchard, Tidcombe Lane, Cosway Road, Bramley Close, Whitestone Drive, The Close, Blundell's Road, Lodge Road, Lockyer Crescent, Angel Hill, Hayne Lane, Plainfield Lane, Higher Cotteylands, Castle Street, Rose Close, Old School Close, Mimosa Close, Leverlake Close, Peard Road, Wingfield Close, Hermes Avenue, Cranmore View, Woodward Road, Rayer Road, Magnolia Court and these Tiverton postcodes: EX16 4EZ, EX16 4BW, EX16 0SA, EX16 4AG, EX16 4HF, EX16 0BA, EX16 4AA, EX16 4BY, EX16 0DE, EX16 4JR.
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