Cat Flap Fitter Todmorden West Yorkshire (OL14): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Todmorden home gives your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats kept indoors, much like people, can often show signs of irritability. Having easy access to outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a great idea to you, precisely what kind of cat flap should you choose?
A cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but permit the cat pass through. The majority of cat owners in Todmorden would favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although this might be okay for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
As this solution allows other creatures or cats to enter your home, it is not at all recommended, though it can be improved on somewhat by keeping the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.
The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it won't be able to open the flap and leave or access your house, thus avoiding some unwelcome visitors. The drawback here is that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar style of collar might be able to get into your home with this kind of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap that's able to identify your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in Todmorden feline access security. You need to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will allow multiple entries. Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is close by.
No matter which cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold today have a four way locking system. Which means it has the capability to enable only entry into your house, enable exit only, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This provides you with choices for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap functions. Some more expensive devices can be programmed to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with your cat's and your needs.
If you've got a wooden door in your house in Todmorden, fitting you own cat flap shouldn't be that hard. However, if it is going to be installed in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should on no account even attempt it on your own. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation from a reputable cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN TODMORDEN
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap is going to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them straight away and show them the gate. A new cat flap can not be mounted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazing will be damaged by cutting or drilling into it, and will damage its thermal attributes, strength and security. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsafe.
It is necessary to get a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Todmorden cat flap installer will measure your current pane and order the new one. To ensure that the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new glazed pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take a week or more to produce. After fabrication, the old glass unit can be taken out, and the new modified one put in its place. It's now possible to install the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as we mentioned above, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Todmorden. If you're uncertain about making a hole in your front door, it's advisable to call on a professional to undertake the project for you. This sort of project won't be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. Having said that, certain uPVC door panels are steel lined for additional security, which may cause some problems. A one-piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be more economical to exchange this panel for a single panel type.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always opt to install the cat flap into an exterior wall of your house in Todmorden. Calling for much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to a specialist, if it's to be accomplished correctly. There are a number of choices for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) model. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut out of your specified wall. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at both ends to permit your cat to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Todmorden - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it is not working, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A trustworthy cat flap installer in Todmorden will be able to remove the old cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding door, wall or window.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing panel that has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been made and installed in the right way is essential. The glass pane must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues, if it becomes obvious that this is not the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TODMORDEN
In the Todmorden area there are a number of different professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing companies who provide cat flap fitting services for windows, doors or walls. It might be possible to ask family and friends for referrals when it comes to tracking down a reliable cat flap specialist. You can be sure that if they've been confident enough to recommend someone who has done work for them, you will get a similar level of service.
If it isn't feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get two or three different quotes from local tradespeople before deciding. It is generally sensible not to automatically opt for the cheapest quotation. See if you can get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go wrong you have some recourse for compensation.
If you pick a seasoned cat flap installer in Todmorden you should end up with a high quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Todmorden and also in: Burnley, Hawks Stones, Cornholme, Littleborough, Whitworth, Bacup, Oxenhope, Wier, Lydgate, Sowerby Bridge, Sandbed, Wardle, Shawforth, Blackshaw Head, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, and in these postcodes OL14 5HE, OL14 5RU, OL14 5EF, OL14 5JE, OL14 5RB, OL14 5EH, HX7, OL14 5AB, OL14 5SH, OL14 5PU. Locally based Todmorden cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode OL14 and the telephone dialling code 01706.
West Yorkshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Latest West Yorkshire cat flap installation projects: Kelvin Laing recently enquired about installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass back door in Wilsden. Hamza Buchanan and Amelia-Lily Buchanan recently asked for an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio front door in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire. Roxanne and Jaiden Wyatt recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in a cottage in Woodlesford. Tymon Moreton recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in a bungalow in Old Town. Camilla Hagan recently asked for an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood door in Kirkheaton, West Yorkshire. Oisin Kearns and Nyla Kearns recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood door in a detached house in Micklefield. Ahyan Vaughan recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden front door in Great Preston, West Yorkshire. Henrietta Bernard recently enquired about installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in a cottage in Aberford.
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There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Todmorden cat flap fitter including large cat flaps, cat flap repair, cat flap services, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap replacement, automatic cat flap installations in Todmorden, pet flap installations in Todmorden, infrared cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors in Todmorden, cheap cat flaps Todmorden, Sureflap cat flap installations in Todmorden, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap removal in Todmorden, cat flap installation in uPVC doors Todmorden, and lots more. If there happen to be different Todmorden cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Todmorden
People who live in the following streets and roads have recently requested cat flap installation services - Hollins Road, School Lane, Oak Mount, Newton Grove, Myrtle Street, Winterbutlee Grove, Lower Laith Avenue, Hare Court, Beaumont Street, Pellon Street, Jumble Hole Road, Anchor Street, Victoria Road, The Hollins, Hollins Place, Carr Road, Longfield Close, Rossendale View, Queen Street, Lee View Court, Daisy Bank Street, Surrey Street, Bank Street, Pudding Lane, Sanworth Street, Fielden Square, Weir Street, Scrapers Lane, Bobbin Street, as well as these Todmorden area postcodes: OL14 5HE, OL14 5RU, OL14 5EF, OL14 5JE, OL14 5RB, OL14 5EH, HX7, OL14 5AB, OL14 5SH, OL14 5PU.
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