Cat Flap Fitter Truro Cornwall (TR1): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your house in Truro, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a great idea to you, what style of cat flap should you install?
The most straightforward style of cat flap, is simply that. A bit of flexible material fixed over a hole in a door to allow a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Naturally, this is very basic, and won't be adequate for most Truro cat owners, who would no doubt favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property, although it could be okay for a fence panel or outhouse door.
This uncomplicated design can be improved on to some degree with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it's still a long way off being ideal because it enables other cats or creatures to get into your house.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and leave or get into your property, thus avoiding some unwanted visitors. The point that any other moggy in the area who has a similar style of collar can still gain access to your property, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices as they can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
Having a cat flap that can be operated by your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in entry devices for felines in Truro. The number of your cat's microchip is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is nearby, only allowing access to animals that are microchipped.
The ability to lock it in place is important regardless which cat flap you are purchasing. For extra flexibility, almost all cat flaps feature a four way locking mechanism these days. Which means that it's got the capability to enable only entry into your property, be locked fully, enable exit only, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This provides you with solutions for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap operates. The facility to perform specific functions according to the time of day, and in line with your pet's and your requirements is also an option with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
If you have a wooden door on your home in Truro, installing you own cat flap shouldn't be that hard. Although, if it is going to be fitted into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These sorts of fixtures require a professional installation from a reliable cat flap installer or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN TRURO
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and show them the gate. New cat flaps can not be mounted into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not merely the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulation attributes as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazed unit and have a local glazing firm make a new one. This new panel will be delivered with a hole cut out as a part of its construction where your cat flap will be installed. You may have a 1 or 2 week wait for this to be manufactured, however if you want a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to accomplish it. Once you've received your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new unit installed. The cat flap will then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, wood door panels are the easiest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Truro. If you're unsure of making a hole in your back or front door, it's it may be better to contact a professional to undertake the project for you. This should provide you with the reassurance that you are going to finish up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been undertaken properly.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. Nevertheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which can cause some issues. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap installed in an outside wall of your house in Truro, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more skill and equipment to install, so it's certainly better left to an expert. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angular access through a pillar is also possible. Installation calls for a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. A suitable cat flap is then mounted on each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Truro - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can still be used as long as the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. Your cat flap installer will be able to remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding window, door or wall, and fit a new flap for your cat.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that has been previously pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been manufactured, cut and installed accurately is vital. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will need to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TRURO
There are many different handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even glazing merchants in the Truro area, that offer cat flap fitting in whatever door or fabrication you need. There are various ways of tracking down a decent cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking friends and relations. If they are prepared to recommend a tradesman who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased as well.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, seek at least 3 estimates from local Truro handymen. Study these price quotes carefully and don't automatically opt for the cheapest offer, since this won't necessarily be the best one. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you have some recourse for compensation.
If you take your time and choose a dependable Truro cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a top quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give great service to yourself and your pet for many years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Truro and also in nearby places like: Bodrean, Kenwyn, Trelander, Ladock, St Clement, Calenick, Moresk, Chasewater, Malpas, Kenwyn Hill, Highertown, Threemilestone, Tregony, Carnon Downs, Treliske, Kea, Probus, Newham, St Erme, together with these postcodes TR1 1HJ, TR1 1HZ, TR1 1DL, TR1 1GX, TR1 1LY, TR1 1BL, TR1 1FX, TR1 1QH, TR1 1FG, TR1 1LN. Locally based Truro cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode TR1 and the dialling code 01872.
Cornwall Cat Flap Enquiries
Latest Cornwall cat flap installation requests: Madeline Stuart in Lanivet was looking for someone who could install an infrared cat flap in a wooden door in her bungalow. Finn and Marta Keane recently enquired about installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in St Mewan, Cornwall. Emily-Rose and Carter Buchanan recently requested a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a patio door in St Eval. Nadia and Andre Haddock recently requested a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood door in a cottage in Rock. Chloe Nairn and Tyrell Nairn recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Ludgvan, Cornwall. Felicity Mcmahon recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden door in Trewoon, Cornwall. Mr and Mrs Finlay recently enquired about installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio front door in Connor Downs. Alexis Cameron and Reuben Cameron recently requested a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood door in St Issey, Cornwall.
Truro Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be completed by your local Truro cat flap installer including replacement cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installations Truro, cat flap installation in doors, automatic cat flap installations, Staywell cat flap installations, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors in Truro, cat flap services, cat flap installation in walls, cat flaps in uPVC doors, dog flap installation in Truro, magnetic cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installation, pet flap installations, and more. If there happen to be other Truro cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Truro
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Cat Flap Installation Around Truro
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Truro streets - Trebyhan Parc, Coombe Terrace, Salmon Row, Trennick Villas, Sunny Corner, Tremarne Close, Cleswyth, Berveth Close, Bos Noweth, Clifton Gardens, Treviglas Rise, Springfield, Scobles Terrace, Towntanna, Back Lane, Crellow Hill, Tregolls Close, Scarcewater, Barton, Tregassick Road, Cathedral View, Tabernacle Street, Tregear Gardens, Sea View Road, Brookside, Carvoza Road, Treventon Road, School Lane, Carnon Terrace, as well as these Truro area postcodes: TR1 1HJ, TR1 1HZ, TR1 1DL, TR1 1GX, TR1 1LY, TR1 1BL, TR1 1FX, TR1 1QH, TR1 1FG, TR1 1LN.
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