Cat Flap Fitter Tunstall

Tunstall Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Tunstall Staffordshire (ST6): To provide your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Tunstall home. Cats that are kept inside, much like humans, will show signs of frustration. When permitted instant access to the great outdoors with a cat flap, your cat has a better chance of staying healthy and fit. If you choose to go with the cat flap option, your next decision will be what sort of cat flap would be best for you.

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The simplest sort of cat flap is basically that. A bit of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Most Tunstall cat owners would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although this may be suitable for a fence panel or shed door.

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This simple model can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, however it is still far from perfect because it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter into your property.

The next step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires that your cat wears a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and leave or get into your home, thus keeping out some unwelcome visitors. The drawback is that any other moggy in the area that has a similar style of collar will be able to access your property when using this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment because they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat. This ensures that only your furry companion gets access, providing an additional layer of security and control.

The next stage in feline entrance security is to use the type of cat flap which identifies your pet's own micro-chip. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. The flap is unfastened whenever your cat is in close proximity, only permitting exit or entry to animals that have a micro-chip.

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Being able to lock it in place is vital regardless of what cat flap you are purchasing. For extra flexibility, the majority of cat flaps boast a 4-way locking mechanism these days. This means that the cat flap can allow admittance into your premises only, enable exit from your house only, be locked fully, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This will give you alternatives for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap works. In line with your cat's and your requirements, there's even the possibility to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, with a number of the more expensive models.

If you are fairly good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, if you have a wooden door on your home in Tunstall. But, if you are looking to install it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you ought to ask for outside help. This type of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented odd job men who are delighted to undertake such work.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them packing. It is simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by cutting or drilling into it, and will damage its strength, security and thermal properties. Actually, it renders the glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.

A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazed pane and have a local glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. This new panel will arrive with a hole cut out as a part of its construction where the cat flap can be fitted. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take two weeks or so to manufacture. Once you've obtained your new modified glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new unit installed. It will now be possible to install and set up the new cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wood doors are the easiest option in relation to cat flap installation on your home in Tunstall. If you are a bit dubious about making a hole in your front or back door, you might be happier contacting an expert cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. An undertaking like this should not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your kitty will be using a professionally installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most instances. Nevertheless, some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security, which might cause problems. The models of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it might be advisable to replace this with a single pane.

Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always choose to install your cat flap on an external wall of your home. Calling for considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished correctly. You'll find there are a couple of options for this kind of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) configuration. This installation calls for a neat square hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at both ends to enable your furry pal to come in and out as it pleases.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Tunstall - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement so long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. You local cat flap fitter will remove the old cat flap, without harming the wall, window or door, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be necessary to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. The pane will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems, if you discover that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.


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There are a number of different professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing suppliers in the Tunstall area, that offer cat flap installation through whatever door or construction you require. There are several ways to locate a good cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking relatives and friends. You can be certain that if they've been confident enough to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, you will likely get a similar service.

If it isn't feasible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get 2 or 3 different quotes from local cat flap installers before choosing. It is generally shrewd not to always go with the cheapest offer. Check whether they supply any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something goes amiss when the work is carried out.

A professional cat flap installation contractor in Tunstall will provide you with a high quality product, expertly fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for many years.


A number of benefits are provided by cat flaps to both cats and their owners:

  1. Independence for Cats: Known for their independent nature, cats benefit from cat flaps as they allow exploration of the outdoors, exercise, and the satisfaction of curiosity at their own leisure, leading to a happier, healthier life.
  2. Reduced Stress: The installation of a cat flap means you no longer have to constantly monitor and open the door for your cat, easing stress for both of you, as your pet can leave and return without needing your aid.
  3. Convenience for Owners: Owners no longer have to interrupt their daily routines to let their cats out or in. This convenience is especially valuable for those with busy lifestyles or irregular schedules.
  4. Enhanced Security: Many cat flaps are equipped with locking mechanisms that can be set to allow entry only to specific cats or to keep unwanted visitors out. This feature enhances home security by preventing the entry of stray animals or potential threats.
  5. Better Control: With some advanced cat flaps, programming is possible, allowing synchronization with your cat's microchip or a specific collar tag. This ensures exclusive use by your cat, providing total control over their entrances and exits.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Tunstall and also in: Newchapel Packmore, Middleport, Pitts Hill, Ball Green, Bradeley Village, Stanfield, Bemersley Green, Little Chell, Sandyford, Great Chell, Brindley Ford, Talke, Chell, Goldenhill, together with these postcodes ST6 5BP, , ST6 5EX, ST6 5DD, ST6 4LG, ST6 1JD, ST6 1HL, ST6 4HP, ST6 5HX, and ST6 5AT. Locally based Tunstall cat flap installers will likely have the phone code 01782 and the postcode ST6. Checking this out can make sure that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Tunstall home and property owners are able to benefit from these and lots of other similar services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can obtain cat flap installation price quotes from local providers.

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Weatherproofing cat flaps is an essential aspect of ensuring the comfort and well-being of outdoor and indoor cats alike. Rain, wind, draughts, and extreme temperatures are shielded from cats by a well-weatherproofed cat flap, which serves as an effective barrier against the elements. This protective approach has the dual benefit of improving their overall quality of life and contributing to their safety.

Involving the selection of materials and design features capable of withstanding different weather conditions, weatherproofing a cat flap is a meticulous process. Rainwater will not seep indoors and the environment will stay dry if there are top-quality seals around the edges of the cat flap. Cold draughts can be something of a discomfort for cats, affecting their health and overall contentment. Insulating materials are an essential part of successful weatherproofing, as they help to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, protect felines from chilling draughts, and ensure they remain warm.

For cat owners who allow their furry friends to venture outdoors, weatherproofing becomes even more paramount. A cat's health can be damaged by exposure to strong winds, cold temperatures or rain. A safe and comfortable entrance to the home is offered by a properly weatherproofed cat flap, which becomes an important lifeline for them.

Additional protection can be provided by installing a tunnel extension alongside the cat flap. This extension's role as a buffer zone minimises the direct impact of harsh weather conditions on the entrance. It creates a safety zone that, over time, gradually brings the cat from the outside environment to the indoor sanctuary. This extension also helps to keep the cat flap in good condition for longer by preventing debris and rainwater from accumulating in its immediate vicinity.

To ensure the effectiveness of a cat flap's weatherproofing, routine maintenance is equally important. To prevent seals from losing their integrity and functionality, thorough inspections for wear and tear are mandatory. Seals can deteriorate over time, potentially causing leaks due to weather exposure and usage. Addressing any issues swiftly allows pet owners to guarantee the functionality and reliability of weatherproofing measures.

In conclusion, weatherproofing a cat flap is a necessary task for every cat owner. The well-being, safety and comfort of the cat, both in outdoor and indoor settings, are directly affected by it. Safeguarding cats from cold draughts, extreme temperatures and rain, a well-weatherproofed cat flap contributes to their overall health. The inclusion of high-quality seals and insulating materials ensures that the cat flap remains effective in maintaining a cosy and weather-protected space. An added weatherproof tunnel extension further boosts protection against the worst of the elements. A reliable and durable solution for ensuring the comfort of cats, regular maintenance of cat flap weatherproofing allows them to seamlessly transition between inside and outside environments without health concerns. (66884 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Tunstall)

Tunstall Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Tunstall cat flap installer including Catmate cat flap installation Tunstall, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories, replacement cat flaps Tunstall, cat flap upgrades in Tunstall, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into porches, cat flap installation in doors Tunstall, cat flaps in uPVC doors, large cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installations, pet flap installation Tunstall, cat flap replacement, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into composite doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, the installation of infrared cat flaps into wooden doors, cat flap installation in glass doors Tunstall, Staywell cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, infrared cat flap installation, the installation of cat flaps into patio doors in Tunstall, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in patio doors, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into single glazing, 2-way cat flaps Tunstall, 4-way cat flap installation, and more. If there are additional Tunstall cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just an example of the tasks that are undertaken by those specialising in cat flaps. Tunstall contractors will keep you informed about their full range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Brindley Ford cat flap fitters, Newchapel Packmore cat flap fitters, Goldenhill cat flap fitters, Stanfield cat flap fitters, Talke cat flap fitters, Middleport cat flap fitters, Pitts Hill cat flap fitters, Bradeley Village cat flap fitters, Great Chell cat flap fitters, Ball Green cat flap fitters, Chell cat flap fitters, Little Chell cat flap fitters, Bemersley Green cat flap fitters, Sandyford cat flap fitters and more. These and other areas are catered for by cat flap installers and comparable tradesmen. Their valuable expertise and skill comes into play when ensuring the secure and correct installation of your cat flap on your home. Professional installation ensures that your cat flap not only fulfills your pet's needs but also complements your home's aesthetic and adheres to safety standards. By clicking here, cat flap installation quotes are available to local residents. Does your house need a cat flap? Why not get a quote today?

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(This cat flap fitter Tunstall information was last updated on 05-03-2024)

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