Cat Flap Fitter Ulverston Cumbria (LA12): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Ulverston house allows your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get crabby and irritated when kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your cat easy access to world outside with a cat flap. But, what style of cat flap is better for your situation?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material fixed over it, to give protection from the weather, but permit the cat pass through. Of course, this is very basic, and will not be sufficient for most Ulverston cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although it may be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
Since this solution permits other cats or creatures to enter your home, it is not at all recommended, although it can be enhanced to some extent by holding the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal without a special collar cannot get into or leave your home. The fact that any other moggy in the area that has a similar style of collar could possible gain access to your house, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. An enhancement to this device is a RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat owner.
The next level in feline entry security is to consider the type of cat flap which identifies your pet's micro-chip. You need to enter the unique number 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 take multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be achieved by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in the vicinity.
No matter which cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in position. Most cat flaps sold nowadays feature a 4-way locking mechanism. This means that it's got the capability to enable entrance into your home only, allow exit from your house only, be fully locked, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This will provide you with choices for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. The wherewithal to perform different functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.
Fitting a cat flap on your own can be pretty straightforward if you've got a solid wood door on your Ulverston house, and reasonable DIY abilities. Although, if it needs to be fitted into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't even attempt it by yourself. This type of installation will require the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who will be glad to take on such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN ULVERSTON
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your new cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any sort of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its thermal insulation properties, security and strength. Actually, it makes your glazing unsound and it should not ever be attempted.
An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a local glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. As part of its construction this new double glazing pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take two weeks or so to manufacture. After fabrication, the old glass panel can be taken out, and the new modified one put in its place. It will now be possible to install your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for cat flap installations in Ulverston, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wooden doors. It's usually advisable to get in touch with a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're hesitant about cutting a big hole in your door. This should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you will wind up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been undertaken properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. You or your installer will need to determine what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it might be better to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always elect to install the cat flap in an outside wall of your property in Ulverston. This sort of installment is undoubtedly best left to the pros, because it requires much more skill and equipment to accomplish. There are a number of choices for this type of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angled (through pillar) adaption. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole made into your wall. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can exit and enter the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ulverston - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working correctly, the existing hole in your window, door or wall can still be used providing that the new cat flap is of a similar size. A professional Ulverston cat flap installer will be glad to remove your old entry unit and replace it with a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, door or wall on which it is secured.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed panel which has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been made and installed in the right way is essential. The glass pane will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues, if it is found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ULVERSTON
In the Ulverston area there are plenty of professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing suppliers who provide cat flap fitting services for walls, windows or doors. It may be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations in relation to tracking down a first-rate cat flap installer. If they are confident enough to recommend somebody who they've used, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy as well.
If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different quotations from local handymen before coming to a final decision. It's generally wise not to always go for the cheapest quote. Check whether they supply any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something does happen to go awry when the work is carried out.
An experienced cat flap installer in Ulverston will provide you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Ulverston and also nearby in: Cartmel, Dragley Beck, Swarthmoor, Backbarrow, Penny Bridge, Flookburgh, Allithwaite, Dalton-in-Furness, Rosside, Marton, Haverthwaite, Cark, Broughton Beck, Outcast, Lindal-in-Furness, Great Urswick, together with these postcodes LA12 7HX, LA12 7DS, LA12 0DT, LA12 7FL, LA12 7FN, LA12 7HD, LA12 0AW, LA12 0EY, LA12 0EQ, LA12 0JQ. Local Ulverston cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone code 01229 and the postcode LA12.
Ulverston Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Ulverston cat flap installer including magnetic cat flap installation Ulverston, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in metal doors, microchip cat flap installation Ulverston, cat flaps in double glazed doors Ulverston, conservatory cat flap installations in Ulverston, Staywell cat flap installations Ulverston, automatic cat flap installations Ulverston, cat flap repairs, cat flap installation in glass doors, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, 2-way cat flap installation, pet flap installations in Ulverston, cat flap services, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in doors Ulverston, and lots more. If there are other Ulverston cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Ulverston
In the last twelve months cat flaps have been installed in the following Ulverston streets: Colthouse Lane, Dale Street, Cherry Tree Avenue, North Lonsdale Terrace, Fountain Street, Devonshire Road, Almond Road, Back Brogden Street, Stone Cross, Dragley Beck, Mill Street, Red Lane, Cross Lane, Derwent Place, Watery Lane, Woodland Road, Tebay Lane, Acacia Road, Swan Street, Newton Street, Canal Street, Sandhall Cottages, Sands Road, Church Fields Avenue, The Ellers, Rachaels Court, Birkrigg Crescent, Buxton Place, Sandside Road, Eden Mount, and in these Cumbria postcodes: LA12 7HX, LA12 7DS, LA12 0DT, LA12 7FL, LA12 7FN, LA12 7HD, LA12 0AW, LA12 0EY, LA12 0EQ, LA12 0JQ.
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