Cat Flap Fitter Wallsend Tyne and Wear (NE28): Installing a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Wallsend home provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats that are kept inside, as with people, will often show signs of frustration. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your pet access to the outside world by way of a cat flap. However, what sort of cat flap is best for your situation?
The most basic kind of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a bendable sheet of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat pass through. The vast majority of Wallsend cat owners would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their property, although this could be suitable for a shed or outhouse door.
This simple model is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other creatures or cats a way to get into your property, nonetheless it can be improved on slightly with the addition of a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal will be able to access or leave your property unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a fairly basic form of cat flap, because any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar could perchance get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline entrance security is to fit a cat flap which identifies your pet's own microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Regardless which cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold these days boast a 4-way locking mechanism. This means that the cat flap can enable entrance into your premises only, permit only exit from your home, be locked fully, or be set for two way entry and exit. This offers complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. The ability to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be pretty simple if you've got a solid wood door, and reasonable DIY capabilities. Under no circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. These sorts of fixtures require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WALLSEND
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them the boot. New cat flaps can't be mounted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting into it, and will take away its security, insulating properties and strength. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Wallsend cat flap fitter will measure your existing panel and order the new one. This new glazed pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure where the cat flap will be installed. This can take a week or so to manufacture, however it is really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once your new glass pane arrives, the fitter will take out the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It will now be possible to fit your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for installing a new cat flap in Wallsend, as was stated earlier, are wooden door panels. If you're uncertain about making a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to bring in an expert to do the work for you. This kind of project won't be too expensive and is well worth doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most instances. You'll need to ascertain what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for extra security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to have a hole cut into your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. Needing much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly best left to a professional, if it is to be completed successfully. You can pick out a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle version that allows access through a pillar. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your wall. A cat flap is then fitted to both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Wallsend - If your window, door or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working properly, or is damaged, it is perfectly possible to fit a replacement into the current hole. A specialist Wallsend cat flap installer will gladly remove your old entry unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without causing any harm to the wall, window or door on which it's mounted.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazing panel that's been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been made, cut and installed accurately is essential. If you discover this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit must be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WALLSEND
There are plenty of handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing firms in the Wallsend area, that provide cat flap installation thru whatever door or construction you require. There are several ways to find a decent cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. If they have had similar work completed by a local Wallsend tradesman, and been very happy with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they will do a high quality job for you too.
If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get at least three different quotations from local tradesmen before coming to a final decision. It's generally wise not to automatically go with the cheapest offer. Ask if they supply any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go wrong when the work is undertaken.
If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Wallsend you will finish up with a top quality product, that is properly fitted, and that will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Wallsend and also in: Murton, Rosehill, Walkergate, Holystone, Heaton, Battle Hill, Hebburn, Benton Square, Longbenton, Walkerville, High Heaton, Howdon, North Shields, Forest Hall, Willington Quay, Willington, and in these postcodes NE28 0LQ, NE28 6HF, NE28 0BY, NE28 0PZ, NE28 0DG, NE28 0QR, NE28 0DX, NE28 6HJ, NE28 0NH, NE28 0PL. Locally based Wallsend cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode NE28 and the dialling code 0191.
Wallsend Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Tyne and Wear Cat Flap Fitters
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Throughout Tyne and Wear you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a suitable cat flap fitter in Wallsend itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
Tyne and Wear Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Tyne and Wear cat flap installation enquiries: Viaan Proctor and Ayana Proctor recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden front door in Gosforth. Benjamin Brennan and Anna Brennan recently asked for a quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden door in Percy Main. Hermione Buchan and Amin Buchan recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a glass back door in Kibblesworth. Camille Vincent in Low Fell was looking for somebody who could install a Catmate cat flap in a glass back door in her bungalow. Aubrey and Baxter Ransom recently asked for a quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Lobley Hill. Euan Parry and Amanah Parry recently enquired about getting a price for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden back door in Percy Main. Martha and Dhruv Burnett recently requested a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass door in Killingworth, Tyne and Wear. Mr and Mrs Said recently requested a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden back door in a detached house in Boldon, Tyne and Wear.
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Households in Border Road, Sedley Road, Carnforth Close, St Cuthberts Road, Sutton Court, The Forum, Avon Close, Beal Gardens, Calderdale, Bisley Court, Andover Place, Beech Grove, Cheadle Avenue, Springfield Gardens, Timlin Gardens, Cumberland Street, The Parade, Broadstone Way, Bewick Park, Dorset Avenue, Berry Close, Broadway Court, Belsay Close, Sycamore Street, Appleby Gardens, Bowness Terrace, Beckford Close, Sydney Grove, Brunton Avenue, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these Wallsend area postcodes: NE28 0LQ, NE28 6HF, NE28 0BY, NE28 0PZ, NE28 0DG, NE28 0QR, NE28 0DX, NE28 6HJ, NE28 0NH, NE28 0PL.
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