Cat Flap Fitter Warrington Cheshire (WA1): To allow your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Warrington home. When kept inside, cats just like humans, will get irritated and grumpy. Having accessibility to outside world with a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a good option for you, what kind of cat flap should you install?
A cat flap at its most basic is just that. A bit of bendable material fixed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. Even though this may be suitable for an outhouse or shed door, most Warrington cat owners would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home.
Because this solution can allow other cats or animals to enter your home, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be improved on to some extent by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
The next step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your house unless it's fitted with this special collar. The downside here is that any other cat in the neighbourhood that has a similar style of collar can gain access to your home when using this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products and can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The next stage in feline entry security is to fit a model of cat flap which recognises your pet's own micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unfastened when your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing access to animals that have a micro-chip.
Whichever cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Currently, nearly all cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit only exit from your home, be fully locked, permit only entry into your property, or have 2-way exit and entry capability. This provides total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. Based on yours and your cat's needs, there's even the option to perform different functions according to the time of day, with some of the top-end models.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be pretty easy if you've got a solid wood door, and decent DIY abilities. Although, if it has to be fitted in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should on no account even attempt it by yourself. This type of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who'll be delighted to take on such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN WARRINGTON
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ someone who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. New cat flaps can not be mounted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not just the strength and security of the glazing, but it takes away the thermal insulation attributes too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsound.
A reputable Warrington cat flap fitter will meticulously get the dimensions of your existing unit and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its construction this new glazed pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed nicely into. You may have to wait two weeks or so for this to be made, but if you need a cat flap installed into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. Once you've taken possession of your new adapted glass pane, the old one can be removed and the new one installed. The installing of your cat flap can then be completed.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for installing a new cat flap in Warrington, as was stated earlier in this article, are timber doors. If you are unsure of creating a hole in your front or back door, it's probably a good idea to call on a specialist to do the job for you. A project like this will not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your pet can enjoy an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. Having said that, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for extra security, which could cause problems. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it may be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could choose to install a cat flap into an exterior wall of your house in Warrington. Calling for far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is definitely better left to a specialist, if it is to be executed successfully. The majority of cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angle access through a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square hole will be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. An appropriate cat flap is then attached to both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Warrington - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement as long as the new flap is of an equivalent size. An experienced Warrington cat flap installer will be glad to take out your old unit and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the wall, window or door on which it's attached.
If the replacement cat flap is being mounted in a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must make sure that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WARRINGTON
There are a number of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing companies in the Warrington area, who offer cat flap fitting through whatever door or construction you require. There are various ways of tracking down a reputable cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. If they are prepared to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can be certain that you will be pleased too.
If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get three or four different quotes from local tradesmen before coming to a final decision. It is generally sensible not to always opt for the cheapest estimate. Enquire about any warranties they might give for their standard of workmanship and ensure that it is backed up in writing, in case something happens to go awry.
If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Warrington you should end up with a top quality product, that's skillfully fitted, and that will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Warrington and also in nearby places like: Appleton, Great Sankey, Latchford, Old Hall, Higher Walton, Hatton, Stretton, Grappenhall, Walton, Statham, Fearnhead, Thelwall, Westbrook, Bewsey, Paddington, Lymm, Padgate, and in these postcodes WA1 2BS, WA1 1DG, WA1 1NH, WA1 1HU, WA1 1RL, WA1 1JP, WA1 2DQ, WA1 2ER, WA1 1HF, WA1 1XQ. Local Warrington cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone code 01925 and the postcode WA1.
Warrington Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be carried out by your local Warrington cat flap installer including Petsafe cat flap installation in Warrington, automatic cat flap installation, small cat flaps, large cat flaps, cat flap repairs, Sureflap cat flap installations Warrington, cat flap installation in walls, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap services in Warrington, cat flap installation rates, 4-way cat flap installation in Warrington, cat flap installation in doors, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cheap cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installation in Warrington, cat flaps in uPVC doors, and lots more. If there are additional Warrington cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Enquiries Cheshire
Recently posted Cheshire cat flap installation requests: Aaron Orme and Romilly Orme recently enquired about installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in Handforth. Tyler Unsworth and Miley Unsworth recently asked for an estimate for installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass front door in a semi-detached house in Chelford, Cheshire. William Mckie and Daisie Mckie recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio front door in Wheelock Heath, Cheshire. Paula Mcavoy and Cian Mcavoy recently asked for a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in a semi-detached house in Penketh, Cheshire. Hari Macarthur recently asked for a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood back door in a semi-detached house in Church Lawton, Cheshire. Macy Davies in Warrington was looking for someone who could install a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood back door in her terraced house. Miya Harding recently asked for an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood back door in Walton. Miller and Leonie Oliver recently asked for a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in a semi-detached house in Blacon.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Warrington
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Cat Flap Installation Around Warrington
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Warrington streets and roads - St Katherines Way, Solway Close, Cossack Avenue, Charles Street, Barshaw Gardens, Dagnall Avenue, Arran Close, Billington Close, Tensing Close, Strickland Close, Canterbury Avenue, Tilman Close, Ackers Road, Dorset Way, Blackcap Walk, Cranborne Avenue, Sawley Avenue, Tyrer Walk, Taylor Street, Tomlinson Avenue, Springfield Street, Tudor Close, St Oswalds Close, Chaucer Place, Selworthy Drive, Stirling Close, Tunbridge Close, Aspinall Close, Clifton Street, as well as these Warrington area postcodes: WA1 2BS, WA1 1DG, WA1 1NH, WA1 1HU, WA1 1RL, WA1 1JP, WA1 2DQ, WA1 2ER, WA1 1HF, WA1 1XQ.
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