Cat Flap Fitter Westhoughton Greater Manchester (BL5): To give your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Westhoughton house. Cats kept indoors, just like people, can often show signs of irritability. Giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world with a cat flap can also help to keep them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a good option for you, what kind of cat flap should you put in?
The simplest kind of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to give protection from the weather. Although this could be appropriate for an outhouse door or fence panel, the majority of cat owners in Westhoughton would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house.
This standard model can be somewhat improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter into your home.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or access your house, hence keeping out some unwanted visitors. Again this is a pretty simple form of cat flap, because any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar model of collar could perchance gain access to your property. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline entrance security is to consider a model of cat flap which identifies your pet's own micro-chip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in place. Currently, nearly all cat flaps on the market have a four way locking system for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, enable exit only, permit admittance into your home only, or have 2-way entry and exit capability. This offers total control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. The wherewithal to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the top-end models of cat flap.
If you're fairly decent at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a solid wood door on your home in Westhoughton. Under no circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These kinds of fittings call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap installer or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN WESTHOUGHTON
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and show them the gate. New cat flaps can not be mounted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not simply the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the thermal insulation attributes too. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances.
A professional cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazing pane and have a local glazing firm make a new purpose made pane. As part of its structure this new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed nicely into. This is the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it might take two weeks or so to manufacture. Once you've received your new modified glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new panel installed. It's now possible to install the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as we mentioned previously, the simplest alternatives for cat flap installation in Westhoughton. It is normally best to contact an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are at all hesitant about cutting a big hole in your front door. This should provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you'll wind up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been completed correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. You or your installer will have to find out what the internal construction of you door is, because for additional security some uPVC doors are made with a galvanised steel lining. A one-piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could always opt to install your cat flap into an outside wall of your property in Westhoughton. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more equipment and skill to install, so it's definitely better left to the pros. You could opt for a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angle model which enables entry through a pillar. This installation involves a neat square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your cat can enter and exit your house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Westhoughton - If you've already got a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it is damaged or not working properly, the existing hole can hopefully be re-used for the installation of a new one. A trusted cat flap fitter in Westhoughton will be capable of removing the old cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without damaging the window, wall or door.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be fitted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must ensure that the glass has been manufactured, cut and installed correctly. If you discover this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WESTHOUGHTON
There are many professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing firms in the Westhoughton area, who provide cat flap installations in whatever door or fabrication you require. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals in relation to tracking down a decent cat flap specialist. If they are willing to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can be sure that you will be happy too.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least three different quotes from local cat flap installers before choosing. It's generally shrewd not to automatically go for the cheapest quotation. Enquire about any guarantees they may offer for their standard of workmanship and make sure that it's backed up in writing, in case something happens to go wrong.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Westhoughton you will finish up with a good quality product, which is skillfully fitted, and that will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Westhoughton and also in: Aspull, Hindley Green, Chew Moor, Pennington Green, Hart Common, Bolton, Dobb Brow, Hindley, Cooper Turning, Over Hulton, Daisy Hill, Dob Brow, Wingates, Chequerbent, Lostock, as well as in these postcodes BL5 2BD, BL5 2EN, BL5 2DY, BL5 2PL, BL5 2EP, BL5 2NN, BL5, BL5 2GT, BL5 2JL, BL5 2PG. Locally based Westhoughton cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01942 and the postcode BL5.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for householders living in Townsfield Road, Green Acre, Market Street, Aspen Close, Corner Brook, The Cloisters, Sanderling Close, Sandalwood, Hawthorn Road, Wearish Lane, Ash Grove, Wood Street, Hale Bank, Back Dixon Street, Holden Lea, Marshbank, Amber Grove, Croft Street, Fountain Park, Wayfaring, Cherwell Road, Lower Southfield, Gunters Avenue, The Welland, Mabel Street, Lower Leigh Road, Chorley Road, Manley Crescent and these Westhoughton postcodes: BL5 2BD, BL5 2EN, BL5 2DY, BL5 2PL, BL5 2EP, BL5 2NN, BL5, BL5 2GT, BL5 2JL, BL5 2PG.
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