Cat Flap Fitter Weston-super-Mare Somerset (BS22): Installing a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Weston-super-Mare home provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats kept inside, as with humans, can show signs of irritation. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your pet access to the world outside by way of a cat flap. So, you think it's a good idea, but precisely what is perfect form of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is essentially that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material hung over it, to provide protection from the weather, but let the cat pass through. Most cat owners in Weston-super-Mare would doubtless favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although this might be okay for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
Because this option will allow other animals or cats to enter your house, it is not at all recommended, though it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This involves your cat wearing a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased within it. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot access or leave your property. The drawback here is that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar model of collar will be able to gain access to your house with this kind of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
Picking a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's microchip, is the next level in access devices for felines in Weston-super-Mare. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is close by.
The ability to lock it in place is vital no matter what cat flap you are purchasing. Currently, most cat flaps on the market have a four way locking mechanism for extra flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit exit from your home only, be locked fully, permit admittance into your house only, or have two way exit and entrance functionality. This will give you options for all times of day and night, to have control over how your cat flap functions. Some of the more advanced cat flaps can be programmed to perform specific functions according to the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's needs.
Installing a cat flap by yourself can be fairly easy if you have a solid wood door, and decent DIY capabilities. Under no circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. This sort of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented carpenters who will be delighted to take on such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WESTON-SUPER-MARE
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing damages not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it removes the insulating attributes too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsafe.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Weston-super-Mare cat flap fitter will measure your existing unit and put in an order for the new one. This new panel will have a hole cut out as part of its structure where your cat flap will be installed. This could take a week or more to produce, however it is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new panel of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installing of your cat flap can then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as I already mentioned, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Weston-super-Mare. It's usually wise to employ the expert services of a competent handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are in any way dubious about creating a big hole in your back or front door. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you will wind up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been undertaken correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. Having said that, certain uPVC doors have got a steel lining for extra security, which can cause some problems. The models of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it might be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed within an external wall. This form of installment is undoubtedly better left to a specialist, because it calls for much more skill and equipment to accomplish. You can go for a straightforward tunnel style, or maybe a right angle model that enables access through a pillar. A square shaped hole will have to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap is then attached to both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Weston-super-Mare - If your window, door or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working, or is damaged, it's possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. You local cat flap fitter should be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding door, window or wall, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed pane that has been pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way is essential. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the glass will have to be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WESTON-SUPER-MARE
Whether you'd like your cat flap fitted in a wall, door or window, you will find that there are handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing firms in and around Weston-super-Mare who will be delighted to oblige. There is no better technique for tracking down a decent cat flap fitter than asking friends and family for referrals. 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 you can't find an installation specialist through recommendation, always try to get two or three different quotes before making your choice, and keep in mind that cheapest may not always be best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse to compensation.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Weston-super-Mare will provide you with a high quality product, expertly fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Weston-super-Mare and also nearby in: West Wick, Bournville, Nailsea, Oldmixon, Bleadon, Lower Canada, Uphill, Worlebury, Loxton, Milton, Ashcombe, Hutton, Clevedon, Batch, Burnham on Sea, Kewstoke, Worle, Locking, as well as in these postcodes BS22 6RR, BS22 6PJ, BS22 6AN, BS22 6PW, BS22 6LT, BS22 6TU, BS22 6DL, BS22 6LR, BS22 6JN, BS22 6TX. Local Weston-super-Mare cat flap installers will likely have the telephone code 01934 and the postcode BS22.
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Cat flaps have recently been installed in the following Weston-super-Mare streets - Chesham Road South, Delhorn Lane, Downs Close, Constable Drive, Tiverton Gardens, Cedern Avenue, Auckland Close, The Dell, Alexandra Parade, Buckingham Road, Saville Road, Summer Lane North, Alfred Court, St Peters Avenue, Bishop Avenue, Clarence Road North, Belgrave Road, Trawden Close, Tormynton Road, Ashford Drive, Coleridge Road, Sunnyside Road North, Sadbury Close, Simons Close, Cresswell Close, Clarkson Avenue, Shrubbery Walk West, Brompton Road, Canterbury Close, as well as the following local Weston-super-Mare postcodes: BS22 6RR, BS22 6PJ, BS22 6AN, BS22 6PW, BS22 6LT, BS22 6TU, BS22 6DL, BS22 6LR, BS22 6JN, BS22 6TX.
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