Cat Flap Fitter Whickham Tyne and Wear (NE16): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Whickham home provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not able to roam free. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of giving your furry friend easy access to outside world via a cat flap. If this seems like a good option for you, what type of cat flap should you put in?
The most fundamental kind of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat move through. Although this may be appropriate for a garden fence panel or shed door, the majority of Whickham cat owners would no doubt prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house.
This basic design can be improved on to some degree with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being ideal since it enables other creatures or cats a way to enter into your property.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. Therefore any animal without a special collar cannot leave or get into your property. The reality that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar can access your house, is the drawback with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. An upgrade to this device is a RF cat flap and collar system which features a unique identifier which can be programmed by the householder.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to use a model of cat flap that identifies your pet's micro-chip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting exit or entry to animals that are microchipped.
Whatever cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Most cat flaps sold currently feature a four way locking system. Which means it's got the capability to allow access into your premises only, be fully locked, permit only exit from your home, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This provides you with options for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. The facility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.
If you've got a timber door on your house in Whickham, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be too difficult. However, if it needs to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it by yourself. This sort of installation will require the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented odd job men who will be delighted to take on such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WHICKHAM
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and show them the gate. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not simply the security and strength of the panel, but it compromises the thermal insulation properties too. The truth is, it renders the glazing unsound and it should not ever be attempted.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazed unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new purpose made pane. So the cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. You may have a 1 or 2 week wait for this to be produced, but if you want a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to do it. After fabrication, your old glass unit can be taken out, and the brand new one put in its place. Your cat flap can then be mounted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as we mentioned previously, the easiest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Whickham. If you are unsure about making a hole in your front door, it's a good move to call on an expert to complete the task for you. This kind of task won't be too expensive and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed provides you with that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. You'll need to establish what the interior structure of you door is, since for extra security certain uPVC doors are made with a galvanised steel lining. The easiest kind of installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to have a cat flap installed in an outside wall of your house in Whickham, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. Needing a lot more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly best left to a specialist, if it's to be executed correctly. You will find there are a couple of choices for this sort of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angle (through pillar) model. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole cut into your wall. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so that your cat can get out of and into the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Whickham - If you already have a cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, but it is damaged or not operating properly, the current hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a new one. A good cat flap fitter in Whickham will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one in its place without damaging the surrounding window, wall or door.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be essential to confirm that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new flap. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WHICKHAM
In and around Whickham there are a number of professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants who offer cat flap installation services in walls, windows or doors. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals in relation to finding a good cat flap fitter. If they are willing to recommend an individual who they've used, you can be certain that you will be happy also.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendation, always obtain two or three different price quotes before making a final decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Enquire about any warranties they may give for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it written down in black and white, just in case something should go amiss.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Whickham you will finish up with a high quality product, which is properly fitted, and will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Whickham and also in nearby places like: Gateshead, Sunniside, Bladen, Swalwell, Elswick, Newcastle, Fenham, Shalwell, Lemington, Team Valley, Throckley, Greenside, Winlayton, Street Gate, Axwell Park, Dunston Hill, together with these postcodes NE16 4JT, NE16 4AJ, NE16 4JG, NE16 4PQ, NE16 4NF, NE16 4EH, NE16 4DA, NE16 4QZ, NE16 4RU, NE16 4RA. Locally based Whickham cat flap fitters will probably have the dialling code 0191 and the postcode NE16.
Cat Flap Enquiries Tyne and Wear
The latest Tyne and Wear cat flap installation requests: Maksymilian Hutchison recently requested an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio back door in a bungalow in Throckley. Shiloh Winstanley recently enquired about installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden front door in a bungalow in Oxclose. Christopher Mccormack and Elora Mccormack recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio back door in a bungalow in Percy Main. Mr and Mrs Langton recently requested an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in Boldon. Kaison Mather was looking for someone to install an infrared cat flap in a hardwood back door in his semi-detached house in Whickham, Tyne and Wear. Kate and Gus Higgs recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in East Boldon, Tyne and Wear. Aayan Maynard recently requested an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden back door in Chopwell, Tyne and Wear. Miyah Talbot in Penshaw, Tyne and Wear was looking for someone who could install a magnetic cat flap in a patio back door in her cottage.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for people living in Burnside Close, The Cedars, Coronation Avenue, St Cuthbert's Road, Highfield, Fellside Road, Weston Avenue, Fernville Avenue, Amberly Grove, Birchfield, Burdon Plain, Catton Grove, Thatcher Close, Fellside Avenue, Oakham Avenue, Woodmans Way, Cuthbert Street, Arlington Grove, Catchside Close, Grange Farm Drive, Plenmeller Place, Shirwood Avenue, Highgreen Chase, Burdon Park, Kiln Rise, Oakfield Road, Queens Drive, Burnthouse Lane, Wansbeck Close and these Whickham postcodes: NE16 4JT, NE16 4AJ, NE16 4JG, NE16 4PQ, NE16 4NF, NE16 4EH, NE16 4DA, NE16 4QZ, NE16 4RU, NE16 4RA.
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