Cat Flap Fitter Whitby

Whitby Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Whitby North Yorkshire (YO21): Fitting a cat flap doesn't just save you the hassle of opening the door every time the cat wants to stroll in or out, it also gives your cat extra independence and improves it's quality of life. Cats are inclined to get grouchy and irritated when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam. When your cat is permitted instant access to the world outside via a cat flap, there's a far better chance of it staying both physically and mentally fit and healthy. If this sounds like a good option for you, what style of cat flap should you fit?

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The most basic type of cat flap, is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material placed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but permit the cat climb through. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will rarely adequate for most Whitby cat owners, who would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although it might be okay for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.

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This standard design can be improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, but it's still a long way from being perfect as it enables other animals or cats a way to get into your home.

Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires that your cat wears a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased in it. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will be unable to trigger the flap and access or leave your home, thus keeping out some undesirable visitors. Again this is a fairly simple type of cat flap, since any other moggy in the Whitby area that has a similar model of collar can get into your property. An upgrade to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.

Fitting a cat flap that can identify your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance devices for felines in Whitby. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and allows just your microchipped pets to exit/enter.

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Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you should make certain that it is of a design that can be locked into position. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. Which means that it's got the capability to be locked fully, permit exit from your premises only, enable only entrance into your home, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This gives complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. The facility to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's needs is also an option with some of the higher end models of cat flap.

If you're fairly good at DIY, installing your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a timber door on your property in Whitby. Under no circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This type of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who'll be glad to accept such work.


Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can not be installed into existing double glazing window or door panels. Making holes in your double glazing damages not merely the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulating properties too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.

An experienced cat flap fitter will take the measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a local glazing firm make a new pane. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazing unit will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This might take a week or more to manufacture, but it is really the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. Once you have received your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane fitted. The installation of the cat flap can then be carried out.

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External Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, solid timber door panels are the easiest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your house in Whitby. If you're a bit unsure of making an opening in your door, you may be happier getting in touch with a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This kind of project is fairly inexpensive and will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your cat will be using a professionally installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the interior construction, because some door panels have a steel lining for additional security. The simplest type of installation is in doors with a single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap mounted on an exterior wall of your home in Whitby, if you don't wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons. Needing much more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to the pros, if it's to be executed correctly. There are several choices for this installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angular (through pillar) pattern. A square hole will be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A cat flap can then be installed on each side of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Whitby - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not operating properly, the current hole in your door, window or wall can be fitted with a replacement so long as the new cat flap is of a comparable size. An experienced Whitby cat flap fitter will be glad to take off your old unit and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, wall or door on which it's secured.

Before attaching a new flap in a double glazing panel that has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way is vital. If you discover this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.


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Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a window, door or wall, you'll find that there are several professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing companies in the Whitby area who'll be happy to oblige. There are several ways of locating a good cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from friends and neighbours. If they are willing to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can be sure that you'll be pleased too.

Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, seek at least 3 estimates from local Whitby cat flap installers. Study these carefully and don't always choose the cheapest quotation, as this will often not be the best of the bunch. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go amiss you've got some recourse to compensation.

If you take care and choose a dependable Whitby cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a top quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your pet for years to come. And all things considered - quality is important.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Whitby and also in nearby places like: Sneaton, Newholme, Stainsacre, Ugglebarnby, Briggswath, Aislaby, Robin Hoods Bay, Iburndale, Ruswarp, High Hawkser, High Stakesby, Sleights, Raithwaite, East Row, Saltwick Bay, Dunsley, as well as in these postcodes YO21 1PB, YO21 1EZ, YO21 3AR, YO21 1JE, YO21 1HJ, YO21 1EL, YO21 1NN, YO21 1HQ, YO21 1PR, and YO21 1LS. Local Whitby cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode YO21 and the phone code 01947. Checking this should make certain that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Local property owners can utilise these and many other comparable services. To obtain cat flap installation price quotes, you can click on the "Quote" banner.

Whitby Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Whitby Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Whitby cat flap fitter including cat flap removal Whitby, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into patio doors in Whitby, Sureflap cat flap installation, large cat flaps in Whitby, 4-way cat flaps Whitby, replacement cat flaps, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into French doors, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap services, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, Petsafe cat flap installation Whitby, cheap cat flaps, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in wooden doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into uPVC doors, the installation of infrared cat flaps into porches in Whitby, cat flap repair, 4-way cat flap installation Whitby, cat flaps in patio doors in Whitby, pet flap installations Whitby, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into metal skinned doors in Whitby, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in metal doors, electronic cat flap installations, small cat flaps, and lots more. If there are other Whitby cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a handful of the duties that are handled by those installing cat flaps. Whitby contractors will let you know their whole range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Stainsacre cat flap fitters, Ugglebarnby cat flap fitters, Saltwick Bay cat flap fitters, High Hawkser cat flap fitters, Dunsley cat flap fitters, Iburndale cat flap fitters, Newholme cat flap fitters, Raithwaite cat flap fitters, Sneaton cat flap fitters, Sleights cat flap fitters, Robin Hoods Bay cat flap fitters, High Stakesby cat flap fitters, East Row cat flap fitters, Aislaby cat flap fitters, Ruswarp cat flap fitters, Briggswath cat flap fitters and more. Practically all of these towns and localities are catered for by companies who install cat flaps. Their expertise and know-how is of great worth in guaranteeing the secure and proper fitting of your cat flap on your home. The assurance that your cat flap meets your pet's needs and conforms to your home's safety and aesthetic standards comes with its installation by a professional. To obtain cat flap installation estimates, local home and property owners can go here. Would you like to get a cat flap installed on your home? Don't delay - get a quote today!

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(This cat flap fitter Whitby article was updated on 05-03-2024)

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