Cat Flap Fitter Wigston Leicestershire (LE18): To allow your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Wigston home. When kept indoors, cats just like humans, will get irritated and crabby. Having easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both mentally and physically. But, what kind of cat flap is best in your case?
The simplest kind of cat flap is essentially that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible piece of material placed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but let the cat pass through. Most Wigston cat owners would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although this could be suitable for a shed door or garden fence panel.
This simple model is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other creatures or cats to enter into your home, nevertheless it can be to some degree improved on by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and access or leave your house, therefore keeping out some unwanted visitors. The downside is that any other moggy in the area who has a similar collar could perchance access your home when using this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products and can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
A model of cat flap that's able to identify your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in Wigston feline entrance security. The number of your cat's microchip is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one cat). Exit and entry can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is close by.
Whenever you are buying a cat flap, you must ensure that it is of a type that can be locked into position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a four way locking system. This means that it's got the capability to enable exit from your house only, be locked fully, allow only entry into your house, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This provides you with a range of solutions on exactly how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night. The facility to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your pet's and your requirements is also an option with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.
If you have a timber door on your property in Wigston, fitting a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. Although, if it is going to be installed in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should under no circumstances even attempt it yourself. These types of fittings call for a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WIGSTON
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can not be mounted into existing double glazed window or door panels. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, as well as its insulation attributes. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be done in any circumstances.
A reputable Wigston cat flap installer will diligently get the dimensions of your current unit and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazing panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed nicely into. You might have a one or two week waiting period for this to be manufactured, however if you want a cat flap installed in an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. As soon as your new panel of glass arrives, the installer will remove the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. It will now be possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Wigston, as was stated earlier, are timber doors. If you're hesitant about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's probably a good idea to call in an expert to do the work for you. This sort of task won't be too costly and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the interior construction, since some uPVC doors are lined with steel for added security. The simplest type of installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently 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 - If you do not really want to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you can get a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more expertise and equipment to install, so it is certainly better left to a specialist. There are a couple of choices for this installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. This installation entails a square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry pal can enter and exit your house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Wigston - 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 fit a replacement into the existing hole. A reliable cat flap fitter in Wigston will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the door, window or wall.
If the new cat flap is to be installed into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must check that the glass has been made, cut and installed correctly. The pane will need to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WIGSTON
Whether you want your cat flap fitted in a door, wall or window, you'll find that there are handymen, professional cat flap installers and even glazing firms in and around Wigston who'll be able to help. There are various ways to locate a reputable cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from friends and family. If they are willing to recommend a tradesman who they have used themselves, you can be sure that you'll be pleased also.
If you can't find a fitter through recommendations, always obtain at least 3 different price quotes before coming to a final decision, please remember that the cheapest may not always be the best. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse to compensation.
If you take your time and pick a dependable Wigston cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a good quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pet for years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Wigston and also in: Willoughby Waterleys, Stoughton, Thurnby, Clarendon Park, Blaby, Glen Parva, Knighton, Leicester, Fleckney, Stretton Hall, Aylestone Park, Countesthorpe, Aylestone, Cosby, Oadby, Evington, Great Glen, Houghton on the Hill, Kibworth Harcourt, Stoneygate, West Knighton, together with these postcodes LE18 1HY, LE18 1BP, LE18 1EB, LE18 1JU, LE18 1FU, LE18 1DP, LE18 1JW, LE18 1HR, LE18 1FQ, LE18 2DA. Local Wigston cat flap installers will likely have the telephone dialling code 0116 and the postcode LE18.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Wigston
Households in Tansley Avenue, Caldecott Close, Burgess Street, Britford Avenue, Canvey Close, Taunton Close, Crete Avenue, Central Avenue, Bideford Close, Shipton Close, Staindale, Bampton Close, Sherford Close, Carlton Drive, Byfield Drive, Cornwall Road, Shardlow Road, Saltash Close, Brington Close, Shenton Close, Bakewell Road, Aylestone Lane, Sherborne Avenue, Dorchester Close, Barford Close, Alport Way, Coronation Avenue, The Arcade, Brixham Drive, Staveley Close, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these local Wigston postcodes: LE18 1HY, LE18 1BP, LE18 1EB, LE18 1JU, LE18 1FU, LE18 1DP, LE18 1JW, LE18 1HR, LE18 1FQ, LE18 2DA.
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