Cat Flap Fitter Wilmslow

Wilmslow Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Wilmslow Cheshire (SK9): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Wilmslow house gives your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are quite like humans in many ways, and will frequently show signs of frustration and irritability if kept indoors for significant periods of time. When granted instant access to the world outside with a cat flap, your pet has a much better chance of staying healthy and well. But what kind of cat flap is most suitable for your circumstances?

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A bit of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep out the elements. Even though this might be acceptable for a shed door or fence panel, the vast majority of cat owners in Wilmslow would prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property.

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This basic design is still a long way off being perfect because it allows other creatures or cats to get into your property, nevertheless it can be slightly improved upon by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.

The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your home unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. Once again this is a relatively simple type of cat flap, given that any other cat in the Wilmslow area who's got a similar style of collar can easily get into your home. An improvement to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier which can be programmed by the user. Your furry companion is the sole one to get access, offering an added layer of control and security.

The next step-up in feline access security is to install a cat flap which identifies your cat's microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.

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Being able to lock it in place is important no matter what cat flap you're buying. For extra flexibility, almost all cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means that the cat flap can allow exit only, enable only entry into your house, be fully locked, or be set for two way entry and exit. This will give you solutions for all times of day and night, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. Some more expensive cat flaps can be set to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your pet's and your needs.

If you're fairly decent at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap shouldn't be all that difficult, as long as you've got a timber door on your Wilmslow home. But, if you are planning to fit it in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you need to seek outside assistance. This type of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who'll be glad to undertake such a task.


Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can't be mounted into existing double glazed window or door panels. Any sort of double glazed unit will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will detract from its thermal insulation properties, security and strength. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsafe.

A dependable Wilmslow cat flap installer will diligently get the dimensions of your current pane and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing company. This new glazed panel will have a hole cut out as an integral part of its structure where the cat flap will be fitted. You may have to wait two weeks or so for this special pane to be produced, however if you need a cat flap installed into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. As soon as your new glass pane is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The installing of the cat flap will then be concluded.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wooden door panels are the simplest option in relation to cat flap installation on your house in Wilmslow. It's often safer to hire the services of an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way uncomfortable with creating a big hole in your front door. This sort of task won't be all that expensive and is really worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. You will have to ascertain what the interior structure of you door is, since for added security some uPVC doors are made with a steel lining. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.

Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could opt to install the cat flap in an external wall of your home in Wilmslow. Requiring much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is definitely better left to the pros, if it's to be completed correctly. You can go with a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle model that permits access through a pillar. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole made into your wall. A cat flap can then be mounted on each side of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Wilmslow - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can still be used provided that the new flap is of a similar size. A trustworthy cat flap installer in Wilmslow will be capable of removing your old cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding wall, window or door.

If the new cat flap is going to be installed in a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must double check that the glass has been made and installed accurately. If it becomes obvious this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the panel will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.


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Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a wall, door or window, you will find that there are several specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants in and around Wilmslow who'll be happy to help. It might be possible to ask friends and family for referrals with regards to finding a good cat flap specialist. If they're happy to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased as well.

If it isn't possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least three different quotations from local handymen before deciding. It's generally shrewd not to automatically go with the cheapest quotation. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they might give for their workmanship and ensure it is backed up in writing, just in case something should go awry.

If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Wilmslow you will finish up with a high quality product, that is properly fitted, and that will give reliable service for years to come.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Wilmslow and also in nearby places like: Warford, Nether Alderley, Newton, Mottram St Andrew, Alderley Edge, The Carrs, Heald Green, Dean Row, Lacey Green, Knolls Green Village, together with these postcodes SK9 0EQ, SK9 0DH, SK9 1LZ, SK9 0BS, SK9 1DP, SK9 1AE, SK9 1ER, SK9 1LU, SK9 0BX, and SK9 2AU. Local Wilmslow cat flap installers will likely have the postcode SK9 and the phone code 01625. Verifying this can ensure that you access a local cat flat fitter. Property owners in the surrounding areas will be able to benefit from these and lots of other related services. To get cat flap installation price quotes, you can simply click on the "Quote" banner.

Wilmslow Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Wilmslow Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a number of different tasks that can be conducted by your local Wilmslow cat flap installer including cat flap installation in doors, cat flap replacement in Wilmslow, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into conservatories, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into porches in Wilmslow, cat flaps Wilmslow, 4-way cat flap installation, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into metal skinned doors Wilmslow, large cat flaps in Wilmslow, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into composite doors, the installation of cat flaps into double gazing, electronic cat flap installation, the installation of dog flaps in Wilmslow, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap installation in glass doors, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap upgrades Wilmslow, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into wooden doors Wilmslow, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors, cutting out for a cat flap, cat flap repairs, small cat flaps, the installation of infrared cat flaps into patio doors Wilmslow, and lots more. If there are different Wilmslow cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the duties that are performed by those specialising in cat flaps. Wilmslow specialists will let you know their full range of services.


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Also find: Nether Alderley cat flap fitters, Warford cat flap fitters, Heald Green cat flap fitters, The Carrs cat flap fitters, Mottram St Andrew cat flap fitters, Knolls Green Village cat flap fitters, Dean Row cat flap fitters, Newton cat flap fitters, Alderley Edge cat flap fitters, Lacey Green cat flap fitters and more. Companies who install cat flaps can be found in the majority of these localities. Their valuable knowledge and expertise comes into play when ensuring the correct and secure fitting of your cat flap on your home. You can have confidence in the fact that a cat flap installed by a professional will cater to your furry friend's needs while also fitting in with your home's aesthetic and safety needs. By simply clicking here, cat flap installation quotes are available to local householders. Start your cat flap installation today, without delay!

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(This cat flap fitter Wilmslow information was updated on 14-05-2024)