Cat Flap Fitter Winshill

Winshill Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Winshill Staffordshire (DE15): Putting in a cat flap doesn't just save you the inconvenience of having to open the door every time the cat chooses to stroll out or in, it also affords your cat more independence and enhances it's all round quality of life. Cats are like people in a lot of ways, and will likely start to show signs of irritability and frustration if kept indoors for significant periods of time. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your furry friend easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap. Naturally, that isn't the end of the story, because there are numerous sorts of cat flaps, and deciding which one is best for your cat isn't always simple.

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The most basic type of cat flap, is merely that. A piece of flexible material fixed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. Of course, this is really basic, and will not be good enough for most cat owners in Winshill, who would no doubt prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property, although it may be okay for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.

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This basic model can be to some degree improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, however it is still a long way off being perfect since it enables other creatures or cats to enter into your house.

Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting a magnet, IR or RF chip. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or get into your property, thus keeping out some unwanted visitors. Once again this is a fairly simple kind of cat flap, since any other cat in the area who's got a similar model of collar could possible access your house. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.

The next step-up in feline entry security is to fit a cat flap which recognises your cat's microchip. You have to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your microchipped pets to enter or exit.

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Being able to lock it in position is vital whichever cat flap you are purchasing. The majority of cat flaps sold nowadays boast a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means it has the capability to be fully locked, enable only exit from your home, allow admittance into your property only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This gives you a number of solutions on precisely how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. A few of the top-end models can be set to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with yours and your pet's needs.

If you've got a timber door in your home in Winshill, fitting a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. But, if you're planning to fit it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you must ask for outside assistance. This sort of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled handymen who are ready to accept such a task.

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Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them their walking orders. New cat flaps can't be fitted into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation attributes. In actual fact, it makes the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.

It is necessary to get a new double glazed unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Winshill cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing unit and put in an order for the new one. This new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where your cat flap can be fitted. You may have to wait one or two weeks for this pane to be made, however if you want a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. After fabrication, your old glass unit will be taken out, and the new one put in. The installation of your cat flap will then be carried out.

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External Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as I previously mentioned, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Winshill. If you're uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your door, it's it may be better to call on an expert to undertake the project for you. This kind of project is fairly inexpensive and will give you peace of mind that your kitty will be using a professionally fitted flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many instances. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some uPVC doors are steel lined for extra security. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be cheaper to swap the panel for a single panel model.

Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap fitted into an outside wall of your house in Winshill, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. Needing far more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to a specialist, if it's to be accomplished successfully. There are several options for this kind of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angle (through pillar) model. A neat square shaped hole will be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can enter and exit your house whenever it wants.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Winshill - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working, or is damaged, it is quite possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A specialist Winshill cat flap fitter will gladly remove your old device and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, door or window on which it is secured.

If the new cat flap is to be fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must check that the glass has been made, cut and installed accurately. The pane will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.

FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WINSHILL

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There are a number of specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants in the Winshill area, who offer cat flap installation thru whatever door or fabrication you need. There is no better technique for locating a decent cat flap installer than asking friends and family for recommendations. You can guarantee that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who has done work for them, then you'll likely have a similar experience.

Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, get two or three quotes from local Winshill cat flap fitters. Study these price quotes closely and don't always opt for the cheapest quote, since this will often not be the best. Check if they offer any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes awry as the work is carried out.

A specialist cat flap installer in Winshill will provide you with a top quality product, adeptly fitted, and one which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.

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Winshill Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Winshill Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a whole host of tasks that can be carried out by your local Winshill cat flap fitter including cat flap replacement, cat flap security, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into conservatories Winshill, cat flap installation in metal doors, cat flap accessories, infrared cat flap installation Winshill, microchip cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, cat flap weatherproofing, cat flap installation in walls, Petsafe cat flap installations Winshill, 4-way cat flap installation in Winshill, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into composite doors Winshill, cat flaps in uPVC doors, small cat flaps in Winshill, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap cleaning & maintenance, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap installation in glass doors Winshill, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into wooden doors, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap removal Winshill, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap upgrades, Sureflap cat flap installations in Winshill, cat flap services in Winshill, and more. If there are some other Winshill cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the tasks that are undertaken by those specialising in cat flaps. Winshill providers will be happy to inform you of their full range of services.

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(This cat flap fitter Winshill information was last updated on 13-02-2024)