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Cat Flap Fitter Wistaston Cheshire (CW2): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your property in Wistaston, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Similar to humans, when kept indoors for long periods of time, cats will sometimes show signs of frustration and unease. When your cat is permitted instant access to the great outdoors by means of a cat flap, there is a far better likelihood of it staying both physically and mentally fit. Needless to say, that's not the whole story, since there are numerous types of cat flaps, and figuring out which one is best for your cat is not always that easy.

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The most straightforward type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material fixed over it, to keep the weather out, but let the cat pass through. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will rarely good enough for most Wistaston cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although it could be suitable for a shed door or fence panel.

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Since this option can allow other animals or cats to enter your property, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be improved on somewhat by keeping the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.

Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or get into your home, thus preventing some unwelcome visitors. The fact that any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar style of collar could perchance gain access to your home, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet. Your purrfect companion is the sole one to get access, offering an added layer of control and security.

The next level in feline entrance security is to choose the kind of cat flap which identifies your cat's micro-chip. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. When your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and permit solely your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.

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No matter which cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold nowadays feature a four way locking mechanism. Which means that the cat flap can enable entry into your premises only, enable exit only, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This provides complete control over how your cat flap functions both throughout the day and during the night time. The ability to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the high end models of cat flap.

Fitting a cat flap yourself can be really straightforward if you have a solid timber door, and decent do-it-yourself capabilities. Under no circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These sorts of fittings require a professional installation by a dependable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary skills and equipment.


Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed door or window panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and give them their walking orders. It's simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the insulating properties too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.

A specialist cat flap installer will measure the existing double glazed pane and have a local glazing company make a new one. As a part of its construction this new glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed perfectly into. You may have to wait two weeks or so for this to be produced, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. After fabrication, your old glass panel will be removed, and the brand new one put in. It will now be possible to install and set up your new cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for new cat flap installations in Wistaston, as was previously mentioned, are wooden doors. If you are unsure of creating a hole in your back or front door, it's a good move to contact a professional to complete the task for you. An undertaking like this will not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your pet will be climbing through a professionally fitted flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most cases. It is necessary to know the interior construction, since some uPVC doors can have a steel lining for additional security. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more economical to replace the panel with a single pane model.

Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to cut holes in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed on an outside wall. Needing far more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to the pros, if it's to be completed correctly. You could opt for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angled version that enables access through a pillar. Installation calls for a square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can get out of and into the house whenever it desires.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Wistaston - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working, or is damaged, it is possible to fit a replacement into the current cavity. Your cat flap fitter will be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the door, window or wall, and fit a new flap for your cat.

When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is important to make sure that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.


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There are a number of different handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing firms in the Wistaston area, who provide cat flap installations through whatever door or fabrication you need. It may be possible to ask friends and family for referrals with regards to finding a good cat flap installer. You can be fairly certain that if they have been prepared to recommend someone who has done work for them, then you will have a similar experience.

If you cannot find a cat flap installer through personal recommendations, always try to get 2 or 3 different quotes before coming to a decision, and bear in mind that cheapest is often not best. See if you can get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you've got some recourse.

A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Wistaston will provide you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.


Both cat owners and their felines enjoy numerous advantages from cat flaps:

  1. Better Control: For enhanced control, some advanced cat flaps can be programmed and synchronised with your cat's microchip or a special collar tag, ensuring that only your cat has the ability to use the flap, thereby regulating their comings and goings.
  2. Independence for Cats: By allowing access to the outdoors, exercise, and a means to satisfy their innate curiosity, cat flaps cater to the independent nature of cats, improving their health and boosting their happiness.
  3. Convenience for Owners: The obligation for owners to interrupt their day-to-day tasks to let cats inside or outside is no longer present. This benefit is particularly important for individuals with full schedules or irregular working hours.
  4. Enhanced Security: The inclusion of locking mechanisms in numerous cat flaps allows for the selective admission of specific cats, while deterring unwelcome intruders. This capacity heightens home security by disallowing entry to stray animals and potential threats.
  5. Reduced Stress: The use of cat flaps means you don't have to keep an eye out and open the door for your cat constantly, thus lowering stress for both yourself and your pet, as it allows for unassisted entry and exit.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Wistaston and also in: Wells Green, Worleston, Blakelow, Alvaston, Weston, Haymoor Green, Wistaston Green, Woolstanwood, Rease Heath, Hough, Basford, and in these postcodes CW2 8QJ, CW2 8HZ, CW2 8AN, CW2 8EN, CW2 8QH, CW2 8JH, CW2 6SW, CW2 6PR, CW2 8QP, and CW2 8BW. Locally based Wistaston cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone code 01270 and the postcode CW2. Verifying this should ensure that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Local residents will be able to benefit from these and various other comparable services. To make enquiries and get cat flap installation quotes, you can simply click on the "Quote" banner.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing Wistaston

Cat flaps must be weatherproofed for the comfort and well-being of both outdoor and indoor cats in Wistaston. Wind, rain, cold draughts, and extreme temperatures are shielded from cats by a well-weatherproofed cat flap, which serves as an effective barrier against the elements. This protective measure contributes to their safety and also enhances their overall quality of life.

Weatherproofing a cat flap involves selecting the correct design features and materials that can withstand varying weather conditions. High-quality seals around the edges of the cat flap are vital to ensure a dry environment by preventing rainwater from seeping indoors. The significant discomfort caused by cold draughts is a factor that can affect the overall contentment and health of cats. Effective weatherproofing makes use of insulating materials to maintain a pleasant indoor temperature, protect felines from chilling draughts, and ensure they remain warm and cosy.

Feline companions who venture outside require their cat owners to prioritise weatherproofing. Cold temperatures, rain or strong winds can all jeopardize the health of a cat. A suitably weatherproofed cat flap becomes a crucial lifeline, offering cats a comfortable and safe entrance to the home, which is essential for their well-being.

Installing a tunnel extension alongside the cat flap can provide extra protection. The installation of this extension, which serves as an intermediary zone, minimises the direct impact of adverse weather on the entrance. In the process of bringing the cat from the outside environment to the indoor sanctuary, it assists by creating a transition space. What's more, this extension aids in protecting the cat flap from rainwater and debris by keeping them away from its immediate vicinity, which increases its longevity.

To guarantee the cat flap's weatherproofing effectiveness, regular maintenance is just as important. To guarantee the continued functionality and integrity of seals, frequent inspections for wear and deterioration are essential. Potential leaks may arise as seals deteriorate over time, affected by weather exposure and constant use. Weatherproofing measures' reliability and functionality can be ensured by cat owners when they promptly deal with any problems.

In summary, cat flap weatherproofing is a vital consideration for anyone who owns a cat. This has a direct impact on the cat's safety, comfort and well-being, whether outside or inside. By protecting cats from extreme temperatures, cold draughts and rain, a correctly weatherproofed cat flap enhances their all-round health. Ensuring a comfortable and weather-protected space, the cat flap remains effective due to the inclusion of high-quality seals and insulating materials. Adding a weatherproof tunnel extension further enhances protection against the elements. Regular upkeep of a cat flap can guarantee a lasting and dependable method to maintain cats' comfort, ensuring their safe movement between outdoor and indoor settings without harming their health. (66884 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Wistaston)

Wistaston Cat Flap Installation Tasks

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There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Wistaston cat flap fitter including conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls, replacement cat flaps, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in glass doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors in Wistaston, cat flap installation rates, large cat flaps Wistaston, Petsafe cat flap installations in Wistaston, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors in Wistaston, the installation of electronic cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap upgrades, cutting out for a cat flap, small cat flaps, cat flap installation services, 4-way cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors, microchip cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into wooden doors, and lots more. If there happen to be other Wistaston cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the duties that are carried out by those installing cat flaps. Wistaston providers will be happy to tell you about their entire range of services.


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Also find: Worleston cat flap fitters, Weston cat flap fitters, Woolstanwood cat flap fitters, Wistaston Green cat flap fitters, Wells Green cat flap fitters, Alvaston cat flap fitters, Rease Heath cat flap fitters, Blakelow cat flap fitters, Haymoor Green cat flap fitters, Basford cat flap fitters, Hough cat flap fitters and more. There are companies who fit cat flaps in practically all of these areas. When it comes to making certain that your cat flap is securely and correctly fitted on your property, their expertise and knowledge is invaluable. With a cat flap installed professionally, you can be certain that it serves your pet's needs and is in harmony with your home's safety and design considerations. To get quotations for cat flaps, local cat lovers can go here.

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