Cat Flap Fitter Workington Cumbria (CA14): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your property in Workington, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. When kept indoors, cats much like people, will get irritated and grumpy. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your pet accessibility to world outside via a cat flap. So, you think it's a good idea, but precisely what is perfect kind of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most straightforward sort of cat flap, is merely that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is hung over the gap to offer a bit of protection from the weather. Most Workington cat owners would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property, although this might be suitable for an outhouse door or fence panel.
This basic design is still far from perfect as it allows other animals or cats a way to get into your property, nevertheless it can be somewhat improved upon by adding magnetic strips to keep the flap in place.
Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your home unless it's fitted with this special collar. The downside is that any other cat in the Workington area that has a similar model of collar can still access your property with this sort of cat flap fitted. An improvement to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.
Picking a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance devices for felines. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and allows only your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Whatever cat flap you buy, it should have the ability to be locked in place. Most cat flaps sold currently have a four way locking system. Which means that it has the capability to permit exit only, enable entry into your property only, be fully locked, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This provides complete control over how your cat flap operates both during the day and throughout the night. Based on yours and your cat's needs, there is even the possibility to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the more expensive devices.
If you've got a wooden door in your home in Workington, installing you own cat flap should not be that hard. But, if you're intending to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you ought to ask for outside assistance. These sorts of fittings require a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WORKINGTON
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them their walking orders. New cat flaps cannot be mounted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not merely the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the insulating properties too. In reality, it makes your glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a local glazing company knock up a new one. As a part of its structure this new glazed pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed neatly into. This is the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take two weeks or so to produce. After fabrication, your old glass unit can be removed, and the new adapted one put in. The installation of your cat flap will then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, solid wood doors are the easiest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Workington. If you're a bit nervous about cutting a sizeable hole in your back or front door, you might be happier hiring a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This kind of project is fairly inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your cat has a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. Nevertheless, some uPVC doors have got a steel lining for additional security, which can cause some issues. A one-piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be less expensive to replace the panel with a single panel type.
Wall Installation - If you don't wish to have a hole cut in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed within an external wall. This type of installment is certainly better left to a professional, as it calls for far more equipment and skill to accomplish. You could go with a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled model that enables access via a pillar. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole made into your selected wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at either end to enable your furry friend to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Workington - If your wall, window or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. An experienced Workington cat flap installer will be glad to remove your old device and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the wall, window or door on which it's attached.
Before attaching a new flap in a double glazing panel which has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed correctly is crucial. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WORKINGTON
Whether you need your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are plenty of handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing suppliers in and around Workington who will be able to oblige. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals with regards to locating a decent cat flap fitter. If they're happy to recommend somebody who they've used themselves, you can be sure that you will be happy too.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, seek 2 or 3 price quotes from local Workington cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these closely and never always go with the cheapest offer, as this will often not be the best of the bunch. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they may offer for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it written down in black and white, in case something should go amiss.
If you take care and choose a competent Workington cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a top quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Workington and also nearby in: Bridgefoot, Stainburn, Lamplugh, Harrington, Brigham, Seaton, Flimby, Westfield, High Harrington, Camerton, Northside, Eaglesfield, Salterbeck, Barepot, Siddick, Distington, Parton, Great Clifton, Dunmall Park, Schoose, Lillyhall, together with these postcodes CA14 2SH, CA14 2SS, CA14 2ER, CA14 2LR, CA14 2PR, CA14 2DP, CA14 2EP, CA14 2TG, CA14 1JR, CA14 2LW. Local Workington cat flap installers will probably have the dialling code 01900 and the postcode CA14.
Workington Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be completed by your local Workington cat flap fitter including Sureflap cat flap installations, small cat flaps, electronic cat flap installation in Workington, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap repairs in Workington, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in doors, pet flap installation, conservatory cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls Workington, microchip cat flap installation in Workington, cat flap installation in uPVC doors Workington, cat flap installation in patio doors in Workington, automatic cat flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors, and lots more. If there happen to be different Workington cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Enquiries Cumbria
Recently posted Cumbria cat flap installation requests: Ishaan and Isla-Rose Pollard recently requested a quotation for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood back door in a cottage in Egremont, Cumbria. Finnley Winfield recently enquired about installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio front door in a bungalow in Skelton. Lochlan Whelan recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a glass back door in Westward, Cumbria. Alastair Austin and Myra Austin recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass door in Distington, Cumbria. Mr and Mrs Thompson recently requested a quotation for installing a cat flap in a hardwood back door in Skelton. Yunus and Bella Warren recently enquired about installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Arthuret. Mr and Mrs Riley recently asked for an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass back door in Westward. Tomas Rich recently asked for an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio front door in a terraced house in Houghton, Cumbria.
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Householders who live in the following streets have just recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Beckside, Sibson Place, Bowflatts, Bellaport Gardens, Davies Road, Bannatyne Drive, Chapel Street, Denton Square, Scawfield, Derwent Bank, The Garth, Croftfield Road, Curwen Street, Belle Isle Place, Ashfield Gardens, Coronation Avenue, Alan Court, Belle Vue Crescent, Scotscroft, Branthwaite Lane, Senhouse Walk, The Hollins, Devonshire Street, Barngill Place, Craig Road, St Pauls Avenue, Stanbeck Meadows, Bank Road, as well as the following local Workington postcodes: CA14 2SH, CA14 2SS, CA14 2ER, CA14 2LR, CA14 2PR, CA14 2DP, CA14 2EP, CA14 2TG, CA14 1JR, CA14 2LW.
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