Cat Flap Fitter Wythall Worcestershire (B47): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Wythall house provides your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your furry friend access to the outside world by way of a cat flap. If this seems like a good idea to you, precisely what type of cat flap should you opt for?
The most fundamental kind of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material hung over it, to give protection from the elements, but permit the cat pass through it. Though this might be appropriate for a shed door or garden fence panel, the vast majority of Wythall cat owners would doubtless prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their property.
This simple design is still far from ideal since it allows other animals or cats to enter your home, but it can be improved on slightly by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased in it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or access your property, thus avoiding some unwelcome visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the Wythall area that's got a similar style of collar can still get into your home when using this type of cat flap. An upgrade to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which offers a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user.
A model of cat flap which is capable of identifying your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in feline entrance security. The microchip details are entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you've got several cats). When your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and allow just your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you should make certain that it is of a design that can be locked into position. Currently, almost all cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit admission into your premises only, permit exit from your home only, be fully locked, or have two-way entry and exit capability. This provides you with solutions for all times of day and night, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. A few more advanced devices can be programmed to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.
If you've got a wood door in your house in Wythall, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. However, if it has to be installed in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it yourself. This sort of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented handymen who'll be happy to take on such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WYTHALL
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed door or window panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them their marching orders. It's just not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its thermal attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.
A trustworthy Wythall cat flap fitter will meticulously measure up your existing pane and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. As a part of its structure this new double glazing unit will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This might take a week or so to manufacture, however it's the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new glass pane is delivered, the fitter will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" panel. The cat flap can then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as I stated previously, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Wythall. If you're a little uncertain about making an opening in your back or front door, you may be better off hiring a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. A project of this type should not be expensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your kitty will be climbing through a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. You or your fitter will have to establish what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for added security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it might be easier to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to cut holes in your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you can have a cat flap installed in an external wall. Requiring considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to a specialist, if it is to be executed correctly. You could go for a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angled model which allows access via a pillar. This installation entails a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. A suitable cat flap can then be fitted to both sides of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Wythall - If your wall, window or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it is perfectly possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. A reputable cat flap installer in Wythall will be capable of removing your old cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without harming the surrounding wall, door or window.
If the substitute cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must make certain that the existing glass has been made and installed correctly. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WYTHALL
In the Wythall area there are a number of specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services for doors, windows or walls. There is no better approach to tracking down a reliable cat flap fitter than by asking neighbours and friends for referrals. If they are prepared to recommend a tradesman who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be happy too.
If you cannot find an installer through recommendation, always get at least 3 different quotes before making a decision, and remember that cheapest is often not best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you have some recourse.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Wythall you should finish up with a good quality product, that is expertly fitted, and that will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Wythall and also nearby in: Marlbrook, Alvechurch, Northfield, Kings Norton, Beoley, Hollywood, Tidbury Green, Solihull, Rubery, Hopwood, Hockley Heath, Longbridge, Cotteridge, Birmingham, Dickens Heath, Portway, as well as in these postcodes B47 6AT, B47 6AA, B47 6LG, B47 6LQ, B47 6LE, B47 6AU, B38 0ED, B47 6AP, B47 6LP, B47 6DT. Locally based Wythall cat flap fitters will likely have the phone code 01564 and the postcode B47.
Worcestershire Cat Flap Fitters
In the Worcestershire area you can also find: Leigh cat flap installation, Blackwell cat flap installers, Bredon cat flap installation, Kempsey cat flap fitters, Norton cat flap installation, Cofton Hackett cat flap fitters, Barnt Green cat flap installation, Upton Upon Severn cat flap fitters, Wythall cat flap installation, Catshill cat flap installers, Ombersley cat flap fitters, Welland cat flap installation, Rock cat flap installation, Hanbury cat flap installers, Ombersley cat flap installation, South Littleton cat flap fitters, West Malvern cat flap installation, Leigh Sinton cat flap installation, Astley cat flap installers, Honeybourne cat flap installers, Hartlebury cat flap installers, Rock cat flap fitters, Crowle cat flap fitters, Wadborough cat flap fitters, Bewdley cat flap installers, Hallow cat flap fitters, Ryall cat flap fitters, Hopwood cat flap fitters, Inkberrow cat flap installation.
All throughout Worcestershire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the perfect cat flap fitter in Wythall itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.
Wythall Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Wythall cat flap installer including automatic cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors, conservatory cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap replacement, pet flap installations, magnetic cat flap installation in Wythall, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation quotes, cat flap repair, cat flap services, cat flap removal, 4-way cat flap installation in Wythall, cat flap installation in wooden doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, replacement cat flaps Wythall, and lots more. If there happen to be different Wythall cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Worcestershire Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Worcestershire cat flap installation projects: Ewan and Fiona Pilkington recently asked for a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood back door in a terraced house in Inkberrow, Worcestershire. Mr and Mrs Vincent recently asked for an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass front door in a detached house in Colletts Green. Sofie Knight recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Blackwell, Worcestershire. Piper Griffin and Ivan Griffin recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a glass back door in Fernhill Heath, Worcestershire. Juno Stewart in Bewdley was looking for someone who could install an infrared cat flap in a hardwood back door in her cottage. Taha and Daphne Kirby recently requested a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a glass front door in a bungalow in Offenham. Drew Fulton and Christine Fulton recently asked for an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in a semi-detached house in Ombersley. Theodora Whitehead recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a wooden front door in Tutnall.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Wythall
Property owners who live in the following areas and roads have recently requested cat flap installation services - Packhorse Lane, Woodleaves, Dark Lane, Foxhope Close, Icknield Street, Three Oaks Road, Lynbrook Close, Cambria Close, Flax Close, Church Close, Richmond Close, Bells Lane, Rushleigh Road, Alcester Road, Shawfield, New Road, Hillaire Close, Lea Green Lane, May Farm Close, Bell Green Lane, School Drive, Love Lane, Gorsey Lane, Wood Croft, Cherry Walk, Mill Close, Alder Close, Meadow Road, as well as the following local Wythall postcodes: B47 6AT, B47 6AA, B47 6LG, B47 6LQ, B47 6LE, B47 6AU, B38 0ED, B47 6AP, B47 6LP, B47 6DT.
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