Cat Flap Fitter Yeovil Somerset (BA20): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your house in Yeovil, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. Cats kept indoors, much like people, will show signs of irritability. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your cat accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap. If this seems like a good idea to you, what form of cat flap should you opt for?
The simplest sort of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to give some protection from the elements. Of course, this is very basic, and won't be good enough for most Yeovil cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their house, although it may be appropriate for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This standard model can be improved on slightly with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, however it is still far from ideal since it allows other cats or animals to get into your home.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip variation. This involves your cat wearing a collar that has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will not be able to open the flap and get into or leave your house, therefore keeping out some undesirable visitors. The point that any other moggy in the area that has a similar collar will be able to get into your home, is the downside with this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline access security is to use a model of cat flap that recognises your pet's microchip. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
The ability to lock it in place is vital whichever cat flap you're buying. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, enable exit only, enable admission into your home only, or have two-way exit and entrance functionality. This will give you a variety of alternatives on how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night time. A few more expensive cat flaps can be set to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your cat's and your needs.
Putting in a cat flap on your own can be pretty straightforward if you've got a solid timber door, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. However, if it has to be installed into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it yourself. This kind of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who'll be ready to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN YEOVIL
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their walking orders. New cat flaps cannot be installed into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Drilling holes in any kind of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its thermal insulation attributes. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should not be done under any circumstances.
A reputable Yeovil cat flap installer will meticulously get the dimensions of your current pane and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This may take a week or so to manufacture, but it's the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once your new glass panel arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for cat flap installations in Yeovil, as was mentioned previously, are solid wood doors. It's often wise to bring in a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are dubious about cutting a big hole in your front door. This type of project will not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your pet will be using a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be fitted into uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, as some doors can have a steel lining for added security. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slats for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could always decide to install your cat flap in an exterior wall of your house. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires considerably more equipment and expertise to fit, therefore it's certainly best left to an expert. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnel style, but right angular access via a pillar is also an option. A square hole will need to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A suitable cat flap can then be mounted on both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Yeovil - If your window, door or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working properly, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A trusted cat flap installer in Yeovil will efficiently remove your old cat flap, and mount a brand new one as a replacement without harming the door, wall or window.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be important to make certain that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. The panel must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues, if you discover this isn't the case and corners were cut during the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN YEOVIL
Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are many specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing suppliers in the Yeovil area who will be glad to help. There are a variety of ways of finding a reliable cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking friends and family. You can be certain that if they've been confident enough to recommend someone who's carried out work for them, you will likely have a much similar experience.
If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get at least three different quotes from local tradespeople before coming to a decision. It is generally sensible not to automatically opt for the cheapest quotation. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse to compensation.
If you take care and pick a reputable Yeovil cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your furry friend for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Yeovil and also in nearby places like: Clifton Maybank, Preston Plucknett, Lufton, Houndstone, Bradford Abbas, East Coker, Odcombe, Mudford, Trent, Brympton d'Evercy, Hollands, Barwick, Stoford, Nether Compton, together with these postcodes BA20 1LN, BA20 1NQ, BA20 1BJ, BA20 1UT, BA20 1QE, BA20 1NH, BA20 1DU, BA20 1LE, BA20 1NN, BA20 1PX. Local Yeovil cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode BA20 and the phone code 01935.
Yeovil Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Fitters Near Yeovil
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Cat Flap Installation Around Yeovil
Households in College, Charlton Close, Brimsmore Court, Belvedere Road, The Croft, Alastair Drive, Smallway, Crangs Lane, St Juthware Close, Taranto Hill, Closworth Road, Briar Close, Bull Bridge Mead, Badger Heights, Summerleaze Park, Church Street, Combe Street Lane, Tresco Spinney, Sutton Grange, Camborne Grove, Acer Drive, St Leonards Court, Central Avenue, The Torre, Chessels Close, The Glebe, Sea King Road, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these Yeovil area postcodes: BA20 1LN, BA20 1NQ, BA20 1BJ, BA20 1UT, BA20 1QE, BA20 1NH, BA20 1DU, BA20 1LE, BA20 1NN, BA20 1PX.
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