Cat Flap Fitter Ashington Northumberland (NE63): To give your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Ashington house. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when constantly kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the positive aspects of allowing your cat accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap. If this seems like a good idea to you, what sort of cat flap should you put in?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A sheet of flexible material hung over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. The vast majority of Ashington cat owners would no doubt favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property, although this might be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
This uncomplicated design can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, but it is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other cats or animals a way to enter your home.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal will be able to get into or leave your home unless it's fitted with this special collar. The fact that any other cat in the Ashington area who has a similar collar might be able to get into your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. An enhancement to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which contains a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.
Choosing a cat flap that can be operated by your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in access gadgets for felines in Ashington. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one cat it will take multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and permit just your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Being able to lock it in position is essential regardless of what cat flap you're purchasing. The majority of cat flaps sold these days feature a four way locking system. This allows your cat flap to be locked fully, permit only entrance into your property, permit only exit from your home, or have two-way entry and exit functionality. This will provide you with alternatives for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap works. The facility to perform different functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the high end models of cat flap.
If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, putting in a cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, as long as you have a solid timber door on your property in Ashington. But, if you are intending to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should seek outside assistance. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ASHINGTON
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ somebody who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your new cat flap, stop them without delay and ask them to leave. A new cat flap can not be installed into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, together with its insulation attributes. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should not be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazing pane and have a glazing firm make a new purpose made pane. As an integral part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed neatly into. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take two weeks or so to produce. When your new glass panel shows up, the fitter will take out the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The fitting of the cat flap can then be completed.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as already stated, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Ashington. If you are somewhat unsure of creating an opening in your back or front door, you may be happier hiring an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This type of undertaking will not be all that expensive and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in most instances. Nevertheless, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for additional security, which may cause some issues. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it may be easier to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could always choose to install the cat flap on an exterior wall of your home. This type of installation is definitely best left to an expert, since it requires considerably more skill and equipment to accomplish. Most wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angular access via a pillar is also a possibility. This installation involves a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then installed with a cat flap so your feline friend can get in and out of your house whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Ashington - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it's broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole can hopefully be re-used for the installation of a new one. A professional Ashington cat flap fitter will be happy to remove your old device and replace it with a brand new cat flap without causing any damage to the window, wall or door on which it is mounted.
If the new cat flap is to be fitted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must double check that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way. The pane must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if you discover this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ASHINGTON
There are plenty of handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing companies in the Ashington area, that provide cat flap installation in whatever door or construction you require. There are a variety of ways to locate a trustworthy cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking relatives and friends. If they've had comparable work accomplished by a local Ashington tradesman, and been very pleased with the end result, you can anticipate that they'll do a high quality job for you as well.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, seek 2 or 3 quotations from local Ashington handymen. Study these quotes carefully and never automatically choose the cheapest offer, as this won't necessarily be the best one. Try to get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse for compensation.
If you take your time and choose a competent Ashington cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a superior quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Ashington and also nearby in: Scotland Gate, North Seaton, Choppington, Pegswood, West Sleekburn, Longhirst, Blyth, Ellington, Cambois, Newbiggin by the Sea, Cresswell, Woodhorn, Lynemouth, Morpeth, Guide Post, Widdrington, together with these postcodes NE63 0DQ, NE61 3LS, NE63 0DJ, NE61 6XL, NE63 0QB, NE63 0JN, NE63 0BP, NE63 0ET, NE63 0QH, NE63 0QG. Local Ashington cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone code 01670 and the postcode NE63.
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All throughout Northumberland you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the perfect cat flap fitter in Ashington itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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Cat flaps were recently installed for people living in Briardene, Suffolk Close, Seventh Avenue, Cavendish Terrace, Bolsover Terrace, Cormorant Close, Somerset Close, Beatrice Street, Ariel Street, Salisbury Close, Tweed Street, Celandine Court, Bamburgh Terrace, Swallow Close, Aln Street, Cornforth Close, Cheshire Close, Black Close Bank, Chichester Close, Cheviot View, College Road, Seventh Row, Bellsburn Court, Broomlee, Scoular Drive, Bywell Road, Avondale Gardens and these Ashington postcodes: NE63 0DQ, NE61 3LS, NE63 0DJ, NE61 6XL, NE63 0QB, NE63 0JN, NE63 0BP, NE63 0ET, NE63 0QH, NE63 0QG.
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