Cat Flap Fitter Bacup Lancashire (OL13): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Bacup house provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats kept inside, just like people, can show signs of irritability. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your pet access to the world outside via a cat flap. But, what style of cat flap is best for your situation?
The most straightforward style of cat flap, is just that. A bit of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to enable a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and won't be sufficient for most cat owners in Bacup, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although it could be acceptable for a shed or outhouse door.
Because this solution permits other creatures or cats to enter your home, it's not at all ideal, though it can be improved on somewhat by keeping the flap in position with the addition of a magnetic strip.
A step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting a magnet, RF or IR chip. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and leave or get into your property, thus keeping out some unwelcome visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the Bacup area who has a similar style of collar could possible get into your house with this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which offers a unique identifier which can be programmed by the householder.
The next level in feline entry security is to fit the kind of cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's microchip. The microchip number is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). Exit and entry are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is close by.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you should make sure that it is of a type that can be locked. The majority of cat flaps sold nowadays boast a four way locking mechanism. Which means it has the capability to be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, enable only access into your home, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This provides you with a range of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night time. Some of the higher end cat flaps can be set to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your cat's and your requirements.
If you are fairly decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, if you have a solid timber door on your Bacup home. Under no circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. These types of fittings call for a professional installation by a dependable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BACUP
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing destroys not simply the strength and security of the panel, but it compromises the insulation properties as well. In actual fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it should not ever be attempted.
An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a local Bacup glazing company make a new purpose made pane. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where the cat flap can be fitted. You may have a one or two week wait for this to be manufactured, however if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to do it. Once you've acquired your new panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. Your cat flap can then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as already mentioned, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Bacup. If you are unsure about cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's it may be better to call on an expert to undertake the project for you. This sort of undertaking won't be all that expensive and is well worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. You or your fitter will have to establish what the internal construction of you door actually is, because for additional security some uPVC door panels are made with a reinforced steel lining. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to exchange the slats for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really want to cut a hole in your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed on an external wall. Calling for considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is definitely best left to a professional, if it is to be accomplished successfully. You could decide on a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angled version which allows access through a pillar. This installation calls for a square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so that your cat can get out of and into your home whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bacup - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a wall, window or door, but it is damaged or not working properly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. An expert Bacup cat flap installer will be glad to take off your old unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without causing any harm to the wall, door or window on which it's attached.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed pane that's been pre-cut, making certain that the current glass has been made and installed correctly is crucial. The panel must be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems, if it's found that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BACUP
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you will find that there are a number of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even glazing firms in the Bacup area who'll be happy to oblige. There are a variety of ways of tracking down a reliable cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from family and friends. You can be fairly certain that if they've been willing to recommend someone who's carried out work for them, then you'll get a much similar service.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, seek at least 3 quotations from local Bacup handymen. Study these price quotes carefully and never always opt for the cheapest quote, as this will often not be the best. Check whether they supply any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something goes wrong when the work is carried out.
If you take care and choose a trustworthy Bacup cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a high quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your furry friend for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Bacup and also nearby in: Trough Gate, Rawtenstall, Lumb, Weir, Stacksteads, Haslingden, Todmorden, Forest Holme, Shawforth, Britannia, Helmshore, Cowpe, Walsden, Sharneyford, Rossendale, Waterfoot, Cornholme, Newchurch, as well as in these postcodes BB4 9UG, OL13 0RG, OL13 0DD, OL13 0TS, OL13 0HD, OL13 0JJ, OL13 0HS, OL13 0BQ, OL13 0RF, OL13 0PA. Locally based Bacup cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone code 01706 and the postcode OL13.
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