Cat Flap Fitter Bebington Merseyside (CH62): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your home in Bebington, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. When constantly kept inside, cats much like humans, will get grumpy and irritated. Having easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this seems like a good option for you, what sort of cat flap should you opt for?
The most basic kind of cat flap, is merely that. A piece of bendable material placed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. The majority of cat owners in Bebington would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although this may be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This uncomplicated model is still far from perfect since it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter into your home, but it can be improved on to some degree by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. This means that any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars can't leave or get into your property. Once again this is a fairly simple kind of cat flap, as any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar could perhaps access your home. An improvement to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.
The next level in feline access security is to choose the kind of cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's microchip. You have to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will allow multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is in close proximity.
When you're buying a cat flap, you should make sure that it is of a type that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold these days boast a 4-way locking system. This means that the cat flap can allow exit only, be fully locked, permit admittance into your property only, or be set for two way entry and exit. This gives you choices for all times of day and night, to have control over exactly how your cat flap operates. In line with yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the option to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the more advanced devices.
If you're pretty decent at do-it-yourself, installing your own cat flap should not be too difficult, if you have a solid timber door on your Bebington home. But, if you're planning to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you need to ask for outside help. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BEBINGTON
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and ask them to leave. It's just not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not only the strength and security of the glazing, but it compromises the insulating attributes as well. The truth is, it makes the glazing unsound and it should never be done.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazing pane and have a local Bebington glazing firm knock up a new pane. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed snugly into. You might have a 1 or 2 week wait for this special pane to be manufactured, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. After construction, your old glass panel will be removed, and the brand new one put in its place. Your cat flap can then be mounted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for new cat flap installations in Bebington, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid wooden door panels. It's usually advisable to call on a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're at all dubious about making a hole in your front or back door. This should provide you with the peace of mind that you are going to wind up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been done properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some doors can have a steel lining for extra security. The easiest type of installation is in doors with a single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slats for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to have a hole cut in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could always have a cat flap installed in an exterior wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more expertise and equipment to fit, therefore it is certainly best left to an expert. You can pick out a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angled model which allows entry via a pillar. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut out of your wall. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on both ends to allow your furry pal to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bebington - If your door, window or wall already has a cat flap fitted, but it isn't working, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to fit a replacement into the current cavity. An experienced Bebington cat flap installer will be glad to take out your old device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, wall or door on which it's mounted.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be essential to check that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new flap. The glass must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues, if it becomes obvious this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BEBINGTON
There are many handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing firms in the Bebington area, that provide cat flap installations through whatever door or construction you require. There is no better approach to tracking down a reliable cat flap fitter than asking friends and neighbours for recommendations. You can be certain that if they have been confident enough to recommend someone who's done work for them, then you'll likely have a much similar experience.
If you can't find an installation specialist through personal recommendation, always try to obtain three or four different quotations before making your final choice, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they may give for their workmanship and make certain you have it in black and white, just in case something should go awry.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Bebington will supply you with a good quality product, adeptly fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Bebington and also in: Fairfield, Higher Bebington, Port Sunlight, Pensby, Bromborough, New Ferry, Heswall, Barnston, Irby, Woodhey, Landican, Egerton Park, Rock Ferry, Thornton Hough, Prenton East, Storeton, and in these postcodes CH63 2PT, CH63 2RH, CH63 2PY, CH62 5AW, CH62 4RF, CH62 5HF, CH62 5EA, CH63 2LH, CH63 2JL, CH63 2PN. Local Bebington cat flap installers will probably have the telephone code 0151 and the postcode CH62.
Bebington Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Bebington cat flap installer including pet flap installations, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation services, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap installation in glass doors Bebington, Petsafe cat flap installations in Bebington, cat flap installation prices, 4-way cat flap installation Bebington, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in doors, large cat flaps in Bebington, conservatory cat flap installations, small cat flaps in Bebington, dog flap installations, cat flap installation in patio doors, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flap repair, and more. If there happen to be some other Bebington cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Bebington
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Cat Flap Installation Around Bebington
Some Bebington streets and roads where cat flaps have recently been installed - Mount Road, Oaklands Drive, The Ridgeway, Ashbrook Terrace, Thornton Road, Portia Avenue, Keepers Lane, Mill Brow, Acres Road, Heswall Avenue, Norbury Close, Parkside Road, Mill View Drive, Shenley Close, Brackenwood Road, Thornton Avenue, Conway Close, Kingsbrook Way, Briardale Road, Rosalind Avenue, Lime Avenue, Brimstage Avenue, Kings Close, Rest Hill Road, Anscot Avenue, Town Lane, Beatrice Avenue, Stonehill Avenue, Station Road, as well as these local Bebington postcodes: CH63 2PT, CH63 2RH, CH63 2PY, CH62 5AW, CH62 4RF, CH62 5HF, CH62 5EA, CH63 2LH, CH63 2JL, CH63 2PN.
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