Cat Flap Fitter Bloxwich West Midlands (WS3): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your home in Bloxwich, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats that are kept inside, much like humans, can show signs of irritation. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your furry friend access to the world outside with a cat flap. But, what type of cat flap is most suitable for your circumstances?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to give some protection from the weather. Obviously, this is very basic, and will rarely good enough for most Bloxwich cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although it may be okay for a shed door or garden fence panel.
This standard design is still far from perfect as it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter into your house, however it can be to some degree improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
The next step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires your cat to use a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. Therefore any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot access or leave your property. The fact that any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar collar can easily gain access to your house, is the downside with this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to choose a cat flap that identifies your cat's own micro-chip. The details of your cat's micro-chip are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have several cats). Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
The ability to lock it in place is essential regardless of what cat flap you're purchasing. Currently, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking system for added flexibility. Which means that it has the capability to permit exit from your home only, be fully locked, enable access into your home only, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This gives total control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. A few of the high end models can be programmed to perform different functions according to the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be pretty easy if you have a solid wood door on your Bloxwich house, and respectable do-it-yourself abilities. Under no circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This kind of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented handymen who'll be happy to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BLOXWICH
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them packing immediately. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will detract from its security, thermal properties and strength. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be done in any circumstances.
A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a local glazing company make a new purpose made one. As an integral part of its construction this new double glazing panel will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be fitted neatly into. You may have to wait two weeks or so for this special pane to be made, however if you want a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to do it. When your new glass panel arrives, the fitter will take out the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. Your cat flap can then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for installing a new cat flap in Bloxwich, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid timber doors. It is normally best to contact a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, if you're uncomfortable with making a hole in your front door. This will provide you with the peace of mind that you'll wind up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out properly.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. You or your fitter will need to determine what the interior construction of you door is, because for extra security certain uPVC door panels are made with a reinforced steel lining. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slats for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to have a hole cut in your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can get a cat flap installed in an external wall. This form of installment is definitely better left to a professional, because it calls for far more skill and equipment to execute. Almost all wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angle access through a pillar is also an option. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut into your selected wall. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at either end to enable your furry friend to come and go as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Bloxwich - If your door, wall or window already has a cat flap installed, but it's not working properly, or is damaged, it is quite possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. You local cat flap installer should be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, wall or door, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
Before installing the new cat flap in double glazing that has been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way is crucial. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will need to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BLOXWICH
In the Bloxwich area there are many professional cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing suppliers who offer cat flap fitting services for walls, doors or windows. There's no better way of finding a first-rate cat flap fitter than asking neighbours and friends for referrals. You can guarantee that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who has done work for them, then you'll get a similar service.
If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get 2 or 3 different quotations from local tradespeople before coming to a decision. It's generally sensible not to always go for the cheapest offer. Ask if they supply any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go amiss as the work is undertaken.
If you take care and choose a reliable Bloxwich cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a good quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pussy-cat for years and years. And after all is said and done - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Bloxwich and also nearby in: Shelfield, Little Bloxwich, Pelsall Wood, Harden, Fishley, Dudley Fields, Clayhanger, Coal Pool, Heath End, Turnberry, Wallington Heath, Leamore, Birchills, Walsall, Blakenhall Heath, Rushall, and in these postcodes WS3 1BU, WS3 1DG, WS2 7NR, WS2 7EB, WS2 7DR, WS3 1BS, WS2 7JQ, WS2 7JH, WS2 7RG, WS2 7HJ. Local Bloxwich cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode WS3 and the telephone dialling code 01922.
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Cat Flap Enquiries West Midlands
The latest West Midlands cat flap installation projects: Mr and Mrs Darlington recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass front door in a cottage in Cradley Heath, West Midlands. Ashwin Owens was looking for someone to install an automatic cat flap in a patio back door in his terraced house in Dorridge, West Midlands. Kaylan and Caoimhe Higgins recently requested a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in a semi-detached house in Lyndon, West Midlands. Mr and Mrs Dalton recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Small Heath. Hafsa Leach and Jamie Leach recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a patio front door in Sheldon. Hashir Brooks and Harriett Brooks recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass back door in Shirley. Mr and Mrs Peacock recently requested a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Castle Vale, West Midlands. Elspeth Barclay recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood front door in Kingshurst.
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Cat flaps were recently installed for folks living in Wood Lane, Abbey Square, Wightwick Close, Pershore Road, William Wiggin Avenue, Downfield Close, Minewood Close, Coalmeadow Close, Elgin Road, Moorland Road, Nursery Road, Netley Road, Evesham Crescent, Ferndown Close, The Berkshire, Croxdene Avenue, Dene Croft, Bealeys Lane, Shugborough Close, Whitby Close, Sneyd Hall Close, The Green, Baytree Road, Leamore Lane, Ashley Road, Churston Close, Croxstalls Place, Coxmoor Close and these Bloxwich postcodes: WS3 1BU, WS3 1DG, WS2 7NR, WS2 7EB, WS2 7DR, WS3 1BS, WS2 7JQ, WS2 7JH, WS2 7RG, WS2 7HJ.
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