Cat Flap Fitter Brierley Hill West Midlands (DY5): The installation of a cat flap to an external door or wall in your property in Brierley Hill, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats which are kept indoors, as with humans, will often show signs of frustration. Having accessibility to world outside via a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both mentally and physically. If this seems like a good option for you, precisely what style of cat flap should you put in?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is essentially that. A sheet of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to allow a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. The majority of Brierley Hill cat owners would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house, although this may be appropriate for a fence panel or outhouse door.
This uncomplicated model can be improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, but it's still a long way from being ideal because it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter your home.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. This requires your cat to wear a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased within it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and leave or access your property, thus keeping out some unwanted visitors. The drawback is that any other cat in the Brierley Hill area who's got a similar model of collar could possible gain access to your home with this sort of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap that's can be recognised by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap is unlocked when your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing entry or exit to animals that are microchipped.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you should make sure it's of a type that can be locked. The majority of cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable only exit from your home, enable only access into your premises, be fully locked, or have two-way exit and entry capability. This provides you with options for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap functions. The wherewithal to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with your pet's and your needs is also an option with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.
If you've got a wood door on your home in Brierley Hill, fitting a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. Although, if it needs to be fitted into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should under no circumstances even attempt it yourself. This type of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled handymen who are ready to take on such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BRIERLEY HILL
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ someone who endeavours to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them without delay and request that they leave. New cat flaps cannot be mounted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the thermal insulation attributes as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
A trustworthy Brierley Hill cat flap fitter will meticulously take the precise measurements of your existing unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new glazed pane will have a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap will be installed. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take a week or two to produce. When your new pane of glass is delivered, the fitter will remove the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. It will now be possible to install the cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as we already stated, the easiest options for cat flap installation in Brierley Hill. It is usually best to hire the services of a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are at all hesitant about making a big hole in your back or front door. This kind of project won't be too costly and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. Nevertheless, certain uPVC doors have got a steel lining for added security, which could cause problems. A one-piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be cheaper to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to get a cat flap installed in an exterior wall of your property in Brierley Hill, if you don't want to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a little more equipment and expertise to install, so it is certainly best left to the pros. There are a couple of options for this kind of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angular (through pillar) model. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your wall. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can enter and exit your house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Brierley Hill - If your wall, door or window already has a cat flap installed, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. A good cat flap fitter in Brierley Hill will efficiently remove the old cat flap, and mount a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is essential to make sure that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. If it is found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the pane will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BRIERLEY HILL
Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a door, window or wall, you will find that there are handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing merchants in the Brierley Hill area who'll be willing to help. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations with regards to tracking down a first-rate cat flap fitter. If they have had similar work carried out by a local Brierley Hill tradesman, and been satisfied with the result, you can reasonably expect that they will do a first-rate job for you as well.
If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get two or three different estimates from local cat flap installers before making a decision. It is generally smart not to automatically opt for the cheapest option. Ask if they offer any guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes amiss when the work is carried out.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Brierley Hill will supply you with a top quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Brierley Hill and also in nearby places like: Stourbridge, Wordsley, Brockmoor, Gornalwood, Pensnett, Primrose Hill, Woodside, Audnam, Lower Gornal, Lye, Dudley Wood, Buckpool, London Fields, Netherton, Bromley, Wollescote, as well as in these postcodes DY3 2QA, DY3 4DA, DY5 1QQ, DY5 1BF, DY5 1EB, DY3 2PL, DY3 2RT, DY5 1LL, DY5 1PP, DY5 1LB. Locally based Brierley Hill cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode DY5 and the phone code 01384.
Cat Flap Enquiries West Midlands
Recent West Midlands cat flap installation requests: Miles Daniel recently asked for a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in Cheswick Green, West Midlands. Destiny Seymour recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in a semi-detached house in Fordbridge. Elina Jacob recently asked for a quotation for installing a manual locking cat flap in a glass front door in a detached house in Gornal. Moses Bean and Phoenix Bean recently asked for a price quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a glass back door in a semi-detached house in Ettingshall, West Midlands. Arjan Milligan was looking for someone to install a locking cat flap in a wooden front door in his detached house in Stirchley. Zakaria Haddock recently requested an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in Hampton in Arden. Yassin Ellis recently asked for a quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio back door in Fordbridge. Celia and Alfie-James Bowers recently asked for a quotation for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in Longbridge, West Midlands.
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