Cat Flap Fitter Burntwood Staffordshire (WS7): To allow your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Burntwood house. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this seems like a great idea to you, exactly what style of cat flap should you go with?
The most basic style of cat flap, is merely that. A sheet of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep out the elements. The majority of cat owners in Burntwood would doubtless prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property, although this could be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
This simple design can be to some degree improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, but it's still a long way from being perfect since it enables other creatures or cats to enter into your house.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. This requires your cat to have a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. This means that any animal that does not have a special collar can't leave or get into your property. The point that any other moggy in the Burntwood area who has a similar model of collar will be able to access your house, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
Fitting a cat flap which can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in entry devices for felines. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is in close proximity, only allowing entry or exit to animals that have a microchip.
The ability to lock it in position is important regardless of what cat flap you are buying. The majority of cat flaps sold today feature a four way locking system. This allows your cat flap to enable admittance into your house only, be fully locked, enable exit only, or have 2-way entry and exit capability. This provides total control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. Some of the more advanced models can be programmed to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on yours and your cat's requirements.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, if you have a solid timber door on your house in Burntwood. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is certain to have have the knowledge and equipment for this kind of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BURNTWOOD
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them their walking orders. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, as well as its insulation properties. In actual fact, it makes the glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazed pane and have a glazing company make a new purpose made pane. This new pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction where the cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take two weeks or so to produce. When your new pane of glass arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It will now be possible to fit your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as we stated previously, the easiest options for cat flap installation in Burntwood. If you're a little unsure about making an opening in your door, you may be happier hiring a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This sort of task won't be too expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if having your cat flap expertly installed offers you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly feasible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. Having said that, some uPVC doors have a steel lining for added security, which may cause some problems. A one-piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be cheaper to swap the panel for a single panel type.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could elect to install your cat flap in an external wall of your house. This type of installation is undoubtedly better left to the pros, since it requires much more skill and equipment to execute. Almost all wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angle access through a pillar is also a possibility. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square hole neatly made into your specified wall. A suitable cat flap is then fitted to each end of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Burntwood - If you already have a cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, but it's broken or not functioning properly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. You local cat flap fitter should be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding door, window or wall, and install a new flap for your cat.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed pane that's been pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed accurately is crucial. The glass panel will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and corners were cut during the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BURNTWOOD
There are several professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing merchants in the Burntwood area, that provide cat flap installations in whatever door or fabrication you need. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals when it comes to tracking down a decent cat flap specialist. If they're prepared to recommend an individual who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be happy as well.
If you cannot find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendation, always get three or four different price quotes before making your final choice, and remember that cheapest may not always be best. Enquire about any guarantees they might provide for their standard of workmanship and ensure you have it in black and white, just in case something happens to go amiss.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Burntwood you will wind up with a good quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Burntwood and also nearby in: Cannock, Heath Hayes, Pipehill, Norton Canes, Hammerwich, Woodhouses, Wimblebury, Burntwood Green, Chasetown, Clayhanger, Hednesford, Lichfield, Chase Terrace, Little Norton, Longdon, Brownhills, and in these postcodes WS7 0EN, WS7 0EW, WS7 0DP, WS7 0EU, WS7 0BU, WS7 1LE, WS7 0EA, WS13 8BL, WS7 1AW, WS7 1PR. Local Burntwood cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode WS7 and the phone code 01543.
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Current Staffordshire cat flap installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs Waterhouse recently asked for a quotation for installing a locking cat flap in a patio door in Hixon. Dylan and Faith Farr recently asked for a quotation for installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Marchington, Staffordshire. Alexa Kelsey and Ashton Kelsey recently asked for a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a glass door in Bednall. Izzy and Clarke Ratcliffe recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in Hixon, Staffordshire. Kayla Mccullough in Ipstones, Staffordshire was looking for somebody who could install a 2-way cat flap in a wooden door in her cottage. Maisey and Frazer Quinn recently requested an estimate for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in a bungalow in Berkswich, Staffordshire. Georgie Wade recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Cheslyn Hay. Ilyas and Poppie Matheson recently requested a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass front door in a cottage in Brewood.
Burntwood Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Some Burntwood streets and roads where cat flaps have recently been installed - School Lane, Church Road, Church Lane, Bells Lane, The Crescent, Brantwood Avenue, Chaucer Drive, Sedgemoor Avenue, Corsican Close, Sandringham Close, Aspen Grove, Creswell Green, Coulter Lane, Davy Close, Coppy Nook Lane, Brook End, Severn Drive, Thorpe Avenue, Smiths Close, Spinney Lane, Cort Drive, Cottage Lane, Derwent Grove, Beaudesert, Stamford Crescent, Springlestych Lane, Shelley Road, Summerfield Road, as well as these Burntwood area postcodes: WS7 0EN, WS7 0EW, WS7 0DP, WS7 0EU, WS7 0BU, WS7 1LE, WS7 0EA, WS13 8BL, WS7 1AW, WS7 1PR.
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