Cat Flap Fitter Coleraine Northern Ireland (BT51): Installing a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Coleraine home allows your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. Cats which are kept inside, as with people, will often show signs of irritation. Allowing your furry friend easy access to world outside via a cat flap can also help keep them mentally and physically fit. If this sounds like a good option for you, precisely what sort of cat flap should you choose?
The most fundamental sort of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but allow the cat move through. Most cat owners in Coleraine would no doubt prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house, although this might be acceptable for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This simple model is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other cats or creatures a way to get into your home, however it can be somewhat improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip variation. This requires your cat to wear a collar that has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased in it. What this means is that any animal that does not have one of these special collars can't get into or leave your home. Again this is a fairly basic form of cat flap, given that any other cat in the Coleraine area who's got a similar collar may be able to access your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products as they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
The kind of cat flap that is can be recognised by your pet's own microchip, is the next step-up in Coleraine feline entry security. The microchip details are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one pet). Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is nearby.
Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain that it is of a type that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold currently feature a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means it has the capability to enable only entry into your premises, be fully locked, permit exit only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This offers you choices for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap works. A few of the more advanced models can be programmed to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with yours and your cat's needs.
If you have a timber door in your property in Coleraine, putting in you own cat flap shouldn't be that hard. But, if you are intending to install it into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should seek outside help. These types of fittings require a professional installation by a reliable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN COLERAINE
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its security, thermal attributes and strength. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be attempted in any circumstances.
A dependable Coleraine cat flap fitter will meticulously take the measurements of your existing panel and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing company. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure where the cat flap can be installed. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a week or so to manufacture. As soon as your new panel of glass shows up, the installer will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installing of the cat flap can then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, wood doors are the simplest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Coleraine. If you're unsure of cutting a hole in your back or front door, it's advisable to contact a professional to complete the task for you. This kind of project won't be too costly and is well worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. It is necessary to know the internal construction, as some door panels are steel lined for extra security. The simplest type of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed in an external wall. This form of installment is definitely best left to an expert, because it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to execute. Almost all wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. A neat square shaped hole will be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap can then be installed on both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Coleraine - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement providing the new flap is of a comparable size. A good cat flap fitter in Coleraine will efficiently remove your unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without damaging the surrounding door, wall or window.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazing pane that has been pre-cut, checking that the current glass has been manufactured and installed correctly is essential. The pane must be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems, if it's found that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN COLERAINE
There are a number of specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing firms in the Coleraine area, who offer cat flap fitting in whatever door or construction you require. There are several ways of finding a good cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. You can guarantee that if they've been confident enough to recommend someone who has done work for them, you'll likely get a very similar level of service.
Where personal recommendations are not feasible, get at least three price quotes from local Coleraine handymen. Study these price quotes closely and never always opt for the cheapest quotation, since this will not necessarily be the best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do go amiss you've got some recourse.
An experienced cat flap installer in Coleraine will provide you with a quality product, expertly fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Coleraine and also in: Articlave, Macosquin, Limavady, Portstewart, Dunseverick, Stranocum, Ballymoney, Castlerock, Bushmills, Armoy, Ballycastle, Dervock, Ballykelly, Aghadowey, Ballbogey, Portrush, together with these postcodes BT51 3AE, BT51 3NG, BT51 3EP, BT51 3HL, BT51 3AR, BT51 3LF, BT51 3BD, BT51 3QS, BT51 3LE, BT51 3AG. Local Coleraine cat flap installers will probably have the postcode BT51 and the dialling code 028.
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All throughout Northern Ireland you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a suitable cat flap fitter in Coleraine itself then you should be able to find one close by.
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Northern Ireland Cat Flap Enquiries
Latest Northern Ireland cat flap installation requests: Ashwin Dickson was looking for someone to install an infrared cat flap in a hardwood door in his bungalow in Portaferry. Ameera Smart recently asked for a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio front door in Kilrea. Bertie Hooton recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Crumlin. Silas Kell and Alexa Kell recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden back door in a semi-detached house in Burren. Spencer Lunt and Chiara Lunt recently asked for a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Newcastle. Asia Mckee recently requested a quote for installing a locking cat flap in a glass front door in Annalong. Peyton and Rayhan Mccluskey recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood door in a bungalow in Glenavy, Northern Ireland. Cassie Fuller recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in Ahoghill, Northern Ireland.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for householders living in Drumcroon Road, Grasmere Avenue, Westbourne Crescent, Copeland Park, James Street, Cuilrath Street, Lislea Court, Fermoyle Drive, Slieve Banna Road, Somerdale Grove, Groves End Gardens, Glenleary Road, Knocksandel Drive, Bushtown Road, Ballindreen Road, Clarence Court, Cherry Park, Quilly Road, Cairnvale Park, Danes Hill Road, Lisnablagh Road, Ballyversal Road, Society Street, Elms Park, Wheatsheaf Park, Hawthorn Place, Glenesk Gardens, Cherry Manor, Stable Lane, Forrester Glen and these Coleraine postcodes: BT51 3AE, BT51 3NG, BT51 3EP, BT51 3HL, BT51 3AR, BT51 3LF, BT51 3BD, BT51 3QS, BT51 3LE, BT51 3AG.
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