Cat Flap Fitter Flint Wales (CH6): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Flint home provides your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of giving your pet access to the outside world by way of a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but which is best kind of cat flap for your beloved pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a flexible material is hung over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the elements. The vast majority of cat owners in Flint would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although this may be okay for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This basic model can be improved on a little 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 to enter your house.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be fitted into your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal that does not have one of these special collars cannot access or leave your home. Once again this is a relatively simple type of cat flap, given that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar collar might be able to get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to choose the kind of cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip. You have to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and allows just your micro-chipped pets to exit/enter.
No matter which cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in position. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a 4-way locking system. This means that it has the capability to be fully locked, allow exit only, permit only entry into your house, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This offers you a variety of solutions on how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night time. A few high end models can be programmed to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in keeping with your cat's and your needs.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be really straightforward if you've got a solid wood door, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. However, if it needs to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should not even attempt it by yourself. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation from a reliable cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN FLINT
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ someone who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. It's simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any sort of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting into it, and will detract from its security, strength and thermal insulation properties. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances.
A reputable Flint cat flap fitter will diligently get the dimensions of your current panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing supplier. This new panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure where your cat flap can be fitted. This is the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take a week or so to manufacture. Once you've acquired your new glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new pane fitted. The installing of your cat flap can then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as already stated, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Flint. If you're a little nervous about cutting an opening in your front door, you might be better off contacting a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This sort of project will not be too expensive and is really worth doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to cut a hole in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons, you can get a cat flap installed within an external wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more skill and equipment to install, so it is definitely best left to the pros. Almost all wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angled access through a pillar is also an option. A square hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can get out of and into your house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Flint - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can still be used providing the new cat flap is of a similar size. A trusted cat flap fitter in Flint will be able to remove your old cat flap, and fit a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the surrounding wall, door or window.
If the substitute cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must double check that the glass has been made, cut and installed correctly. The glass panel must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN FLINT
Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are many different handymen, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing firms in the Flint area who will be delighted to oblige. It may be possible to ask family and friends for recommendations in relation to finding an excellent cat flap installer. If they are prepared to recommend someone who they've used, you can guarantee that you'll be happy as well.
If you cannot find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendation, always obtain two or three different estimates before coming to a decision, please remember that the cheapest may not always be the best. Check whether they supply any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes wrong as the work is undertaken.
If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Flint you will wind up with a high quality product, which is properly fitted, and that will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Flint and also nearby in: Bedol, Mount Pleasant, Bagillt, Halkyn, Oakenholt, Northop, Shotton, Brynford, Rhes-y-Cae, Connahs Quay, Flint Mountain, Nannerch, Lixwim, Pentre Ffwrndan, Holywell, as well as in these postcodes CH6 5PB, CH6 5AY, CH6 5QB, CH6 5NF, CH6 5JP, CH6 5PJ, CH6 5RE, CH6 5PA, CH6 5DG, CH6 5HW. Locally based Flint cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode CH6 and the telephone code 01352.
Cat Flap Fitters Wales
In Wales you'll also obtain: Kilgetty cat flap fitters, Tylorstown cat flap installers, Abertillery cat flap fitters, Ystrad Mynach cat flap installation, Pentre Halkyn cat flap fitters, Carmarthen cat flap installation, Markham cat flap installation, Lampeter cat flap fitters, Caldicot cat flap installers, Dinas Cross cat flap installation, Monmouth cat flap installers, Deiniolen cat flap installers, Ogmore Vale cat flap fitters, Glyncorrwg cat flap installers, Soughton cat flap installation, Llanerchymedd cat flap installers, Laugharne cat flap installers, Llandysul cat flap installation, Pontlottyn cat flap installation, Llanharry cat flap installers, Creigiau cat flap fitters, Llan Ffestiniog cat flap fitters, Leeswood cat flap fitters, Rhymney cat flap fitters, Ogmore Vale cat flap installation, Y Felinheli cat flap fitters, Pen Clawdd cat flap installers, St Arvans cat flap fitters, Porthmadog cat flap fitters.
Throughout Wales you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Flint itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.
Flint Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide array of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Flint cat flap installer including cat flaps in metal doors, magnetic cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap repairs, cat flap installation in patio doors, Petsafe cat flap installation in Flint, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap services in Flint, electronic cat flap installations, small cat flaps in Flint, cat flap removal, large cat flaps, infrared cat flap installation, and lots more. If there happen to be some other Flint cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Flint
Households in Birch Ridge, Royal Drive, Y Farchnad, Earl Street, Queen Street, Cornist Lane, Church Street, Dovey Close, Cilfan, Brookdale Avenue, Lon y Becws, Kingsbury Close, Lon Groes, Trelawney Square, Min Awel, Ffordd Glyndwr, Aber Las, Heol y Bryn, Sydney Walk, Bryn Siriol, Reynolds Road, Feather Street, Conway Close, Willow Drive, Ash Grove, Glan Gors, Cae Derw, Leadbrook Drive, Maes Afon, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following Flint area postcodes: CH6 5PB, CH6 5AY, CH6 5QB, CH6 5NF, CH6 5JP, CH6 5PJ, CH6 5RE, CH6 5PA, CH6 5DG, CH6 5HW.
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