Cat Flap Fitter Kirkby Merseyside (L32): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Kirkby home allows your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. When constantly kept inside, cats as with humans, will get grumpy and irritated. Having easy access to outside world with a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both mentally and physically. So, you are sold on the idea, but exactly what is best form of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is essentially that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material hung over it, to keep the weather out, but let the cat move through. Most cat owners in Kirkby would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although this could be acceptable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This basic design can be somewhat improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it's still a long way from being ideal because it allows other cats or animals a way to get into your home.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased within it. Subsequently, any animal without one of these special collars can't get into or leave your house. Once again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, because any other moggy in the Kirkby area that's got a similar collar can get into your property. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system having a user programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline entrance security is to use a cat flap which recognises your pet's own microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unfastened when your cat is in close proximity, only allowing exit or entry to animals that have a micro-chip.
No matter what cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in place. For extra flexibility, almost all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system these days. Which means that it's got the capability to allow only entrance into your house, enable exit only, be fully locked, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This will provide you with a range of choices on precisely how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. Some of the higher end models can be set to perform particular functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your pet's needs.
If you've got a wooden door in your house in Kirkby, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. Although, if it needs to be fitted in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should on no account even attempt it by yourself. This type of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled handymen who will be happy to undertake such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN KIRKBY
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps cannot be installed into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, along with its insulating attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsafe.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazed unit and have a local Kirkby glazing company knock up a new purpose made one. This new glazed pane will have a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. You might have to wait a week or two for this to be made, but if you want a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to do it. Once you've obtained your new modified pane of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new one installed. The cat flap will then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, wood doors are the simplest alternative with regards to installing a new cat flap on your home in Kirkby. If you're a bit nervous about cutting a hole in your door, you might be better off contacting an expert handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This will provide you with the reassurance that you are going to finish up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the project has been completed in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some uPVC door panels incorporate a steel lining for further security. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be easier to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap fitted into an exterior wall of your house in Kirkby, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons. This kind of installment is certainly better left to a professional, since it requires much more equipment and skill to execute. You could go for a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled version that enables entry through a pillar. A neat square shaped hole will have to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at either end to enable your feline friend to come and go as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Kirkby - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating properly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can still be used providing that the new flap is of a similar size. A professional Kirkby cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old entry unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, wall or door on which it's attached.
Before installing a new flap in double glazing that has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been manufactured and installed accurately is vital. If it's found that this is not the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass unit must be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN KIRKBY
There are a number of professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing merchants in the Kirkby area, who provide cat flap fitting onto whatever door or structure you need. There's no better technique for locating a first-rate cat flap fitter than by asking neighbours and friends for referrals. You can guarantee that if they have been willing to recommend someone who's done work for them, you will probably get a very similar level of service.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, seek two or three quotations from local Kirkby handymen. Study these price quotes closely and never always choose the cheapest offer, since this will often not be the best. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they may provide for their workmanship and ensure that it's backed up in writing, in case something happens to go awry.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Kirkby you should finish up with a top quality product, which is expertly fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Kirkby and also in: Waddicar, Westvale, Knowsley, Croxteth, Aintree, Northwood, Melling Mount, Norris Green, Old Roan, Gillmoss, Melling, Simonswood, Southdene, Barrow Nook, together with these postcodes L32 0XA, L32 1TR, L31 1DP, L31 1LJ, L32 1AE, L32 0TQ, L32 1TQ, L31 1BU, L32 0XE, L32 0TZ. Locally based Kirkby cat flap installers will probably have the postcode L32 and the dialling code 0151.
Merseyside Cat Flap Fitters
In the Merseyside area you'll also discover: Rainford cat flap fitters, Hightown cat flap installation, Lydiate cat flap installation, West Kirby cat flap installation, Aintree cat flap installers, Barnston cat flap installation, Hillside cat flap installation, Knowsley cat flap installers, Upton cat flap fitters, Cronton cat flap installation, Windle cat flap fitters, Tarbock cat flap installation, Huyton cat flap installers, Eccleston cat flap installation, Eccleston cat flap fitters, Hightown cat flap fitters, Lydiate cat flap installers, Ince Blundell cat flap installers, Melling cat flap fitters, Ince Blundell cat flap fitters, Rainhill cat flap fitters, Tarbock cat flap fitters, Thornton cat flap installers, Whiston cat flap fitters, New Brighton cat flap installers, New Brighton cat flap installation, Bold cat flap installation, Melling cat flap installers.
Throughout Merseyside you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a specialist cat flap fitter in Kirkby itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.
Kirkby Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide array of tasks that can be conducted by your local Kirkby cat flap installer including cat flap installation in metal doors, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors in Kirkby, infrared cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, 2-way cat flap installation, pet flap installation in Kirkby, cat flap installation services, cat flap installation rates, cat flap repairs, electronic cat flap installation, small cat flaps Kirkby, 4-way cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installation Kirkby, cat flap removal, and more. If there happen to be some other Kirkby cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Kirkby
Cat flaps were recently fitted for householders living in Rye Hey Road, Rushden Road, Lydbury Crescent, Spicer Grove, Middlewood, Moorgate Lane, Lindenwood, Brechin Road, Merewood, Lindby Close, Gorleston Way, Irlam Drive, Farnham Close, Birchmuir Hey, North Parade, Pinfold Crescent, Firstone Grove, Moorgate Road, Rusland Road, Findon Road, Westhead Walk, St Laurence Grove, Broad Lane, Maplewood, Mottram Close, Delfby Crescent, Westhead Avenue and these Kirkby postcodes: L32 0XA, L32 1TR, L31 1DP, L31 1LJ, L32 1AE, L32 0TQ, L32 1TQ, L31 1BU, L32 0XE, L32 0TZ.
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