Cat Flap Fitter Kirkcaldy Scotland (KY1): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your house in Kirkcaldy, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats are inclined to get grouchy and irritated when continuously kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Having easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both physically and mentally. But, what kind of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut into a door and a bendable material is placed over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Even though this might be appropriate in a fence panel or shed door, the majority of cat owners in Kirkcaldy would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home.
Because this option will allow other creatures or cats to enter your property, it is not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced to some extent by holding the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. This requires your cat to wear a collar that's got either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and leave or access your property, thus avoiding some unwanted visitors. The drawback is that any other cat in the area who's got a similar model of collar will be able to get into your home when using this type of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the user.
The type of cat flap that is can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in feline access security. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one cat it will take multiple entries. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is nearby, only permitting entry or exit to animals that are microchipped.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold currently boast a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means it's got the capability to enable entrance into your home only, be locked fully, allow exit from your home only, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This gives total control over how your cat flap operates both during the day and throughout the night time. Based on your pet's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the higher end models.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be quite straightforward if you've got a solid timber door, and decent DIY abilities. But, if you're hoping to fit it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you ought to ask for outside assistance. These sorts of fittings require a professional installation from a trustworthy cat flap fitter or handyman with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN KIRKCALDY
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazing panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and show them the gate. A new cat flap cannot be installed into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will damage its strength and security, as well as its insulating attributes. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be done in any circumstances.
A professional cat flap fitter will take measurements of your current double glazing pane and have a local Kirkcaldy glazing firm make a new pane. This new pane will have a hole cut out as an integral part of its structure where the cat flap can be fitted. This may take a week or more to manufacture, however it's the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've received your new modified glass pane, the old one can be removed and the new panel installed. Your cat flap will then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid timber door panels are, as previously mentioned, the simplest alternatives for cat flap installation in Kirkcaldy. If you're a bit unsure about creating an opening in your back or front door, you may be happier bringing in an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This kind of project is fairly inexpensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your pet can enjoy an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. It is necessary to know the interior construction, since some doors are lined with steel for added security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it might be easier to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always elect to install the cat flap into an external wall of your property in Kirkcaldy. Needing much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it's to be completed successfully. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angled access via a pillar is also a possibility. This installation calls for a square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. A suitable cat flap can then be installed on each side of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Kirkcaldy - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap fitted, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is entirely possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. Your cat flap fitter will remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding wall, window or door, and fit a new flap for your cat.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is essential to check that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new cat flap. The pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems, if it is found that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN KIRKCALDY
In and around Kirkcaldy there are plenty of professional cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services in doors, walls or windows. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations with regards to tracking down a good cat flap installer. If they have had comparable work carried out by a local Kirkcaldy tradesman themselves, and been over the moon with the result, you can anticipate that they'll likewise do a decent job for you.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, get at least 3 quotes from local Kirkcaldy tradesmen. Study these price quotes carefully and don't automatically go with the cheapest quotation, because this will often not be the best one. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their workmanship and make certain you have it in writing, just in case something should go amiss.
If you pick a specialist cat flap installer in Kirkcaldy you should wind up with a good quality product, which is skillfully fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Kirkcaldy and also nearby in: Windygates, Markinch, Coaltown of Balgonie, Kinglassie, Buckhaven, Lochgelly, Auchtertool, Methil, Thornton, Cowdenbeath, Cardenden, Burntisland, West Wemyss, Lochore, Dysart, Kinghorn, Aberdour, together with these postcodes KY1 1NZ, KY1 1JW, KY1 1EL, KY1 1BT, KY1 1DP, KY1 1DG, KY1 1SS, KY1 1HL, KY1 1DN, KY1 1HQ. Locally based Kirkcaldy cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode KY1 and the telephone code 01592.
Scotland Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted Scotland cat flap installation projects: Inaya Iles recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a hardwood front door in a semi-detached house in Methil, Scotland. Aamir Neale recently requested an estimate for installing a cat flap in a patio door in Kirriemuir. Chace Dolan recently asked for an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in a detached house in Lochgelly, Scotland. Mr and Mrs Cavanagh recently requested a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a glass front door in a bungalow in Shieldhill, Scotland. Armaan and Antonia Tovey recently requested a quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood front door in a semi-detached house in Bonnybridge. Daisy Waterman in Dunkeld was looking for someone who could install a locking cat flap in a patio front door in her semi-detached house. Amelie Schmidt recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden back door in a terraced house in Coldstream, Scotland. Lillia Brown and Cyrus Brown recently requested an estimate for installing an automatic cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Twechar, Scotland.
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All throughout Scotland you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the perfect cat flap fitter in Kirkcaldy itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
Kirkcaldy Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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