Cat Flap Fitter Luton Bedfordshire (LU1): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your home in Luton, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grumpy when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having access to the outside world by way of a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good option for you, exactly what kind of cat flap should you opt for?
The most basic kind of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give a bit of some protection from the weather. Obviously, this is really basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Luton, who would favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it could be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
This standard model is still far from ideal because it allows other cats or animals to enter into your house, nevertheless it can be marginally improved on by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. No animal will be able to leave or access your home unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. Once again this is a relatively simple kind of cat flap, as any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar collar can still gain access to your home. An improvement to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which has a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat owner.
The type of cat flap that's able to identify your pet's own microchip, is the next stage in feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits only your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
Whenever you're buying 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 that it has the capability to enable exit only, enable only admittance into your premises, be locked fully, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This gives you a number of choices on exactly how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. A few of the high end devices can be programmed to perform particular functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your pet's needs.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be pretty simple if you have a solid wood door, and reasonable DIY skills. Not in any circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. These situations call for the expertise and skills of a specialist cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have all the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN LUTON
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can't be installed into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Drilling or cutting into any type of double glazing will damage its security and strength, together with its insulating attributes. The truth is, it renders the glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure your current double glazing pane and have a glazing firm knock up a new pane. So that the cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazing panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction. You might have to wait two weeks or so for this to be produced, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. After construction, the old glass panel can be taken out, and the brand new one put in its place. The installing of the cat flap will then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, timber doors are the easiest alternative when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your home in Luton. If you're unsure about creating a hole in your front door, it's advisable to call a professional to undertake the project for you. This kind of undertaking won't be too costly and is worthwhile doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most cases. It pays to know the interior construction, since some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for extra security. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slats with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to have a hole cut in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you can get a cat flap installed on an exterior wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more skill and equipment to fit, so it is definitely best left to a specialist. You'll find there are several options for this sort of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angled (through pillar) model. A neat square hole will need to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your feline friend can get out of and into your house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Luton - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, but it is damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a new one. You local cat flap fitter will remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the window, door or wall, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is to be mounted in a pre cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must check that the glass has been cut and installed accurately. If it's found that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the pane must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LUTON
Whether you'd like your cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, you will find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing suppliers in the Luton area who will be delighted to help. There are a variety of ways of locating a reputable cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking neighbours and friends. If they have had similar work completed by a local Luton tradesman, and been pleased with the outcome, you can consider that they will do a good quality job for you too.
If it isn't possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get 2 or 3 different price quotes from local cat flap fitters before making a decision. It's generally wise not to automatically go with the cheapest option. Check if they offer any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something goes awry as the work is carried out.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Luton will supply you with a quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Luton and also nearby in: Lilley, Slip End, Leasgrave, Biscot, Chaul End, Dunstable, Streatley, Markyate, Caddington, Round Green, Pepperstock, Offley, Wigmore, Leagrave Marsh, Aley Green, Stopsley, Winch Hill, Sundon Park, together with these postcodes LU1 1RP, LU1 1PH, LU1 1TP, LU1 1QL, LU1 1UU, LU1 1TA, LU1 1SZ, LU1 1JZ, LU1 1BB, LU1 1QX. Local Luton cat flap installers will probably have the phone code 01582 and the postcode LU1.
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All throughout Bedfordshire you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the ideal cat flap fitter in Luton itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
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Cat flaps were recently installed for people living in Dexter Close, Tavistock Court, Bailey Street, St Olams Close, Ashfield Way, Downs View, Summers Road, Chestnut Avenue, Stoneways Close, Thelby Close, Stanley Street, Tower Court, Tenth Avenue, Common Lane, Catsbrook Road, Dunstable Place, Drapers Mews, Byron Road, The Larches, Broadacres, Althorp Road, Beresford Road, Coniston Road, Adelaide Street, Alderton Close, The Crossway, Broughton Avenue, Brackendale Grove, Challney Close, The Crest and these Luton postcodes: LU1 1RP, LU1 1PH, LU1 1TP, LU1 1QL, LU1 1UU, LU1 1TA, LU1 1SZ, LU1 1JZ, LU1 1BB, LU1 1QX.
Luton Bedfordshire England: The huge town of Luton can be found in the county of Bedfordshire in the Eastern district of Great Britain. Luton is roughly 28 miles from Bedford and 34 miles from Central London, villages and towns close by include Aley Green, Sundon Park, Caddington, Biscot, Offley, Dunstable, Round Green and Winch Hill. Luton has a population of about 215,000, has the telephone dial code 01582 and is in the postcode district LU1. The airport at Luton opened for flights on the 16th July 1938 and it is one of the biggest airports in the United Kingdom, transporting approximately 14 million passengers per year. (Tags: Luton England, Luton UK, Luton Bedfordshire, Luton Beds)
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