Cat Flap Fitter Lymm Cheshire (WA13): Installing a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Lymm house provides your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a good idea, but which is best sort of cat flap for your pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is simply that. A bit of flexible material hung over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. While this could be appropriate for a garden fence panel or shed door, most Lymm cat owners would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house.
This basic model can be improved on to some degree with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, however it is still far from perfect since it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter into your home.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting an IR, RF chip or magnet. No animal will be able to leave or access your property unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The reality that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar model of collar may be able to access your property, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
Installing a cat flap that can identify your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in access gadgets for felines. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you should make sure that it is of a design that can be locked. Currently, most cat flaps available on the market feature a four way locking system for extra security. This allows your cat flap to enable only exit from your home, be locked fully, enable entry into your premises only, or have 2-way exit and entry functionality. This will give you a number of options on exactly how your cat flap works any time of the day and night time. Some more advanced devices can be set to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with yours and your cat's needs.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be pretty simple if you have a solid wood door, and reasonable do-it-yourself abilities. On no account should you try to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. Such situations require the expertise and skills of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have all the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN LYMM
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire someone who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and ask them to leave. A new cat flap can't be installed into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, as well as its thermal properties. The truth is, it renders the glazing unsound and it should never be done.
A dependable Lymm cat flap fitter will carefully get the dimensions of your existing panel and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing firm. To ensure that the cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new double glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This might take a week or so to manufacture, however it's basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you have received your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - Solid wooden doors are, as mentioned previously, the simplest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Lymm. If you are somewhat unsure of cutting a sizeable hole in your front door, you might be happier contacting a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. A project of this kind is relatively inexpensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your kitty will have the use of a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. Nonetheless, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for extra security, which could cause problems. A one-piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be more economical to replace the panel with a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If you don't wish to cut a hole in your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed within an external wall. This sort of installment is undoubtedly best left to a professional, as it calls for far more skill and equipment to execute. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angular access via a pillar is also an option. This installation calls for a square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your furry pal can exit and enter your house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Lymm - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it is not working properly, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. You local cat flap fitter will take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding door, wall or window, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly is vital. The glass pane will need to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if it is found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LYMM
There are plenty of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even double glazing merchants in the Lymm area, who provide cat flap fitting thru whatever door or structure you require. There's no better procedure for locating a good cat flap installer than asking family and friends for recommendations. If they've had similar work done by a local Lymm tradesman, and been very happy with the end result, you can reasonably expect that they will do a decent job for you too.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendation, always acquire three or four different quotations before coming to a decision, and remember that cheapest may not always be best. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Lymm you should finish up with a good quality product, that's expertly fitted, and will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Lymm and also nearby in: Heatley, Partington, Thelwall, Moston, Woolston, Grappenhall, Deansgreen, High Legh, Dunham Massey, Warrington, Little Bollington, Rushgreen, Warburton, Rixton, Statham, Swarton Heath, as well as in these postcodes WA13 0DU, WA13 0GR, WA13 0AD, WA13 0JZ, WA13 0EZ, WA13 0HA, WA13 0SN, WA13 0NL, WA13 0DA, WA13 0EA. Locally based Lymm cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode WA13 and the telephone code 01925.
Lymm Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be carried out by your local Lymm cat flap installer including cat flap repairs, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls Lymm, small cat flaps in Lymm, Sureflap cat flap installation in Lymm, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, Staywell cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation in Lymm, 2-way cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap replacement, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors Lymm, electronic cat flap installation in Lymm, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cheap cat flaps in Lymm, and lots more. If there happen to be some other Lymm cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Some Lymm streets and roads where cat flaps have recently been fitted - Rushgreen Road, Millington Gardens, Camsley Lane, Brook Road, Fairfield Road, Bollin Drive, Chase Meadow, White Broom, Stockport Road, The Grove, Domville Close, Clanbrook Avenue, The Greenacres, Sandmoor Place, Oaklands Drive, Spring Lane, Farcroft Close, Hopefield Road, The Anchorage, Green View, Newarth Drive, Bucklow Gardens, Woodbine Road, Park Road, Bridgewater Street, Grove Rise, Jubilee Grove, Hilltop Road, Booth's Hill Road, as well as the following Lymm area postcodes: WA13 0DU, WA13 0GR, WA13 0AD, WA13 0JZ, WA13 0EZ, WA13 0HA, WA13 0SN, WA13 0NL, WA13 0DA, WA13 0EA.
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