Cat Flap Fitter Ormskirk Lancashire (L39): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your home in Ormskirk, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when constantly kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Allowing your cat easy access to outside world via a cat flap can also help keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you think it's a good idea, but exactly what is best form of cat flap for your pet?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a bendable material is hung over the gap to give protection from the weather. Obviously, this is really basic, and will rarely good enough for most Ormskirk cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although it might be appropriate for a fence panel or shed door.
This basic design can be improved on to some degree with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it is still far from perfect because it allows other animals or cats to enter into your property.
The next step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to use a collar which has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased in it. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your house unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a fairly basic form of cat flap, because any other cat in the Ormskirk area who's got a similar model of collar could possible get into your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these devices and can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to use a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip. The details of your cat's micro-chip are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unlocked whenever you cat is close by.
Being able to lock it in position is essential no matter what cat flap you're purchasing. For extra security, most cat flaps boast a 4-way locking mechanism these days. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, permit only entrance into your premises, permit exit only, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This gives you options for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. In line with yours and your cat's requirements, there is even the option to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with some of the high end devices.
If you are pretty decent at DIY, installing your own cat flap should not be that difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your house in Ormskirk. Although, if it is going to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These situations call for the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or odd job man, who'll have all the knowledge and tools for this type of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ORMSKIRK
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to hire someone who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. It's simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making holes in your double glazing damages not merely the security and strength of the panel, but it takes away the thermal insulation properties too. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Ormskirk cat flap installer will measure your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted neatly into. This might take a week or two to manufacture, however it is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. After construction, the old glass unit can be taken out, and the brand new one put in. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wood doors are the simplest option with regards to cat flap installation on your property in Ormskirk. If you are unsure about cutting a hole in your door, it's a good move to bring in a specialist to do the work for you. A project like this should not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your cat will have the use of an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. It is necessary to know the interior construction, as some uPVC doors are steel lined for additional security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it might be better to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to cut a hole in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can get a cat flap installed within an outside wall. This sort of installment is certainly best left to a specialist, because it requires a lot more equipment and skill to accomplish. You can pick out a straight through tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled version which allows access via a pillar. A square hole will need to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap is then installed on each side of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ormskirk - If your wall, door or window already has a cat flap installed, but it has stopped working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. A competent cat flap installer in Ormskirk will efficiently remove the old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding door, window or wall.
When the installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be essential to confirm that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. The glass pane must be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues, if it is found that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ORMSKIRK
Whether you want your cat flap fitted in a door, window or wall, you will find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing suppliers in and around Ormskirk who will be happy to help. It may be possible to ask friends and relations for recommendations in relation to locating a first-rate cat flap specialist. If they're happy to recommend someone who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased also.
If it's not possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get two or three different quotes from local handymen before coming to a final decision. It is generally advisable not to always go for the cheapest offer. Ask if they supply any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something goes wrong when the work is carried out.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Ormskirk will supply you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Ormskirk and also in: Scarisbrick, Lathorn, Snape Green, Westhead, Burscough Bridge, Stanley Gate and Maghull, Rainford, Carr Cross, Burscough, Southport, Bickerstaffe, Skelmersdale, Newburgh, Halsall, and in these postcodes L39 1NZ, L39 1PQ, L39 1PB, L39 2BA, L39 2BN, L39 1PH, L39 1NY, L39 2AY, L39 1SL, L39 1NS. Local Ormskirk cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode L39 and the dialling code 01695.
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Cat Flap Enquiries Lancashire
Current Lancashire cat flap installation requests: Bella and Nolan Mather recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio front door in Charnock Richard. Samir Finnegan and Jessica Finnegan recently requested a quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio door in a semi-detached house in Great Eccleston. Lois and Yuvraj Mcguire recently requested a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a glass back door in Clayton le Woods. Kiyan Doherty recently enquired about getting a price for installing an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in a detached house in Barrowford, Lancashire. Samson Norton recently requested a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in a terraced house in Langho, Lancashire. Cole Bingham recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in a semi-detached house in Broughton, Lancashire. Laura Goddard recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden back door in Samlesbury, Lancashire. Mr and Mrs Millington recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in Waddington.
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Some Ormskirk streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - Shaws Garth, Thompson Avenue, Tarlscough Lane, Cherry Grove, The Green Lane, Truscott Road, Chestnut Grange, Syd Brook Lane, Chapel Moss, Thornhill Close, Beech Meadow, Acres Lane, Abbey Lane, St Bedes Close, St Helens Road, Thoroughgood Close, Bowkers Green Lane, Blairgowrie Gardens, Delph Park Avenue, Colburne Close, Standhouse Lane, Charlesbye Avenue, Cromfield, Cobbs Brow Lane, Bleasdale Close, Church Fields, Broad Lane, Daub Lane, as well as these local Ormskirk postcodes: L39 1NZ, L39 1PQ, L39 1PB, L39 2BA, L39 2BN, L39 1PH, L39 1NY, L39 2AY, L39 1SL, L39 1NS.
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