Cat Flap Fitter Oswestry Shropshire (SY10): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your home in Oswestry, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence and freedom. When constantly kept indoors, cats as with people, will get grumpy and irritated. Having access to the outside world with a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both mentally and physically. But, what style of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
The most rudimentry sort of cat flap is basically that. A piece of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Though this may be acceptable in a fence panel or shed door, the vast majority of Oswestry cat owners would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house.
This basic design can be improved on to some degree with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, but it's still a long way off being perfect as it enables other cats or animals a means by which to enter into your property.
A step up from the magnetic strip model are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. This means that any animal that does not have a special collar cannot leave or access your property. The fact that any other cat in the Oswestry area who's got a similar model of collar can still gain access to your house, is the drawback with this kind of cat flap. An enhancement to this product is a RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.
The kind of cat flap that is can be operated by your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in Oswestry feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened whenever your cat is in close proximity, only permitting access to animals that have a microchip.
When you're buying a cat flap, you must make certain that it is of a type that can be locked into position. For extra flexibility, the majority of cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable exit from your property only, be locked fully, permit admittance into your property only, or have two way exit and entrance functionality. This provides you with options for all times of day and night, to control how your cat flap operates. Based on yours and your pet's needs, there is even the possibility to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the more advanced models.
If you have a wooden door on your property in Oswestry, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. Such situations require the expertise and skills of a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is sure to have have the knowledge and tools for this kind of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN OSWESTRY
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can't be fitted into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, along with its insulation attributes. In actual fact, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should never be attempted.
A dependable Oswestry cat flap fitter will diligently get the dimensions of your current unit and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. So that your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new glazed panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction. This may take a week or so to produce, however it's really the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, your old glass pane can be taken out, and the new adapted one put in its place. The installation of the cat flap can then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as I already mentioned, the easiest options for cat flap installation in Oswestry. If you are uncertain about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's wise to bring in a professional to do the job for you. This type of task won't be too expensive and is well worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed gives you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. You'll need to establish what the internal construction of you door is, because for additional security certain uPVC doors are made with a reinforced steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it might be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could decide to install a cat flap on an external wall of your property in Oswestry. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for considerably more equipment and skill to fit, therefore it is certainly better left to the pros. You will find there are a number of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angular (through pillar) configuration. Installation entails a neat square hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry pal can enter and exit your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Oswestry - If your wall, door or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it has stopped working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to fit a replacement into the current cavity. An expert Oswestry cat flap fitter will be happy to take off your old unit and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the wall, door or window on which it's attached.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed panel that's been previously pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately is vital. The glass panel will have to 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 OSWESTRY
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, you'll find that there are a number of different handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing merchants in the Oswestry area who will be ready to help. There are several ways to find a reputable cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from friends and relations. If they are prepared to recommend somebody who they have used, you can be certain that you'll be happy as well.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendation, always get at least 3 different estimates before making your choice, and bear in mind that cheapest may not always be best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse for compensation.
If you take your time and pick a competent Oswestry cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a superior quality product, that's professionally installed, and will give great service to you and your furry friend for years and years. And at the end of the day - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Oswestry and also nearby in: Glentworth, West Felton, Park Hall, Pant, Middleton, Brogyntyn, Kinnersley, Trefonen, Whittington, Maesbury Marsh, Mile End, Gledrid, Morda, Gobowen, Knockin, Selattyn, as well as in these postcodes SY10 9PF, SY11 1EA, SY10 7HQ, SY10 9YT, SY10 8RA, SY10 7WD, SY11 1HY, SY11 1AA, SY11 1JQ, SY11 1GD. Local Oswestry cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode SY10 and the telephone dialling code 01691.
Shropshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Shropshire cat flap installation projects: Nicholas Dack and Lexi Dack recently requested a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in Craven Arms. Sylvie Deeley recently requested a quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in a bungalow in Bridgnorth. Caelan Henry and Valentina Henry recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden back door in Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Victor and Anastasia Warburton recently asked for a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in a detached house in Brookside. Angela Sherwood and Hari Sherwood recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass front door in Minsterley. Anayah and Arnav Burgess recently requested an estimate for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass door in a detached house in Overdale. Mr and Mrs Mcghee recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood front door in Lilleshall. Alicia Harris recently asked for a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden front door in Selattyn.
Oswestry Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Oswestry cat flap installer including large cat flaps, cat flap replacement, microchip cat flap installation Oswestry, Petsafe cat flap installations, Catmate cat flap installation Oswestry, cat flaps in patio doors, small cat flaps, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap repairs Oswestry, cat flap services in Oswestry, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap installation estimates, dog flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation, pet flap installations Oswestry, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls, and more. If there are other Oswestry cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Oswestry
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Cat Flap Installation Around Oswestry
In the last twelve months cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Oswestry streets: Ash Grove, Brook Lea Close, Trefonen Road, Berllan Close, Bradley Fields, Campbell Close, Church Lane, Cornwall Avenue, Ambleside Road, Ty Maen, Stanley Place, Belle Vue, Bishops Close, St Martins Road, Cottage Lane, Brynhafod Lane, Agnes Hunt Memorial Bungalows, Caer Road, Sandringham Avenue, Beatrice Street, Croeswylan Crescent, Coopers Lane, Alexandra Road, Boot Street, Station Road, Ardmillan Lane, Brynafon Close, Brookfield Estate, and in these Shropshire postcodes: SY10 9PF, SY11 1EA, SY10 7HQ, SY10 9YT, SY10 8RA, SY10 7WD, SY11 1HY, SY11 1AA, SY11 1JQ, SY11 1GD.
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