Cat Flap Fitter Poulton Lancashire (FY6): To allow your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Poulton home. Cats are inclined to get grouchy and irritated when continuously kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your furry friend easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap. But, what type of cat flap is the best solution for your circumstances?
The most fundamental type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a bendable sheet of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but let the cat climb through. Most Poulton cat owners would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although this may be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
This basic design can be improved upon with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, but it's still far from perfect since it enables other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your house.
A step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your house unless it's fitted with this special collar. The point that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar could perhaps get into your property, is the downside with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. An enhancement to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which contains a unique identifier which can be programmed by the user.
The kind of cat flap which is capable of identifying your pet's own microchip, is the next stage in feline entrance security. The number of your cat's micro-chip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). Whenever your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow only your microchipped pets to exit/enter.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you should make certain that it's of a design that can be locked. These days, almost all cat flaps available on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for extra security. This means that the cat flap can enable only entry into your house, be locked fully, allow only exit from your home, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This will give you a range of choices on exactly how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. A few higher end devices can be programmed to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.
If you are fairly decent at do-it-yourself, installing your own cat flap should not be all that difficult, as long as you have a solid wood door on your property in Poulton. On no account should you try to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN POULTON
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazing window or door panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them right away and give them the boot. New cat flaps can't be fitted into existing double glazing window or door panels. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, along with its thermal insulation attributes. In actual fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.
An experienced cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazing pane and have a local glazing company make a new purpose made one. This new panel will arrive with a hole cut out as a part of its construction where the cat flap will be fitted. This may take a week or two to produce, however it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. When your new glass pane is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap will then be put in.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, wood doors are the least complicated alternative with regards to cat flap installation on your home in Poulton. If you're uncertain about creating a hole in your front or back door, it's advisable to call a specialist to complete the task for you. This will provide you with the peace of mind that you will finish up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the project has been accomplished properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the interior construction, since some doors are steel lined for extra security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it might be easier to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to cut a hole in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed on an exterior wall. This form of installment is certainly best left to an expert, because it requires far more equipment and skill to execute. You could go for a straightforward tunnel style, or perhaps a right angle version which enables entry via a pillar. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut into your specified wall. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at either end to permit your feline friend to come in and out as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Poulton - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a door, window or wall, but it is broken or not functioning properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a new one. A trustworthy cat flap installer in Poulton will efficiently remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one as a replacement without harming the wall, door or window.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be necessary to make sure that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new cat flap. If the previous installation was bodged, the panel will have to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN POULTON
Whether you would like your cat flap mounted on a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are many different handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing firms in and around Poulton who'll be glad to help. There are various ways of tracking down a trustworthy cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. If they are willing to recommend somebody who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased as well.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through recommendation, always get 2 or 3 different quotations before making your choice, and keep in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Poulton you should end up with a quality product, that's expertly fitted, and will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Poulton and also in: Staining, Great Eccleston, Hambleton, Cleveleys, Thornton, Blackpool, Out Rawcliffe, Elswick, Thornton-Cleveleys, Weeton, Bispham, Singleton, Knott End-on-Sea, Fleetwood, Greenhaigh, and in these postcodes FY6 6AH, FY6 7AS, FY6 6SY, FY3 0EN, FY6 7HU, FY6 6AR, FY6 7BQ, FY3 0AP, FY6 6DD, FY6 7AH. Locally based Poulton cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode FY6 and the phone code 01253.
Poulton Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Enquiries Lancashire
Recent Lancashire cat flap installation projects: Lacie and Lowen Sanders recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a glass front door in a detached house in Lathom, Lancashire. Kaya and Borys Bob recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a glass front door in a semi-detached house in Banks. Mr and Mrs Isherwood recently enquired about getting a price for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in a semi-detached house in Cleveleys. Mr and Mrs Mills recently enquired about installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in a terraced house in Overton, Lancashire. Eva and Conan Corrigan recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Westhead, Lancashire. Esmee Hodgson recently asked for a price quote for installing a cat flap in a patio front door in Wesham, Lancashire. Mark Armstrong and Yasmine Armstrong recently requested a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood door in Banks. Mr and Mrs Lopez recently requested a quotation for installing a cat flap in a patio back door in a semi-detached house in Stalmine, Lancashire.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Poulton
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Cat Flap Installation Around Poulton
Households in Ashdown Close, Longfield Avenue, Gezzerts Rise, Carr Head Lane, Towbreck Gardens, The Hamptons, Maycroft Avenue, Chew Gardens, Belgrave Place, Poulton Gardens, Ryland Avenue, Little Poulton Lane, Raybourne Avenue, Arundel Drive, Crescent Road, Bramley Gardens, Tithebarn Gate, Taylors Close, Dover Gardens, Carleton Gate, Greenheys Avenue, Broadfield Avenue, Buckingham Way, Guildford Way, Sefton Avenue, Fouldrey Avenue, Totnes Close, Deepdale Avenue, Robins Lane, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following local Poulton postcodes: FY6 6AH, FY6 7AS, FY6 6SY, FY3 0EN, FY6 7HU, FY6 6AR, FY6 7BQ, FY3 0AP, FY6 6DD, FY6 7AH.
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