Cat Flap Fitter Rotherham South Yorkshire (S60): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Rotherham home provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. When kept indoors, cats much like people, will get irritated and grumpy. Having easy access to world outside via a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. But, what style of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material fixed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat climb through. Most Rotherham cat owners would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although this could be acceptable for a shed door or garden fence panel.
This uncomplicated model is still far from ideal since it allows other animals or cats a way to get into your house, but it can be marginally improved on by adding magnetic strips to keep the flap in place.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or access your home, therefore preventing some undesirable visitors. The reality that any other moggy in the Rotherham area that's got a similar model of collar could perhaps get into your property, is the downside with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system having a user programmed unique identifier.
Fitting a cat flap which can identify your cat's microchip, is the next level in access devices for felines. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. The flap will be unlocked anytime your cat is nearby, only permitting access to animals that have a micro-chip.
Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure it's of a type that can be locked. For extra flexibility, most cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system nowadays. This means that the cat flap can enable only access into your home, enable exit from your premises only, be locked fully, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This gives you choices for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. In line with yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the option to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the top-end devices.
Fitting a cat flap yourself can be fairly straightforward if you have a solid timber door on your Rotherham property, and decent do-it-yourself capabilities. But, if you are hoping to fit it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should ask for outside assistance. This sort of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who will be delighted to undertake such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ROTHERHAM
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, send them packing immediately. A new cat flap cannot be installed into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by drilling or cutting into it, and will diminish its thermal insulation attributes, strength and security. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsafe.
A professional cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a local Rotherham glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. As a part of its construction this new double glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed snugly into. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it can take one or two weeks to manufacture. When your new glass panel shows up, the fitter will take out the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. It's now possible to install the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, wooden doors are the least complicated option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your home in Rotherham. If you're a little dubious about cutting a sizeable hole in your front door, you might be happier bringing in a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to wind up with a professionally fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been done correctly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, as some door panels incorporate a steel lining for added security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it may be better to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap mounted into an external wall of your property in Rotherham, if you do not wish to cut chunks out of your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons. Requiring a lot more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to a professional, if it's to be accomplished successfully. You'll find there are several options for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) style. This installation involves a neat square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry friend can enter and exit the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Rotherham - If your door, window or wall already has a cat flap fitted, but it's not working, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. A specialist Rotherham cat flap installer will gladly remove your old entry device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the window, door or wall on which it's mounted.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazing panel that's been pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is vital. If it becomes obvious this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ROTHERHAM
There are many specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing firms in the Rotherham area, that provide cat flap installation in whatever door or construction you need. There are several ways of finding a decent cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. You can be sure that if they've been happy to recommend someone who has completed work for them, then you'll likely have a similar experience.
If you cannot find a fitter through personal recommendations, always try to obtain at least three different price quotes before coming to a final decision, and don't forget that cheapest may not always be best. Ask about any warranties they may provide for their workmanship and ensure you have it in black and white, just in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take care and pick a trustworthy Rotherham cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a good quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your pet for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Rotherham and also nearby in: Listerdale, Meadowhall, Brinsworth, Dalton Magna, Parkgate, Bradgate, Tinsley, Eastwood, Dalton, Canklow, Wincobank, Deepdale, Greasebrough, Kimberworth, Aldwarke, Herringthorpe, and in these postcodes S60 1FD, S60 2AF, S60 1ED, S60 1SN, S60 2AR, S60 1RQ, S60 1JT, S60 1YB, S60 1SL, S60 1FF. Locally based Rotherham cat flap fitters will probably have the dialling code 01709 and the postcode S60.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Rotherham
Some Rotherham streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - Dukes Place, Church Close, Blackmoor, Stewarts Road, Town Lane, Toll Bar Road, Sitwell Terrace, Sheridan Drive, Stadium Court, Sandy Lane, Scholey Road, Arcon Place, Shelley Drive, Boswell Road, Commonwealth View, Turner Close, Discovery Way, Atlee Close, Arundel Street, Brett Close, Amorys Holt Close, Churchill Avenue, Ash Road, The Steadlands, Black Carr Road, Taylors Close, Aymer Drive, Sopewell Road, Bawtry Road, as well as the following Rotherham area postcodes: S60 1FD, S60 2AF, S60 1ED, S60 1SN, S60 2AR, S60 1RQ, S60 1JT, S60 1YB, S60 1SL, S60 1FF.
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