Cat Flap Fitter Shepshed Leicestershire (LE12): To allow your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Shepshed house. When kept indoors, cats just like humans, will get irritated and grouchy. Having accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good option for you, exactly what form of cat flap should you fit?
The simplest sort of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a bendable material is hung over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Although this might be suitable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door, the majority of cat owners in Shepshed would doubtless favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property.
As this option allows other creatures or cats to enter your house, it is not at all recommended, although it can be improved on a little by keeping the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or get into your home, therefore keeping out some unwanted visitors. Once again this is a relatively basic kind of cat flap, because any other moggy in the Shepshed area who's got a similar style of collar will be able to gain access to your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices as they can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
A cat flap that's able to identify your cat's microchip, is the next level in Shepshed feline access security. The number of your cat's microchip is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one pet). When your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and allows only your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you should make certain it is of a type that can be locked. For extra flexibility, almost all cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system these days. Which means that it's got the capability to allow entry into your premises only, enable exit only, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way exit and entry mode. This gives you alternatives for all times of day and night, to have control over how your cat flap works. The facility to perform different functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your pet's needs is also a possibility with some of the high end models of cat flap.
If you are fairly good at DIY, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, as long as you have a timber door on your home in Shepshed. Not in any circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. These situations call for the skills and expertise of an experienced cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN SHEPSHED
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be installed in a double glazing window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the work right away and show them the gate. New cat flaps can not be installed into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any kind of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting into it, and will diminish its security, strength and thermal insulation attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsafe.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Shepshed cat flap installer will measure your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. So that your cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it can take a week or two to produce. Once your new glass pane arrives, the fitter will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The cat flap can then be installed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for cat flap installations in Shepshed, as was stated earlier in this article, are wooden doors. It's generally best to bring in an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're in any way uncomfortable with creating a big hole in your front door. This kind of undertaking won't be all that expensive and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in many cases. It pays to know the interior construction, because some door panels are lined with steel for added security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to have a cat flap installed on an outside wall of your house in Shepshed, if you do not wish to cut chunks out of your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons. This type of installation is undoubtedly better left to an expert, since it requires a lot more equipment and skill to execute. There are a number of options for this installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) model. Installation involves a square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so that your furry pal can get out of and into the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Shepshed - If your door, window or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. Your cat flap installer will be able to take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding door, wall or window, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is being mounted into a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the glass has been manufactured, cut and installed in the right way. If the previous installation was bodged, the panel must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SHEPSHED
In the Shepshed area there are a number of different handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing suppliers who provide cat flap installation services for doors, windows or walls. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals when it comes to obtaining a decent cat flap specialist. If they are prepared to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be pleased too.
If it isn't feasible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get at least three different quotes from local tradesmen before making a decision. It is generally advisable not to always opt for the cheapest offer. Check if they provide any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes wrong as the work is carried out.
If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Shepshed you will finish up with a good quality product, that is expertly fitted, and will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Shepshed and also in: Dishley, Woodhouse, Blackbrook, Woodhouse Eaves, Thrinstone, Markfield, Hathern, Finney Hill, Diseworth, Whitwick, Charley, Belton, Loughborough, Nanpantan, Olng Whatton, together with these postcodes LE12 9NU, LE12 9NS, LE12 9PP, LE12 9BH, LE12 9JB, LE12 9HR, LE12 9AD, LE12 9LX, LE12 9DP, LE12 9NG. Local Shepshed cat flap installers will probably have the dialling code 01509 and the postcode LE12. Verifying this will ensure you are accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Shepshed property owners will be able to utilise these and many other similar services.
Shepshed Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Leicestershire Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Leicestershire cat flap installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs Connor recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Kirby Muxloe. Lia Pearce and Nojus Pearce recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood back door in Burbage, Leicestershire. Mr and Mrs Akhtar recently requested a quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio front door in Houghton on the Hill. Jaxon Harden was looking for someone to install a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in his semi-detached house in Burton on the Wolds, Leicestershire. Rishi and Enid Brock recently asked for a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood door in Glenfields. Alexia Bains in Blackfordby, Leicestershire was looking for someone who could install a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden front door in her terraced house. Mr and Mrs Wheeler recently requested a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Worthington, Leicestershire. Martha Little recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in a terraced house in Houghton on the Hill. All these Leicestershire property owners searched for "cat flap fitter Leicestershire" and discovered this website on either Google, Yahoo or Bing.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Shepshed
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Cat Flap Installation Around Shepshed
Cat flaps were recently fitted for people living in Pingle Lane, Nock Verges, Shilton Road, Highfield Street, Astley Road, Hurst Road, Laburnum Drive, Hallam Close, Beechrome Drive, Lucas Way, Ullswater Close, Mill Lane, Wilf Bown Close, Vicarage Street, The Grange, Masefield Drive, George Foster Close, Queensway, The Square, Oxford Street, Chapel Street, Windermere Close, Maughan Street, Oakdale Road, Elmdale Road, Equity Road and these Shepshed postcodes: LE12 9NU, LE12 9NS, LE12 9PP, LE12 9BH, LE12 9JB, LE12 9HR, LE12 9AD, LE12 9LX, LE12 9DP, LE12 9NG. These places recently saw activity by an expert cat flap fitter. Shepshed residents enjoyed the benefits of trusted and dependable cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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