Cat Flap Fitter Swansea Wales (SA1): Installing a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Swansea house provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having easy access to outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both physically and mentally. But, what sort of cat flap is best in your case?
The most fundamental kind of cat flap, is just that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to keep the weather out, but permit the cat move through. Of course, this is really basic, and won't be good enough for most Swansea cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property, although it may be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.
This basic model is still a long way from being ideal since it allows other animals or cats a way to enter your home, but it can be somewhat improved upon by adding magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. No animal will be able to leave or get into your home unless it's fitted with this special collar. The downside here is that any other moggy in the Swansea area that has a similar style of collar can still access your home when using this kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
Choosing a cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's micro-chip, is the next level in entry gadgets for felines. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be achieved by microchipped animals, and the flap will be unfastened when you cat is nearby.
Being able to lock it in position is essential no matter which cat flap you are purchasing. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps available on the market boast a four way locking system for added flexibility. Which means that it has the capability to permit admission into your house only, be fully locked, permit only exit from your home, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This will provide you with a number of solutions on exactly how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night time. The facility to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with your pet's and your needs is also a possibility with some of the high end models of cat flap.
If you're fairly good at DIY, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, as long as you have a solid wood door on your house in Swansea. Under no circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These types of fixtures call for a professional installation by a reliable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN SWANSEA
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ someone who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them at once and ask them to leave. A new cat flap can't be fitted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any sort of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its security, thermal insulation attributes and strength. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
A specialist cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazing pane and have a local Swansea glazing company make a new purpose made pane. To ensure that the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take a couple of weeks to manufacture. Once you've acquired your new glass pane, the old one can be removed and the new panel installed. It's now possible to install your new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Swansea, as was stated earlier, are solid timber door panels. If you are a bit uncomfortable with cutting an opening in your back or front door, you may be better off bringing in an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This sort of project won't be all that expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if having your cat flap expertly installed offers you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. It pays to know the interior construction, since some doors are lined with steel for further security. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be more economical to swap the panel for a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to have a hole cut into your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed in an external wall. Requiring far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is certainly better left to a specialist, if it is to be executed correctly. You will find there are several options for this sort of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angle (through pillar) style. This installation entails a neat square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. An appropriate cat flap can then be mounted on each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Swansea - If your window, door or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working, or is damaged, it is entirely possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. A professional Swansea cat flap fitter will be happy to take out your old device and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any harm to the wall, window or door on which it is secured.
Before installing a new flap in double glazing that's been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way is vital. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the glass will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SWANSEA
There are several handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing merchants in the Swansea area, that provide cat flap fitting in whatever door or construction you require. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations with regards to obtaining a good cat flap fitter. If they're confident enough to recommend an individual who they have used, you can be certain that you will be happy also.
If you cannot find an installer through personal recommendations, always acquire two or three different quotes before coming to a decision, and remember that cheapest may not always be best. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they might give for their workmanship and ensure you have it in black and white, just in case something should go awry.
If you take your time and choose a competent Swansea cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a high quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for years and years. And all things considered - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Swansea and also in: Clydach, The Mumbles, Penlan, Killay, Sketty, Rhos, Cadle, West Cross, Pontardawe, Morriston, Llanelli, Pontarddulais, Gowerton, Skewen, Neath, Plasmarl, Dunvant, Cockett, Gorseinon, Port Talbot, together with these postcodes SA1 1UG, SA1 1RT, SA1 1QD, SA1 1JN, SA1 1QG, SA1 1YZ, SA1 1UN, SA1 2BA, SA1 1DF, SA1 2AQ. Locally based Swansea cat flap installers will likely have the postcode SA1 and the phone code 01792.
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Households in Brayley Road, Cae Gwyn Road, Belgrave Road, Birkdale Close, South View, Cambridge Gardens, Caswell Street, Dantwyn Road, Trewen Road, Dolgoy Gardens, Brunswick Street, Cefn Celyn, Thistleboon Road, Alltywerin, Charter Court, Alder Way, Cartersford Place, Siloh Road, Singleton Street, De La Beche Terrace, Balaclava Street, St Annes Close, Bronywawr, Benson Terrace, Atlantic Close, Clos Alltygog, Druidstone Way, Talbot Street, The Glade, School Road, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these local Swansea postcodes: SA1 1UG, SA1 1RT, SA1 1QD, SA1 1JN, SA1 1QG, SA1 1YZ, SA1 1UN, SA1 2BA, SA1 1DF, SA1 2AQ.
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