Cat Flap Fitter Tamworth Staffordshire (B77): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your house in Tamworth, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grumpy when continuously kept inside, and not able to roam. Having accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both mentally and physically. But, what form of cat flap is most suitable for your circumstances?
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is merely that. A piece of bendable material fixed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Of course, this is very basic, and won't be sufficient for most cat owners in Tamworth, who would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home, although it could be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
This standard design is still a long way off being ideal since it allows other cats or creatures to enter your property, nonetheless it can be improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your property unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The downside here is that any other cat in the area that's got a similar collar will be able to get into your house when using this sort of cat flap. An enhancement to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the pet's owner.
Fitting a cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's micro-chip, is the next level in entrance security for felines. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is close by.
The ability to lock it in place is vital whichever cat flap you're buying. Most cat flaps sold these days boast a 4-way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit only exit from your home, permit only entrance into your house, be locked fully, or have two-way entry and exit functionality. This provides you with options for all times of day and night, to have control over precisely how your cat flap operates. In keeping with your cat's and your requirements, there's even the option to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with a number of the top-end models.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be pretty straightforward if you've got a solid wood door, and respectable DIY skills. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. These situations call for the skills and expertise of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who'll have all the knowledge and tools for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN TAMWORTH
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them packing immediately. It is simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its security, thermal attributes and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Tamworth cat flap installer will measure your existing pane and put in an order for the new one. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed nicely into. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take a couple of weeks to manufacture. Once your new glass pane is delivered, the fitter will take out the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. Your cat flap can then be fitted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for new cat flap installations in Tamworth, as was stated earlier in this article, are wooden door panels. It's usually wise to bring in a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're at all dubious about creating a big hole in your door. A project of this type will not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your kitty will be climbing through an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. Having said that, certain uPVC door panels have a steel lining for further security, which could cause problems. The easiest kind of installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap installed in an exterior wall of your house in Tamworth, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. Needing far more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is certainly better left to a professional, if it's to be completed correctly. You could pick out a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angle version that allows access through a pillar. A square hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A suitable cat flap is then attached to both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Tamworth - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working correctly, the current hole in your wall, window or door can be used for a replacement provided that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap installer should be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the wall, window or door, and install a new flap for your cat.
If the new cat flap is to be mounted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the glass has been made and installed correctly. If it's found that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the panel will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TAMWORTH
Whether you need your cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, you'll find that there are handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing merchants in and around Tamworth who'll be happy to help. There are several ways of tracking down a reputable cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from family and friends. You can guarantee that if they have been willing to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you'll get a much similar service.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendation, always get at least three different estimates before coming to a decision, please remember that cheapest may not always be best. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might give for their standard of workmanship and make sure that it is backed up in writing, just in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take care and pick a reliable Tamworth cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a superior quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pet for years and years. And when all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Tamworth and also nearby in: Two Gates, Birchmoor, Shuttington, Glascote, Hockley, Polesworth, Kettlebrook, Perry Crofts, Mile Oak, Fazeley, Hopwas, Wilnecote, Bonehill, Whittington, Dosthill, Amington, Drayton Bassett, Hints, and in these postcodes B77 1AD, B77 1HX, B77 1BQ, B77 1BU, B77 1HH, B77 2EZ, B77 1BX, B77 2HB, B77 1HU, B77 1JF. Local Tamworth cat flap installers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01827 and the postcode B77.
Tamworth Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be completed by your local Tamworth cat flap installer including cat flaps in patio doors, electronic cat flap installation in Tamworth, dog flap installation Tamworth, automatic cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors in Tamworth, replacement cat flaps, magnetic cat flap installation Tamworth, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation services Tamworth, large cat flaps, cat flap installation in metal doors Tamworth, Catmate cat flap installations, conservatory cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation in Tamworth, cat flaps in uPVC doors, and lots more. If there are some other Tamworth cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Tamworth
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Cat Flap Installation Around Tamworth
Householders who live in the following streets and areas have recently inquired about cat flap installation services - Cambrian, Bright Crescent, Stonehaven, Shelley Road, Collett, Cowley, Buckingham Road, Barlow Court, Dumolos Lane, The Firs, Steere Avenue, The Gardens, Syerscote Lane, Athelstan Way, Craven, Birchwood Avenue, Bracklesham Way, Bromage Avenue, St Davids Road, St Christophers Drive, Bowling Green Avenue, Skipness, Coronation Street, The Lynch, Tansy, Torbay, Brookside Road, Sorbus, Solway Close, Brookside Way, as well as the following Tamworth area postcodes: B77 1AD, B77 1HX, B77 1BQ, B77 1BU, B77 1HH, B77 2EZ, B77 1BX, B77 2HB, B77 1HU, B77 1JF.
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Specialist cat flap fitter in B77 area, 01827.