Cat Flap Fitter Wigan Greater Manchester (WN1): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Wigan property gives your cat the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. When continuously kept inside, cats much like people, will get irritated and grumpy. Allowing your furry friend accessibility to world outside via a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. But, what kind of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
The simplest form of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut in a door and a flexible material is placed over it to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most Wigan cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property, although it could be okay for a shed door or garden fence panel.
Because this option can allow other cats or creatures to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, though it can be improved on somewhat by holding the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. Subsequently, any animal that doesn't have a special collar can't leave or get into your house. Again this is a relatively simple kind of cat flap, since any other cat in the Wigan area who's got a similar model of collar might be able to get into your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices as they can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
A model of cat flap that is can be operated by your cat's own microchip, is the next level in feline entrance security. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you've got more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is in the vicinity.
Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in position. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This means that the cat flap can allow access into your premises only, be fully locked, enable only exit from your home, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This will give you solutions for all times of night and day, to control how your cat flap works. Some of the more advanced models can be programmed to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, in line with yours and your cat's requirements.
If you are pretty good at DIY, putting in a cat flap should not be all that difficult, if you have a timber door on your property in Wigan. Although, if it has to be fitted in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WIGAN
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them packing immediately. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Cutting into any type of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, together with its thermal insulation properties. In fact, it makes your glazing unsound and it should never be attempted.
A reliable Wigan cat flap fitter will diligently measure up your current panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing supplier. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. You may have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this to be made, however if you want a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once you've taken possession of your new pane of glass, the old one can be removed and the new one installed. It will now be possible to install your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wood doors are the least complicated option with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Wigan. It's generally best to hire the services of a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are in any way nervous about cutting a hole in your door. This sort of task won't be too costly and is really worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. It pays to know the interior construction, since some uPVC doors have a steel lining for extra security. A one-piece panel enables easier installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always elect to install the cat flap into an external wall of your property. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more equipment and expertise to install, so it's certainly better left to an expert. There are a number of possibilities for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) pattern. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole cut out of your specified wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on either end to permit your furry pal to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Wigan - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. You local cat flap installer will be able to remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the door, window or wall, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must make sure that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed accurately. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WIGAN
Whether you want your cat flap fitted in a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are handyman contractors, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing companies in and around Wigan who'll be able to help. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations with regards to locating a decent cat flap fitter. You can be certain that if they've been prepared to recommend someone who has done work for them, then you will get a very similar service.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, seek at least 3 quotations from local Wigan cat flap installers. Study these quotes carefully and don't automatically choose the cheapest quote, as this will often not be the best one. See if you can get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse to compensation.
A professional cat flap installer in Wigan will supply you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and which will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Wigan and also nearby in: Whelley, Haigh, Ince-in-Makerfield, Lower Standish, Spring View, Aspull, Pemberton, Marus Bridge, Poolstock, Shevington, Goose Green, Newtown, Hindley, Marylebone, New Springs, Standish, as well as in these postcodes WN1 1BT, WN1 1HD, WN1 1HU, WN1 2AN, WN1 1HW, WN1 1BZ, WN1 1TT, WN1 2BA, WN1 1RR, WN1 1PF. Local Wigan cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01942 and the postcode WN1.
Wigan Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be conducted by your local Wigan cat flap fitter including cat flaps in patio doors, cat flap installation price quotes, cat flap installation in doors Wigan, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls Wigan, microchip cat flap installation, conservatory cat flap installations Wigan, cat flap installation services, cat flap removal, cat flaps in double glazed doors, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors Wigan, electronic cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flap repairs, pet flap installations in Wigan, cat flap installation in glass doors, and lots more. If there are some other Wigan cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Around Greater Manchester you'll also obtain: Timperley cat flap fitters, Tottington cat flap installation, Blackrod cat flap installation, Summit cat flap fitters, Dukinfield cat flap installers, Tyldesley cat flap fitters, Worsley cat flap fitters, Guide Bridge cat flap installers, Leigh cat flap installers, South Turton cat flap installation, Rhodes cat flap installation, Shaw and Crompton cat flap installers, Hale cat flap installers, Little Lever cat flap installers, Hale cat flap installation, Wardle cat flap installers, Prestwich cat flap installers, Little Lever cat flap fitters, Saddleworth cat flap installation, Norden cat flap fitters, Cadishead cat flap installation, Milnrow cat flap fitters, Elton cat flap fitters, Little Hulton cat flap fitters, Shevington cat flap installers, Tottington cat flap installers, Broadbottom cat flap installation.
Throughout Greater Manchester you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a specialist cat flap fitter in Wigan itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
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Households in Shakespeare Grove, Appley Lane North, Dicconson Crescent, Dell Avenue, Danesway, Troutbeck Road, Dungeon Lane, Celandine Walk, Sharp Street, Torridon Close, Cavendish Drive, The Croft, Douglas Bank Drive, Ashurst Road, Taberner Close, Southfield, Scholes, Antler Court, Skull House Lane, Dursley Drive, Chantry Walk, Turriff Grove, Bankes Avenue, Delfhaven Court, Chetwode Avenue, Tears Lane, Cambridge Road, Cambourne Drive, Alder Lane, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following local Wigan postcodes: WN1 1BT, WN1 1HD, WN1 1HU, WN1 2AN, WN1 1HW, WN1 1BZ, WN1 1TT, WN1 2BA, WN1 1RR, WN1 1PF.
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