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Abbots Langley Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Abbots Langley Hertfordshire (WD5): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Abbots Langley home. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having accessibility to outside world via a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a great idea, but precisely what is best style of cat flap for your beloved pet?

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A cat flap at its most basic is just that. A sheet of flexible material fixed over a hole in a door to allow a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is very basic, and won't be sufficient for most Abbots Langley cat owners, who would favour something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although it might be suitable for a shed or outhouse door.

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This standard model is still far from perfect because it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your home, nonetheless it can be improved on a little with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.

A step up from the magnetic strip style are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to open the flap and get into or leave your home, thus avoiding some unwelcome visitors. The drawback here is that any other cat in the area who has a similar style of collar could perhaps gain access to your house with this kind of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering a user programmed unique identifier. Gaining access is restricted to only your purrfect companion, resulting in an additional layer of security and control.

The next level in feline entrance security is to install the kind of cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unlocked anytime your cat is close-by, only permitting access to pets that have a micro-chip.

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The ability to lock it in position is essential whichever cat flap you are buying. Most cat flaps sold these days feature a 4-way locking system. Which means that it has the capability to be locked fully, allow admission into your premises only, enable exit from your premises only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This will give you a number of choices on how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. The wherewithal to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, and in line with yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.

If you are fairly decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a timber door on your property in Abbots Langley. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter, who'll have all the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation project.

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Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can't be installed into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not merely the strength and security of the panel, but it takes away the insulating attributes too. In fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.

A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a glazing company make a new purpose made pane. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazing unit will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a week or so to produce. After construction, your old glass will be taken out, and the brand new one put in its place. The installation of the cat flap can then be carried out.

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External Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for new cat flap installations in Abbots Langley, as was previously mentioned, are solid wood doors. It's often advisable to call on a professional cat flap fitter or handyman, if you're unsure about creating a big hole in your door. This sort of undertaking won't be too costly and is really worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. Nevertheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for extra security, which might cause issues. A one piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be more economical to swap the panel for a single pane type.

Wall Installation - It's also feasible to get a cat flap mounted on an outside wall of your property in Abbots Langley, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons. Needing much more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly better left to the pros, if it is to be accomplished successfully. There are several options for this installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. This installation entails a neat square shaped hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. A suitable cat flap can then be attached to both sides of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Abbots Langley - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not working properly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can still be used as long as the new flap is of an equivalent size. Your cat flap fitter will be able to take off the old cat flap, without harming the wall, door or window, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.

When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is essential to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new cat flap. If it is found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.

FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ABBOTS LANGLEY

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In and around Abbots Langley there are a number of specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing merchants who provide cat flap installation services in windows, walls or doors. There are several ways of finding a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking friends and relations. You can guarantee that if they have been prepared to recommend somebody who has done work for them, then you'll likely have a similar experience.

If you cannot find a cat flap installer through personal recommendation, always get at least 3 different quotations before making your choice, and remember that cheapest is often not best. See if you can get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse.

If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Abbots Langley you should wind up with a good quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for years to come.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Abbots Langley and also nearby in: St Albans, Park Street, Nash Mills, Watford, Bricket Wood, Garston, Chipperfield, Chiswell Green, Frogmore, Bedmont, Leavesden, Cassiobury, Hunton Bridge, Pimlico, as well as in these postcodes WD5 0NQ, WD4 8PX, WD4 8QA, WD5 0GH, WD5 0GX, WD5 0BP, WD5 0GJ, WD5 0ED, WD5 0NG, WD5 0BN. Local Abbots Langley cat flap fitters will likely have the phone code 01923 and the postcode WD5.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Abbots Langley cat flap installer including cat flap installation in uPVC doors, magnetic cat flap installation in Abbots Langley, Catmate cat flap installation, small cat flaps, cat flap installation in glass doors, infrared cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in patio doors in Abbots Langley, conservatory cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installation Abbots Langley, cat flap replacement in Abbots Langley, cat flap installation quotes, cat flap installation in metal doors, 4-way cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations, 2-way cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installations, and lots more. If there are other Abbots Langley cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.

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Also find: Nash Mills cat flap fitters, Chipperfield cat flap fitters, Cassiobury cat flap fitters, Pimlico cat flap fitters, Leavesden cat flap fitters, Park Street cat flap fitters, Chiswell Green cat flap fitters, Frogmore cat flap fitters, Bedmont cat flap fitters, Hunton Bridge cat flap fitters, Garston cat flap fitters and more. Cat flap installation services are available in all of these localities. When it comes to making certain that your cat flap is securely and properly fitted on your home, their expertise and knowledge is invaluable. With professional installation, you can be confident that your cat flap not only meets your canine companion's needs but also aligns with your home's safety and aesthetic requirements. By simply clicking here, cat flap installation quotes are available to local cat owners.

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(This cat flap fitter Abbots Langley article was last updated on 13-02-2024)