Cat Flap Fitter Aldenham

Aldenham Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Aldenham Hertfordshire (WD25): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your property in Aldenham, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. When constantly kept indoors, cats just like people, will get grumpy and irritated. Giving your cat access to the outside world via a cat flap can also help keep them mentally and physically fit. But what form of cat flap is the best solution for your situation?

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The most basic form of cat flap, is just that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but permit the cat go through. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and won't be good enough for most Aldenham cat owners, who would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although it could be okay for a shed door or garden fence panel.

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Since this option allows other animals or cats to enter your home, it is not at all recommended, though it can be improved on a bit by keeping the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar featuring a magnet, RF or IR chip. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your house, thus preventing some unwelcome visitors. The point that any other cat in the Aldenham area that's got a similar collar can easily access your house, is the downside with this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.

Choosing a cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's microchip, is the next level in entry devices for felines. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is close by.

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Whatever cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in position. For added flexibility, nearly all cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means that the cat flap can permit only exit from your home, allow only entry into your house, be fully locked, or be set for two way entry and exit. This will give you a variety of choices on how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. A few higher end devices can be set to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, based on yours and your cat's needs.

If you're fairly good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap should not be too difficult, if you have a timber door on your home in Aldenham. But, if you are planning to install it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you should seek outside help. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or handyman, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation project.


Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and give them the boot. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will damage its strength and security, as well as its thermal insulation attributes. Actually, it renders the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Aldenham cat flap installer will measure your current unit and order a brand new one. So your cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. This can take a week or two to manufacture, but it's the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, your old glass panel will be removed, and the new one put in. The cat flap can then be installed.

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External Wooden Doors - Solid wooden doors are, as I mentioned previously, the simplest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Aldenham. If you are uncomfortable with creating a hole in your front or back door, it's wise to contact an expert to undertake the project for you. This kind of project will not be all that expensive and is well worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed offers you that additional reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. However, some uPVC doors have got a steel lining for added security, which might cause issues. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single panel.

Wall Installation - If you do not wish to cut a hole in your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed in an exterior wall. This type of installment is certainly best left to a professional, since it requires a lot more equipment and skill to execute. Almost all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angle access via a pillar is also a possibility. Installation entails a square hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. A suitable cat flap can then be attached to each end of the hole.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Aldenham - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your door, window or wall can be used for a replacement so long as the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap fitter should be able to remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the window, wall or door, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.

If the substitute cat flap is going to be installed in a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must double check that the glass has been made and installed in the right way. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge up, the panel will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.


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There are a number of different professional cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing suppliers in the Aldenham area, that provide cat flap installations onto whatever door or fabrication you require. There are various ways of locating a competent cat flap fitter, and few are more reliable than asking friends and family. If they're happy to recommend somebody who they have used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be pleased as well.

Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, seek 2 or 3 estimates from local Aldenham tradesmen. Study these closely and do not automatically opt for the cheapest option, as this won't necessarily be the best one. Check if they supply any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something goes awry when the work is carried out.

If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Aldenham you will end up with a quality product, that's properly fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Aldenham and also in nearby places like: Bricket Wood, Letchmore Heath, Shenleybury, Frogmore, Patchetts Green, Colney Street, Meriden, Round Bush, Garston, Smug Oak, together with these postcodes WD6 1PA, WD6 1GJ, WD6 1NU, WD6 1EP, WD6 1EY, WD6 1GZ, WD6 1AF, WD6 1FX, WD6 1AU, WD6 1FJ. Local Aldenham cat flap fitters will likely have the phone code 01923 and the postcode WD25. Verifying this will make certain that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Aldenham householders can benefit from these and various other related services.

Cat Flap Positioning

When it comes to fitting a cat flap, your home's security and your cat's convenience depend on the position of the flap. Taking various aspects into account, such as you home's layout, potential security risks and the breed and size of your cat, a professional cat flap fitter can give expert advice on where to position your cat flap.

They are there to help you choose the most suitable location for the flap, making it easy for your cat to access but difficult for intruders. They may suggest avoiding placing the flap close to a hedge or fence, which could be exploited to enter your garden, or recommend positioning it higher to stop small animals from entering your property.

You can ensure that your cat flap is in the most advantageous position for your cat's happiness and your home's safety by obtaining the right advice.

Are Cat Flaps Good for Cats?

With increased freedom and independence, cat flaps are advantageous for cats. These small doors allow feline companions to access the outdoors or other designated areas at their own discretion, stimulating their natural exploration and curiosity instincts.

By enabling cats to engage in regular exercise and mental stimulation, cat flaps contribute to their overall well-being. By eliminating the need to constantly open window or doors for their pets, cat flaps offer cat owners in Aldenham a convenient solution. To ensure the cat's safety from potential outdoor dangers and prevent unwelcome animals from entering the property, certain considerations should be made.

Furthermore, cats with behavioural issues or medical problems may not be compatible with cat flaps. It is crucial to supervise and evaluate individual circumstances properly to determine if a cat flap is suitable for a specific cat. Before installation, it is important to ensure that cats are adequately trained to use the cat flap and happy with the concept.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Vital for the well-being and safety of both indoor and outdoor cats, weatherproofing the cat flap is essential. A correctly weatherproofed cat flap prevents cold draughts, rain and wind from seeping into the house, ensuring a warm and dry environment for both the feline and the occupants. To create a tight barrier against the weather, search for cat flaps designed with superior quality insulating materials and seals. Another measure to protect the entrance from harsh weather conditions is the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension. To maintain the cat flap's effectiveness in providing a weather-protected and cosy space for the cat, routine maintenance is essential, including checking seals for damage. (74815 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Aldenham)

Aldenham Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Aldenham Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Aldenham cat flap fitter including Petsafe cat flap installations in Aldenham, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap replacement, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap installation in walls, electronic cat flaps Aldenham, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into uPVC doors Aldenham, replacement cat flaps, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into porches, cat flap weatherproofing, cat flap positioning advice, Staywell cat flap installations, pet flap installations, cat flap repairs, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into wooden doors Aldenham, cat flap removal Aldenham, cat flaps Aldenham, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into composite doors, cat flap installation quotations in Aldenham, cheap cat flaps, the installation of microchip cat flaps into conservatories, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing Aldenham, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap installation services, the installation of electronic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, and lots more. If there are additional Aldenham cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a handful of the activities that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. Aldenham specialists will inform you of their entire range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Patchetts Green cat flap fitters, Shenleybury cat flap fitters, Round Bush cat flap fitters, Colney Street cat flap fitters, Frogmore cat flap fitters, Meriden cat flap fitters, Bricket Wood cat flap fitters, Garston cat flap fitters, Letchmore Heath cat flap fitters, Smug Oak cat flap fitters and more.

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Cat Flap Installation Around Aldenham In the past year cat flaps were professionally installed in these Aldenham streets: The Sycamores, Scrubbitts Square, Upper Station Road, New Road, Thelusson Court, Otterspool Lane, Kitswell Way, Nightingale Close, Oakridge Avenue, Cobden Hill, High Firs, Hartspring Lane, Williams Way, Longridge, Crab Lane, Back Lane, Park Avenue, Station Approach, Woodfield Road, Wards Lane, The Heath, Battlers Green Drive, Butterfly Lane, Morgan Gardens, Hillside Road, Middle Down, Watling Knoll, The Leys, Holbrook Gardens, and in these Hertfordshire postcodes: WD6 1PA, WD6 1GJ, WD6 1NU, WD6 1EP, WD6 1EY, WD6 1GZ, WD6 1AF, WD6 1FX, WD6 1AU, WD6 1FJ. These areas recently saw activity by a specialist cat flap fitter. Aldenham home and business owners enjoyed reliable and top quality cat flap installation services in every case.

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(This cat flap fitter Aldenham information was last updated on 07-11-2023)