Cat Flap Fitter Aldershot Hampshire (GU11): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Aldershot property gives your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats kept indoors, as with humans, can show signs of irritation. Allowing your pet accessibility to world outside by way of a cat flap can help keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you are sold on the idea, but exactly what is best type of cat flap for your pet?
The simplest style of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a bendable material is fixed over it to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. The majority of Aldershot cat owners would no doubt favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home, although this could be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
This uncomplicated model is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter into your home, nevertheless it can be improved on by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar boasting a magnet, IR or RF chip. Therefore any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars can't get into or leave your house. Again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the Aldershot area who has a similar style of collar could perchance get into your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
A model of cat flap that's can be triggered by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next stage in Aldershot feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is in close proximity.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in position. Nowadays, nearly all cat flaps on the market feature a four way locking system for extra flexibility. This means that it's got the capability to enable only exit from your home, permit only entrance into your property, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This gives full control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. A few high end cat flaps can be programmed to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's needs.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, installing a cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a wooden door on your Aldershot home. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This type of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled handymen who will be ready to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN ALDERSHOT
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its insulation properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsafe.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Aldershot cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing panel and put in an order for the new one. This new panel will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure where the cat flap will be fitted. This can take a week or two to produce, however it's the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. After construction, the old glass unit can be removed, and the new modified one put in its place. The installation of your cat flap can then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, wooden door panels are the least complicated option with regards to cat flap installation on your property in Aldershot. If you're a little unsure about creating an opening in your front door, you may be happier contacting a professional handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to wind up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been done correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, since some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for added security. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slatted panel for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to get a cat flap installed in an exterior wall of your home in Aldershot, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons. This form of installment is definitely better left to a professional, since it calls for much more skill and equipment to execute. You could pick out a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angled model which enables access through a pillar. Installation calls for a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can get out of and into your house whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Aldershot - If you already have a cat flap installed on your window, wall or door, but it is broken or not operating properly, the existing hole can, with luck, still be used for the installation of a new one. A competent cat flap installer in Aldershot will efficiently remove the old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the door, window or wall.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed pane which has been previously pre-cut, checking that the current glass has been fabricated, cut and installed correctly is vital. If it's found that the previous installation was a bodge job, the panel will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ALDERSHOT
In the Aldershot area there are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing companies who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, walls or windows. There are several ways to track down a reliable cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking neighbours and friends. You can be certain that if they've been confident enough to recommend somebody who's done work for them, you will probably have a similar experience.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through recommendation, always obtain at least 3 different quotations before coming to a final decision, and bear in mind that cheapest is often not best. Check if they offer any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something unfortunately goes wrong as the work is undertaken.
If you take your time and choose a reputable Aldershot cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a top quality product, that is professionally installed, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Aldershot and also nearby in: Church Crookham, Ash Green, Badshot Lea, Wanborough, Tongham, North Town, Fleet, Farnborough, Mytchett, Normandy, Seale, Flexford, Ash Vale, Aldershot Camp, Weybourne, Puttenham, Ewshot, Runfold, and in these postcodes GU11 1FB, GU11 1DB, GU11 1FG, GU11 1FF, GU11 1TP, GU11 1QN, GU11 1HG, GU11 1BL, GU11 1DY, GU11 1YF. Locally based Aldershot cat flap installers will likely have the dialling code 01252 and the postcode GU11.
Cat Flap Fitters Hampshire
In the Hampshire area you'll also find: Nether Wallop cat flap installers, Hartley Wintney cat flap installers, Netley cat flap fitters, West End cat flap fitters, Milford on Sea cat flap installation, Colbury cat flap fitters, Fawley cat flap installers, Shedfield cat flap installation, Romsey cat flap installation, Anna Valley cat flap installers, Denmead cat flap fitters, Sherfield on Loddon cat flap fitters, Medstead cat flap installation, Sparsholt cat flap installers, Botley cat flap fitters, Littleton cat flap fitters, Chineham cat flap installation, New Alresford cat flap installers, Chineham cat flap fitters, Broughton cat flap installers, Ampfield cat flap installers, Locks Heath cat flap installers, Durley cat flap installers, Compton cat flap installation, Alton cat flap installers, Liss cat flap installation, Lyndhurst cat flap fitters, Rownhams cat flap installers, Pamber cat flap installation.
Throughout Hampshire you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a specialist cat flap fitter in Aldershot itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
Hampshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Hampshire cat flap installation projects: Patricia Fisher in Alton, Hampshire was looking for somebody who could install a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood door in her semi-detached house. Nicole and Craig Mcguinness recently asked for a quotation for installing a locking cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Meonstoke, Hampshire. Mr and Mrs Norris recently requested an estimate for installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in a detached house in Ecchinswell, Hampshire. Sophia-Rose Barclay and Ari Barclay recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in Selborne. Mr and Mrs Francis recently requested a quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass door in Chineham, Hampshire. Mr and Mrs Creasey recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a patio door in Bramshott, Hampshire. Mitchell and Ava-Mae Fielding recently requested an estimate for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass front door in Blackfield. Myra and Ishaan Cohen recently asked for a quotation for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden front door in a semi-detached house in Harestock.
Aldershot Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Aldershot cat flap fitter including Staywell cat flap installations, Sureflap cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation, large cat flaps, cat flap installation services, dog flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap installation prices in Aldershot, cat flap replacement in Aldershot, 4-way cat flap installation in Aldershot, pet flap installations, cat flaps in metal doors, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap installation in walls, cat flaps in patio doors Aldershot, Petsafe cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installations, and more. If there are different Aldershot cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Aldershot
In the last twelve months cat flaps have been installed in these Aldershot streets: Alamein Road, Bluff Cove, Chester Road, Cotton Close, Station Approach, Chrismas Avenue, Beechnut Road, Cavendish Mews, Chetwode Terrace, Canning Road, Balmoral Road, Salerno Close, Denby Dene, Church Street, Abbeywood, Ash Street, Beetons Avenue, Ayling Lane, Albert Road, Connaught Road, Christine Close, Ash Lodge Close, The Garth, Short Street, Alexandra Road, Alma Close, Aldershot Road, Calton Gardens, Chestnut Avenue, and in these Hampshire postcodes: GU11 1FB, GU11 1DB, GU11 1FG, GU11 1FF, GU11 1TP, GU11 1QN, GU11 1HG, GU11 1BL, GU11 1DY, GU11 1YF.
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