Cat Flap Fitter Andover Hampshire (SP10): Installing a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Andover home gives your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are inclined to get irritated and crabby when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having access to the world outside via a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is best form of cat flap for your pet?
The most straightforward kind of cat flap, is simply that. A piece of bendable material hung over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. The vast majority of cat owners in Andover would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house, although this may be okay for a shed or outhouse door.
This basic model can be improved on with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, but it is still far from perfect as it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter your house.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your property unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. Again this is a relatively simple kind of cat flap, as any other cat in the Andover area who has a similar model of collar could perchance access your home. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system offering a user programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap that's can be recognised by your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in Andover feline access security. 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. Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow just your microchipped pets to enter or exit.
Being able to lock it in place is important no matter what cat flap you are buying. Most cat flaps sold today have a four way locking system. Which means that it has the capability to permit exit from your home only, be locked fully, permit only entrance into your property, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This provides total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. The wherewithal to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's needs is also an option with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.
If you are pretty good at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, if you've got a timber door on your home in Andover. But, if you are intending to install it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door, you must seek outside help. These situations call for the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have all the knowledge and tools for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ANDOVER
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its strength, thermal properties and security. Actually, it makes your glazing unsound and it should never be done.
A professional cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current double glazed unit and have a local Andover glazing firm make a new pane. As an integral part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed nicely into. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take a couple of weeks to manufacture. After fabrication, your old glass unit can be taken out, and the new modified one put in. The cat flap can then be installed.
External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wooden doors are the simplest option with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Andover. It's normally advisable to call on an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're at all hesitant about cutting a hole in your door. This will give you the peace of mind that you'll end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the project has been undertaken properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. Nonetheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for extra security, which could cause problems. The simplest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slats for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap fitted on an exterior wall of your house in Andover, if you don't wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons. Calling for a lot more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to the pros, if it is to be executed successfully. Most cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angular access via a pillar is also possible. This installation entails a neat square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted. The cat flap you have chosen is then mounted on both ends to enable your furry pal to exit and enter as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Andover - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be used for a replacement providing the new cat flap is of a similar size. A professional Andover cat flap fitter will be glad to take off your old entry device and replace it with a new cat flap without causing any harm to the wall, window or door on which it is secured.
If the substitute cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must check that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately. The pane will need to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues, if it is found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ANDOVER
In the Andover area there are many different specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services in doors, walls or windows. There are various ways of tracking down a trustworthy cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking family and friends. You can be certain that if they have been prepared to recommend somebody who's done work for them, you will get a very similar service.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get three or four different quotes from local handymen before coming to a decision. It is generally wise not to always go with the cheapest quotation. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse.
A specialist cat flap installer in Andover will supply you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Andover and also in nearby places like: Kingsway Gardens, Andover Down, Weyhill, East Anton, Enham Alamein, Picket Piece, Hatherdean, Knights Enham, Abbotts Ann, Charlton, Goodworth Clatford, Anna Valley, Upper Clatford, together with these postcodes SP10 1PS, SP10 1QB, SP10 2AN, SP10 1JQ, SP10 1PP, SP10 1QU, SP10 1EF, SP10 1AL, SP10 1HB, SP10 2AL. Locally based Andover cat flap installers will likely have the postcode SP10 and the phone code 01264.
Andover Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Enquiries Hampshire
Recently posted Hampshire cat flap installation enquiries: Osian and Aisha Manning recently enquired about getting a price for installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden front door in a bungalow in Chilworth. Summer Farr and Cruz Farr recently asked for an estimate for installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in Marchwood, Hampshire. Hunter Walter recently requested a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass front door in a terraced house in Broughton. Ayub Johnson was looking for someone to install a Catmate cat flap in a glass back door in his cottage in Fawley. Aleksander and Georgie Hough recently enquired about getting a price for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Eversley, Hampshire. Mahnoor Mckenna recently requested a quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass door in Compton, Hampshire. Skylar Povey in Marchwood was looking for somebody who could install a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in her semi-detached house. Usman Bedford and Darcie Bedford recently enquired about installing a 4-way cat flap in a patio door in Sway, Hampshire.
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In Sydney Close, Slessor Close, The Link, Aster Court, Anton Road, Amesbury Road, Sarson Lane, Ashfield Road, The Avenue, Severn Court, Anglesey Close, Church Mews, Stoke Road, Cherry Tree Road, Celtic Drive, Castle Court, The Warren, Anton Court, Burkal Drive, Salmond Road, Shaw Close, School Close, The Firs, Clarendon Avenue, Sterling Park, Shannon Court, Bradman Square, The Hexagon, Beaulieu Court, as well as these Andover area postcodes: SP10 1PS, SP10 1QB, SP10 2AN, SP10 1JQ, SP10 1PP, SP10 1QU, SP10 1EF, SP10 1AL, SP10 1HB, SP10 2AL, property owners have recently needed cat flap installation.
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