Cat Flap Fitter Ash Surrey (GU12): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Ash house helps to give your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when continuously kept inside, and not able to roam free. Having access to the world outside by means of a cat flap will help your cat to keep fit, both physically and mentally. If this sounds like a good idea to you, precisely what style of cat flap should you put in?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but allow the cat pass through it. Though this might be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door, most cat owners in Ash would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their property.
As this solution will allow other creatures or cats to enter your property, it's not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced to some extent by holding the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it won't be able to open the flap and leave or get into your house, hence keeping out some undesirable visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar collar will be able to access your property, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entry security is to install a model of cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip. 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. The flap is unfastened anytime your cat is in close proximity, only permitting access to animals that are microchipped.
Being able to lock it in place is vital no matter what cat flap you are buying. The majority of cat flaps sold nowadays feature a four way locking mechanism. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, allow only access into your premises, enable only exit from your home, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This offers you a number of solutions on exactly how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. A few top-end models can be set to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on your cat's and your needs.
Installing a cat flap on your own can be quite simple if you have a solid timber door, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. But, if you are intending to install it into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should ask for outside assistance. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation from a reputable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ASH
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them their marching orders. A new cat flap can not be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing damages not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the thermal insulation attributes as well. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.
A dependable Ash cat flap fitter will carefully measure up your existing panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take a week or two to manufacture. Once you've received your new pane of glass, the old one can be removed and the new panel fitted. The cat flap can then be installed.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Ash, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are timber doors. It's generally safer to bring in a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are in any way hesitant about creating a hole in your front door. This should give you the peace of mind that you are going to wind up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been completed properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be installed into uPVC doors. Having said that, some uPVC doors are steel lined for added security, which can cause some problems. A one piece panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be more cost effective to exchange this panel for a single pane model.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to get a cat flap mounted on an exterior wall of your property in Ash, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons. Calling for considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is certainly better left to the pros, if it is to be accomplished successfully. Most cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnel style, but right angled access through a pillar is also a possibility. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut into your selected wall. An appropriate cat flap can then be attached to both sides of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ash - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A professional Ash cat flap installer will be glad to take off your old entry device and replace it with a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, window or door on which it is mounted.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is important to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new cat flap. The panel will need to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues, if it's found that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ASH
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you will find that there are handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing firms in the Ash area who'll be willing to help. There are various ways of tracking down a reliable cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking friends and neighbours. If they're happy to recommend an individual who they have used, you can guarantee that you will be pleased as well.
If you can't find a fitter through personal recommendations, always acquire at least 3 different price quotes before coming to a decision, and don't forget that the cheapest is often not the best. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse for compensation.
If you take care and pick a trustworthy Ash cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give great service to you and your pet for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Ash and also nearby in: Farnborough, Guildford, Seale, Ash Green, Mytchett, Tongham, Compton, Puttenham, Hurtmore, Fairlands, Ash Vale, Shackleford, Badshot Lea, Worplesdon, Wood Street Village, Wyke, Normandy, Wanborough, Aldershot, together with these postcodes GU12 5HF, GU12 5NA, GU12 5JR, GU10 1BE, GU12 5NH, GU12 5NE, GU12 5LW, GU12 4AY, GU12 5EW, GU12 5JX. Locally based Ash cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode GU12 and the dialling code 01252.
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There are a whole host of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Ash cat flap fitter including cat flap removal, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in metal doors, Catmate cat flap installation Ash, Staywell cat flap installation Ash, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation services Ash, cat flap installation in walls Ash, cat flaps in double glazed doors in Ash, cat flap installation quotations, cat flap repairs Ash, microchip cat flap installation Ash, 4-way cat flap installation, pet flap installations Ash, 2-way cat flap installation in Ash, magnetic cat flap installation in Ash, cheap cat flaps, and more. If there are additional Ash cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Surrey Cat Flap Fitters
Around Surrey you can also find: South Godstone cat flap installation, West End cat flap installers, Englefield Green cat flap installers, Ashtead cat flap installers, Sidlow cat flap installers, Horne cat flap installers, Sidlow cat flap installation, Churt cat flap installers, Fetcham cat flap installers, Knaphill cat flap installation, Limpsfield cat flap installation, West Horsley cat flap fitters, Great Bookham cat flap fitters, Molesey cat flap installers, Fetcham cat flap installation, Charlwood cat flap installation, Wormley cat flap installation, Burstow cat flap installation, Earlswood cat flap fitters, Nutfield cat flap installation, Shepperton cat flap fitters, Leigh cat flap fitters, Addlestone cat flap fitters, Wormley cat flap fitters, Ewhurst cat flap installation, Netherne on the Hill cat flap installation, Woodhatch cat flap fitters, Wood Street Village cat flap installation.
All throughout Surrey you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a suitable cat flap fitter in Ash itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Ash
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Cat Flap Installation Around Ash
Cat flaps were recently installed for homeowners living in Brambles Close, Ash Close, Parish Close, Gables Close, North Road, Merryworth Close, Brackendene, Cuthbert Road, South Road, Gorselands Close, Littlefield Close, Beverley Close, Winter Close, Woodlands Close, Cody Close, Milton Grange, Old Chapel Lane, Foreman Park, Mallard Close, Hazel Road, Kennet Close, Waverley Drive, Station Road East, Shawfield Road, Heathcote Road, Orchard Close, Northcote Road, Wychwood Close, Drovers Way, Mytchett Place Road and these Ash postcodes: GU12 5HF, GU12 5NA, GU12 5JR, GU10 1BE, GU12 5NH, GU12 5NE, GU12 5LW, GU12 4AY, GU12 5EW, GU12 5JX.
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