Cat Flap Fitter Basingstoke Hampshire (RG21): To allow your cat the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Basingstoke home. When continuously kept indoors, cats much like people, will get irritated and crabby. Giving your pet easy access to outside world via a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a good idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you choose?
The most straightforward style of cat flap, is merely that. A hole is cut in a door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give protection from the weather. Though this might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door, most Basingstoke cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house.
This standard model is still a long way from being ideal since it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter your house, however it can be improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, 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, IR or RF chip. No animal will be able to access or leave your house unless it's equipped with this special collar. The reality that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar style of collar will be able to access your house, is the downside with this sort of cat flap. An improvement to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which offers a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.
A cat flap which is can be recognised by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in feline entrance security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is close by.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you should ensure that it's of a design that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking system. This makes it possible for your cat flap to permit only admittance into your house, be fully locked, enable exit only, or have 2-way exit and entry functionality. This will give you options for all times of day and night, to have control over exactly how your cat flap works. Based on yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the option to perform particular functions according to the time of day, with a few of the more advanced devices.
If you've got a timber door on your property in Basingstoke, fitting you own cat flap shouldn't be that hard. But, if you're intending to install it into a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you need to ask for outside assistance. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation by a reliable cat flap installer or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BASINGSTOKE
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed window or door panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its strength, thermal properties and security. Actually, it renders your glazing unsafe and it should not ever be done.
A reputable Basingstoke cat flap installer will meticulously get the dimensions of your current unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing company. So that your cat flap can be neatly installed into it, this new double glazed pane will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure. This is the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, although it might take one or two weeks to manufacture. When your new glass panel shows up, the installer will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. It's now possible to install and set up your cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, solid wood doors are the simplest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your property in Basingstoke. It is often best to hire the services of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are at all uncertain about cutting a hole in your back or front door. This will provide you with the peace of mind that you are going to finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the job has been completed correctly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be installed into uPVC doors. However, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for extra security, which may cause some problems. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to exchange the slats for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap installed on an exterior wall of your house in Basingstoke, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons. This type of installation is certainly best left to the pros, because it requires far more skill and equipment to execute. You will find there are a number of choices for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. This installation entails a neat square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. A cat flap of your choice can then be mounted on either end to allow your furry friend to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Basingstoke - If you already have a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it's broken or not working properly, the existing hole can hopefully still be used for installing a replacement. A decent cat flap installer in Basingstoke will be capable of removing your old cat flap, and fix a new one as a replacement without damaging the wall, door or window.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing panel that's been previously pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been made and installed correctly is essential. The glass must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues, if you discover that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BASINGSTOKE
Whether you want your cat flap mounted on a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are many handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing companies in the Basingstoke area who will be delighted to help. There is no better approach to finding a first-rate cat flap installer than asking family and friends for referrals. You can guarantee that if they have been willing to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, then you'll likely get a very similar service.
If you can't find an installation specialist through recommendations, always try to get two or three different quotes before coming to a final decision, and keep in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Basingstoke you will finish up with a top quality product, which is skillfully fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
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