Cat Flap Fitter Berkhamsted Hertfordshire (HP4): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Berkhamsted house provides your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment. When kept indoors, cats as with humans, will get grumpy and irritated. Giving your cat access to the world outside with a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. So, you think it's a great idea, but which is best kind of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most fundamental kind of, is just that. A bit of flexible material placed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. The majority of Berkhamsted cat owners would doubtless favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an outside door to their home, although this could be acceptable for a fence panel or shed door.
Because this option will allow other cats or creatures to enter your house, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and leave or get into your property, therefore keeping out some undesirable visitors. The reality that any other cat in the Berkhamsted area that's got a similar model of collar might be able to get into your property, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. An enhancement to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat's owner. Gaining access is restricted to only your feline friend, resulting in an additional layer of security and control.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to install the type of cat flap that recognises your cat's own micro-chip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened when your cat is close-by, only allowing access to animals that have a micro-chip.
When you're buying a cat flap, you should make sure it's of a design that can be locked into position. For added flexibility, almost all cat flaps boast a four way locking system nowadays. This means that the cat flap can permit only entrance into your property, be fully locked, enable exit from your property only, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This provides total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. In line with yours and your cat's requirements, there's even the option to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the high end devices.
If you're pretty good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, as long as you've got a timber door on your Berkhamsted home. Under no circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is certain to have have all the tools and knowledge for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BERKHAMSTED
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap can not be mounted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its insulating properties. In reality, it renders the glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
A professional cat flap installer will take measurements of your current double glazing unit and have a local glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. To ensure that the cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will be provided with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction. This may take one or two weeks to manufacture, but it's basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. When your new glass pane arrives, the installer will take out the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap will then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for new cat flap installations in Berkhamsted, as was stated earlier, are solid wooden doors. If you are nervous about making a hole in your front door, it's probably a good idea to bring in a professional to undertake the project for you. This type of project should not be expensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your pet can enjoy an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. Nonetheless, certain uPVC doors are steel lined for extra security, which may cause some problems. A one-piece panel allows for simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could opt to install a cat flap into an exterior wall of your home. This sort of installment is certainly better left to an expert, since it requires a lot more skill and equipment to execute. You can opt for a straightforward tunnel style, or perhaps a right angle model which allows access through a pillar. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole cut out of your specified wall. An appropriate cat flap can then be installed on both sides of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Berkhamsted - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can still be used providing the new flap is of an equivalent size. Your cat flap fitter will take off the old cat flap, without damaging the window, door or wall, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
Before fitting a new flap in double glazing which has been pre-cut, making certain that the current glass has been manufactured and installed correctly is vital. If it's found that the previous installation was a bodge up, the panel will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BERKHAMSTED
In the Berkhamsted area there are many different specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even local glazing merchants who offer cat flap installation services in walls, windows or doors. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations in relation to finding a good cat flap specialist. If they have had comparable work completed by a local Berkhamsted tradesman themselves, and been happy with the outcome, you can consider that they'll do a first-rate job for you as well.
If it is not feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get three or four different quotes from local cat flap fitters before choosing. It is generally smart not to always go for the cheapest option. Try to get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse for compensation.
If you take your time and pick a reputable Berkhamsted cat flap specialist you will be rewarded with a high quality product, that is professionally installed, and will give excellent service to you and your pussy-cat for years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Berkhamsted and also in: Frithsden, Water End, Potten End, Asheridge, Little Heath, Cow Roast, Ashley Green, Bourne End, Hawridge, Pednor, Whelpley Hill, Little Gaddesdon, Northchurch, and in these postcodes HP4 2BJ, HP4 1JU, HP4 1EX, HP4 2BU, HP4 1LN, HP4, HP4 2BB, HP4 2BN, HP4 1JW, HP4 2DZ. Locally based Berkhamsted cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01442 and the postcode HP4. Verifying this will confirm that you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Berkhamsted property owners are able to utilise these and numerous other related services.
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There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Berkhamsted cat flap fitter including cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in walls, large cat flaps, cat flap removal, Sureflap cat flap installation, cat flaps in double glazed doors, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors Berkhamsted, the fitting of cat flaps into French doors, the fitting of cat flaps into conservatories in Berkhamsted, cat flap installation quotations, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors, cat flap installation in patio doors Berkhamsted, small cat flaps, the fitting of cat flaps into metal skinned doors, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Berkhamsted, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap repairs, Staywell cat flap installations, Petsafe cat flap installations in Berkhamsted, pet flap installations, microchip cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are some other Berkhamsted cat flap requirements that you need but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just some of the duties that are accomplished by people specialising in cat flaps. Berkhamsted providers will be delighted to keep you abreast of their entire range of cat flap installation services.
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