Cat Flap Fitter Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire (CM23): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Bishops Stortford home provides your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept inside, as with people, can often show signs of irritation. Having access to the outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a great idea, but which is best type of cat flap for your pet?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to offer a bit of some protection from the elements. Most cat owners in Bishops Stortford would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although this might be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
This basic design can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in place, however it's still a long way from being ideal because it allows other cats or animals a means by which to enter into your house.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar featuring a magnet, RF or IR chip. Subsequently, any animal that hasn't got a special collar cannot access or leave your property. The point that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar style of collar could perchance gain access to your property, is the downside with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to fit a cat flap which identifies your pet's own micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got several cats), to provide exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is nearby.
Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. Nowadays, most cat flaps available on the market boast a four way locking system for added security. This means that it has the capability to permit exit only, enable admittance into your property only, be fully locked, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This provides you with choices for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap operates. Some of the high end models can be set to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, based on yours and your cat's requirements.
If you've got a wood door in your property in Bishops Stortford, putting in you own cat flap shouldn't be that hard. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This type of installation will require the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented odd job men who are glad to accept such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BISHOPS STORTFORD
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap is going to be fitted into a double glazing window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and show them the gate. A new cat flap can't be installed into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Making a hole in the double glazing destroys not just the strength and security of the panel, but it removes the thermal insulation attributes as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsound.
A dependable Bishops Stortford cat flap installer will carefully get the dimensions of your current unit and order a purpose made one from a local glazing supplier. So that your cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazed unit will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it might take a week or so to produce. When your new panel of glass shows up, the installer will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. The fitting of the cat flap will then be completed.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for new cat flap installations in Bishops Stortford, as was stated earlier in this article, are wood doors. If you're dubious about making a hole in your back or front door, it's a good move to call on a professional to do the job for you. This will give you the peace of mind that you will wind up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been carried out properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the interior construction, as some doors are lined with steel for added security. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it might be better to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of your door, you could always opt to install a cat flap in an outside wall of your property. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a bit more equipment and skill to fit, so it's certainly best left to a specialist. You can pick out a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angled version that permits entry through a pillar. This installation entails a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. An appropriate cat flap can then be mounted on both ends of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bishops Stortford - If your window, wall or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is perfectly possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. A good cat flap installer in Bishops Stortford will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall.
If the substitute cat flap is to be installed in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make certain that the glass has been manufactured, cut and installed in the right way. If it is found that this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BISHOPS STORTFORD
There are a number of handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing companies in the Bishops Stortford area, who offer cat flap installation in whatever door or structure you require. There is no better procedure for locating a first-rate cat flap installer than asking neighbours and friends for referrals. If they have had comparable work done by a local Bishops Stortford tradesman themselves, and been very pleased with the outcome, you can reasonably expect that they will do a high quality job for you too.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, seek 2 or 3 quotations from local Bishops Stortford cat flap installers. Study these closely and never automatically go with the cheapest option, since this will often not be the best. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go awry you've got some recourse to compensation.
A specialist cat flap installer in Bishops Stortford will supply you with a top quality product, adeptly fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Bishops Stortford and also in: Stansted Mountfitchet, Thorley Street, Ugley, Ugley Green, Manuden, Much Hadham, Birchanger, Elsenham, Sawbridgeworth, Cradle End, Stanstead, Spellbrook, Takeley, Hockerill, together with these postcodes CM23 2QL, CM23 2US, CM23 2SF, CM23 2RY, CM22 6UY, CM23 2SN, CM22 7WA, CM23 2SW, CM23 1BU, CM23 2SS. Locally based Bishops Stortford cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01279 and the postcode CM23.
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