Cat Flap Fitter Bordon

Bordon Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Bordon Hampshire (GU35): To give your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Bordon house. Cats tend to get irritated and grumpy when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam. Giving your furry friend accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. Needless to say, that's not the whole story, since there are several types of cat flaps, and determining which one is best for you and your cat might not be so simple.

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to give protection from the elements, but permit the cat pass through. Of course, this is really basic, and will rarely sufficient for most cat owners in Bordon, who would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house, although it might be suitable for a fence panel or outhouse door.

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This uncomplicated model can be improved on to some degree with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, however it's still a long way from being ideal because it enables other cats or creatures to get into your home.

Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and access or leave your home, therefore keeping out some unwanted visitors. The fact that any other cat in the Bordon area that has a similar collar could perchance get into your property, is the downside with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier. Access is restricted to only your feline friend, resulting in an added layer of security and control.

A model of cat flap that's able to identify your cat's micro-chip, is the next stage in Bordon feline access security. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one cat it will accept multiple entries. When your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.

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Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Most cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking mechanism. This allows your cat flap to be locked fully, enable only entrance into your property, permit exit only, or have two-way exit and entry capability. This will give you alternatives for all times of night and day, to have control over how your cat flap works. In line with yours and your pet's needs, there's even the option to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the high end devices.

If you have a timber door on your house in Bordon, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. Not in any circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These situations require the skills and expertise of a professional cat flap installer or odd job man, who'll have all the knowledge and tools for this kind of installation.


Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can not be installed into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its security, strength and thermal insulation properties. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be done under any circumstances.

It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Bordon cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing unit and order a brand new one. This new glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where the cat flap will be fitted. This can take two weeks or so to manufacture, but it is the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. When your new glass panel shows up, the fitter will remove the old one, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. Your cat flap can then be installed.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for new cat flap installations in Bordon, as was stated earlier in this article, are wooden door panels. It's often best to get in touch with a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are at all uncomfortable with creating a big hole in your front or back door. A project like this will not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your pet will be using an expertly installed flap.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be fitted into uPVC doors. You will have to determine what the internal construction of you door actually is, because for extra security certain uPVC door panels are made with a galvanised steel lining. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be more cost effective to replace the panel with a single panel type.

Wall Installation - It's also feasible to have a cat flap fitted into an exterior wall of your home in Bordon, if you don't wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. This form of installation is definitely best left to the pros, because it requires a lot more skill and equipment to execute. You can decide on a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angle version that enables entry via a pillar. A square hole will be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at either end to allow your feline friend to exit and enter as it pleases.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bordon - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working properly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of a similar size. An experienced Bordon cat flap installer will be glad to take off your old device and replace it with a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, wall or door on which it is secured.

If the substitute cat flap is being installed into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must make sure that the existing glass has been made, cut and installed in the right way. The pane will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.


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In the Bordon area there are a number of different professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing firms who offer cat flap fitting services for doors, walls or windows. There are a variety of ways of locating a decent cat flap installer, and few come close to the option of asking for recommendations from friends and relations. If they are willing to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can guarantee that you will be pleased as well.

If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least three different price quotes from local cat flap installers before coming to a final decision. It's generally advisable not to automatically opt for the cheapest option. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they may give for their standard of workmanship and ensure that it is backed up in writing, just in case something should go amiss.

If you take your time and pick a competent Bordon cat flap fitter you'll be rewarded with a top quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give good service to you and your cat for years and years. And after all is said and done - quality is key.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Bordon and also in: Bramshott, Greatham, Hollywater, Frensham, Blackmoor, Binsted, Deadwater, Passfield, Kingsley, Dockenfield, Oakhanger, Lindford, Headley, together with these postcodes GU35 0XS, GU35 0TS, GU35 0HW, GU35 0TT, GU35 0LQ, GU35 0LP, GU35 0FZ, GU35 0JN, GU35 0XA, and GU35 0UZ. Local Bordon cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode GU35 and the phone code 01420. Checking this should make sure that you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. Homeowners in the surrounding areas can utilise these and many other similar services. To obtain cat flap installation quotes, you can simply click on the "Quote" banner.

Automatic Cat Flaps

With automatic cat flaps, pet owners in Bordon can enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that their cats can enter and exit as they please without their security being compromised. Using the latest technology, including RFID chips and sensors, these flaps are capable of recognising when a cat is nearby and unlocking the flap for them, ensuring that only authorised pets can gain entry to the house. Certain types of automatic cat flaps can be scheduled to lock and unlock at specific times, giving cat owners an extra level of security and oversight. The best thing about automatic cat flaps is that they provide pets with unlimited access to the outdoors, even when their owners are not present, thereby eliminating the need for manual intervention. Also, automatic cat flaps can act as a barrier against invasive animals or pests, cultivating a more secure and peaceful environment for both pets and people to enjoy. By enlisting the expertise of a competent glazier, handyperson or carpenter, you can ensure that your cat flap is installed securely and professionally, reducing the risk of damage to your home and injury to pets or people.

Are Cat Flaps Good for Cats?

Providing cats with greater independence and freedom, cat flaps prove to be advantageous. Stimulating feline companions' exploration instincts and natural curiosity, these small doors enable them to access the outdoors or other designated areas at their own discretion.

Enabling cats to engage in regular exercise and mental stimulation, cat flaps play a crucial role in promoting their overall well-being. Offering cat owners in Bordon a convenient solution, cat flaps remove the need for constantly opening window or doors for their pets. Consideration should be given to certain factors, such as ensuring the cat's safety from possible outdoor dangers and preventing the entry of undesirable animals into the property.

Cat flaps, in addition, may not be suitable for all cats, including those with behavioural issues or health problems. To determine if a cat flap is suitable for a specific cat, it is crucial to supervise and evaluate individual circumstances properly. Before installing a cat flap, it is crucial to make sure that cats are trained properly to use it and comfortable with the concept.

Bordon Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Bordon Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a number of different tasks that can be carried out by your local Bordon cat flap installer including cat flap positioning advice, 4-way cat flap installation, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors, cat flap security, cat flaps in patio doors, the installation of infrared cat flaps into patio doors in Bordon, cat flap installation in walls, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap upgrades, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into composite doors, small cat flaps Bordon, cat flap installation quotes, the installation of microchip cat flaps into uPVC doors Bordon, cutting out for a cat flap Bordon, cat flap maintenance & cleaning, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap training advice, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into porches, cat flap accessories, cat flap draughtproofing, automatic cat flap installation, electronic cat flap installations, Petsafe cat flap installation, the installation of electronic cat flaps into double gazing, Staywell cat flap installations, and more. If there are different Bordon cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a few of the activities that are handled by those installing cat flaps. Bordon professionals will inform you of their entire range of services.


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Also find: Dockenfield cat flap fitters, Headley cat flap fitters, Oakhanger cat flap fitters, Blackmoor cat flap fitters, Kingsley cat flap fitters, Frensham cat flap fitters, Passfield cat flap fitters, Hollywater cat flap fitters, Lindford cat flap fitters, Bramshott cat flap fitters, Greatham cat flap fitters, Deadwater cat flap fitters, Binsted cat flap fitters and more. All of these towns and localities are catered for by professionals who fit cat flaps. Their expertise and knowledge becomes priceless in ensuring the correct and secure installation of your cat flap on your property. With a cat flap installed by a professional, you can be sure that it serves your canine companion's needs and is in keeping with your home's design and safety considerations. By clicking here, cat flap installation quotes are readily accessible to local property owners.

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