Cat Flap Fitter Borehamwood Hertfordshire (WD6): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Borehamwood property provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats that are kept indoors, much like humans, can show signs of frustration. Having access to the world outside with a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both mentally and physically. But, what form of cat flap is better in your case?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole is cut in an external door and a bendable material is fixed over the gap to offer a bit of protection from the elements. Whilst this may be suitable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door, most Borehamwood cat owners would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home.
Because this option will allow other creatures or cats to enter your house, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be enhanced to some degree by holding the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal is going to be able to leave or get into your property unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. Again this is a fairly basic type of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the Borehamwood area that's got a similar model of collar could perchance get into your property. An upgrade to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.
Having a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance security for felines. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is close by.
Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in place. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps on the market have a four way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, permit entry into your premises only, permit exit only, or have 2-way exit and entry capability. This offers you solutions for all times of night and day, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. Based on your cat's and your needs, there is even the possibility to perform particular functions according to the time of day, with some of the higher end models.
Installing a cat flap by yourself can be quite simple if you have a solid wood door, and respectable do-it-yourself skills. On no account should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap fitter or carpenter with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BOREHAMWOOD
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing door or window panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them the boot. A new cat flap can't be installed into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling or cutting into it, and will take away its thermal insulation attributes, security and strength. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should not be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Borehamwood cat flap installer will measure your existing unit and put in an order for a brand new one. As part of its construction this new double glazing unit will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed perfectly into. You may have to wait a week or so for this special pane to be made, however if you need a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to accomplish it. Once you have received your new modified glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new pane fitted. Your cat flap can then be mounted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as we previously mentioned, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Borehamwood. If you are hesitant about making a hole in your door, it's it may be better to bring in a specialist to do the job for you. A project like this should not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your kitty can enjoy an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many instances. Nonetheless, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for extra security, which might cause issues. A one piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be less expensive to replace the panel with a single panel type.
Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to cut a hole in your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a little more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it is definitely better left to an expert. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnelled style, however right angled access via a pillar can also be achieved. A square hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your cat can get out of and into your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Borehamwood - If your door, wall or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A reputable cat flap installer in Borehamwood will be able to remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding wall, window or door.
When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be important to make sure that this was previously done in the right way, before attaching the new cat flap. If it is found that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BOREHAMWOOD
In the Borehamwood area there are several professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing firms who provide cat flap installation services for doors, walls or windows. There's no better technique for locating a decent cat flap installer than by asking family and friends for recommendations. If they have had comparable work completed by a local Borehamwood tradesman, and been very satisfied with the outcome, you can anticipate that they will do a decent job for you too.
If you can't find a cat flap fitter through personal recommendation, always try to obtain three or four different quotations before making your choice, and keep in mind that cheapest is often not best. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go wrong you have some recourse for compensation.
If you take care and pick a dependable Borehamwood cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a superior quality product, which is installed professionally, and will give great 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 installed in Borehamwood and also in nearby places like: Radlett, Highwood Hill, Arkley, Patchetts Green, Kitts End, Barnet Gate, Dancers Hill, Bushey, Letchmore Heath, Burnt Oak, Elstree, Shenley, South Mimms, The Hale, and in these postcodes WD6 1LL, WD6 1QT, WD6 1BA, WD6, WD6 1GL, WD6 1RS, WD6 1PT, WD6 1PJ, WD6 1PD, WD6 1RD. Local Borehamwood cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode WD6 and the dialling code 020.
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