Cat Flap Fitter Bovingdon Hertfordshire (HP3): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Bovingdon property provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats kept inside, just like people, will often show signs of frustration. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your pet access to the outside world via a cat flap. So, you're sold on the idea, but which is perfect form of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most fundamental form of cat flap, is simply that. A sheet of bendable material fixed over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Bovingdon, who would doubtless favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property, although it might be appropriate for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
Since this option can allow other creatures or cats to enter your house, it is not at all ideal, although it can be improved on somewhat by holding the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip variation. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your property unless it's fitted with this special collar. The reality that any other cat in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar might be able to access your house, is the drawback with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. An enhancement to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which contains a unique identifier that can be programmed by the pet's owner.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to choose a cat flap which recognises your cat's own microchip. The microchip number is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one cat). Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your microchipped pets to exit/enter.
Whatever cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in position. For added flexibility, most cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, enable entry into your premises only, enable exit only, or have 2-way exit and entrance capability. This gives full control over how your cat flap works both during the day and throughout the night. In line with yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the possibility to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with several of the more expensive models.
If you are fairly decent at DIY, putting in a cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you have a solid wood door on your property in Bovingdon. Although, if it needs to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should not even attempt to tackle it by yourself. This type of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented carpenters who will be glad to accept such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BOVINGDON
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be installed in a double glazing door or window panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them straight away and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap can't be fitted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing damages not simply the strength and security of the glazing, but it compromises the insulation attributes as well. In reality, it makes the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazed unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Bovingdon cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing panel and order a brand new one. So your cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazed panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This can take two weeks or so to produce, however it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new glass pane shows up, the installer will remove the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, solid wood door panels are the easiest option when it comes to cat flap installation on your house in Bovingdon. If you are dubious about creating a hole in your door, it's wise to call a specialist to do the work for you. This will give you the reassurance that you'll wind up with a professionally fitted cat friendly flap, and that the project has been undertaken in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. However, certain uPVC door panels are steel lined for additional security, which can cause some issues. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it might be advisable to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap fitted on an exterior wall of your house in Bovingdon, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons. Requiring a lot more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished successfully. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angular access via a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square hole will need to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. A cat flap of your choice can then be mounted on either end to permit your cat to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Bovingdon - If you already have a cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, but it is broken or not working properly, the existing hole can, with luck, still be used for the installation of a new one. A specialist Bovingdon cat flap installer will gladly take off your old device and swap it for a fresh cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the wall, door or window on which it is mounted.
Before attaching the new cat flap in a double glazed pane that has been previously pre-cut, checking that the current glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way is essential. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the pane must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BOVINGDON
In and around Bovingdon there are many handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing merchants who provide cat flap installation services for doors, windows or walls. It may be possible to ask family and friends for recommendations in relation to finding a good cat flap specialist. You can be sure that if they've been prepared to recommend someone who has carried out work for them, you will have a similar experience.
If it's not feasible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get three or four different price quotes from local tradespeople before coming to a decision. It is generally advisable not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they might provide for their standard of workmanship and make certain you have it in writing, just in case something should go awry.
A professional cat flap installer in Bovingdon will provide you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Bovingdon and also nearby in: Belsize, Chesham, Orchard Leigh, Lye Green, Kings Langley, Botley, Apsley, Asheridge, Bellingdon, Ley Hill, Whelpley Hill, Flaunden, Pepnor, Hemel Hempstea, Felden, Ashley Green, Berkhamsted, Chipperfield, Hogpitts Bottom, as well as in these postcodes HP3 0DR, HP3 0EY, HP3 0HL, HP3 0JL, HP3 0LR, HP3 0QS, HP3 0JX, HP3 0JE, HP3 0EF, HP3 0LW. Local Bovingdon cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode HP3 and the telephone dialling code 01442. Verifying this should make sure that you access a local cat flat fitter. Bovingdon home and business owners will be able to benefit from these and various other related services.
Hertfordshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Hertfordshire cat flap installation projects: Lillian Mccormick in Redbourn was looking for somebody who could install an infrared cat flap in a glass door in her detached house. Isobel Cross in Stanstead St Margarets, Hertfordshire was interested in having an infrared cat flap installed in a patio door. Zane Emmerson in Elstree, Hertfordshire wanted to get a manual locking cat flap installed in a patio front door. Hunter and Lina Whittle recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass back door in a terraced house in Thundridge. Giulia and Levi Hogg recently asked for a quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood front door in Benington. Megan Tennant and Lloyd Tennant recently requested a quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass back door in Aldenham. Destiny and Leyton Read recently asked for an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in Aldbury, Hertfordshire. Judah Forsyth recently requested an estimate for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass door in Watton At Stone. These homeowners conducted a search for "cat flap fitter Hertfordshire" and came across this web page on either Yahoo, Google or Bing.
Bovingdon Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Bovingdon cat flap installer including the installation of cat flaps into metal skinned doors, infrared cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into composite doors, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into wooden doors Bovingdon, cat flap repair in Bovingdon, the installation of microchip cat flaps into single glazing in Bovingdon, cat flap installation in patio doors Bovingdon, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in doors Bovingdon, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Bovingdon, cat flaps Bovingdon, cheap cat flaps Bovingdon, microchip cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, electronic cat flap installation in Bovingdon, cat flap services Bovingdon, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into double gazing Bovingdon, the installation of electronic cat flaps into French doors, 2-way cat flap installation Bovingdon, small cat flaps, cat flap removal, the installation of cat flaps into patio doors, and lots more. If there are some other Bovingdon cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a few of the activities that are performed by those installing cat flaps. Bovingdon specialists will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Bovingdon
Also here.: Hogpitts Bottom cat flap fitters, Whelpley Hill cat flap fitters, Pepnor cat flap fitters, Ashley Green cat flap fitters, Ley Hill cat flap fitters, Flaunden cat flap fitters, Lye Green cat flap fitters, Apsley cat flap fitters, Kings Langley cat flap fitters, Asheridge cat flap fitters, Berkhamsted cat flap fitters, Hemel Hempstea cat flap fitters, Chesham cat flap fitters, Belsize cat flap fitters, Orchard Leigh cat flap fitters, Chipperfield cat flap fitters, Bellingdon cat flap fitters, Felden cat flap fitters, Botley and more. All these villages and towns are covered by cat flap fitters. Bovingdon homeowners can get cat flap installation quotes by going
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Cat Flap Installation Around Bovingdon
Cat flaps were recently installed for homeowners living in Pembridge Close, Hyde Lane, Hadland Close, Field Way, Little Park, Green View Close, Longcroft Lane, Bulstrode Close, Lancaster Drive, Shantock Lane, Dudley Close, Hyde Meadows, Molyneaux Avenue, Mitchell Close, Dean Field, Simon Dean, Green Lane, Arden Close, Upper Bourne End Lane, Rymill Close, Bushfield Road, Water Lane, The Bourne, Balfour Mews, Shantock Hall Lane, Shothanger Way and these Bovingdon postcodes: HP3 0DR, HP3 0EY, HP3 0HL, HP3 0JL, HP3 0LR, HP3 0QS, HP3 0JX, HP3 0JE, HP3 0EF, HP3 0LW. These places recently saw activity by an expert cat flap fitter. Bovingdon residents were given professional and dependable cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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