Cat Flap Fitter Bushey Hertfordshire (WD23): To give your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Bushey home. Cats which are kept inside, just like people, can often show signs of frustration. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your pet easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap. However, what type of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
The most basic style of cat flap, is just that. A piece of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to allow a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. Of course, this is really basic, and will not be good enough for most cat owners in Bushey, who would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their property, although it could be suitable for a fence panel or outhouse door.
Since this solution allows other cats or creatures to enter your home, it isn't at all recommended, although it can be enhanced a bit by holding the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal will be able to access or leave your home unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. The point that any other moggy in the Bushey area who's got a similar style of collar might be able to get into your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.
Installing a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit are only possible for micro-chipped animals, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is in close proximity.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain that it's of a type that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold today boast a 4-way locking mechanism. This allows your cat flap to be locked fully, permit exit from your house only, enable entrance into your premises only, or have two-way entry and exit functionality. This provides full control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. A few top-end devices can be programmed to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in keeping with your pet's and your needs.
Installing a cat flap on your own can be fairly simple if you've got a solid wood door, and reasonable do-it-yourself skills. Not in any circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door. These sorts of fittings require a professional installation by a reliable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BUSHEY
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap needs to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them straight away and show them the gate. A new cat flap cannot be installed into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not only the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the thermal insulation attributes as well. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should never be done in any circumstances.
It is necessary to obtain a new double glazed unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Bushey cat flap installer will measure your current unit and order the new one. So that your cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new glazed unit will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction. You might have to wait a week or so for this special pane to be produced, but if you want a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. Once you have taken possession of your new glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new one installed. The cat flap can then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for new cat flap installations in Bushey, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid timber door panels. It is usually wise to hire the services of an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're uncertain about creating a hole in your front or back door. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to end up with a professionally fitted cat flap, and that the project has been carried out correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. Having said that, certain uPVC doors have got a steel lining for added security, which can cause some issues. The models 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 you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed in an outside wall. This type of installation is definitely better left to a specialist, as it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to accomplish. You'll find there are several possibilities for this installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angled (through pillar) style. A neat square shaped hole will have to be made through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. A suitable cat flap can then be fitted to each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Bushey - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your window, door or wall, but it's damaged or not working properly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a replacement. A decent cat flap installer in Bushey will be able to remove the old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without causing damage to the surrounding window, door or wall.
If the replacement cat flap is being mounted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must make sure that the glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BUSHEY
In the Bushey area there are plenty of professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing firms who offer cat flap installation services in doors, windows or walls. There's no better way of tracking down a good cat flap fitter than by asking friends and relations for recommendations. If they're confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can guarantee that you'll be pleased also.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendations, always try to get two or three different quotations before coming to a decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Bushey you should wind up with a top quality product, that is properly fitted, and will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Bushey and also in nearby places like: Aldenham, Bushey Heath, Borehamwood, Green Street, Oxhey, Harrow Weald, Radlett, Meriden, Watford, Northwood Hills, Garston, Stanmore, South Oxhey, Elstree, Merry Hill, Pinner, together with these postcodes WD23 1EU, WD23 1GJ, WD23 1HG, WD23 1FG, WD23 1JQ, WD23 1FX, WD23 1DW, WD23 1HX, WD23 1LL, WD23 1HH. Local Bushey cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode WD23 and the phone code 020 8950.
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There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Bushey cat flap installer including Catmate cat flap installations in Bushey, cheap cat flaps, microchip cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation in Bushey, cat flap services in Bushey, cat flap removal, replacement cat flaps, Sureflap cat flap installation in Bushey, cat flap installation in glass doors, conservatory cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installations, infrared cat flap installation, electronic cat flap installation, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Bushey, cat flap repair, small cat flaps, cat flap replacement, and more. If there are some other Bushey cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Bushey
Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Bushey streets - Malvern Close, Dunsmore Way, Greatham Road Industrial Estate, Greensward, Scottswood Road, Hastings Way, Millbrook Road, Linnet Close, Clapgate Road, Woodfield Rise, Meadow Road, Caldecote Gardens, Walton Road, Hillside Road, Barley Close, Egerton Close, Greatham Road, Lincoln Field, Duncan Way, Wright Close, Mortimer Close, Caldecote Lane, Park Avenue, Three Valleys Way, Wheelwright Close, Hartsbourne Road, Silverdale Road, Bournehall Lane, as well as these local Bushey postcodes: WD23 1EU, WD23 1GJ, WD23 1HG, WD23 1FG, WD23 1JQ, WD23 1FX, WD23 1DW, WD23 1HX, WD23 1LL, WD23 1HH.
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