Cat Flap Fitter Byfleet Surrey (KT14): The installation of a cat flap to an external door or wall in your house in Byfleet, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats that are kept indoors, as with humans, can show signs of frustration. Having access to the world outside by way of a cat flap will help your furry friend to stay fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a great idea, but exactly what is best type of cat flap for your pet?
The most fundamental form of cat flap, is merely 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. The majority of Byfleet cat owners would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although this may be acceptable for a shed door or fence panel.
This standard model is still far from perfect since it allows other animals or cats a way to get into your home, however it can be slightly improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
A step up from the magnetic strip model are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to use a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. What this means is that any animal without a special collar can't leave or get into your home. The drawback is that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar can easily gain access to your property with this sort of cat flap installed. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices because they can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to consider a model of cat flap which identifies your cat's own micro-chip. You have to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. The flap is unlocked when your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing access to pets that have a microchip.
Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you should make sure that it is of a type that can be locked. Currently, nearly all cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking system for added flexibility. Which means that the cat flap can be locked fully, enable only access into your home, permit exit only, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This gives complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. Based on yours and your pet's requirements, there's even the option to perform particular functions according to the time of day, with several of the top-end models.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be quite straightforward if you've got a solid wood door on your Byfleet house, and reasonable DIY skills. But, if you're looking to fit it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should seek outside help. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who'll have the knowledge and tools for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BYFLEET
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your hired "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them their marching orders. New cat flaps can not be fitted into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Drilling or cutting into any type of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its insulation attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsafe.
A reputable Byfleet cat flap fitter will diligently take the measurements of your existing panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing firm. As part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted neatly into. This can take two weeks or so to produce, however it's basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once your new panel of glass shows up, the installer will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for cat flap installations in Byfleet, as was stated earlier in this article, are solid timber doors. If you are a bit uncomfortable with creating an opening in your door, you might be happier getting in touch with a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This should give you the peace of mind that you will end up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many instances. You'll have to verify what the interior construction of you door is, because for added security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it may be better to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could decide to install a cat flap into an outside wall of your property in Byfleet. This form of installation is undoubtedly better left to the pros, because it calls for much more equipment and skill to accomplish. Most cat flap installations in walls involve a basic straight tunnel style, but right angular access via a pillar can also be achieved. A square hole will have to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. A suitable cat flap is then mounted on each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Byfleet - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be used for a replacement providing that the new flap is of a similar size. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the old cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
When your installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be essential to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BYFLEET
In the Byfleet area there are a number of specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing companies who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. There is no better technique for finding a reliable cat flap fitter than asking friends and family for recommendations. You can be fairly certain that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who has done work for them, you'll have a much similar experience.
If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get two or three different quotations from local cat flap installers before deciding. It's generally sensible not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. Check whether they provide any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something does happen to go wrong as the work is undertaken.
If you take care and pick a reputable Byfleet cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve you and your cat for years and years. And after all is said and done - quality is important.
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Surrey Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Surrey cat flap installation enquiries: Denny Karim and Brooklyn Karim recently requested an estimate for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in a bungalow in Ash Vale. Monty and Elinor Spencer recently asked for a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Bisley, Surrey. Jace and Elora Mcneill recently requested a quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden door in a cottage in Lingfield. Kodi Mcintyre recently enquired about getting a price for installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood front door in a semi-detached house in Wormley. Arham and Saarah Egan recently asked for a quotation for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden front door in Dormansland. Mr and Mrs Cope recently requested a price quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Salfords, Surrey. Mr and Mrs York recently requested a price quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a patio door in a terraced house in Dormansland. Dale and Lilian Bean recently asked for a quotation for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio back door in a terraced house in Westcott, Surrey. Most of these homeowners conducted a search for "cat flap fitter Surrey" and located this page on Bing, Google or Yahoo.
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