Cat Flap Fitter Chertsey Surrey (KT16): To give your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Chertsey property. Cats tend to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Allowing your furry friend easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap can also help to keep them physically and mentally fit. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is perfect form of cat flap for your beloved pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material fixed over it, to keep the weather out, but let the cat climb through. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Chertsey, who would doubtless prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although it could be suitable for a fence panel or shed door.
Because this solution allows other creatures or cats to enter your property, it isn't at all ideal, though it can be improved on somewhat by keeping the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. What this means is that any animal without a special collar can't get into or leave your house. The downside here is that any other cat in the Chertsey area who has a similar style of collar could perhaps gain access to your house with this sort of cat flap. An enhancement to this product is an RF cat flap and collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user.
The next level in feline entrance security is to install the kind of cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's own microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. When your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and permits solely your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Whichever cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in position. These days, almost all cat flaps on the market have a 4-way locking system for added flexibility. This allows your cat flap to enable exit from your property only, permit only entry into your property, be locked fully, or have two way exit and entrance capability. This provides you with a variety of choices on exactly how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night time. The facility to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the high end models of cat flap.
If you've got a timber door on your house in Chertsey, putting in you own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult. However, if it has to be fitted in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should on no account even attempt it yourself. This type of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and talented odd job men who are glad to take on such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN CHERTSEY
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazing panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job straight away and give them the boot. A new cat flap can't be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting into any kind of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, as well as its thermal properties. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.
A professional cat flap installer will measure up the existing double glazing unit and have a glazing company make a new pane. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure where the cat flap will be installed. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it can take one or two weeks to produce. Once you have received your new glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new unit installed. It will now be possible to install and set up the new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid wood doors are, as we already mentioned, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Chertsey. It's usually better to get in touch with a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your front door. This will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to wind up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be fitted into uPVC doors. Having said that, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for extra security, which could cause issues. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always opt to install your cat flap into an outside wall of your home. Needing a lot more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is definitely better left to a specialist, if it is to be accomplished successfully. Almost all wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnel style, however right angle access through a pillar can also be achieved. Installation entails a neat square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can exit and enter your house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Chertsey - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your window, wall or door, but it's damaged or not working correctly, the current hole can hopefully still be used for the installation of a new one. A reputable cat flap installer in Chertsey will be capable of removing your old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one in its place without harming the surrounding wall, window or door.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it will be important to make certain that this was previously done in the right way, before attaching the new flap. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CHERTSEY
In the Chertsey area there are several handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even double glazing suppliers who offer cat flap installation services in doors, windows or walls. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for recommendations in relation to finding a decent cat flap specialist. If they have had comparable work completed by a local Chertsey tradesman, and been satisfied with the outcome, you can anticipate that they'll do a high quality job for you too.
If it's not feasible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should try to get two or three different estimates from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It is generally sensible not to automatically go for the cheapest option. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you have some recourse to compensation.
If you take care and pick a competent Chertsey cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a superior quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for years to come. And all things considered - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Chertsey and also nearby in: West Byfleet, Weybridge, Castle End, Thorpe, Sunningdale, New Haw, Addlestone, Shepperton, Virginia Water, St Georges Hill, Longcross, Lyne, Brooklands, Leleham, Woodham, together with these postcodes KT16 8LP, KT16 8HY, KT16 8NT, KT16 8DT, KT16 8LA, KT16 8DS, KT16 8AP, KT16 8LU, KT16 8AJ, KT13 8YB. Locally based Chertsey cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode KT16 and the telephone code 01932.
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There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Chertsey cat flap fitter including cat flap installation services, magnetic cat flap installation in Chertsey, dog flap installations, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in metal doors Chertsey, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation quotations in Chertsey, 2-way cat flap installation Chertsey, small cat flaps in Chertsey, conservatory cat flap installations in Chertsey, automatic cat flap installations, large cat flaps Chertsey, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, cat flap repair, microchip cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are other Chertsey cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Enquiries Surrey
Latest Surrey cat flap installation enquiries: George Preston was looking for someone to install a microchip cat flap in a hardwood door in his semi-detached house in Compton. Brandon and Cordelia Luke recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a wooden front door in Frimley, Surrey. Nusaybah Povey in Hooley was looking for someone who could install a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden front door in her cottage. Shayaan Young recently requested a price quote for installing a cat flap in a hardwood front door in Hersham. Gideon and Maisey Stretton recently asked for a quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in a semi-detached house in Flexford. Saif Hogg recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio front door in Egham, Surrey. Frank Abel recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a glass door in Godstone. Jax Nicholls and Layla-Rose Nicholls recently requested a quotation for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden back door in Pirbright.
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Over the past 12 months cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Chertsey streets: Fairway, Lyndhurst Way, Heriot Road, Highfield Road, Inglewood, Little Green Lane, Crown Rise, Meadow View, Free Prae Road, Pretoria Road, Guildford Road, Thames Close, Springfields Close, Elm Tree Close, Station Road, Painesfield Drive, Laburnum Road, Abbey Road, Pannells Close, St John's Way, Chantry Road, and in these Surrey postcodes: KT16 8LP, KT16 8HY, KT16 8NT, KT16 8DT, KT16 8LA, KT16 8DS, KT16 8AP, KT16 8LU, KT16 8AJ, KT13 8YB.
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