Cat Flap Fitter Chipping Norton Oxfordshire (OX7): Putting in a cat flap doesn't only save you the hassle of having to open the door every time your cat decides to stroll out or in, it also affords your cat more independence and improves it's quality of life. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grumpy when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. Having easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both physically and mentally. If you elect to go down the cat flap route, your next decision will be what kind of cat flap would be best.
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A bit of flexible material hung over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. While this might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door, most Chipping Norton cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house.
This standard model can be somewhat improved upon with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, however it's still a long way off being ideal because it enables other creatures or cats a way to enter into your home.
A step up from the magnetic strip version are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased in it. This means that any animal that doesn't have one of these special collars cannot get into or leave your property. Once again this is a pretty simple kind of cat flap, because any other moggy in the Chipping Norton area that's got a similar collar could perchance gain access to your house. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline entry security is to choose the type of cat flap that identifies your cat's micro-chip. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be achieved by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in position. For added flexibility, most cat flaps have a four way locking system nowadays. This means that the cat flap can enable only exit from your home, be fully locked, permit admission into your house only, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This will give you a variety of solutions on precisely how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. Some of the more advanced models can be set to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, based on yours and your cat's needs.
Putting in a cat flap by yourself can be quite simple if you have a solid wood door on your Chipping Norton house, and decent do-it-yourself skills. Although, if it has to be installed in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. This sort of installation will require the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who will be happy to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN CHIPPING NORTON
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire someone who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. A new cat flap can not be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, together with its thermal insulation attributes. Actually, it makes the glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.
A dependable Chipping Norton cat flap installer will meticulously get the dimensions of your existing pane and order a custom-made one from a local glazing company. As a part of its construction this new glazed unit will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted snugly into. This might take two weeks or so to produce, however it's really the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, your old glass can be removed, and the new adapted one put in its place. The installing of the cat flap will then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for installing a new cat flap in Chipping Norton, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wooden door panels. If you are unsure of cutting a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to bring in a professional to do the work for you. This type of project won't be all that expensive and is worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many instances. It is necessary to know the interior construction, as some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for added security. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be cheaper to replace the panel with a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If you don't wish to have a hole cut in your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed in an external wall. Requiring a lot more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to the pros, if it's to be executed successfully. You can pick out a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angle model that enables entry via a pillar. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut out of your wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your feline friend can enter and exit your house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Chipping Norton - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your wall, window or door can still be used so long as the new cat flap is of a comparable size. An expert Chipping Norton cat flap installer will be glad to take out your old device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, door or wall on which it's secured.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be important to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's found that the previous installation was a bodge job, the glass will have to be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CHIPPING NORTON
There are many professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing firms in the Chipping Norton area, that offer cat flap installations through whatever door or construction you require. There are a variety of ways of locating a reputable cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from friends and neighbours. If they are confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they have used themselves, you can be sure that you'll be pleased also.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different quotes from local handymen before coming to a final decision. It is generally wise not to automatically go with the cheapest estimate. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they might provide for their standard of workmanship and ensure you have it in black and white, just in case something happens to go awry.
If you take your time and choose a trustworthy Chipping Norton cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a high quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve you and your furry friend for years and years. And when all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Chipping Norton and also in: Chadlington, Great Rollright, Over Norton, Middle Barton, Churchill, Kingham, Long Compton, Bledington, Enstone, Kiddington, Hook NOrton, Great Tew, Heythrop, Chastleton, Charlbury, and in these postcodes OX7 5HE, OX7 5FW, OX7 5BH, OX7 5EB, OX7, OX7 5BW, OX7 5LP, OX7 5JB, OX7 5GG, OX7 5AR. Locally based Chipping Norton cat flap installers will probably have the telephone code 01608 and the postcode OX7. Checking this out should make certain that you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Chipping Norton householders are able to benefit from these and numerous other comparable services.
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