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Cranleigh Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Cranleigh Surrey (GU6): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your home in Cranleigh, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When kept inside, cats much like humans, will get crabby and irritated. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your furry friend accessibility to world outside with a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is best sort of cat flap for your precious pet?

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The most basic type of cat flap, is simply that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a flexible material is hung over it to give protection from the elements. The majority of Cranleigh cat owners would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house, although this might be suitable for a shed or outhouse door.

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This simple model can be improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being perfect because it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter into your home.

Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. In this case, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Therefore any animal without one of these special collars can't leave or access your house. The downside is that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar collar will be able to access your property when using this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices and can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat. An extra layer of security and control is achieved, guaranteeing that only your feline friend gains access.

The next level in feline entry security is to choose a model of cat flap which recognises your pet's microchip. The microchip details are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). The flap is unfastened whenever your cat is nearby, only permitting entry or exit to pets that are microchipped.

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Being able to lock it in position is vital regardless which cat flap you are buying. Most cat flaps sold nowadays boast a four way locking mechanism. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, permit admission into your house only, permit only exit from your home, or have two way entry and exit capability. This will give you a variety of solutions on how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. In line with yours and your cat's needs, there's even the option to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the high end devices.

If you are pretty good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, if you have a solid timber door on your house in Cranleigh. But, if you are intending to install it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you must ask for outside help. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation from a reliable cat flap installer or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.


Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, immediately send them packing. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by cutting into it, and will detract from its thermal properties, security and strength. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.

It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Cranleigh cat flap installer will measure your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This can take a week or more to manufacture, however it is the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've received your new glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new panel fitted. It will now be possible to fit the new cat flap.

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External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wooden doors are the simplest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Cranleigh. It is often better to hire the services of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are at all uncertain about creating a big hole in your back or front door. This type of undertaking won't be too costly and is worthwhile doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. However, some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for extra security, which could cause issues. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single pane.

Wall Installation - It is also feasible to have a cat flap fitted into an external wall of your house in Cranleigh, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more equipment and expertise to fit, so it's definitely better left to a professional. You could opt for a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled version that allows entry via a pillar. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry friend can exit and enter your house whenever it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Cranleigh - If your door, window or wall already has a cat flap fitted, but it is not working properly, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. A reputable cat flap installer in Cranleigh will be able to remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding door, wall or window.

Before installing a new flap in double glazing that's been previously pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is vital. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel must be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.


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In the Cranleigh area there are a number of different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing firms who offer cat flap fitting services in windows, walls or doors. There's no better approach to locating a good cat flap installer than asking friends and family for recommendations. If they're confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased as well.

Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, seek three or four price quotes from local Cranleigh cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these quotes closely and don't always opt for the cheapest offer, as this will often not be the best of the bunch. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their workmanship and ensure you have it in writing, in case something happens to go amiss.

If you take your time and pick a trustworthy Cranleigh cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a good quality product, that's professionally installed, and will give good service to yourself and your furry friend for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is the most important thing.


For owners and their cats alike, cat flaps present a multitude of advantages:

  1. Enhanced Security: Numerous cat flaps come fitted with locking systems, enabling entry to be restricted to certain cats and preventing the intrusion of unwelcome guests. This attribute strengthens home safety by barring the entry of stray animals and possible hazards.
  2. Reduced Stress: Cat flaps remove the necessity of continual supervision and door operation for your cat, thereby diminishing stress for both you and your feline companion, who can come and go without requiring your help.
  3. Independence for Cats: Enabling them to venture outdoors, exercise, and fulfil their curiosity at will, cat flaps support the independent spirit of cats, promoting their happiness and health.
  4. Better Control: Programmable advanced cat flaps, which can be aligned with your cat's microchip or a distinct collar tag, guarantee that only your cat utilises the flap, giving you total command over their entrances and exits.
  5. Convenience for Owners: The necessity for owners to pause their daily routines to allow their cats exit or entry is eliminated. This proves especially advantageous for those with busy lives or irregular timetables.
  6. Reduced Door Scratching: Does your cat turn into a scratching tornado when waiting? The constant back-and-forth can lead to damaged doors. Cat flaps provide an independent exit and entry point, potentially reducing this unwelcome scratching.
  7. Reduced Litter Box Odours: Outdoor access for your cat could mean less frequent litter box usage, leading to fewer cleanings and potentially reducing unpleasant odours in your home.
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Cat flaps can be fitted in Cranleigh and also nearby in: The Common, Ockley, Rudgwick, Slinfold, Itchingfield, Wonersh, Forest Green, Dunsfold, Shamley Green, Ewhurst, Ewhurst Green, Alfold, Hascombe, Chilworth, Walliswood, as well as in these postcodes GU6 7ER, GU6 7HN, GU6 7AF, GU6 7DW, GU6 7NU, GU6 8AX, GU6 7JW, GU6 7AN, GU6 7HY, and GU6 7BH. Local Cranleigh cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone dialling code 01483 and the postcode GU6. Verifying this should confirm that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Cranleigh residents can utilise these and lots of other comparable services. Click the "Quote" banner to obtain quotations for cat flap installation.

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Both indoor and outdoor cats in Cranleigh need their cat flaps to be weatherproofed to ensure their comfort and well-being. Against the elements, a well-weatherproofed cat flap serves as an effective barrier that shields cats from rain, wind and cold draughts, and extreme temperatures. This protective approach improves their overall quality of life and also contributes to their safety.

To weatherproof a cat flap effectively, it is essential to choose design features and materials that can endure changing weather conditions. High-quality seals around the cat flap edges are vital to prevent rainwater from seeping indoors, ensuring that the environment is dry and pleasant. Cold draughts can be a significant discomfort for cats, affecting their overall contentment and health. To successfully weatherproof your cat flap, you need to use insulating materials that will help to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature, protect felines from chilling draughts, and ensure they remain warm.

When feline companions venture out into the big wide world, weatherproofing a cat flap becomes even more crucial for their cat owners. A cat's health can be compromised by exposure to rain, strong winds or cold temperatures. A properly weatherproofed cat flap becomes a vital lifeline for cats, offering them a safe and comfortable entrance to the house.

If you want to provide even more protection, you can install a weather resistant tunnel extension alongside the cat flap. This extension acts as a buffer zone, reducing the direct impact of adverse weather conditions on the entrance. Facilitating a transition space, it gradually brings the cat from the outside environment to the indoor sanctuary. The installation of this tunnel extension, which helps to keep rainwater and debris away from the immediate vicinity of the cat flap, can also help to extend its longevity.

Routine maintenance is as vital to preserve the cat flap's weatherproofing effectiveness. To ensure seals remain intact and functioning properly, thorough inspections for wear and tear are essential. Potential leaks can result from seals deteriorating over the years due to weather exposure and usage. Weatherproofing measures' reliability and functionality can be ensured by cat owners when they swiftly deal with any problems.

All in all, cat flap weatherproofing is a critical consideration for anyone who owns a cat. It directly influences the cat's well-being, safety and comfort, both outdoors and indoors. A correctly weatherproofed cat flap safeguards cats from extreme temperatures, cold draughts and rain, contributing to their overall health. Ensuring a cosy and weather-protected space, the cat flap remains effective due to the inclusion of insulating materials and high-quality seals. The addition of a weatherproof tunnel extension increases protection against the elements. By maintaining cat flap weatherproofing regularly, you can create a reliable and durable way to safeguard your cats' comfort, enabling them to transition safely between outdoors and indoors without health risks. (84696 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Cranleigh)

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Also find: Wonersh cat flap fitters, Slinfold cat flap fitters, Walliswood cat flap fitters, Chilworth cat flap fitters, Dunsfold cat flap fitters, Ewhurst cat flap fitters, Hascombe cat flap fitters, Forest Green cat flap fitters, The Common cat flap fitters, Itchingfield cat flap fitters, Ockley cat flap fitters, Shamley Green cat flap fitters, Rudgwick cat flap fitters, Ewhurst Green cat flap fitters, Alfold cat flap fitters and more. These and other settlements and towns are served by cat flap fitters and comparable tradespeople. Their expertise and know-how is invaluable when it comes to ensuring that your cat flap is securely and properly installed on your home. You can have confidence in the fact that a cat flap installed by a professional will cater to your furry friend's needs while also fitting in with your home's safety and aesthetic needs. By clicking here, local homeowners can obtain cat flap installation quotes.

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