Cat Flap Fitter Didcot Oxfordshire (OX11): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Didcot house provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept indoors, just like people, will often show signs of irritation. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the positive aspects of allowing your pet access to the world outside via a cat flap. If this sounds like a good option for you, exactly what style of cat flap should you install?
The most fundamental sort of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material hung over it, to keep the weather out, but allow the cat go through. The vast majority of Didcot cat owners would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although this might be acceptable for an outhouse or shed door.
As this solution will allow other cats or animals to enter your property, it isn't at all recommended, though it can be enhanced a little by keeping the flap in place with the addition of a magnetic strip.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal will be able to access or leave your house unless it is fitted with this special collar. The drawback is that any other moggy in the Didcot area that has a similar style of collar may be able to gain access to your house with this sort of cat flap installed. An upgrade to this device is a RF cat flap/collar system which offers a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat's owner.
Picking a cat flap which can identify your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in access security for felines. The details of your cat's microchip are entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one cat). Whenever your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and allows only your micro-chipped pets to exit/enter.
No matter which cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in place. Nowadays, most cat flaps available on the market have a four way locking mechanism for extra security. Which means that the cat flap can permit only admittance into your property, be locked fully, enable exit only, or be set for two way entry and exit. This gives full control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. The facility to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your pet's and your requirements is also a possibility with some of the more advanced models of cat flap.
If you've got a timber door on your property in Didcot, putting in a cat flap yourself shouldn't be that hard. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. These sorts of fixtures call for a professional installation by a dependable cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN DIDCOT
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps cannot be installed into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will diminish its security, strength and thermal insulation attributes. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsound.
A dependable Didcot cat flap installer will carefully take the measurements of your current pane and order a custom-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where the cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, although it might take a couple of weeks to produce. As soon as your new panel of glass arrives, the fitter will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. It's now possible to install your cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wooden door panels are the simplest option with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Didcot. If you're a bit uncertain about creating an opening in your back or front door, you may be better off contacting a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This kind of project will not be all that expensive and is worthwhile doing properly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most cases. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for further security. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, subsequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to have a hole cut into your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed within an external wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more expertise and equipment to install, so it's definitely best left to the pros. You will find there are a number of possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angle (through pillar) style. A neat square hole will need to be made through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. 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 Didcot - If you already have a cat flap fitted on a door, window or wall, but it is broken or not operating correctly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a replacement. Your cat flap fitter will take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the window, wall or door, and fit a brand new flap for your cat.
If the substitute cat flap is to be fitted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make sure that the existing glass has been made and installed in the right way. The panel must be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety problems, if it is found this is not the case and corners were cut during the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DIDCOT
In the Didcot area there are plenty of professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing merchants who offer cat flap installation services in walls, windows or doors. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals with regards to obtaining an excellent cat flap fitter. If they're willing to recommend an individual who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased too.
If you can't find an installer through recommendations, always obtain three or four different price quotes before making your final choice, and keep in mind that cheapest is often not best. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse.
A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Didcot will supply you with a high quality product, expertly fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Didcot and also nearby in: East Hagbourne, North Moreton, Steventon, Blewbury, Culham, Harwell, Fulscot, West Hagbourne, Long Wittenham, Milton, Upton, Milton Park, South Moreton, Northbourne, Aston Tirrold, together with these postcodes OX11 7BX, OX11 0XN, OX11 7AD, OX11 0DH, OX11 1DB, OX11, OX11 6EP, OX11 7EA, OX11 7GD, OX11 6AL. Locally based Didcot cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode OX11 and the telephone dialling code 01235.
Oxfordshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Oxfordshire cat flap installation projects: Abbas Towers and Blanka Towers recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass front door in a cottage in Deddington, Oxfordshire. Shelby Ricketts in East Hendred was looking for someone who could install a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood front door in her detached house. Patrick Griffin and Samira Griffin recently enquired about getting a price for installing a locking cat flap in a patio door in a semi-detached house in Longworth, Oxfordshire. Clark Potts was looking for someone to install a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood door in his cottage in Cumnor. Levi Mather and Verity Mather recently enquired about installing a microchip cat flap in a glass front door in Launton, Oxfordshire. Selena Myatt recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden door in Great Milton. Mr and Mrs Mcintyre recently enquired about getting a price for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in a bungalow in North Leigh. Finnley Kearns and Jorgie Kearns recently requested a quotation for installing a cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Chinnor.
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Households in The Close, Cray Court, Tavistock Avenue, Blakes Field, Chapel Furlong, Blenheim Close, Thurne View, Tweed Drive, St Andrews Road, Tavy Close, Teescroft, Ashburn Place, Anchor Lane, Stour Close, Swarbourne Close, Brendon Close, Ancholme Close, Cromwell Drive, The Crescent, Aston Street, All Saints Court, Blagrave Close, Arndale Beck, Cronshaw Close, Cotswold Park, Bridge Close, Arun Mews, Bowness Avenue, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these Didcot area postcodes: OX11 7BX, OX11 0XN, OX11 7AD, OX11 0DH, OX11 1DB, OX11, OX11 6EP, OX11 7EA, OX11 7GD, OX11 6AL.
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