Cat Flap Fitter Dorking Surrey (RH4): To allow your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Dorking home. When continuously kept indoors, cats just like people, will get irritated and grumpy. Having accessibility to world outside via a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good option for you, what kind of cat flap should you put in?
A cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole is cut in an external door and a bendable material is placed over the gap to give a bit of some protection from the elements. Most Dorking cat owners would doubtless favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although this could be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
Because this option permits other creatures or cats to enter your property, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be improved on somewhat by keeping the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, RF or IR chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will be unable to trigger the flap and get into or leave your property, hence preventing some undesirable visitors. Again this is a pretty simple kind of cat flap, since any other cat in the Dorking area that's got a similar style of collar could perchance access your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of this equipment and can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The next stage in feline access security is to use a model of cat flap which recognises your pet's own microchip. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will allow multiple entries. The flap will be unlocked whenever your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting entry or exit to animals that have a microchip.
Being able to lock it in place is essential no matter which cat flap you're buying. Nowadays, most cat flaps on the market boast a 4-way locking system for extra flexibility. This means that the cat flap can be locked fully, allow admission into your property only, allow only exit from your home, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This gives you options for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. In keeping with yours and your cat's needs, there's even the option to perform specific functions according to the time of day, with some of the high end models.
If you are pretty good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap should not be that difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your Dorking home. Under no circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. These types of fittings call for a professional installation from a dependable cat flap installer or carpenter with the necessary skills and equipment.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN DORKING
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by drilling or cutting into it, and will detract from its strength, security and thermal attributes. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.
A professional cat flap fitter will take the measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a local glazing firm knock up a new one. So that your cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. You might have a one or two week waiting period for this to be manufactured, however if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. When your new pane of glass arrives, the installer will take out the old one, and swap it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be mounted.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for new cat flap installations in Dorking, as was stated earlier in this article, are wooden doors. If you are somewhat uncomfortable with creating an opening in your back or front door, you may be better off getting in touch with a professional handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This type of undertaking won't be too expensive and is worthwhile doing properly, if having your cat flap expertly installed gives you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly feasible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You'll need to establish what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for additional security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slatted panel for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to have a cat flap fitted into an outside wall of your home in Dorking, if you do not wish to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or safety reasons. Requiring far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly best left to the pros, if it's to be completed successfully. You'll find there are several options for this type of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angular (through pillar) adaption. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole cut out of your selected wall. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at either end to enable your furry friend to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Dorking - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning correctly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can still be used providing that the new cat flap is of a similar size. You local cat flap installer should be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the window, door or wall, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is necessary to make certain that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new cat flap. If you discover this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN DORKING
There are many different professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even double glazing merchants in the Dorking area, who offer cat flap installation in whatever door or fabrication you need. There's no better technique for finding an excellent cat flap fitter than by asking friends and relations for recommendations. You can be certain that if they have been prepared to recommend somebody who has carried out work for them, then you'll have a much similar experience.
If you cannot find a cat flap fitter through recommendation, always try to get two or three different quotations before making your final choice, please remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Check whether they supply any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you have some recourse if something does happen to go awry when the work is carried out.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Dorking you should wind up with a good quality product, that is properly fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Dorking and also in nearby places like: Brockham, Great Bookham, Leigh, Westhumble, North Homwood, Headley, Buckland, Holmwood, Mickleham, Fetcham, Abinger Common, Beare Green, Abinger Hammer, Westcott, Betchworth, and in these postcodes RH4 1AD, RH4 1ED, RH4 1DE, RH4 1BS, RH4 1JX, RH4 1QP, RH4 1LT, RH4 1DY, RH4 1PS, RH4 1LN. Locally based Dorking cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01306 and the postcode RH4.
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Surrey Cat Flap Fitters
Around Surrey you will also discover: Alfold cat flap installation, Bellfields cat flap installers, Woldingham cat flap installers, Pirbright cat flap installers, Horley cat flap installation, Lightwater cat flap installation, Tatsfield cat flap installation, South Godstone cat flap installers, Woldingham cat flap fitters, Wonersh cat flap installers, Lower Kingswood cat flap fitters, Leigh cat flap installation, Chobham cat flap installers, Churt cat flap installation, Ockley cat flap fitters, Chobham cat flap installation, Betchworth cat flap installers, Merrow cat flap installation, Newdigate cat flap installation, Lingfield cat flap installers, Charlwood cat flap installation, Windlesham cat flap installation, Ash cat flap installers, Bramley cat flap installers, Felbridge cat flap installation, Great Bookham cat flap installation, East Horsley cat flap fitters, Horne cat flap installation, Whyteleafe cat flap fitters.
Throughout Surrey you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find the right cat flap fitter in Dorking itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Dorking
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Cat Flap Installation Around Dorking
In the past year cat flaps were professionally installed in these Dorking streets: South Drive, Barrington Road, Falkland Road, Firs Close, Elmhurst Drive, Chartwood Place, Brympton Close, Glenwood, Denfield, Falkland Grove, Knoll Road, Queen's Crescent, Butter Hill, Tower Hill Road, Orchard Way, Ridgeway Drive, Vincent Lane, Cleardene, High Meadow Close, Coldharbour Lane, Rose Hill, Horsham Road, Punchbowl Lane, Marley Rise, Vincents Walk, Paper Mews, Ladyegate Road, Moore's Road, and in these Surrey postcodes: RH4 1AD, RH4 1ED, RH4 1DE, RH4 1BS, RH4 1JX, RH4 1QP, RH4 1LT, RH4 1DY, RH4 1PS, RH4 1LN.
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