Cat Flap Fitter Esher Surrey (KT10): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your house in Esher, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. When constantly kept indoors, cats just like people, will get irritated and grumpy. Having accessibility to outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good option for you, what type of cat flap should you install?
The most rudimentry type of cat flap is essentially that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a bendable material is fixed over it to give a bit of protection from the elements. Although this might be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door, the vast majority of Esher cat owners would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home.
This simple design is still a long way off being perfect as it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter into your property, nevertheless it can be improved on slightly by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
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 must wear a collar fitted with a magnet, IR or RF chip. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your home unless it is equipped with this special collar. The fact that any other moggy in the area who has a similar collar could possible access your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
Choosing a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in access gadgets for felines. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. Whenever your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and permit just your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
The ability to lock it in place is vital no matter which cat flap you're buying. These days, the majority of cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking system for added flexibility. Which means that it's got the capability to enable entry into your premises only, allow exit from your property only, be fully locked, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This gives full control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. The wherewithal to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the top-end models of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap on your own can be quite straightforward if you've got a solid timber door on your Esher property, and decent DIY skills. But, if you're hoping to fit it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you must seek outside assistance. This kind of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who'll be ready to take on such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN ESHER
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their walking orders. New cat flaps can not be installed into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Drilling holes in any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its insulation properties. In reality, it renders your glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
A reputable Esher cat flap installer will diligently get the dimensions of your current pane and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This can take a week or more to produce, but it is really the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. When your new glass pane is delivered, the installer will remove the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The installation of the cat flap can then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid wooden doors are, as we already stated, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Esher. If you're somewhat hesitant about creating a sizeable hole in your back or front door, you may be better off contacting an expert cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This type of project should not be expensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your pet will be using a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many instances. It pays to know the internal construction, as some uPVC doors have a steel lining for further security. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It is also a possibility to have a cat flap installed into an external wall of your property in Esher, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. Requiring a lot more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it is to be accomplished successfully. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angular access via a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square hole will have to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A cat flap can then be mounted on both sides of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Esher - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your door, window or wall, but it's broken or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. A reputable cat flap installer in Esher will efficiently remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding wall, door or window.
When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be important to check that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's discovered that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass will need to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ESHER
In and around Esher there are several specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing suppliers who provide cat flap fitting services in windows, walls or doors. There are a variety of ways to track down a good cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking friends and family. If they've had similar work accomplished by a local Esher tradesman, and been very happy with the result, you can anticipate that they will do a decent job for you as well.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, get three or four quotes from local Esher tradesmen. Study these price quotes carefully and don't always opt for the cheapest quotation, since this will often not be the best. Ask about any guarantees they may offer for their standard of workmanship and make sure it's backed up in writing, just in case something should go amiss.
If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Esher you should end up with a top quality product, that's properly fitted, and will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Esher and also in nearby places like: Hersham, Weston Green, Claremont Park, Molesey, Sunbury, Walton-on-Thames, West End, Claygate, East Molesey, West Molesey, Hinchley Wood, Hampton Court, North Claygate, and in these postcodes KT10 0AW, KT10 8AX, KT10 1TA, KT10 0SW, KT10 1SE, KT10 1SQ, KT10 1SZ, KT10 0SS, KT10 1EA, KT10 8DJ. Local Esher cat flap fitters will probably have the dialling code 01372 and the postcode KT10.
Cat Flap Enquiries Surrey
Recently posted Surrey cat flap installation requests: Emmanuel Carr was looking for someone to install an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in his bungalow in Dormansland. Richie Rowley recently requested a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in a semi-detached house in Dormansland. Hermione Oleary recently enquired about the possibility of installing a cat flap in a patio front door in a detached house in Ash. Mr and Mrs Brooker recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood back door in a terraced house in Virginia Water, Surrey. Emanuel and Beau Rooney recently requested a quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood door in Mytchett. Mr and Mrs Haines recently enquired about getting a price for installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood door in a cottage in Oxted. Peggy and Byron Ryan recently requested an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio back door in a semi-detached house in Bisley. Milana and Abbas Roche recently enquired about installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden back door in a detached house in Elstead.
Esher Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be undertaken by your local Esher cat flap installer including 2-way cat flap installation Esher, infrared cat flap installation, replacement cat flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors, Sureflap cat flap installation Esher, cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap services, cat flap installation in walls Esher, 4-way cat flap installation Esher, pet flap installations in Esher, automatic cat flap installation, electronic cat flap installation Esher, Staywell cat flap installations in Esher, small cat flaps in Esher, cheap cat flaps, Catmate cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation in Esher, and lots more. If there are different Esher cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Esher
Some Esher roads and areas where cat flaps have recently been installed - Arbrook Chase, Claygate Lodge Close, The Avenue, Douglas Road, Cotswold Close, D'abernon Close, Simmil Road, Blackhills, Claremont End, Church Street, Claremont Road, Cranford Rise, Southmont Road, Chesterfield Drive, Tellisford, Common Lane, Copsem Lane, Cranleigh Road, Acorns Way, Cranbrook Drive, Sydney Terrace, Charlotte Mews, Common Road, Clare Hill, The Willows, Brisson Close, Torrington Road, Stevens Lane, The Woodlands, as well as these local Esher postcodes: KT10 0AW, KT10 8AX, KT10 1TA, KT10 0SW, KT10 1SE, KT10 1SQ, KT10 1SZ, KT10 0SS, KT10 1EA, KT10 8DJ.
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