Cat Flap Fitter Fairford Gloucestershire (GL7): To give your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Fairford property. Cats that are kept indoors, as with humans, can show signs of irritation. Having accessibility to outside world via will help your pet to remain fit, both mentally and physically. If you choose to go with the cat flap option, you will then have to determine what type of cat flap would be best for you.
The most straightforward sort of, is simply that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to keep out the elements, but let the cat pass through. The majority of cat owners in Fairford would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house, although this may be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.
As this solution allows other creatures or cats to enter your house, it's not at all ideal, though it can be enhanced somewhat by keeping the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated. This requires your cat to wear a collar that has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased in it. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your house, hence avoiding some undesirable visitors. The drawback is that any other moggy in the Fairford area who has a similar collar will be able to gain access to your property with this sort of cat flap. Even these can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier. Access is limited to your purrfect companion alone, delivering an extra layer of security and control.
A cat flap which is capable of identifying your pet's micro-chip, is the next stage in feline access security. The number of your cat's microchip is programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). When your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits only your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Being able to lock it in place is vital regardless which cat flap you are buying. Nowadays, most cat flaps on the market boast a 4-way locking system for added flexibility. Which means it's got the capability to enable only exit from your home, enable access into your property only, be locked fully, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This offers you options for all times of day and night, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. A few of the top-end devices can be programmed to carry out different functions according to the time of day, based on your cat's and your requirements.
If you're fairly decent at DIY, fitting a cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you have a wooden door on your home in Fairford. On no account should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. These situations call for the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who will have all the equipment and knowledge for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN FAIRFORD
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will detract from its security, strength and thermal insulation properties. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should not be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A trustworthy Fairford cat flap fitter will diligently get the dimensions of your current pane and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing company. As part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed snugly into. This may take a couple of weeks to manufacture, however it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. When your new panel of glass shows up, the installer will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. It's now possible to install the cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as I mentioned above, the simplest alternatives for new cat flap installation in Fairford. If you're a little dubious about creating an opening in your front door, you may be happier bringing in an expert handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This should give you the peace of mind that you are going to end up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the job has been carried out properly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most cases. Having said that, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which could cause issues. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into a door, you could choose to install the cat flap into an outside wall of your property in Fairford. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a bit more equipment and expertise to fit, so it is definitely best left to the pros. You could go for a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angle model that enables access via a pillar. A neat square hole will need to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A cat flap can then be installed on both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Fairford - If your wall, door or window is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it is entirely possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. Your cat flap fitter will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding 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 glazing panel, it will be necessary to check that this was previously done correctly, before attaching the new flap. If it's found that the previous installation was a bodge up, the glass will need to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN FAIRFORD
In the Fairford area there are a number of different specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing companies who provide cat flap fitting services for doors, walls or windows. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals in relation to finding a first-rate cat flap installer. You can be certain that if they have been willing to recommend somebody who has done work for them, you'll have a similar experience.
If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get three or four different price quotes from local cat flap fitters before choosing. It is generally shrewd not to automatically opt for the cheapest quotation. Check if they provide any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you've got some recourse if something unfortunately goes amiss when the work is carried out.
A specialist cat flap installer in Fairford will provide you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Fairford and also in nearby places like: Down Ampney, Fyfield, Coln St Aldwyns, Downington, Hathertop, Quenington, Sunhill, Kempsford, Whelford, Dunfield, Ampney St Mary, Meysey Hampton, Southrop, Marston Meysey, Honeycombe Leaze, Totterdown, Eastleach Turville, Thornhill, Ready Token, as well as in these postcodes GL7 4BJ, GL7 4AD, GL7 4GG, GL7 4BE, GL7 4AZ, GL7 4LF, GL7 3ZA, GL7 4AA, GL7 4FH, GL7 4GT. Locally based Fairford cat flap fitters will likely have the phone code 01285 and the postcode GL7. Checking this will confirm you access a locally based cat flat fitter. Fairford householders can utilise these and countless other comparable services.
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