Cat Flap Fitter Farnborough Hampshire (GU14): The installation of a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your home in Farnborough, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence. When kept indoors, cats just like people, will get irritated and grumpy. Having accessibility to outside world with a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both physically and mentally. But, what sort of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
The simplest style of cat flap is essentially that. A piece of flexible material fixed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. While this could be suitable in a garden fence panel or shed door, most Farnborough cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home.
This standard model can be improved on slightly with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it is still a long way from being perfect because it enables other creatures or cats a means by which to enter into your house.
A step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This requires your cat to use a collar that's got either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased inside it. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your house unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. The downside here is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar collar could perchance access your home with this kind of cat flap fitted. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products as they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The next stage in feline access security is to choose the type of cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip. You need to enter the details of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will accept multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.
Being able to lock it in position is important regardless which cat flap you are buying. The majority of cat flaps sold currently feature a 4-way locking system. This means that it has the capability to enable only exit from your home, permit only entry into your property, be locked fully, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This offers you a number of options on exactly how your cat flap functions at all times of the day and night. In keeping with your pet's and your requirements, there is even the option to perform different functions according to the time of day, with some of the more advanced devices.
Fitting a cat flap on your own can be really easy if you've got a solid timber door on your Farnborough property, and respectable DIY skills. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. Such situations call for the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN FARNBOROUGH
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the work immediately and give them the boot. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Any sort of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its strength, security and insulating properties. Actually, it makes the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be done.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazed unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your chosen Farnborough cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing pane and put in an order for the new one. As a part of its structure this new pane will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be installed neatly into. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, although it might take one or two weeks to produce. After construction, your old glass pane will be taken out, and the new one put in. It will now be possible to fit your new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for installing a new cat flap in Farnborough, as was stated earlier, are timber doors. It's usually advisable to bring in a specialist handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are at all nervous about making a big hole in your front or back door. A project like this is comparatively inexpensive and will provide you with the assurance of knowing that your pet can enjoy an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. You or your fitter will have to find out what the interior structure of you door is, since for extra security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. A one piece panel enables easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single panel style.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could elect to install the cat flap in an exterior wall of your house. Needing considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly best left to a professional, if it's to be executed successfully. Almost all cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnel style, but right angle access via a pillar is also a possibility. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut into your selected wall. An appropriate cat flap can then be attached to both sides of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Farnborough - If you already have a cat flap installed on your wall, door or window, but it is broken or not functioning properly, the current hole can hopefully be re-used for installing a replacement. Your cat flap installer should be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding door, window or wall, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the new cat flap is being fitted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must ensure that the glass has been made and installed correctly. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the pane will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN FARNBOROUGH
Whether you'd like your cat flap fitted in a door, window or wall, you will find that there are several professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing merchants in the Farnborough area who will be ready to help. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals in relation to tracking down a first-rate cat flap specialist. If they're happy to recommend an individual who they've used, you can be sure that you'll be happy as well.
If it isn't possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get two or three different price quotes from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It's generally shrewd not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse to compensation.
If you choose a specialist cat flap installer in Farnborough you should wind up with a good quality product, that is expertly fitted, and will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Farnborough and also in: West Heath, Normandy, North Town, Ash, Church Crookham, Farnborough Green, Mytchett, Ash Green, Ewshot, Frimley, Cove, Fleet, Ash Vale, Deepcut, Tongham, as well as in these postcodes GU14 0HN, GU14 0JY, GU14 0NW, GU14 0HU, GU14 0QR, GU14 0FB, GU14 0EL, GU14 0AD, GU14 0HG, GU14 0AE. Locally based Farnborough cat flap installers will probably have the dialling code 01252 and the postcode GU14. Verifying this will guarantee you access a local cat flat fitter. Farnborough householders will be able to benefit from these and lots of other similar services.
Farnborough Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Farnborough cat flap installer including the fitting of cat flaps into patio doors, Staywell cat flap installations, Sureflap cat flap installations, electronic cat flap installation, cat flap removal, the fitting of cat flaps into composite doors Farnborough, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing in Farnborough, cat flap installation in wooden doors, large cat flaps, cat flaps in metal doors, the installation of dog flaps Farnborough, microchip cat flap installation in Farnborough, automatic cat flap installations in Farnborough, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation estimates, small cat flaps in Farnborough, infrared cat flap installation, the fitting of cat flaps into wooden doors, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap replacement, replacement cat flaps, 4-way cat flap installation, 2-way cat flap installation, and more. If there happen to be other Farnborough cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just some of the tasks that are performed by those specialising in cat flaps. Farnborough contractors will let you know their whole range of cat flap installation services.
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Cat flaps were recently installed for homeowners living in St Michaels Road, Curly Bridge Close, Ashdown Avenue, Sine Close, Cranleigh Court, Camp Road, Alexandra Road, Ship Lane, Brabon Road, The Terrace, Covey Close, St Christophers Road, Arrow Road, Coleville Road, Blackthorn Crescent, Brecon Close, Blenheim Court, Shakespeare Gardens, Chalfont Drive, Southwood Lane, Twelve Acre Crescent, Clayton Road, Alpine Close, Chingford Avenue, St Davids Close, Busk Crescent, Cambridge Road West, Cherry Tree Close, Corfe Way and these Farnborough postcodes: GU14 0HN, GU14 0JY, GU14 0NW, GU14 0HU, GU14 0QR, GU14 0FB, GU14 0EL, GU14 0AD, GU14 0HG, GU14 0AE. These areas recently saw activity by an expert cat flap fitter. Farnborough residents benefited from competent and professional cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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