Cat Flap Fitter Godalming Surrey (GU7): To provide your cat with the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Godalming home. When kept indoors, cats just like people, will get grumpy and irritated. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your cat access to the world outside by way of a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but exactly what is perfect style of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most basic form of cat flap, is simply that. A bit of bendable material fixed over a hole in a door to allow a cat to climb through, but keep out the elements. Obviously, this is really basic, and will not be good enough for most cat owners in Godalming, who would doubtless favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their property, although it might be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
This uncomplicated design is still far from perfect as it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your house, nevertheless it can be improved on a little by adding a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting an IR, RF chip or magnet. What this means is that any animal that hasn't got one of these special collars cannot get into or leave your home. Once again this is a pretty simple kind of cat flap, given that any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar model of collar can gain access to your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these products because they can be programmed by the householder to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
Installing a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's microchip, is the next level in entry security for felines. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got several cats it will take multiple entries. Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is nearby.
The ability to lock it in position is essential no matter which cat flap you are buying. For added flexibility, the majority of cat flaps boast a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. Which means that the cat flap can permit only exit from your home, be locked fully, permit access into your premises only, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This offers complete control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. Some high end devices can be programmed to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's needs.
If you are fairly decent at do-it-yourself, fitting your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, as long as you have a solid timber door on your Godalming home. On no account should you try and fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, who will have all the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN GODALMING
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, immediately send them on their way. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the insulation properties too. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.
A specialist cat flap installer will take measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a glazing company knock up a new purpose made one. As a part of its structure this new double glazing panel will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted neatly into. You might have to wait two weeks or so for this to be produced, however if you need a cat flap installed into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. When your new panel of glass arrives, the fitter will take out the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. The fitting of the cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden doors are, as we mentioned above, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Godalming. If you're dubious about making a hole in your front door, it's a good move to call in an expert to do the work for you. A project like this is comparatively inexpensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your cat can enjoy an expertly fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most cases. However, certain uPVC doors are steel lined for further security, which can cause some issues. The simplest kind of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to exchange the slats for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to have a hole cut into your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can have a cat flap installed within an outside wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more equipment and skill to fit, therefore it is certainly better left to the pros. Nearly all wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, however right angular access via a pillar is also a possibility. This installation calls for a square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your cat can get in and out of the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Godalming - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning properly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can still be used provided that the new flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap installer will remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the door, window or wall, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is being installed in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must make certain that the glass has been manufactured and installed accurately. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge up, the panel will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN GODALMING
There are a number of professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing merchants in the Godalming area, that provide cat flap fitting through whatever door or construction you need. It may be possible to ask friends and relations for recommendations with regards to locating a good cat flap specialist. You can guarantee that if they have been happy to recommend somebody who's done work for them, you'll likely have a much similar experience.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least three different estimates from local tradespeople before deciding. It's generally advisable not to always go with the cheapest quote. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse for compensation.
A specialist cat flap installer in Godalming will supply you with a high quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Godalming and also in: Catteshall, Witley, Compton, Shackleford, Wanborough, Wormley, Chiddingfold, Hambledon, Brook, Hurtmore, Peper Harlow, Milford, Charterhouse, Puttenham, Busbridge, Farncombe, and in these postcodes GU7 1GJ, GU7 1ND, GU7 1EZ, GU7 1LN, GU7 1DS, GU7 1LP, GU7 1HZ, GU7 1JT, GU7 1DG, GU7 1FL. Locally based Godalming cat flap fitters will probably have the dialling code 01483 and the postcode GU7.
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Throughout Surrey you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the perfect cat flap fitter in Godalming itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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Cat flaps were recently fitted for householders living in Chalk Lane, Davies Close, Allingham Court, Bramswell Road, Chestnut Way, Cherry Tree Road, Camargue Place, The Manor, Church Close, Catteshall Terrace, Station Lane, The Firs, Chiddingfold Road, Scizdons Climb, Silo Road, Brocks Close, Streeters Close, The Haven, Catteshall Road, Alvernia Close, Church Green, Seymour Road, Silo Drive, Boundless Road, St Johns Street, Duncombe Road, Chapel Flats, Town End Close, Church Lane, Church Road and these Godalming postcodes: GU7 1GJ, GU7 1ND, GU7 1EZ, GU7 1LN, GU7 1DS, GU7 1LP, GU7 1HZ, GU7 1JT, GU7 1DG, GU7 1FL.
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