Cat Flap Fitter Guildford Surrey (GU1): The installation of a cat flap to an external door or wall in your house in Guildford, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. Cats are just like people in many ways, and will sometimes show signs of irritability and frustration if kept indoors for long periods of time. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your cat easy access to world outside with a cat flap. If you choose to go down the cat flap route, your next decision will be what kind of cat flap would be best.
The most straightforward style of cat flap, is merely that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but permit the cat go through. Although this might be appropriate for a shed door or garden fence panel, the majority of Guildford cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house.
This basic model can be to some degree improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, however it is still a long way off being ideal as it enables other cats or animals to get into your property.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have 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 leave or access your house. Once again this is a pretty basic type of cat flap, because any other cat in the Guildford area who's got a similar model of collar may be able to get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next stage in feline access security is to use a cat flap that recognises your cat's microchip. The number of your cat's micro-chip is entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). The flap will be unfastened when your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing exit or entry to animals that are microchipped.
When you're buying a cat flap, you must make sure that it's of a type that can be locked into position. These days, nearly all cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking system for added flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable only exit from your home, be fully locked, permit only admittance into your property, or have two-way entry and exit capability. This gives you a variety of choices on precisely how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. Based on your pet's and your needs, there's even the possibility to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the higher end models.
If you've got a timber door in your house in Guildford, putting in you own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult. However, if it is going to be fitted in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you shouldn't even attempt to tackle it yourself. Such situations require the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have all the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN GUILDFORD
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap is going to be fitted into a double glazed door or window panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them the boot. A new cat flap can't be installed into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will damage its strength and security, as well as its insulating attributes. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be done in any circumstances whatsoever.
A dependable Guildford cat flap installer will meticulously take the precise measurements of your current unit and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. This new pane will have a hole cut out as part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. This can take a couple of weeks to produce, however it is really the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. Once you have acquired your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane fitted. It's now possible to install and set up the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, solid timber door panels are the simplest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your house in Guildford. If you're hesitant about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's it may be better to call a professional to complete the task for you. This should give you the peace of mind that you'll wind up with an expertly fitted cat friendly flap, and that the job has been done in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. You or your installer will need to determine what the interior construction of you door is, because for extra security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it might be easier to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either aesthetic or security reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could choose to install the cat flap on an exterior wall of your house. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more equipment and skill to fit, therefore it's definitely best left to a professional. There are a number of possibilities for this installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) configuration. A square hole will have to be made through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can exit and enter the house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Guildford - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not operating correctly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new flap is of an equivalent size. A reliable cat flap installer in Guildford will be able to remove your old cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the door, window or wall.
If the new cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make sure that the glass has been fabricated, cut and installed accurately. If it becomes obvious this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the pane must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN GUILDFORD
There are several specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even glazing suppliers in the Guildford area, that offer cat flap installations through whatever door or structure you require. There are a variety of ways of tracking down a competent cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking friends and relations. If they're happy to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy also.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, seek two or three quotes from local Guildford cat flap installers or handymen. Study these carefully and do not always go with the cheapest quote, as this will not necessarily be the best. Ask if they provide any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes amiss when the work is undertaken.
If you opt for a professional cat flap installer in Guildford you will end up with a top quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Guildford and also nearby in: Peasmarsh, Burpham, Onslow Village, Sutton Green, Farncombe, Stoughton, Artington, Compton, Wood Street Village, Bellfields, Albury, Merrow, West Clandon, together with these postcodes GU1 1HS, GU1 1SB, GU1 1JT, GU1 1RH, GU1 1NZ, GU1 1BJ, GU1 1RW, GU1 1QZ, GU1 1PH, GU1 1RF. Locally based Guildford cat flap installers will likely have the postcode GU1 and the phone code 01483. Verifying this will confirm you access a local cat flat fitter. Guildford property owners are able to utilise these and various other related services.
Guildford Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Guildford cat flap fitter including Catmate cat flap installation Guildford, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors Guildford, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, the fitting of cat flaps into double gazing in Guildford, 2-way cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation in Guildford, the installation of cat flaps into porches in Guildford, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors in Guildford, 4-way cat flaps Guildford, cat flap installation in glass doors, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into patio doors, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into conservatories in Guildford, cat flaps in patio doors Guildford, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into composite doors, Sureflap cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installation Guildford, the installation of cat flaps into single glazing, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap services, large cat flaps in Guildford, cat flap repair, cat flap removal Guildford, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into wooden doors, cheap cat flaps, and more. If there happen to be other Guildford cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just some of the duties that are carried out by those specialising in cat flaps. Guildford companies will inform you of their entire range of cat flap installation services.
Surrey Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent Surrey cat flap installation requests: Maryam Mccall was looking for somebody who can fit a cat flap in Netherne on the Hill, Surrey. Mr and Mrs Gower recently asked for a quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in Hooley. Bartosz Yates was enquiring about a cat flap fitter near Sidlow. Chaya Hodgson in Dormansland was interested in having a Sureflap cat flap installed in a wooden back door. Bear Biddle and Darcie Biddle recently asked for an estimate for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio back door in a terraced house in Woldingham, Surrey. Demi Currie in Flexford, Surrey was looking for someone who could install a microchip cat flap in a glass door in her cottage. Joanna Tipping and Reegan Tipping recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio front door in Limpsfield, Surrey. Brooklyn Cannon in Chaldon, Surrey wanted to get a 4-way cat flap installed in a uPVC back door. These householders did a search for "cat flap fitter Surrey" and found this web page on Bing, Yahoo or Google.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Guildford
Also find: Stoughton cat flap fitters, Merrow cat flap fitters, Burpham cat flap fitters, Peasmarsh cat flap fitters, Artington cat flap fitters, Wood Street Village cat flap fitters, West Clandon cat flap fitters, Sutton Green cat flap fitters, Compton cat flap fitters, Farncombe cat flap fitters, Albury cat flap fitters, Bellfields cat flap fitters, Onslow Village cat flap installation services and more. All these areas are serviced by cat flap fitters. Guildford home and property owners can get cat flap installation estimates by going here.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Guildford
Cat flaps were recently fitted for homeowners living in Cherry Tree Avenue, Birtley Rise, Tangley Lane, Bradfield Close, Clandon Park, Baden Road, Dedswell Drive, Cotts Wood Drive, Bennett Way, Birtley Green, School Lane, Treebys Avenue, St Thomas Drive, Thorpes Close, Downsview Court, Selhurst Common, Denmark Road, Somertons Close, The Paddock, Sutherland Avenue, Broadfield Road, St Saviours Place, Brodie Road, Barton Place, Dagden Road, Stakescorner Road, Stonards Brow, Slyfield Court, Chester Close, Scillonian Road and these Guildford postcodes: GU1 1HS, GU1 1SB, GU1 1JT, GU1 1RH, GU1 1NZ, GU1 1BJ, GU1 1RW, GU1 1QZ, GU1 1PH, GU1 1RF. Work was undertaken in these areas by an expert cat flap fitter. Guildford home and property owners benefited from competent and top notch cat flap installation services on every occasion.
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