Cat Flap Fitter Havant Hampshire (PO9): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Havant property provides your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. When continuously kept indoors, cats just like people, will get grouchy and irritated. Allowing your furry friend accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap can help keep them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a good idea to you, what sort of cat flap should you put in?
The most straightforward form of cat flap, is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible piece of material placed over it, to give protection from the elements, but allow the cat go through. Of course, this is really basic, and will not be good enough for most Havant cat owners, who would prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house, although it may be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
Because this solution permits other cats or animals to enter your property, it's not at all recommended, although it can be enhanced somewhat by holding the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or get into your home, hence preventing some unwelcome visitors. Again this is a fairly simple type of cat flap, because any other cat in the Havant area that's got a similar style of collar can still access your property. An enhancement to this device is an RF cat flap and collar system which has a unique identifier which can be programmed by the householder.
The next step-up in feline access security is to consider a model of cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one cat it will take multiple entries. Exit and entry are only possible for micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is in close proximity.
Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in position. Most cat flaps sold today boast a four way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable only entry into your house, be locked fully, enable exit from your premises only, or have 2-way exit and entry functionality. This will provide you with a range of solutions on precisely how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. The ability to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your cat's and your needs is also an option with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap by yourself can be quite simple if you've got a solid wood door, and respectable do-it-yourself capabilities. Under no circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. Such situations require the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, who will have all the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HAVANT
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can't be mounted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Any sort of double glazing will be ruined by cutting into it, and will take away its thermal attributes, strength and security. In actual fact, it makes your glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be done.
A reliable Havant cat flap fitter will diligently get the dimensions of your current panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing company. This new pane will have a hole pre-cut as part of its construction where the cat flap will be installed. This may take a week or so to manufacture, however it is really the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. After construction, the old glass pane will be taken out, and the brand new one put in. The fitting of your cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as we stated previously, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Havant. If you're nervous about creating a hole in your back or front door, it's advisable to call a professional to do the job for you. This type of project won't be all that expensive and is really worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, since some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for additional security. A one-piece panel enables easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be less expensive to replace the panel with a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut a hole in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can get a cat flap installed on an exterior wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more skill and equipment to install, so it is definitely best left to a specialist. You can decide on a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angled version that enables access through a pillar. A neat square shaped hole will need to be cut through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on both ends to permit your cat to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Havant - If you already have a cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, but it's damaged or not operating correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a replacement. Your cat flap installer should be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding wall, window or door, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazing pane that has been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been cut and installed correctly is crucial. The panel must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems, if it becomes obvious that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HAVANT
Whether you want your cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are many handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even double glazing companies in the Havant area who will be glad to help. There are various ways of finding a decent cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking friends and neighbours. If they've had comparable work done by a local Havant tradesman, and been happy with the end result, you can anticipate that they'll do a good job for you as well.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through personal recommendation, always try to obtain 2 or 3 different quotes before making your choice, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their workmanship and make sure you have it in black and white, in case something should go amiss.
If you take care and choose a trustworthy Havant cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a superior quality product, that's installed professionally, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Havant and also nearby in: Purbrook, Bedhampton, Hayling Island, Westbourne, Denvilles, Farlington, New Brighton, Warblington, Leigh Park, Emsworth, Widley, Drayton, Langstone, Rowlands Castle, Prinsted, together with these postcodes PO9 1BA, PO9 1PH, PO9 1ER, PO9 1AE, PO9 1SE, PO9 1DA, PO9 1QR, PO9 1NJ, PO9 1JD, PO9 1EA. Locally based Havant cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode PO9 and the dialling code 023.
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Cat Flap Fitters Hampshire
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All throughout Hampshire you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Havant itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Havant
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Cat Flap Installation Around Havant
Households in Burrows Close, Duke Terrace, Tower Gardens, Brookside Road, Trosnant Road, Southbrook Close, Boldre Close, Stone Square, Baybridge Road, Staunton Road, Stockheath Road, Anmore Close, Azalea Close, Swanmore Road, Silkstead Avenue, Thruxton Road, Berkeley Square, Chapmans Court, Sunwood Road, Stansted Crescent, Burley Close, Crookham Close, Southbrook Road, Braishfield Road, Avington Green, Strouden Court Precinct, Colemore Square, Swarraton Road, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in the following local Havant postcodes: PO9 1BA, PO9 1PH, PO9 1ER, PO9 1AE, PO9 1SE, PO9 1DA, PO9 1QR, PO9 1NJ, PO9 1JD, PO9 1EA.
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