Cat Flap Fitter Hedge End Hampshire (SO30): To allow your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Hedge End property. Cats kept inside, just like people, will show signs of irritation. Giving your cat accessibility to world outside via a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good option for you, precisely what style of cat flap should you install?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to keep the weather out, but allow the cat pass through. Though this could be suitable in a shed or outhouse door, the vast majority of Hedge End cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their house.
This basic model can be slightly improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, however it is still a long way off being ideal because it enables other creatures or cats a means by which to enter your house.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your house unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. The fact that any other moggy in the Hedge End area that's got a similar style of collar can access your home, is the downside with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap and collar system offering an owner programmed unique identifier.
A model of cat flap that's capable of identifying your cat's own micro-chip, is the next stage in Hedge End feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got several cats), to provide exclusive access. When your cat passes close to the flap, it will unlock and permit solely your microchipped pets to exit/enter.
No matter what cat flap you purchase, it must have the ability to be locked in position. The majority of cat flaps sold nowadays feature a four way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can permit only exit from your home, be locked fully, enable admittance into your premises only, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This will provide you with choices for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap works. In keeping with your pet's and your needs, there's even the option to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with several of the more expensive models.
If you are fairly decent at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, as long as you've got a solid wood door on your property in Hedge End. Although, if it has to be fitted in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should on no account even attempt it yourself. These kinds of fittings require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HEDGE END
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your hired "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and give them their marching orders. It is simply not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its thermal properties. Actually, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should never be done.
A reliable Hedge End cat flap fitter will diligently measure up your current panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing firm. This new glazed panel will be delivered with a hole pre-cut as part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. You may have a 1 or 2 week wait for this special pane to be manufactured, but if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to accomplish it. When your new pane of glass arrives, the fitter will remove the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" panel. The cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Hedge End, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are timber door panels. It is generally best to contact a competent handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are in any way uncertain about cutting a big hole in your back or front door. This should provide you with the peace of mind that you are going to wind up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most instances. You will have to find out what the internal construction of you door is, because for added security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it may be advisable to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap installed on an external wall of your house in Hedge End, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons. This type of installation is certainly better left to an expert, as it calls for considerably more skill and equipment to accomplish. Most wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, however right angle access via a pillar can also be achieved. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly made into your selected wall. A cat flap of your choice is then mounted on either end to permit your furry pal to come and go as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Hedge End - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not operating properly, the existing hole in your door, window or wall can be used for a replacement provided that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap installer will remove the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding door, wall or window, and install a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be installed in a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must make certain that the glass has been made, cut and installed in the right way. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass panel must be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HEDGE END
In and around Hedge End there are plenty of specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing companies who provide cat flap fitting services in walls, windows or doors. There's no better method of finding a good cat flap installer than asking relatives and friends for referrals. If they have had similar work done by a local Hedge End tradesman, and been happy with the result, you can anticipate that they will do a first-rate job for you as well.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should attempt to get two or three different quotes from local handymen before choosing. It's generally smart not to always opt for the cheapest option. Ask about any warranties they might give for their workmanship and make sure you have it in black and white, in case something should go awry.
A professional cat flap installer in Hedge End will supply you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and one that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Hedge End and also in: West End, Fair Oak, Bitterne, Thornhill, Bursledon, Curdridge, Durley, Burridge, Boorley Green, Crowdhill, Botley, Horton Heath, Hightown, Swanwick, Lower Swanwick, Moorgreen, as well as in these postcodes SO30 0PN, SO30 0PE, SO30 0NZ, SO30 0HQ, SO30 2FJ, SO30 0HZ, SO30 0JP, SO30 2GD, SO30 0PQ, SO30 2FB. Local Hedge End cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode SO30 and the phone code 01489.
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All throughout Hampshire you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the right cat flap fitter in Hedge End itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Hedge End
Cat flaps have recently been installed in the following Hedge End areas - Doe Walk, Thurmell Walk, Leatherhead Gardens, Tollbar Way, Whitebeam Road, Wellstead Way, Raeburn Drive, Stephenson Way, Sherborne Way, The Hedge Rows, Park View, Wadhurst Road, Radley Close, St Lukes Close, Rose Close, Goodlands Vale, Stirling Crescent, Allotment Road, Strawberry Fields, Bursledon Road, Pudbrooke Gardens, Lyons Place, Greyhound Close, Upper Northam Drive, Giles Close, Haileybury Gardens, as well as these local Hedge End postcodes: SO30 0PN, SO30 0PE, SO30 0NZ, SO30 0HQ, SO30 2FJ, SO30 0HZ, SO30 0JP, SO30 2GD, SO30 0PQ, SO30 2FB.
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