Cat Flap Fitter Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire (RG9): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Henley-on-Thames property provides your cat with the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats are inclined to get grumpy and irritated when kept indoors, and not able to roam. Giving your furry friend access to the outside world with a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. Obviously, that's not the whole story, because there are numerous kinds of cat flap, and figuring out which one is best for you and your pet might not be so easy.

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give some protection from the elements. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and won't be adequate for most Henley-on-Thames cat owners, who would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although it may be suitable for a garden fence panel or shed door.

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Since this option allows other cats or animals to enter your home, it isn't at all recommended, although it can be enhanced to some degree by keeping the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.

Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. This requires your cat to wear a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased inside it. No animal will be able to access or leave your property unless it is equipped with one of these special collars. The downside is that any other cat in the Henley-on-Thames area that's got a similar style of collar will be able to gain access to your property with this kind of cat flap fitted. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system containing a user programmed unique identifier. Your feline friend is the sole one to get access, offering an additional layer of security and control.

The next stage in feline access security is to install a model of cat flap that identifies your cat's own micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and permit only your micro-chipped pets to exit/enter.

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When you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make certain that it's of a type that can be locked. Most cat flaps sold these days have a four way locking system. This means that the cat flap can allow exit only, permit access into your premises only, be locked fully, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This offers complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The ability to carry out different functions according to the time of day, and in line with your pet's and your needs is also an option with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.

If you've got a wooden door in your property in Henley-on-Thames, putting in a cat flap yourself shouldn't be that hard. Although, if it has to be fitted in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should not even attempt it by yourself. These situations require the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who is sure to have have the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation.


Double Glazing Installations - If you employ someone who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your new cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, as well as its insulation attributes. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances whatsoever.

It is necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Henley-on-Thames cat flap fitter will measure your current unit and order the new one. So the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazing unit will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction. You might have to wait a week or more for this special pane to be made, but if you want a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to do it. Once you've taken possession of your new glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new panel fitted. The cat flap will then be fitted.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest alternative for cat flap installations in Henley-on-Thames, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wooden doors. If you are uncomfortable with creating a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to call a professional to undertake the project for you. This kind of undertaking will not be too costly and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed offers you that additional peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. It pays to know the interior construction, since some doors are lined with steel for extra security. A one piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be more economical to exchange this panel for a single panel model.

Wall Installation - If you don't want to have a hole cut into your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you can have a cat flap installed on an external wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a bit more skill and equipment to install, therefore it's definitely best left to a professional. You can go for a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angled version which allows access through a pillar. A square shaped hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. An appropriate cat flap can then be attached to each end of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Henley-on-Thames - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not functioning properly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can still be used providing that the new flap is of a comparable size. An expert Henley-on-Thames cat flap fitter will be happy to take out your old unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without causing any harm to the door, window or wall on which it's attached.

When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be important to make certain that this was previously done correctly, before fitting the new cat flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge up, the pane must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.


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In the Henley-on-Thames area there are many different specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing companies who offer cat flap fitting services for walls, windows or doors. There are a variety of ways of finding a competent cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. If they're willing to recommend an individual who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be pleased too.

If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get at least three different price quotes from local handymen before deciding. It's generally sensible not to automatically go with the cheapest estimate. Ask about any guarantees they might give for their standard of workmanship and make sure you have it written down in black and white, just in case something should go awry.

If you take care and choose a reputable Henley-on-Thames cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give excellent service to you and your furry friend for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is key.


Cats and their owners reap many benefits from the installation of a cat flap:

  1. Reduced Stress: The use of cat flaps means you don't have to keep an eye out and open the door for your cat constantly, thus lowering stress for both yourself and your pet, as it allows for unassisted entry and exit.
  2. Better Control: Some advanced cat flaps are programmable and can be synchronized with your cat's microchip or a special collar tag. This ensures that only your cat can use the cat flap, offering complete control over their comings and goings.
  3. Independence for Cats: The independent nature of cats is catered to by cat flaps, permitting them to freely explore outside, exercise, and indulge their curiosity, contributing to their overall happiness and well-being.
  4. Enhanced Security: With locking mechanisms installed, several cat flaps can be set to admit only chosen cats, effectively keeping out uninvited visitors. This enhances the security of homes by preventing the entry of stray animals and potential dangers.
  5. Convenience for Owners: Interruption of daily routines to let cats in or out is no longer a requirement for owners. This ease is immensely helpful for people with active lifestyles or non-standard schedules.
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Cat flaps can be installed in Henley-on-Thames and also in nearby places like: Rotherfield Peppard, Sonning Common, Aston, Holly Cross, Rotherfield Greys, Highmoor Cross, Harpsden Bottom, Medmenham, Lower Assendon, Remenham Hill, Harpsden, Crazies Hill, Mays Green, Fairmile, Greys Green, Shepherd's Green, Cockpole Green, Hambleden, Remenham, Templecombe, together with these postcodes RG9 1DP, RG9 1HS, RG9 1JT, RG9 1DH, RG9 1LU, RG9 1NN, RG9 1BP, RG9 1EY, RG9 1QY, and RG9 1LW. Locally based Henley-on-Thames cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone code 01491 and the postcode RG9. Checking this out can make sure that you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Henley-on-Thames property owners are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services. To make enquiries and get cat flap installation quotes, click the "Quote" banner.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Important for the well-being and safety of both indoor and outdoor cats, weatherproofing the cat flap is essential. Preventing wind, draughts and rain from seeping into the house, a properly weatherproofed cat flap ensures a dry and warm environment for the feline. A tight barrier against the weather is achieved with cat flaps that have superior quality seals and insulating materials. An extra option to shield the entrance from harsh climatic conditions is the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension. Cat owners must prioritize regular maintenance, such as checking seals for damage and deterioration, to keep the cat flap effective in providing a weather-protected and comfy space for your furry friend. (66884 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Henley-on-Thames)

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(This cat flap fitter Henley-on-Thames article was updated on 13-06-2024)