Cat Flap Fitter Hertford Hertfordshire (SG13): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Hertford house. When constantly kept inside, cats just like humans, will get grumpy and irritated. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your pet access to the outside world via a cat flap. So, you think it's a good idea, but precisely what is best form of cat flap for your pet?
The most basic style of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a bendable material is hung over the gap to give a bit of some protection from the elements. Even though this might be suitable in a garden fence panel or shed door, the majority of cat owners in Hertford would no doubt favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home.
This basic design is still a long way from being ideal as it allows other cats or creatures to get into your property, but it can be improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. What this means is that any animal without a special collar cannot leave or get into your home. The downside is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar may be able to get into your property 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 providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
Choosing a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's microchip, is the next level in access devices for felines. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and allows only your microchipped pets to exit/enter.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you should ensure that it's of a design that can be locked into position. For added security, almost all cat flaps have a four way locking system these days. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, permit exit only, permit only access into your home, or have two-way entry and exit functionality. This provides complete control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. Some higher end cat flaps can be programmed to perform different functions according to the time of day, based on your pet's and your requirements.
If you're fairly good at DIY, fitting your own cat flap should not be all that difficult, as long as you've got a solid wood door on your property in Hertford. Under no circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This sort of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled handymen who will be happy to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HERTFORD
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them packing. A new cat flap can't be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, together with its insulation attributes. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should not be done under any circumstances.
A reliable Hertford cat flap fitter will diligently take the measurements of your existing panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing supplier. So that the cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new double glazing panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. This is the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take a week or more to manufacture. As soon as your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" panel. It will now be possible to fit the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as already stated, the simplest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Hertford. If you're nervous about making a hole in your front or back door, it's probably a good idea to call in a specialist to complete the task for you. This type of project will not be all that expensive and is well worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be often be fitted with a cat flap. You or your installer will have to determine what the interior structure of you door actually is, since for added security certain uPVC door panels are made with a galvanised steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted style door panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to get a cat flap mounted in an external wall of your house in Hertford, if you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons. Needing considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly best left to the pros, if it's to be executed successfully. The majority of wall cat flap installations involve a simple straight tunnel style, but right angled access via a pillar is also an option. This installation involves a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so that your furry friend can get in and out of your home whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Hertford - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be used for a replacement so long as the new flap is of an equivalent size. A good cat flap installer in Hertford will be capable of removing your unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without causing damage to the surrounding window, wall or door.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it is essential to make sure that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new cat flap. If you discover this isn't the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the glass will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HERTFORD
Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a door, window or wall, you will find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing merchants in the Hertford area who will be delighted to help. There is no better method of tracking down a reliable cat flap fitter than asking friends and family for referrals. If they've had similar work carried out by a local Hertford tradesman themselves, and been delighted with the outcome, you can anticipate that they'll likewise do a first-rate job for you.
If it's not feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get at least 3 different estimates from local tradespeople before coming to a final decision. It is generally advisable not to automatically go for the cheapest option. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their workmanship and ensure it is backed up in writing, in case something happens to go amiss.
If you choose a specialist cat flap installer in Hertford you should finish up with a good quality product, that's properly fitted, and that will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Hertford and also nearby in: Waterford, Ware, Broadoak End, Amwell Hill, Hertingfordbury, Birch Green, Bramfield, Marden Hill, Bengeo, Hertford Heath, Little Amwell, Hoddesdon, Bayfordbury, Chapmore End, as well as in these postcodes SG13, SG13 7YH, SG12 0DZ, SG13 7BJ, SG13 7WT, SG13 7TQ, SG13 7YL, SG13 7SN, SG13 7HX, SG13 7AL. Locally based Hertford cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01992 and the postcode SG13.
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Some Hertford roads and streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - Sandy Close, The Knoll, Temple Court, Bluebell Close, Chelmsford Road, The Old Coach Road, Brickendon Bury, The Maltings, The Finches, Boundary Drive, Ashendene Road, The Drive, Balfour Street, Bentley Road, Brewhouse Lane, Alexander Road, Cecil Road, Birch Green, Chandlers Way, The Copse, Beechwood Close, The Arbour, Bengeo Mews, Caxton Hill, Bircherley Court, Church Road, Sele Road, Christchurch Place, as well as these local Hertford postcodes: SG13, SG13 7YH, SG12 0DZ, SG13 7BJ, SG13 7WT, SG13 7TQ, SG13 7YL, SG13 7SN, SG13 7HX, SG13 7AL.
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