Cat Flap Fitter Hoddesdon Hertfordshire (EN11): The installation of a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your property in Hoddesdon, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. When constantly kept indoors, cats much like people, will get crabby and irritated. Allowing your cat accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. However, what style of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
The simplest form of cat flap is basically that. A sheet of flexible material placed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep out the elements. Although this could be acceptable in a fence panel or shed door, the majority of Hoddesdon cat owners would no doubt favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property.
This basic design can be somewhat improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it's still a long way from being perfect since it allows other cats or animals to get into your house.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip variation. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your property unless it's fitted with one of these special collars. Once again this is a relatively simple kind of cat flap, since any other moggy in the Hoddesdon area who's got a similar collar might be able to access your property. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices and can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The next step-up in feline entrance security is to use the kind of cat flap which recognises your pet's microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unlocked whenever your cat is close-by, only allowing exit or entry to animals that have a microchip.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it is of a design that can be locked. Currently, almost all cat flaps available on the market feature a four way locking system for extra security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, enable only entrance into your premises, permit exit from your home only, or have two way entry and exit capability. This gives full control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. The ability to perform different functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's requirements is also an option with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
If you're pretty good at DIY, fitting your own cat flap should not be all that difficult, as long as you have a solid timber door on your Hoddesdon home. On no account should you try and install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These situations require the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or odd job man, who will have all the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HODDESDON
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap needs to be installed in a double glazing door or window panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them the boot. New cat flaps can not be mounted into pre-existing double glazing doors or window panels. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, along with its insulating attributes. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders the double glazing unsafe.
A dependable Hoddesdon cat flap installer will carefully get the dimensions of your existing unit and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing supplier. As a part of its structure this new double glazed unit will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be fitted snugly into. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take one or two weeks to manufacture. After fabrication, the old glass can be taken out, and the new modified one put in its place. The fitting of your cat flap can then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for new cat flap installations in Hoddesdon, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are timber door panels. If you're a bit unsure of making a sizeable hole in your front or back door, you might be better off bringing in an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. An undertaking like this will not be expensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your kitty has a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, because some doors are lined with steel for extra security. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slatted pane for a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not wish to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could opt to install your cat flap into an outside wall of your home in Hoddesdon. Requiring far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is certainly best left to a professional, if it's to be executed correctly. You'll find there are a number of choices for this installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angular (through pillar) style. A neat square hole will be made through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at both ends to enable your feline friend to enter and exit as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Hoddesdon - If you already have a cat flap installed on your door, window or wall, but it is damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for installing a new one. Your cat flap fitter should be able to take off the old cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding window, wall or door, and fit a new flap for your cat.
When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is essential to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new flap. If it's discovered that the previous installation was bodged, the glass must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HODDESDON
Whether you need your cat flap fitted in a wall, door or window, you will find that there are specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing suppliers in and around Hoddesdon who'll be delighted to help. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for recommendations with regards to finding a reliable cat flap specialist. You can guarantee that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who has done work for them, you'll likely have a similar experience.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, seek at least 3 estimates from local Hoddesdon handymen. Study these carefully and don't automatically go with the cheapest quotation, because this will often not be the best of the bunch. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they might give for their workmanship and make sure you have it in black and white, just in case something happens to go awry.
If you take your time and choose a trustworthy Hoddesdon cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a superior quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your cat for years and years. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Hoddesdon and also nearby in: Halls Green, Yewlands, Harlow, Wormley, Royden, Lower Nazeing, Woollensbrook, Broxbourne, Hailey, Great Amwell, Rye Park, Spitalbrook, Gilston, Hertford Heath, Stanstead Abbotts, together with these postcodes EN11 0EL, EN10 7LD, EN10 7PE, EN11 0GR, EN10 7ZJ, EN10 7LA, EN11 0GP, EN11 0DE, EN11 0NL, EN10. Local Hoddesdon cat flap installers will likely have the phone code 01992 and the postcode EN11.
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