Cat Flap Fitter Hounslow Greater London (TW3): The installation of a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your property in Hounslow, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence. Cats that are kept indoors, much like humans, will show signs of irritability. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your pet easy access to world outside via a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but precisely what is best sort of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most straightforward sort of cat flap, is just that. A sheet of bendable material hung over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep out the elements. Though this might be appropriate in a shed or outhouse door, the vast majority of cat owners in Hounslow would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house.
As this option will allow other animals or cats to enter your house, it is not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced a bit by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip version. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Subsequently, any animal that doesn't have a special collar can't get into or leave your property. The reality that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar collar will be able to gain access to your property, is the downside with this kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
Fitting a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in access gadgets for felines in Hounslow. The number of your cat's micro-chip is entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
No matter which cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in position. For extra security, the majority of cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system nowadays. This means that the cat flap can be locked fully, enable only exit from your home, permit entrance into your property only, or be set for two way entry and exit. This provides full control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. In line with your pet's and your requirements, there is even the option to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the more expensive models.
If you're fairly decent at DIY, installing a cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, if you've got a solid wood door on your Hounslow home. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. This type of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who will be happy to undertake such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HOUNSLOW
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any sort of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation attributes. The truth is, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.
A dependable Hounslow cat flap fitter will diligently take the measurements of your existing unit and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing company. To ensure that your cat flap can be neatly installed into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. You might have a one or two week waiting period for this special pane to be manufactured, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap fitted into an existing patio or double glazed door, this is the only way to accomplish it. Once you have received your new glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new one fitted. It will now be possible to install and set up your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as we mentioned above, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Hounslow. If you're a bit uncomfortable with cutting an opening in your front door, you might be better off getting in touch with an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman instead. A project like this should not be expensive and will give you peace of mind that your cat will be climbing through an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. You will have to find out what the internal structure of you door is, since for extra security certain uPVC door panels are manufactured with a steel lining. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it might be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could decide to install a cat flap into an external wall of your home. This form of installment is undoubtedly best left to an expert, because it requires much more skill and equipment to execute. Nearly all wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angled access via a pillar is also possible. Installation involves a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can get out of and into your home whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Hounslow - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not working correctly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can still be used as long as the new cat flap is of a comparable size. Your cat flap installer will remove the old cat flap, without harming the surrounding window, wall or door, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must double check that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. The panel will need to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if it becomes obvious this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HOUNSLOW
There are plenty of handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing merchants in the Hounslow area, that offer cat flap installation in whatever door or structure you require. There is no better method of locating a good cat flap fitter than asking relatives and friends for recommendations. If they've had comparable work carried out by a local Hounslow tradesman themselves, and been pleased with the outcome, you can anticipate that they will likewise do a first-rate job for you.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, get three or four price quotes from local Hounslow cat flap installers. Study these closely and never always choose the cheapest offer, as this will not necessarily be the best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you've got some recourse.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Hounslow will supply you with a good quality product, expertly fitted, and one that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Hounslow and also nearby in: Twickenham, Heston, Osterley, Sunbury, Southall Green, Feltham, Cranford, Harlington, Ashford, Hampton, London, North Feltham, Hanworth, Upper Halliford, Whitton, and in these postcodes TW13 4GH, TW1 1DQ, TW13 4BS, TW13 4DF, TW13 4JY, TW13 4EN, TW1 1DE, TW13 4JQ, TW13 4AQ, TW13 4EU. Local Hounslow cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode TW3 and the telephone dialling code 020.
Hounslow Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Greater London Cat Flap Enquiries
The latest Greater London cat flap installation requests: Agnes Wallis and Abdul Wallis recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood door in Stockwell, Greater London. Harper and Millicent Dennis recently asked for an estimate for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden back door in West Drayton, Greater London. Clara Bradshaw and Christian Bradshaw recently enquired about the possibility of installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio front door in a terraced house in Northumberland Heath. Mehmet Steadman was looking for someone to install a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in his detached house in Hillingdon, Greater London. Ella-Mae and Tommy-Lee Moffat recently asked for an estimate for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Lea Bridge. Avi Gillespie and Aimee Gillespie recently enquired about installing an automatic cat flap in a patio front door in Enfield Lock, Greater London. Neriah Fischer and Anton Fischer recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a patio front door in Upper Norwood, Greater London. Mr and Mrs Burnett recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden door in a semi-detached house in Chalk Farm.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Hounslow
Property owners who live in the following roads have recently requested cat flap installation services - Sopwith Road, Simpson Road, Berwyn Avenue, The Alders, Bell Parade, Chaucer Avenue, Birch Close, Cranford Lane, Spitfire Way, Claypole Drive, Tennyson Road, Bulstrode Road, Church Close, Albion Road, Chailey Close, Shenley Road, Scott Gardens, Selwyn Close, The Birches, Taylor Close, Beaufort Gardens, Bramley Way, Bath Road, Ash Grove, Berkeley Waye, Chester Road, Cavendish Parade, Biscoe Close, Avenue Crescent, as well as the following local Hounslow postcodes: TW13 4GH, TW1 1DQ, TW13 4BS, TW13 4DF, TW13 4JY, TW13 4EN, TW1 1DE, TW13 4JQ, TW13 4AQ, TW13 4EU.
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