Cat Flap Fitter Letchworth Hertfordshire (SG6): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Letchworth property allows your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats that are kept inside, much like people, will often show signs of irritation. Having accessibility to world outside via a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both mentally and physically. But, what type of cat flap is the best solution for your circumstances?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole in a door with a flexible bit of material placed over it, to give protection from the weather, but allow the cat go through. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Letchworth, who would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although it may be suitable for an outhouse door or fence panel.
As this option will allow other cats or creatures to enter your house, it isn't at all ideal, though it can be enhanced a little by holding the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
A step up from the magnetic strip version are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires your cat to use a collar which has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased within it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to trigger the flap and leave or access your property, thus keeping out some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a pretty simple kind of cat flap, since any other moggy in the area that has a similar style of collar can gain access to your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
The type of cat flap that is capable of identifying your pet's own microchip, is the next level in Letchworth feline entry security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is nearby, only permitting access to animals that have a micro-chip.
The ability to lock it in position is essential regardless which cat flap you are buying. Nowadays, nearly all cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking system for added flexibility. This makes it possible for your cat flap to be fully locked, permit only access into your house, permit only exit from your home, or have 2-way entry and exit functionality. This will give you alternatives for all times of night and day, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. In keeping with your cat's and your requirements, there is even the option to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the higher end models.
If you have a wooden door on your house in Letchworth, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. Under no circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. These situations require the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is certain to have have the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN LETCHWORTH
Double Glazing Installations - If you happen to employ somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them immediately and ask them to leave. A new cat flap cannot be installed into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing destroys not just the strength and security of the glazing, but it removes the insulation properties too. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.
A professional cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazing pane and have a glazing company make a new purpose made one. As part of its construction this new double glazing unit will have a hole pre-cut, which your cat flap can be fitted snugly into. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take one or two weeks to produce. After fabrication, your old glass can be taken out, and the new one put in. Your cat flap will then be mounted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for new cat flap installations in Letchworth, as was mentioned previously, are timber doors. If you are a bit nervous about making a hole in your front or back door, you may be happier hiring a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This should give you the reassurance that you will wind up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the job has been accomplished properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. You'll have to establish what the internal construction of you door is, because for extra security certain uPVC doors are made with a steel lining. A one piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be less expensive to replace the panel with a single pane model.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to get a cat flap mounted on an external wall of your home in Letchworth, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons. Requiring much more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to a specialist, if it is to be accomplished successfully. You could go with a straight-through tunnel design, or even a right angled model that permits access via a pillar. A neat square hole will need to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry pal can exit and enter your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Letchworth - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement providing the new cat flap is of a comparable size. An expert Letchworth cat flap fitter will be glad to take off your old entry unit and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the door, wall or window on which it is secured.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be installed in a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must make sure that the glass has been fabricated, cut and installed in the right way. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane will have to be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN LETCHWORTH
In and around Letchworth there are many different specialist cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing merchants who offer cat flap installation services for windows, walls or doors. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for recommendations when it comes to finding a decent cat flap fitter. If they have had similar work carried out by a local Letchworth tradesman, and been delighted with the end result, you can anticipate that they'll do an excellent job for you too.
If you cannot find a cat flap fitter through recommendation, always try to obtain two or three different quotes before coming to a decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse to compensation.
If you opt for a specialist cat flap installer in Letchworth you should finish up with a quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Letchworth and also in nearby places like: Ickleford, Stotfold, Therfield, Henlow Camp, Rushden, Arlesey, Walsworth, Sandon, Norton, Baldock, Cadwell, Willian, Lower Green, Graveley, Hinxworth, Hitchin, Weston, Ashwell, as well as in these postcodes SG6 1FW, SG4, SG6 1NU, SG6 1QR, SG6 1JG, SG6 1AP, SG6 1RH, SG6 1AZ, SG6 1LD, SG4 0JU. Locally based Letchworth cat flap installers will likely have the postcode SG6 and the phone code 01462.
Letchworth Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be conducted by your local Letchworth cat flap installer including cat flap installation in metal doors in Letchworth, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap removal in Letchworth, microchip cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, pet flap installation Letchworth, small cat flaps, cheap cat flaps, Petsafe cat flap installations Letchworth, cat flap installation prices, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flaps in patio doors, cat flap repair in Letchworth, replacement cat flaps in Letchworth, cat flaps in uPVC doors Letchworth, and more. If there happen to be additional Letchworth cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Hertfordshire Cat Flap Fitters
In the Hertfordshire area you will also discover: Wheathampstead cat flap installation, Barkway cat flap installation, Woolmer Green cat flap installers, Welwyn cat flap fitters, Bedmond cat flap installers, Great Gaddesden cat flap installation, Bovingdon cat flap installers, Pirton cat flap installers, Walkern cat flap fitters, Bricket Wood cat flap fitters, Codicote cat flap fitters, Sawbridgeworth cat flap installation, Kings Walden cat flap installers, South Oxhey cat flap fitters, Broxbourne cat flap installation, Markyate cat flap installers, Baldock cat flap installers, How Wood cat flap installers, Flamstead cat flap fitters, Tewin cat flap installation, Tewin cat flap installers, Chipperfield cat flap installation, Waltham Cross cat flap fitters, Chorleywood cat flap installers, Kings Langley cat flap installers, Datchworth cat flap installers, Markyate cat flap fitters, Shenley cat flap installers.
Throughout Hertfordshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Letchworth itself then you should be able to find one close by.
Cat Flap Enquiries Hertfordshire
Recently posted Hertfordshire cat flap installation requests: Shiv and Selina Collier recently asked for a quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in a bungalow in Shenley, Hertfordshire. Nieve and Rory Dolan recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden door in a cottage in Codicote, Hertfordshire. Mr and Mrs Brooks recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in a detached house in Thundridge, Hertfordshire. Frankie and Ollie Reading recently requested an estimate for installing a cat flap in a patio back door in a cottage in Radlett. Cairo Waldron recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood back door in Flamstead. Hibba Crowley in Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire was looking for somebody who could install a Petsafe cat flap in a patio back door in her terraced house. Caroline and Denzel Wise recently asked for a quote for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in Barkway. Olive Beaumont and Brogan Beaumont recently asked for an estimate for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden front door in a detached house in Bricket Wood.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Letchworth
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Cat flaps have recently been installed in these Letchworth areas - Corner Close, Arena Parade, Sanderling Close, The Birches, Cromwell Green, Southfields, Broadwater Dale, Talbot Way, Denby, Cowslip Hill, Baldock Road, Boscombe Court, The Ridge, David Evans Court, Broughton Hill, Stonnells Close, The Crescent, Bowershott, Broadwater Avenue, Cade Close, Campers Road, Cross Street, Cloisters Road, Station Road, Sparhawke, Station Way, as well as the following local Letchworth postcodes: SG6 1FW, SG4, SG6 1NU, SG6 1QR, SG6 1JG, SG6 1AP, SG6 1RH, SG6 1AZ, SG6 1LD, SG4 0JU.
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