Cat Flap Fitter London Colney

London Colney Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter London Colney Hertfordshire (AL4): To give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your London Colney house. Cats are very similar to humans in many ways, and will often show signs of anxiety and frustration if kept indoors for long periods of time without a break. When your beloved cat is allowed easy access to the great outdoors via a cat flap, there is a better chance of it staying both physically and mentally fit. If you choose to go down the cat flap route, you'll then have to decide what is the best type of cat flap.

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A piece of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. The majority of cat owners in London Colney would favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home, although this could be okay for a shed or outhouse door.

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Because this option allows other cats or animals to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced a little by keeping the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.

Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. No animal will be able to leave or get into your property unless it is fitted with this special collar. Once again this is a fairly simple type of cat flap, as any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar collar may be able to access your house. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier. This makes sure that only your furry friend gets access, providing an additional layer of control and security.

The kind of cat flap that's capable of identifying your cat's own microchip, is the next stage in feline entrance security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. Whenever your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and permit just your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.

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When you are buying a cat flap, you should make certain it is of a type that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means that it has the capability to permit only admittance into your property, permit only exit from your home, be locked fully, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This provides full control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. Based on your cat's and your requirements, there is even the option to perform particular functions according to the time of day, with a few of the high end models.

Installing a cat flap yourself can be pretty easy if you have a solid timber door, and reasonable DIY abilities. However, if it is going to be installed in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt to tackle it yourself. These types of fixtures require a professional installation from a dependable cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.


Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them on their way immediately. It's just not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Any sort of double glazing will be ruined by cutting into it, and will damage its thermal insulation properties, security and strength. In fact, it makes the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.

A specialist cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazed unit and have a glazing firm knock up a new purpose made pane. To ensure that your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new glazed unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction. You may have to wait a couple of weeks for this special pane to be produced, however if you need a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically 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 one installed. It's now possible to install and set up the cat flap.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward alternative for cat flap installations in London Colney, as was previously mentioned, are timber doors. If you are nervous about cutting a hole in your door, it's probably a good idea to call a professional to undertake the project for you. This should provide you with the peace of mind that you are going to finish up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been undertaken in the right and proper way.

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uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. However, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for additional security, which can cause some issues. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single pane.

Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to get a cat flap fitted in an exterior wall of your property in London Colney, if you do not want to cut chunks out of your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. Requiring considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly better left to the pros, if it's to be executed successfully. You can choose a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angle model which allows entry via a pillar. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut into your selected wall. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on either end to permit your furry friend to come in and out as it pleases.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in London Colney - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, but it's damaged or not working correctly, the current hole can, with a little luck, still be used for installing a replacement. A trustworthy cat flap installer in London Colney will efficiently remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fit a new one as a replacement without damaging the wall, window or door.

Before attaching a new flap in a double glazing pane that has been pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been made, cut and installed in the right way is vital. The glass will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues, if it becomes obvious this isn't the case and corners were cut during the original installation.


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Whether you'd like your cat flap fitted in a window, door or wall, you will find that there are handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing suppliers in and around London Colney who will be glad to oblige. There are several ways to locate a decent cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from friends and relations. You can be fairly certain that if they've been willing to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, you'll likely have a similar experience.

If it is not possible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get 2 or 3 different quotations from local cat flap fitters before deciding. It's generally wise not to automatically opt for the cheapest option. Check if they supply any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you have some recourse if something goes amiss when the work is carried out.

If you choose a professional cat flap installer in London Colney you should wind up with a high quality product, that's properly fitted, and will give reliable service for years and years.

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Cat flaps can be installed in London Colney and also in: Smallford, Chiswell Green, Tyttenhanger, Roestock, Sleapshyde, Frogmore, Water End, South Mimms, Napsbury, Marshalswick, Colney Street, and in these postcodes AL2 1QR, AL2 1PF, AL1 1DZ, AL2 1BW, AL2 1QZ, AL2 1DY, AL2 1HW, AL2 1GJ, AL2 1EE, and AL2 1HA. Local London Colney cat flap fitters will most likely have the dialling code 01727 and the postcode AL4. Verifying this will confirm that you're accessing a locally based cat flat fitter. London Colney home and property owners are able to utilise these and various other comparable services. Do you need a cat flap? Simply click on the "Quote" banner and find reliable tradespeople to provide free estimates for cat flap installation.

Installing Cat Flaps in Walls

Although specialist skills and tools are necessary for the process, installing a cat flap in a brick wall, rather than a door, can be an effective solution. Allowing you to choose the ideal spot for your cat's entry and exit without altering your doors, a brick wall offers a great deal more flexibility in positioning.

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Given the complexity of cutting through brickwork, hiring a specialist is highly recommended. They'll have the required tools, such as a bolster or cold chisel and a masonry drill, along with the skills to complete the task effectively and safely. Your chosen expert will create a neat tunnel through the wall, ensuring that it is correctly lined to protect against weather and draughts.

After installation, the cat flap offers your cat a durable, weather-resistant entry point. While preserving the integrity of your doors, this setup enhances security and convenience by allowing your pet the freedom to come and go. (Cat Flaps in Walls in London Colney)

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

To ensure the safety and comfort of both outdoor and indoor cats, cat flap weatherproofing is crucial. A dry and warm environment for both the feline and the occupants is ensured by a properly weatherproofed cat flap, preventing draughts, wind and rain from seeping into the house. For a tight barrier against the elements, choose cat flaps with high-quality insulating materials and seals. An extra option to shield the entrance from harsh weather conditions is the installation of a weatherproof tunnel extension. Ensuring the cat flap remains effective in providing a cosy and weather-protected space for your cat requires regular maintenance, including checking seals for damage and deterioration. (34465 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing London Colney)

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Also find: South Mimms cat flap fitters, Marshalswick cat flap fitters, Smallford cat flap fitters, Water End cat flap fitters, Roestock cat flap fitters, Colney Street cat flap fitters, Napsbury cat flap fitters, Chiswell Green cat flap fitters, Sleapshyde cat flap fitters, Tyttenhanger cat flap fitters, Frogmore cat flap fitters and more. All these localities are serviced by professionals who install cat flaps. Their expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the correct and secure fitting of your cat flap on your property. By going with professional installation, you can rest assured that your cat flap will meet your furry friend's requirements and also match your home's aesthetic and safety criteria. Local cat lovers can obtain cat flap installation quotations by clicking here.

London Colney Cat Flap Installation Tasks

London Colney Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local London Colney cat flap fitter including 4-way cat flap installation, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into composite doors, glazing services, pet flap installation, cat flap upgrades, cat flap installation in metal doors, the fitting of cat flaps into uPVC doors, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap weatherproofing, Sureflap cat flap installation in London Colney, cat flap accessories, small cat flaps, the installation of infrared cat flaps into conservatories, cat flap draughtproofing, automatic cat flap installation, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into porches, cutting out for a cat flap, conservatory cat flap installations, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into wooden doors in London Colney, cheap cat flaps in London Colney, large cat flaps, cat flap installation in walls London Colney, cat flap maintenance & cleaning in London Colney, glazing repair and replacement, magnetic cat flaps, cat flap removal, infrared cat flap installation, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into patio doors in London Colney, Staywell cat flap installation in London Colney, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into double gazing in London Colney, and more. If there happen to be additional London Colney cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a selection of the tasks that are performed by those installing cat flaps. London Colney professionals will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of services.

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(This cat flap fitter London Colney information was successfully updated on 13-06-2024)