Cat Flap Fitter Oxted Surrey (RH8): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Oxted home gives your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Cats are very similar to people in many ways, and will typically show signs of frustration and irritability if kept indoors for long periods of time without a break. When allowed easy access to the great outdoors with a cat flap, your precious cat has a far better chance of staying healthy and well. So, you think it's a great idea, but which is best form of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most straightforward sort of cat flap, is merely that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a flexible material is placed over it to give some protection from the weather. The vast majority of cat owners in Oxted would doubtless prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home, although this could be suitable for a fence panel or outhouse door.
Since this solution will allow other animals or cats to enter your property, it's not at all recommended, although it can be enhanced a little by keeping the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or get into your property, thus avoiding some undesirable visitors. The reality that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar could possible get into your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of these devices and can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The next level in feline entry security is to fit the kind of cat flap which identifies your pet's micro-chip. You have to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by microchipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is nearby.
Being able to lock it in position is essential whichever cat flap you're buying. Nowadays, most cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking system for extra security. Which means it has the capability to enable only access into your house, be fully locked, allow exit from your house only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This offers you choices for all times of day and night, to have control over how your cat flap functions. In line with your pet's and your requirements, there is even the possibility to perform different functions according to the time of day, with some of the more expensive models.
If you're fairly good at DIY, putting in a cat flap shouldn't be that difficult, if you have a solid timber door on your Oxted home. On no account should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a reputable cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have the knowledge and equipment for this kind of installation project.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN OXTED
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can not be fitted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Drilling holes in any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its insulation properties. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure up your current double glazed unit and have a local Oxted glazing company make a new purpose made one. To ensure that your cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new glazed pane will be provided with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction. This might take a week or so to manufacture, however it is the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. After fabrication, your old glass can be removed, and the brand new one put in its place. The installation of the cat flap will then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for new cat flap installations in Oxted, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wooden door panels. If you are a little uncertain about creating a hole in your front door, you may be better off contacting an expert cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This kind of undertaking won't be too costly and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap installed by a professional offers you that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. Having said that, some uPVC doors have a steel lining for extra security, which can cause some problems. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap mounted in an exterior wall of your house in Oxted, if you do not wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for safety or aesthetic reasons. A cat flap entrance in a wall requires a little more skill and equipment to install, therefore it's definitely best left to an expert. You could opt for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angle version that allows entry through a pillar. A square hole will be made through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry pal can exit and enter your house whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Oxted - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating correctly, the current hole in your door, wall or window can be used for a replacement providing that the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A trustworthy cat flap fitter in Oxted will be able to remove your old cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the window, door or wall.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must check that the glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. If it becomes obvious that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass unit will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN OXTED
In the Oxted area there are many different handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing firms who offer cat flap fitting services for doors, walls or windows. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals in relation to tracking down an excellent cat flap fitter. You can guarantee that if they've been confident enough to recommend someone who's completed work for them, you will get a very similar service.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get at least 3 different estimates from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It is generally wise not to automatically go for the cheapest quote. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they might provide for their workmanship and ensure you have it written down in black and white, just in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take your time and choose a competent Oxted cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a high quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve yourself and your cat for many years to come. And when all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Oxted and also nearby in: Crockham Hill, Hurst Green, Old Oxted, Limpsfield, Tandridge, Church Town, Tatsfield, Limpsfield Chart, Woldingham, Titsey, Holland, and in these postcodes RH8 0NB, RH8 0ND, RH8 0ES, RH8 0QQ, RH8 0JT, RH8 0ER, RH8 0AG, RH8 0EW, RH8 0JH, RH8 0BX. Local Oxted cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode RH8 and the telephone dialling code 01883. Checking this out should guarantee you access a local cat flat fitter. Oxted householders are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services.
Oxted Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Oxted cat flap fitter including cheap cat flaps in Oxted, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flap repair Oxted, replacement cat flaps, cutting out for a cat flap, cat flap replacement, magnetic cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installation, the installation of infrared cat flaps into double gazing, infrared cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation Oxted, 2-way cat flap installation, small cat flaps in Oxted, electronic cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation services in Oxted, cat flap installation in glass doors, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into uPVC doors Oxted, cat flap installation estimates, the installation of microchip cat flaps into French doors, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into conservatories, Staywell cat flap installations, the installation of electronic cat flaps into patio doors in Oxted, cat flaps in metal doors, 4-way cat flaps Oxted, and more. If there are additional Oxted cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just a selection of the activities that are conducted by those installing cat flaps. Oxted companies will let you know their full range of cat flap installation services.
Cat Flap Enquiries Surrey
Recently posted Surrey cat flap installation requests: Wilfred Norman was asking if there was a cat flap fitter near Betchworth, Surrey. Gregory Makin and Iman Makin recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a glass front door in a detached house in Dormansland, Surrey. Millie Sheridan in Limpsfield, Surrey was looking for somebody who could install a manual locking cat flap in a glass door in her detached house. Lilly-May Mcnulty was asking if there was cat flap installation near Brockham, Surrey. Elspeth and Jeremy Firth recently requested an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in a terraced house in Charlwood, Surrey. Corey Oldham in West End wanted to get an automatic cat flap installed in a hardwood door. Ted Devlin from West Horsley, Surrey asked the question "is there a specialist cat flap fitter near me?". Rocco Betts was looking for someone to install a Petsafe cat flap in a patio door in his bungalow in Lyne, Surrey. All of these homeowners did a search for "cat flap fitter Surrey" and found this website on either Bing, Yahoo or Google.
Surrey Cat Flap Fitters
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There are plenty of individuals in the Surrey area who will gladly assist you with your cat flap installation, and if you're unable to find someone acceptable in Oxted itself, you should definitely be able to find a cat flap installer nearby.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Oxted
Also find: Tatsfield cat flap fitters, Church Town cat flap fitters, Holland cat flap fitters, Tandridge cat flap fitters, Limpsfield Chart cat flap fitters, Woldingham cat flap fitters, Titsey cat flap fitters, Crockham Hill cat flap fitters, Old Oxted cat flap fitters, Limpsfield cat flap fitters, Hurst Green cat flap installation services and more. The majority of these places are served by cat flap fitters. Oxted residents can get cat flap installation quotations by clicking here.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Oxted
In the previous 12 months cat flaps were installed in these Oxted streets: Grants Lane, Station Approach, Spring Lane, Caterfield Lane, Culver Drive, Orchard Way, Fairfax Close, Four Oaks, Memorial Close, Alexander Place, Pollards Oak Crescent, Gresham Close, Barrow Green Road, St. Marys Close, The Greenway, Brick Kiln Lane, St. Clair Close, West Hill Bank, Master Close, West Hill, Pollards Wood Hill, Eastlands Close, Itchingwood Common Road, Chalkpit Wood, Springfield, Brassey Close, Woodland Court, Sylvan Close, Pastens Road, and in these Surrey postcodes: RH8 0NB, RH8 0ND, RH8 0ES, RH8 0QQ, RH8 0JT, RH8 0ER, RH8 0AG, RH8 0EW, RH8 0JH, RH8 0BX. Work was done in these locations by an expert cat flap fitter. Oxted residents enjoyed professional and competent cat flap installation services on each occasion.
More Surrey cat flap fitters: Cobham, Caterham, Banstead, Reigate, Farnham, Virginia Water, Leatherhead, Godstone, Ewell, Lightwater, Walton-on-Thames, Great Bookham, Ash, Knaphill, Hersham, Englefield Green, Byfleet, Godalming, Bagshot, Epsom, Oxted, Molesey, Addlestone, Haslemere, Esher, Cranleigh, Chessington, Warlingham, Staines, Weybridge, Dorking, Horley, Tadworth, Egham, Redhill, Woking, Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames, Frimley, Ashtead, Camberley, Chertsey, Guildford, Windlesham and Claygate.
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