Cat Flap Fitter Potters Bar Hertfordshire (EN6): To give your cat the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Potters Bar house. When continuously kept inside, cats just like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Having accessibility to world outside via a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this seems like a good option for you, exactly what sort of cat flap should you go with?
The most basic form of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut in an outside door and a flexible material is placed over the gap to offer a bit of protection from the weather. Of course, this is extremely basic, and won't be adequate for most Potters Bar cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their property, although it may be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.
This standard design is still far from ideal as it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to enter your house, nonetheless it can be improved on a little by adding magnetic strips to keep the flap in place.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically operated cat flaps. 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 get into or leave your property unless it's equipped with this special collar. Again this is a fairly simple type of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar collar will be able to get into your home. An enhancement to this device is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the householder.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to choose the type of cat flap which identifies your pet's microchip. You need to enter the unique number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have several cats it will accept multiple entries. Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it unlocks and allows just your micro-chipped pets to exit or enter.
The ability to lock it in place is important no matter what cat flap you are buying. For added flexibility, nearly all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking system these days. This allows your cat flap to be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, enable only entry into your home, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This gives you a variety of alternatives on how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. Based on yours and your cat's needs, there's even the possibility to perform different functions according to the time of day, with a few of the top-end devices.
If you are fairly good at DIY, installing a cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you have a timber door on your property in Potters Bar. However, if it has to be fitted in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should on no account even attempt to tackle it on your own. This type of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled odd job men who'll be ready to undertake such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN POTTERS BAR
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to put in your new cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. It isn't possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting into any type of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, along with its thermal attributes. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.
A trustworthy Potters Bar cat flap fitter will meticulously take the measurements of your existing panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing company. As part of its construction this new double glazed pane will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. You might have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this pane to be manufactured, however if you need a cat flap installed in an existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to do it. After construction, the old glass unit can be taken out, and the new one put in its place. The installing of the cat flap can then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, wooden door panels are the least complicated alternative in relation to installing a new cat flap on your home in Potters Bar. If you are a bit uncertain about making an opening in your front door, you may be better off getting in touch with a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This kind of project will not be too expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. It pays to know the internal construction, since some uPVC doors are lined with steel for added security. A one-piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be more economical to replace the panel with a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could decide to install your cat flap in an exterior wall of your home. This sort of installation is undoubtedly better left to the pros, because it requires considerably more skill and equipment to execute. You will find there are a number of possibilities for this type of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angle (through pillar) style. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your wall. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your cat can enter and exit your home whenever it desires.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Potters Bar - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can be fitted with a replacement as long as the new flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap fitter should be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding wall, window or door, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, it is important to make sure that this was previously done in the right way, before fixing the new flap. The panel will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues, if it's found this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN POTTERS BAR
In the Potters Bar area there are a number of different specialist cat flap installers, handymen and even local glazing firms who provide cat flap fitting services for doors, walls or windows. There are a variety of ways to locate a competent cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking family and friends. If they've had comparable work carried out by a local Potters Bar tradesman themselves, and been very pleased with the end result, you can anticipate that they'll likewise do a first-rate job for you.
Where a personal recommendation isn't possible, get three or four quotations from local Potters Bar handymen. Study these carefully and don't automatically opt for the cheapest quote, since this won't necessarily be the best. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they might offer for their workmanship and make certain you have it in black and white, just in case something happens to go amiss.
If you opt for a seasoned cat flap installer in Potters Bar you will finish up with a high quality product, that is properly fitted, and that will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Potters Bar and also in: Cockfosters, Monken Hadley, Cuffley, High Barnet, Hadley Wood, Bentley Heath, South Mimms, Northaw, Brookmans Park, New Barnet, Ganwick Corner, Gordon Hill, Water End, Kitts End, as well as in these postcodes EN6 1NW, EN6 1SG, EN6 1DE, EN6 1HA, EN6 1NP, EN6 1AZ, EN5 4RJ, EN6 1DL, EN6 1HU, EN6 1SW. Local Potters Bar cat flap fitters will most likely have the dialling code 01707 and the postcode EN6.
Potters Bar Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be conducted by your local Potters Bar cat flap fitter including electronic cat flap installation, cat flap installation services, Catmate cat flap installation, large cat flaps, cat flap removal, microchip cat flap installation in Potters Bar, cat flap installation in doors, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors in Potters Bar, cat flap replacement, small cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installation, pet flap installations in Potters Bar, dog flap installations, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in wooden doors Potters Bar, and lots more. If there happen to be some other Potters Bar cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Hertfordshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Hertfordshire cat flap installation projects: Joel and Juliet Whittaker recently enquired about installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden back door in Codicote. Rania Truscott in Tring was looking for someone who could install a 4-way cat flap in a patio door in her bungalow. Mr and Mrs Schmidt recently requested a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in Walkern. Saif Hibbert was looking for someone to install a Catmate cat flap in a patio door in his bungalow in Datchworth, Hertfordshire. Ayra and Abdullahi Dickens recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass back door in a bungalow in Braughing. Mr and Mrs Burman recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass back door in a cottage in Aldbury. Mr and Mrs Mclellan recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in a cottage in Chipperfield. Maja and Ewan Wilcox recently asked for an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden door in Park Street, Hertfordshire.
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