Cat Flap Fitter Potters Bar Hertfordshire (EN6): A simple way to give your cat more independence and improve it's quality of life is to install a cat flap on an external wall or door of your home in Potters Bar. Cats are inclined to get irritated and crabby when kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. When your beloved cat is permitted easy access to the outside world by means of a cat flap, there's a better likelihood of it staying both physically and mentally healthy. So, you're sold on the idea, but what is best form of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most straightforward type of cat flap, is merely that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is hung over it to offer protection from the weather. Obviously, this is extremely basic, and will rarely sufficient for most Potters Bar cat owners, who would no doubt favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home, although it may be appropriate for a shed door or fence panel.
This uncomplicated design can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, but it's still a long way off being ideal as it allows other cats or creatures to enter into your property.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and get into or leave your house, thus preventing some undesirable visitors. The point that any other cat in the Potters Bar area who has a similar style of collar can easily get into your house, 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 because they can be programmed by the pet's owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to choose the kind of cat flap that identifies your cat's own micro-chip. The microchip number is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Whenever your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your micro-chipped pets to enter/exit.
Being able to lock it in position is essential regardless which cat flap you are buying. Most cat flaps sold currently boast a 4-way locking system. This means that it has the capability to permit access into your premises only, be fully locked, enable exit from your premises only, or be put in two way exit and entry mode. This will give you a variety of choices on precisely how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. In line with yours and your pet's needs, there is even the option to perform particular functions according to the time of day, with a number of the high end models.
If you are fairly decent at DIY, fitting your own cat flap should not be too difficult, if you've got a timber door on your Potters Bar home. But, if you are planning to fit it into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you should ask for outside assistance. These situations require the expertise and skills of a competent cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have all the tools and knowledge for this kind of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN POTTERS BAR
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ somebody who attempts to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them right away and ask them to leave. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any kind of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, as well as its insulation properties. In fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
A specialist cat flap fitter will measure your current double glazed unit and have a local Potters Bar glazing firm knock up a new purpose made one. To ensure that your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new glazed panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. You might have to wait a couple of weeks for this pane to be produced, however if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is the only way to do it. After construction, the old glass pane will be removed, and the new one put in its place. The fitting of your cat flap can then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest option for installing a new cat flap in Potters Bar, as was stated earlier in this article, are timber doors. It's normally safer to call on a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're at all hesitant about making a hole in your door. This sort of task will not be too costly and is really worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. You or your fitter will have to determine what the interior construction of you door is, because for extra security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. The easiest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slats with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - It's also feasible to have a cat flap installed on an outside wall of your home in Potters Bar, if you do not wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons. Requiring considerably more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap install is certainly best left to a professional, if it's to be executed successfully. Most wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnel style, but right angle access via a pillar can also be achieved. With this sort of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted into a square hole cut into your 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 Potters Bar - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not operating correctly, the current hole in your window, door or wall can be used for a replacement provided that the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A good cat flap fitter in Potters Bar will be able to remove your old cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without harming the surrounding wall, door or window.
When your installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing panel, it will be important to check that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new cat flap. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel must be taken out and substituted to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN POTTERS BAR
Whether you would like your cat flap mounted on a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are handymen, professional cat flap installers and even double glazing merchants in the Potters Bar area who'll be happy to oblige. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for recommendations in relation to finding a first-rate cat flap installer. You can be fairly certain that if they have been prepared to recommend somebody who's completed work for them, you'll have a much similar experience.
If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get 2 or 3 different price quotes from local tradespeople before making a decision. It is generally smart not to automatically go for the cheapest offer. Ask about any warranties or guarantees they may provide for their standard of workmanship and ensure you have it written down in black and white, in case something should go wrong.
If you take care and pick a dependable Potters Bar cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a good quality product, that is installed professionally, and will serve yourself and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Potters Bar and also in nearby places like: South Mimms, Northaw, Bentley Heath, Cockfosters, Hadley Wood, Kitts End, Ganwick Corner, Water End, Gordon Hill, Monken Hadley, New Barnet, High Barnet, as well as in these postcodes EN6 1EU, EN6 1BZ, EN6 1SA, EN6 1PG, EN6 1HD, EN6 1LL, EN6 1LE, EN6 1QY, EN6 1RS, EN6 1SE. Locally based Potters Bar cat flap installers will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01707 and the postcode EN6. Verifying this should guarantee you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Potters Bar homeowners will be able to utilise these and countless other related services.
Potters Bar Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Potters Bar cat flap installer including cat flaps in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap upgrades Potters Bar, large cat flaps, the installation of cat flaps into wooden doors, cheap cat flaps, Petsafe cat flap installations in Potters Bar, replacement cat flaps in Potters Bar, cat flaps in patio doors in Potters Bar, microchip cat flaps Potters Bar, 4-way cat flaps Potters Bar, the installation of dog flaps, the installation of microchip cat flaps into composite doors in Potters Bar, cat flap replacement in Potters Bar, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap repair, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into French doors in Potters Bar, 4-way cat flap installation, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into conservatories, 2-way cat flap installation in Potters Bar, cat flap installation in walls Potters Bar, the fitting of electronic cat flaps into single glazing in Potters Bar, Sureflap cat flap installations, cat flap installation estimates, and lots more. If there are different Potters Bar cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a few of the duties that are carried out by those specialising in cat flaps. Potters Bar companies will tell you about their full range of services.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Potters Bar
Also find: South Mimms cat flap fitters, Hadley Wood cat flap fitters, High Barnet cat flap fitters, Monken Hadley cat flap fitters, Kitts End cat flap fitters, Gordon Hill cat flap fitters, Water End cat flap fitters, Cockfosters cat flap fitters, New Barnet cat flap fitters, Ganwick Corner cat flap fitters, Northaw cat flap fitters, Bentley Heath cat flap installation services and more. All these towns and villages are covered by cat flap fitters. Potters Bar home and property owners can get price quotes by going here.
Cat Flap Services Potters Bar
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Cat Flap Installation Around Potters Bar
Over the past twelve months cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Potters Bar streets: The Spinney, Tolmers Avenue, Temple Court, The Approach, The Walk, The Service Road, Brookside Crescent, Church Road, Blunesfield, Burleigh Way, Bowmans Close, Tavistock Close, Causeway Close, Sutherland Way, Coulter Close, Allandale Crescent, Cotton Road, Strafford Close, Bornedene, Baker Street, Sandringham Road, Dialmead, Bridgefoot Lane, Carbone Hill, Cranmer Close, Brackendale, Strafford Gate, Colesdale, and in these Hertfordshire postcodes: EN6 1EU, EN6 1BZ, EN6 1SA, EN6 1PG, EN6 1HD, EN6 1LL, EN6 1LE, EN6 1QY, EN6 1RS, EN6 1SE. Work was executed in these places by an expert cat flap fitter. Potters Bar home and property owners were given high quality and reliable cat flap installation services on each occasion.
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