Cat Flap Fitter Reading

Reading Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Reading Berkshire (RG1): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Reading property provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Exactly like humans, when kept indoors, cats will sometimes show signs of frustration and anxiety. Having accessibility to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your pet to remain fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a great idea, but precisely what is perfect kind of cat flap for your pet?

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The most straightforward form of cat flap, is just that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but allow the cat move through. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and won't be adequate for most cat owners in Reading, who would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house, although it might be appropriate for a shed door or garden fence panel.

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This basic design is still a long way from being ideal as it allows other cats or creatures to enter your property, but it can be slightly improved upon by adding magnetic strips to keep the flap in place.

Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it will be unable to open the flap and leave or access your property, hence keeping out some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a fairly basic type of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the area who has a similar model of collar might be able to access your home. An upgrade to this equipment is an RF cat flap and collar system which offers a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner. Your furry companion is the sole one to get access, offering an added layer of control and security.

The next stage in feline entry security is to fit the type of cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's microchip. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and permit just your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.

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Being able to lock it in position is important no matter what cat flap you're buying. For extra security, the majority of cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system these days. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, enable exit only, enable only admittance into your house, or have 2-way entry and exit capability. This provides you with options for all times of day and night, to have control over precisely how your cat flap functions. In keeping with your pet's and your needs, there's even the option to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the top-end models.

Fitting a cat flap yourself can be really simple if you've got a solid wood door, and respectable do-it-yourself skills. However, if it has to be installed into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. These types of fittings require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the appropriate equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap cannot be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazed unit will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its thermal properties, strength and security. It should under no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsafe.

A specialist cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazing pane and have a local glazing firm make a new purpose made one. This new glazed panel will have a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its construction where the cat flap can be fitted. You might have to wait a couple of weeks for this special pane to be produced, but if you need a cat flap installed in an existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. After construction, your old glass panel can be taken out, and the brand new one put in its place. The installation of your cat flap can then be concluded.

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External Wooden Doors - Solid wooden door panels are, as I stated previously, the easiest options for installing a new cat flap in Reading. If you're somewhat uncertain about making a sizeable hole in your front or back door, you may be better off hiring a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This kind of undertaking will not be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added reassurance.

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uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. Having said that, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for added security, which could cause problems. A one piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be less expensive to swap the panel for a single panel style.

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 choose to install the cat flap into an external wall of your house in Reading. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a bit more equipment and skill to fit, therefore it is certainly better left to a specialist. You can decide on a straight-through tunnel design, or maybe a right angled model which permits access through a pillar. Installation involves a neat square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your cat can get in and out of your house whenever it desires.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Reading - If your window, door or wall is already fitted with a cat flap, but it isn't working properly, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to fit a replacement into the existing cavity. You local cat flap installer will be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the wall, door or window, and install a new flap for your cat.

If the new cat flap is being mounted into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must double check that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed correctly. The glass pane will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems, if it becomes obvious that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.


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There are many professional cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing firms in the Reading area, who provide cat flap fitting through whatever door or fabrication you need. There are several ways of locating a good cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from friends and relations. If they've had comparable work accomplished by a local Reading tradesman, and been very happy with the result, you can reasonably expect that they'll do a decent job for you as well.

If you can't find an installation specialist through recommendation, always get at least 3 different quotations before making your final choice, and don't forget that the cheapest may not always be the best. Check if they provide any warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse if something goes wrong when the work is carried out.

If you take your time and choose a dependable Reading cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a top quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is key.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Reading and also in: Southcote, Trench Green, Englefield, Theale, Norcot, Calcot, Tidmarsh, Sulham, Play Hatch, Shinfield, Pingewood, Whitley, Pangbourne, Mapledurham, West Reading, Tokers Green, Chazey Heath, Caversham, Sonning, Caversham Heights, Binfield Heath, Emmer Green, Dunsden Green, together with these postcodes RG1 2NF, RG1 1AJ, RG1 1PT, RG1 1PA, RG1 2BB, RG1 1JX, RG1 1PF, RG1 2NW, RG1 2FB, and RG1 2QX. Local Reading cat flap fitters will most likely have the phone code 0118 and the postcode RG1. Checking this out can guarantee you're accessing a local cat flat fitter. Residents in the local area will be able to utilise these and various other similar services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can obtain cat flap installation estimates from providers nearby.

Cat Flap Weatherproofing

Cat flaps must be weatherproofed for the comfort and well-being of both indoor and outdoor cats. A crucial barrier against the elements, a well-weatherproofed cat flap shields cats from cold draughts, rain and wind, and extreme temperatures. Their safety is contributed to by this protective measure, and it also improves their overall quality of life.

Achieving weatherproofing for a cat flap requires the deliberate choice of materials and design characteristics that can withstand varying climatic conditions. High-quality seals around the edges of the cat flap are essential to ensure a dry environment by preventing rainwater from seeping indoors. Cold draughts can significantly discomfort cats, affecting their health and overall contentment. To successfully weatherproof your cat flap, you need to use insulating materials that will help to maintain a pleasant indoor temperature, protect felines from cold draughts, and ensure they remain warm.

For cat owners in Reading who allow their feline companions to venture outside, weatherproofing becomes even more crucial. Rain, cold temperatures or strong winds can all put a cat's health at risk. For cats, a properly weatherproofed cat flap becomes a crucial lifeline, offering them a safe and comfortable entrance to the property.

A further level of protection can be provided by installing a tunnel extension alongside the cat flap. This extension's role as a buffer zone minimises the direct impact of adverse weather on the entrance. In aiding the cat's transition from the outdoor environment to the indoor sanctuary, it creates a gradual transition space. To extend the longevity of the cat flap, this extension also helps to keep rainwater and debris away from its immediate vicinity.

To retain the effectiveness of weatherproofing, routine maintenance for the cat flap is equally crucial. Maintaining the integrity of seals by regularly inspecting them for wear and tear is vital. With time, seals can deteriorate due to weather exposure and usage, leading to potential leaks. To guarantee that weatherproofing measures remain reliable and functional, cat owners in Reading must deal with any issues swiftly.

All in all, weatherproofing a cat flap is a crucial consideration for anyone who owns a cat. The cat's well-being, comfort and safety, both outdoors and indoors, are directly influenced by it. Ensuring protection against extreme temperatures, cold draughts and rain, a properly weatherproofed cat flap is key to a cat's all-round health. The inclusion of insulating materials and premium-quality seals ensures that the cat flap remains effective in maintaining a cosy and weather-protected space. The addition of a tunnel extension increases protection against the worst of the elements. With regular upkeep, cat flap weatherproofing can provide a reliable and durable solution to safeguarding cats' comfort, ensuring they can freely transition between inside and outside environments without any risks to their health. (25068 - Cat Flap Weatherproofing Reading)

Reading Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Reading Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Reading cat flap fitter including 4-way cat flap installation, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into wooden doors in Reading, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into conservatories in Reading, the fitting of microchip cat flaps into composite doors, large cat flaps, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap security, automatic cat flap installations in Reading, infrared cat flaps, the fitting of cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap cleaning & maintenance, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap positioning advice, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, 2-way cat flaps, cutting out for a cat flap, cat flaps in metal doors, cheap cat flaps in Reading, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, cat flap draughtproofing, cat flap training advice, dog flap installations, glazing repair and replacement, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into patio doors, cat flap weatherproofing, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into double gazing, Petsafe cat flap installation in Reading, cat flap upgrades, and lots more. If there happen to be some other Reading cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a selection of the tasks that are undertaken by people specialising in cat flaps. Reading contractors will be delighted to keep you abreast of their whole range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Trench Green cat flap fitters, Play Hatch cat flap fitters, Shinfield cat flap fitters, Calcot cat flap fitters, Theale cat flap fitters, Tidmarsh cat flap fitters, Dunsden Green cat flap fitters, Chazey Heath cat flap fitters, Sulham cat flap fitters, Pingewood cat flap fitters, Emmer Green cat flap fitters, Englefield cat flap fitters, Norcot cat flap fitters, Southcote cat flap fitters, Caversham Heights cat flap fitters, West Reading cat flap fitters, Pangbourne cat flap fitters, Tokers Green cat flap fitters, Sonning cat flap fitters, Caversham cat flap fitters, Binfield Heath cat flap fitters, Mapledurham cat flap fitters, Whitley cat flap fitters and more. These and other towns and villages are served by cat flap fitters and related tradesmen. Ensuring that your cat flap is securely and properly installed on your property is where their know-how and expertise truly shines. A cat flap installed by a specialist will not just fulfil your pet's needs but also suit the safety and aesthetic specifications of your home. To get price quotes for cat flap installation, local cat owners can go here. So, why not get started on your cat flap installation right away!

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(This cat flap fitter Reading page was updated on 13-06-2024)