Cat Flap Fitter Reading Berkshire (RG1): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Reading property allows your cat the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. When continuously kept inside, cats much like people, will get irritated and grouchy. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of allowing your furry friend accessibility to outside world by means of a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but which is perfect sort of cat flap for your pet?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is just that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the elements, but let the cat go through. Naturally, this is really basic, and won't be good enough for most cat owners in Reading, who would prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property, although it could be appropriate for a fence panel or outhouse door.
This uncomplicated design can be to some degree improved on with a magnetic strip to hold the flap in position, however it's still a long way off being perfect because it enables other cats or animals to enter into your property.
A step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires your cat to use a collar that has either an IR, RF chip or magnet encased within it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and leave or access your house, hence keeping out some unwanted visitors. Again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, as any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar can access your house. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system having an owner programmed unique identifier.
Having a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entrance security for felines in Reading. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. Whenever your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow solely your micro-chipped pets to exit or enter.
When you're buying a cat flap, you should make sure that it's of a design that can be locked into position. Most cat flaps sold nowadays boast a 4-way locking mechanism. Which means that the cat flap can be locked fully, allow admittance into your home only, permit exit from your property only, or be set for two way entry and exit. This offers you solutions for all times of day and night, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. The facility to perform particular functions according to the time of day, and based on your pet's and your needs is also an option with some of the more expensive models of cat flap.
If you have a wood door on your house in Reading, installing a cat flap yourself shouldn't be all that complicated. But, if you're planning to fit it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should ask for outside help. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation by a trustworthy cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN READING
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps can not be installed into existing double glazing doors or window panels. Making holes in your double glazing damages not simply the security and strength of the glazing, but it compromises the insulation attributes as well. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsound.
It is necessary to get a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Reading cat flap fitter will measure your current panel and order a brand new one. This new glazed panel will arrive with a hole pre-cut as part of its structure where your cat flap can be fitted. This is really the only way to install a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take two weeks or so to manufacture. As soon as your new panel of glass is delivered, the fitter will remove the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier in this article, wooden door panels are the easiest option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your home in Reading. If you are uncomfortable with making a hole in your back or front door, it's advisable to call on a specialist to do the job for you. This will give you the peace of mind that you'll finish up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been done properly.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. However, some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for added security, which may cause some problems. The models of door with a one piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted style panel, it may be better to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap fitted on an exterior wall of your property in Reading, if you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. Requiring far more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is definitely best left to the pros, if it's to be completed correctly. There are several possibilities for this installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) style. Installation entails a neat square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at either end to allow your feline friend to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Reading - If your wall, window or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it has stopped working, or is damaged, it's perfectly possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. A good cat flap fitter in Reading will be able to remove the old cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed pane that has been previously pre-cut, checking that the existing glass has been made and installed in the right way is crucial. The glass pane will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues, if it's found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN READING
Whether you'd like your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you will find that there are handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing firms in and around Reading who'll be delighted to oblige. There's no better way of locating a decent cat flap installer than asking friends and neighbours for recommendations. You can be sure that if they have been confident enough to recommend someone who has completed work for them, you'll probably have a much similar experience.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through recommendation, always try to get at least 3 different price quotes before making your final choice, and don't forget that the cheapest may not always be the best. Check if they supply any warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes wrong when the work is carried out.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Reading you should finish up with a top quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and that will give good service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Reading and also nearby in: Sonning, Sulham, Pangbourne, Southcote, Woodley, Norcot, Calcot, Dunsden Green, Theale, Tidmarsh, Pingewood, West Reading, Whitley, Englefield, Tilehurst, Caversham Heights, Shinfield, Mapledurham, Purley on Thames, Chazey Heath, Play Hatch, Emmer Green, Earley, Caversham, Lower Earley, together with these postcodes RG1 2NP, RG1 1JL, RG1 2PQ, RG1 2PX, RG1 2NH, RG1 1NN, RG1 1NG, RG1 2JB, RG1 2QL, RG1 1QB. Local Reading cat flap installers will probably have the postcode RG1 and the dialling code 0118.
Reading Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be completed by your local Reading cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in wooden doors Reading, cat flap removal, electronic cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation Reading, cat flaps in metal doors, replacement cat flaps, large cat flaps, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Reading, infrared cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, small cat flaps Reading, 2-way cat flap installation Reading, conservatory cat flap installations, Sureflap cat flap installations in Reading, cheap cat flaps in Reading, pet flap installation, and more. If there happen to be additional Reading cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Berkshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Berkshire cat flap installation projects: Nevaeh Snow and Samir Snow recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass door in a detached house in Woolhampton. Matas Mcneill recently enquired about the possibility of installing a cat flap in a wooden back door in Lambourn, Berkshire. Roman and Sandra Lester recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a wooden door in Basildon. Kaden Whittaker recently requested an estimate for installing an automatic cat flap in a patio back door in Arborfield. Axel Oldham was looking for someone to install a 4-way cat flap in a glass door in his cottage in Poyle, Berkshire. Romilly and Callum Durham recently requested a price quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a wooden front door in Colnbrook. Miley Dalton recently asked for an estimate for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden door in Mortimer, Berkshire. Romy Ballantyne recently requested a price quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio front door in Twyford.
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In the Berkshire area you can additionally find: Cold Ash cat flap installers, Tilehurst cat flap installation, Knowl Hill cat flap fitters, Speen cat flap fitters, Wargrave cat flap installation, Knowle Hill cat flap installation, Binfield cat flap fitters, Mortimer cat flap installation, Lambourn cat flap installers, Cheapside cat flap installers, Sunningdale cat flap installers, Cookham cat flap fitters, Purley on Thames cat flap installers, Wexham cat flap installation, Hungerford cat flap installers, Burghfield Common cat flap fitters, Knowle Hill cat flap fitters, White Waltham cat flap installation, Ruscombe cat flap fitters, Inkpen cat flap fitters, Mortimer cat flap installers, Wraysbury cat flap fitters, Greenham cat flap installation, Burghfield cat flap installation, Colnbrook cat flap fitters, Datchet cat flap fitters, Hurley cat flap fitters, Kintbury cat flap installers.
All throughout Berkshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find the ideal cat flap fitter in Reading itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.
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