Cat Flap Fitter Reigate Surrey (RH2): Installing a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your Reigate house provides your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam. Allowing your furry friend easy access to outside world by means of a cat flap can help keep them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a great idea to you, exactly what kind of cat flap should you go with?
The most fundamental form of cat flap, is simply that. A hole in a door with a bendable sheet of material hung over it, to keep the weather out, but permit the cat move through. Naturally, this is very basic, and will not be good enough for most Reigate cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home, although it may be acceptable for an outhouse door or fence panel.
This uncomplicated design is still a long way off being perfect as it allows other cats or animals a way to enter into your home, nonetheless it can be improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or get into your house, therefore preventing some unwelcome visitors. The fact that any other moggy in the Reigate area who's got a similar collar may be able to access your home, is the drawback with this sort of cat flap. An improvement to this product is an RF cat flap and collar system which contains a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user.
Choosing a cat flap that can identify your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in entrance devices for felines in Reigate. The micro-chip details are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have several cats). Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and permit just your microchipped pets to enter/exit.
Whatever cat flap you buy, it should have the ability to be locked in position. For extra security, almost all cat flaps boast a 4-way locking mechanism these days. Which means that the cat flap can allow admission into your property only, permit only exit from your home, be locked fully, or be set for 2-way exit and entry. This offers complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. A few more expensive devices can be set to carry out different functions according to the time of day, in keeping with your pet's and your requirements.
Fitting a cat flap yourself can be quite easy if you've got a solid wood door, and decent do-it-yourself capabilities. Although, if it has to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should under no circumstances even attempt it by yourself. This kind of installation requires the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who will be glad to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN REIGATE
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazed panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the work straight away and give them the boot. It isn't possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making a hole in the double glazing damages not just the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the insulation attributes as well. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be attempted under any circumstances.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Reigate cat flap fitter will measure your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be fitted perfectly into. You might have to wait one or two weeks for this to be made, however if you want a cat flap installed into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to accomplish it. After construction, your old glass pane can be removed, and the new modified one put in its place. The fitting of the cat flap will then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The least complicated option for installing a new cat flap in Reigate, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid wooden doors. If you're dubious about making a hole in your front door, it's wise to bring in a specialist to undertake the project for you. This type of project will not be expensive and will provide you with peace of mind that your cat will have the use of an expertly installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the interior construction, because some uPVC door panels are steel lined for further security. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it might be more economical to replace the panel with a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If you don't wish to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed in an external wall. This type of installment is undoubtedly best left to a specialist, as it requires considerably more skill and equipment to execute. You'll find there are a number of options for this type of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angle (through pillar) style. A neat square hole will be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so that your furry pal can get out of and into your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Reigate - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement providing the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap installer will remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding wall, window or door, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the new cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre cut hole in a double glazing panel, you must make certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way. The panel will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues, if you discover this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN REIGATE
There are many handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even glazing firms in the Reigate area, that provide cat flap installations through whatever door or structure you need. It may be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations with regards to finding a decent cat flap installer. You can be fairly certain that if they've been prepared to recommend someone who has done work for them, you'll probably have a similar experience.
If it is not feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should make an effort to get three or four different quotes from local tradespeople before making a decision. It's generally advisable not to always go for the cheapest estimate. Enquire about any warranties or guarantees they may offer for their workmanship and make certain it is backed up in writing, just in case something should go wrong.
A specialist cat flap installation contractor in Reigate will provide you with a quality product, expertly fitted, and one that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Reigate and also in: Sidlow, The Acres, Merstham, Wrays, Leigh, Redhill, Mickleham, Beare Green, Irons Bottom, Earlswood, Lower Kingswood, Hooley, South Nutfield, South Park, Betchworth, Salfords, Buckland, Horley, as well as in these postcodes RH2 0BB, RH2 0BJ, RH2 0AZ, RH2 0JJ, RH1 6NB, RH1 6AU, RH2 0LB, RH2 0AY, RH2 0NZ, RH2 0BQ. Local Reigate cat flap installers will likely have the postcode RH2 and the telephone dialling code 01737.
Surrey Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Surrey cat flap installation projects: Luke and Ayana Radcliffe recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a glass front door in Burstow. Mr and Mrs Calvert recently enquired about getting a price for installing an infrared cat flap in a glass back door in Tadworth. Stanislaw and Zarah Ricketts recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in Netherne on the Hill. Oskar and Sumayya Dodds recently asked for a quote for installing a locking cat flap in a patio door in Holmwood, Surrey. Layla Paisley in Chilworth, Surrey was looking for someone who could install an automatic cat flap in a patio door in her bungalow. Mr and Mrs Allen recently requested an estimate for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden back door in a terraced house in Fetcham. Amber-Rose Linley and Bobby Linley recently requested a quotation for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Effingham, Surrey. Emmett Rodger and Frances Rodger recently asked for a quote for installing a locking cat flap in a glass door in Cobham.
Reigate Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide range of tasks that can be carried out by your local Reigate cat flap installer including Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap installation in wooden doors, 2-way cat flap installation in Reigate, Staywell cat flap installations, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, Sureflap cat flap installation, pet flap installations, automatic cat flap installation, cat flaps in metal doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, small cat flaps in Reigate, replacement cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installations, infrared cat flap installation in Reigate, large cat flaps in Reigate, cheap cat flaps, and lots more. If there are other Reigate cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Reigate
Households in The Glebe, Tree Way, Church Court, Castle Walk, Delamere Road, Sandcross Lane, Summerly Avenue, Clayhill Road, Springcopse Road, Church Street, Beaufort Road, Trehaven Parade, Cronks Hill, Albion Road, Tilers Way, The Mews, Staplehurst Road, Trumpet Hill Road, Alexander Road, Ashdown Road, Cage Yard, Dawes Green, Doods Road, Coneyberry, Cornfield Road, Chart Way, The Close, Blackborough Close, have needed cat flaps installed just recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these Reigate area postcodes: RH2 0BB, RH2 0BJ, RH2 0AZ, RH2 0JJ, RH1 6NB, RH1 6AU, RH2 0LB, RH2 0AY, RH2 0NZ, RH2 0BQ.
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