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Rickmansworth Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Rickmansworth Hertfordshire (WD3): An excellent way to give your cat more independence and enrich it's quality of life is to install a cat flap on an outside wall or door of your house in Rickmansworth. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grouchy when constantly kept inside, and not allowed to roam free. When your beloved cat is allowed instant access to the great outdoors by means of a cat flap, there's a better likelihood of it staying both mentally and physically healthy. However, what sort of cat flap is best in your case?

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The simplest style of cat flap is basically that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a flexible material is placed over it to offer a bit of some protection from the weather. Naturally, this is extremely basic, and will not be adequate for most Rickmansworth cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it might be appropriate for a shed or outhouse door.

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This standard design is still a long way from being perfect since it allows other animals or cats a means by which to get into your property, nevertheless it can be marginally improved on with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.

Magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap, are a significant step up from the basic magnetic strip version. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased in it. No animal will be able to leave or access your property unless it is fitted with this special collar. Once again this is a fairly simple kind of cat flap, given that any other moggy in the area who has a similar style of collar can access your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products and can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet. Access is restricted to only your feline friend, resulting in an extra layer of security and control.

A model of cat flap which is capable of identifying your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in Rickmansworth feline access security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you've got several cats), to give exclusive access. When your cat is close to the flap, it will unlock and permit solely your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.

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No matter what cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in place. These days, most cat flaps on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for added security. This allows your cat flap to permit entrance into your property only, enable exit only, be fully locked, or have two way exit and entrance functionality. This gives complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night time. In keeping with your cat's and your needs, there is even the option to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with a number of the higher end devices.

If you have a wood door in your home in Rickmansworth, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. But, if you are intending to fit it into a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you ought to seek outside assistance. Such situations require the expertise and skills of a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, who is sure to have have the knowledge and tools for this sort of installation.


Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. A new cat flap can't be fitted into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazing will be damaged by cutting into it, and will detract from its thermal attributes, security and strength. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Rickmansworth cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing pane and order the new one. So your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazed pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its construction. This is the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take two weeks or so to produce. Once you've obtained your new glass panel, the old one can be removed and the new pane fitted. The installing of the cat flap can then be completed.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest option for installing a new cat flap in Rickmansworth, as was previously mentioned, are solid wood doors. If you're a little uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your back or front door, you might be happier contacting an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This sort of project will not be too costly and is worth doing properly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed gives you that added peace of mind.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, because some doors incorporate a steel lining for added security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be better to replace this with a single panel.

Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to get a cat flap mounted into an external wall of your home in Rickmansworth, if you do not wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, for security or aesthetic reasons. A wall cat flap entrance calls for considerably more expertise and equipment to fit, therefore it's definitely better left to a specialist. You could go with a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angled version that enables entry through a pillar. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square hole neatly cut into your wall. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so that your cat can get out of and into your house whenever it wishes.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Rickmansworth - If your door, window or wall already has a cat flap installed, but it is not working, or is damaged, it's possible to fit a replacement into the current hole. A competent cat flap installer in Rickmansworth will be capable of removing your old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the door, wall or window.

When the cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is necessary to check that this was previously done accurately, before fixing the new flap. If you discover this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the panel will need to be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.


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There are many different professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing suppliers in the Rickmansworth area, that offer cat flap installations in whatever door or construction you require. It may be possible to ask neighbours and friends for referrals in relation to obtaining a decent cat flap installer. If they're confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be happy as well.

If it's not possible to get personal recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get two or three different quotes from local cat flap installers before making a decision. It is generally wise not to always opt for the cheapest option. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you have some recourse.

An experienced cat flap installer in Rickmansworth will supply you with a quality product, adeptly fitted, and that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.

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Cat flaps can be fitted in Rickmansworth and also in nearby places like: Chandlers Cross, Batchworth, Dibden Hill, Holywell, Jordans, Money Hill, Mill End, Sarratt, Butler's Cross, Loudwater, Maple Cross, together with these postcodes WD3 0FY, WD3 1HH, WD3 1DQ, WD3 0FF, WD3 1DR, WD3 1HD, WD3 1FB, WD3 1AW, WD3 1DD, and WD3 1HG. Local Rickmansworth cat flap installers will most likely have the dialling code 01923 and the postcode WD3. Checking this out should make sure that you access a local cat flat fitter. Residents in the Rickmansworth area can benefit from these and many other similar services. Simply click the "Quote" banner to make enquiries and get estimates for cat flaps.

Rickmansworth Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Rickmansworth Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide array of tasks that can be completed by your local Rickmansworth cat flap installer including the installation of microchip cat flaps into double gazing in Rickmansworth, cat flap accessories, cat flap installation in wooden doors, Staywell cat flap installations in Rickmansworth, Sureflap cat flap installation in Rickmansworth, cat flap cleaning & maintenance, cat flap security, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into composite doors, small cat flaps, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into single glazing, cat flap removal, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, large cat flaps, pet flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors, 4-way cat flap installation, glazing repair and replacement, cat flap installation in glass doors, electronic cat flaps, the fitting of cat flaps into French doors, infrared cat flaps, cat flap weatherproofing, cat flap installation services, the fitting of infrared cat flaps into uPVC doors, Catmate cat flap installations, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap upgrades, cheap cat flaps, cat flap repair, glazing services, and lots more. If there are different Rickmansworth cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the tasks that are handled by those installing cat flaps. Rickmansworth companies will tell you about their entire range of services.


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Also find: Mill End cat flap fitters, Holywell cat flap fitters, Money Hill cat flap fitters, Maple Cross cat flap fitters, Butler's Cross cat flap fitters, Dibden Hill cat flap fitters, Loudwater cat flap fitters, Batchworth cat flap fitters, Chandlers Cross cat flap fitters, Sarratt cat flap fitters, Jordans cat flap fitters and more. There are professionals who fit cat flaps in most of these towns and villages. When it comes to making certain that your cat flap is securely and correctly fitted on your property, their expertise and know-how is invaluable. Professional installation ensures that your cat flap not only fulfills your pet's needs but also complements your home's aesthetic and adheres to safety standards. By simply clicking here, cat flap installation quotes are readily available to local residents. Why not start your cat flap installation right away?

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(This cat flap fitter Rickmansworth article was successfully updated on 13-06-2024)