Cat Flap Fitter Rickmansworth Hertfordshire (WD3): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Rickmansworth property helps to give your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grouchy when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of allowing your furry friend easy access to world outside with a cat flap. If this seems like a great idea to you, what type of cat flap should you install?
A cat flap at its most basic is merely that. A hole is cut in an exterior door and a bendable material is hung over it to give some protection from the weather. Obviously, this is really basic, and will not be good enough for most Rickmansworth cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property, although it might be suitable for a shed or outhouse door.
Because this option will allow other creatures or cats to enter your home, it's not at all recommended, although it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.
Moving on from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap. In this case, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it won't be able to open the flap and access or leave your property, therefore keeping out some unwelcome visitors. The drawback is that any other cat in the Rickmansworth area that has a similar model of collar can access your property with this sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline entry security is to fit a model of cat flap that identifies your pet's microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.
Regardless of what cat flap you purchase, it must be capable of being locked in position. These days, most cat flaps available on the market boast a four way locking system for extra flexibility. This means that the cat flap can be fully locked, enable only exit from your home, allow only entry into your premises, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This gives you a number of choices on how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. In line with yours and your pet's needs, there's even the option to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the more advanced devices.
If you've got a wood door in your home in Rickmansworth, installing you own cat flap shouldn't be that hard. But, if you're intending to fit it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you need to ask for outside help. Such situations require the skills and expertise of an experienced cat flap fitter or odd job man, who'll have all the knowledge and equipment for this sort of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN RICKMANSWORTH
Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to install your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Cutting into any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation properties. The truth is, it makes your glazing unsafe and it shouldn't ever be done.
A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazed unit and have a glazing company knock up a new one. This new glazed pane will have a pre-cut hole as part of its structure where the cat flap can be installed. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a couple of weeks to produce. Once you have obtained your new pane of glass, the old unit can be taken out and the new panel installed. The cat flap will then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for new cat flap installations in Rickmansworth, as was mentioned previously, are timber doors. If you are a bit unsure about cutting a hole in your front door, you may be better off getting in touch with an expert carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This will give you the peace of mind that you are going to end up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been accomplished correctly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - It is perfectly possible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. However, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for further security, which could cause problems. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has got a slatted type door panel, it may be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap mounted on an outside wall of your property in Rickmansworth, if you do not wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons. Calling for much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished successfully. There are a number of possibilities for this installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angular (through pillar) style. A neat square shaped hole will be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap is then installed on each end of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Rickmansworth - If your wall, door or window already has a cat flap installed, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. A trusted cat flap fitter in Rickmansworth will be able to remove your unwanted cat flap, and mount a new one as a replacement without harming the wall, window or door.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must double check that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately. If it is found that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the panel will need to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN RICKMANSWORTH
Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a door, wall or window, you will find that there are a number of handymen, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing companies in and around Rickmansworth who'll be able to help. There's no better procedure for locating a reliable cat flap fitter than asking friends and family for recommendations. You can be fairly certain that if they've been prepared to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, you'll probably get a similar level of service.
If you cannot find a cat flap fitter through recommendation, always get three or four different quotations before coming to a decision, and don't forget that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they might provide for their workmanship and make sure that it's backed up in writing, in case something should go amiss.
A specialist cat flap installer in Rickmansworth will supply you with a high quality product, adeptly fitted, and one that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Rickmansworth and also nearby in: Northwood Hills, Harefield, Money Hill, Northwood, Croxley Green, Holywell, Watford, Batchworth, Loudwater, Maple Cross, Moor Park, Chandlers Cross, Sarratt, Mill End, together with these postcodes WD3 0BN, WD3, HA6 2LS, WD3 1BT, WD3 1BE, WD3 1FE, WD3 0HW, WD3 0JP, WD3 0FX, WD3 1EG. Locally based Rickmansworth cat flap installers will likely have the telephone code 01923 and the postcode WD3.
Hertfordshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent Hertfordshire cat flap installation enquiries: Darren and Xanthe Maclean recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio front door in a cottage in Pirton. Celia Hoyle and Jeremiah Hoyle recently requested an estimate for installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in Maple Cross, Hertfordshire. Piotr Lawrence recently asked for a price quote for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Much Hadham. Francis and Ada Hyde recently asked for a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden door in a detached house in Chipperfield, Hertfordshire. Alexis Ashton was looking for someone to install a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood back door in his detached house in Sandridge, Hertfordshire. Mr and Mrs Peacock recently requested an estimate for installing a microchip cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Kings Langley. Eshaal Cochrane in Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire was looking for somebody who could install a Catmate cat flap in a glass front door in her cottage. Mr and Mrs Burr recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a hardwood back door in Flamstead, Hertfordshire.
Hertfordshire Cat Flap Fitters
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Throughout Hertfordshire you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a specialist cat flap fitter in Rickmansworth itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.
Rickmansworth Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Installation Around Rickmansworth
Over the past year cat flaps were installed in the following Rickmansworth streets: Berks Hill, Berry Close, Bateman Road, Temple Gardens, Ascot Court, Temple Pan Lane, Ash Vale, Tudor Parade, Briery Court, The Mount, Trout Rise, Blacketts Wood Drive, Badgers Walk, Burfield Road, Aldbury Road, Troutstream Way, Turneys Orchard, Birch Drive, Basing Road, Armitage Close, Tudor Way, Townfield, Batchworth Hill, Beresford Road, Talbot Road, and in these Hertfordshire postcodes: WD3 0BN, WD3, HA6 2LS, WD3 1BT, WD3 1BE, WD3 1FE, WD3 0HW, WD3 0JP, WD3 0FX, WD3 1EG.
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