Cat Flap Fitter Ross-on-Wye Herefordshire (HR9): To provide your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Ross-on-Wye home. Cats that are kept indoors, much like people, will often show signs of frustration. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your cat easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap. If this sounds like a great idea to you, what style of cat flap should you go with?
The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material placed over it, to give protection from the weather, but allow the cat move through. Of course, this is extremely basic, and won't be good enough for most Ross-on-Wye cat owners, who would favour something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their home, although it could be appropriate for a fence panel or outhouse door.
This uncomplicated model is still far from ideal as it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter your property, nonetheless it can be slightly improved upon by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a step up from the magnetic strip variation. With these, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be sewn into your cat's collar. This means that any animal that doesn't have a special collar cannot leave or access your property. The drawback is that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar might be able to gain access to your house with this kind of cat flap installed. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline entry security is to choose a model of cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's own microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. Exit and entry can only be accomplished by micro-chipped animals, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is in the vicinity.
Regardless which cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in place. These days, the majority of cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking system for extra security. This means that the cat flap can be locked fully, permit exit from your property only, permit only admittance into your property, or be set for two way entry and exit. This provides full control over how your cat flap functions both throughout the day and during the night time. The wherewithal to perform different functions according to the time of day, and based on your pet's and your needs is also a possibility with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
If you're fairly good at DIY, fitting a cat flap should not be too difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your Ross-on-Wye home. But, if you're hoping to fit it in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you must ask for outside assistance. These kinds of fittings call for a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN ROSS-ON-WYE
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap needs to be fitted into a double glazing panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them straight away and give them their marching orders. A new cat flap cannot be mounted into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsound.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazed pane and have a local Ross-on-Wye glazing firm make a new pane. So that your cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazed panel will be provided with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. You may have to wait a week or more for this to be produced, but if you want a cat flap installed in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is really the only way to do it. When your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap will then be put in.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for cat flap installations in Ross-on-Wye, as was mentioned previously, are wood doors. If you are unsure about making a hole in your back or front door, it's probably a good idea to call in a professional to do the work for you. This type of undertaking will not be too expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed offers you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can usually be installed into uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the interior construction, since some uPVC door panels are steel lined for further security. The simplest type of installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted panel with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - It is also possible to have a cat flap fitted in an outside wall of your home in Ross-on-Wye, if you don't wish to have a hole cut in one of your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons. This type of installment is certainly best left to an expert, as it requires much more equipment and skill to execute. There are a couple of choices for this type of installation, including a straightforward design, or a right angle (through pillar) style. This installation involves a square hole being cut through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted. An appropriate cat flap is then attached to each end of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Ross-on-Wye - If your door, wall or window already has a cat flap installed, but it has stopped working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. A good cat flap installer in Ross-on-Wye will be capable of removing the old cat flap, and fix a brand new one in its place without damaging the surrounding wall, window or door.
If the substitute cat flap is to be fitted in a pre cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must check that the glass has been cut and installed correctly. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ROSS-ON-WYE
In the Ross-on-Wye area there are many specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing firms who provide cat flap fitting services for windows, walls or doors. There are several ways of tracking down a decent cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. If they're happy to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can be sure that you will be happy too.
If you can't find a cat flap installer through recommendation, always acquire at least 3 different price quotes before coming to a decision, and don't forget that cheapest is often not best. Check whether they supply any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something goes wrong when the work is carried out.
A specialist cat flap installer in Ross-on-Wye will supply you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Ross-on-Wye and also in nearby places like: St Owens Cross, Rudhall, Goodrich, Ashfield, Hentland, Hildersley, Peterstow, Llangarron, Hoarwithy, Walford, Weston under Penyard, Upton Bishop, Wilton, Greytree, Brampton Abbots, Bridstow, as well as in these postcodes HR9 5DF, HR9 5AD, HR9 5WA, HR9 6WZ, HR9 7AN, HR9 5BU, HR9 5HF, HR9 5PG, HR9 6BH, HR9 5UD. Local Ross-on-Wye cat flap installers will probably have the telephone code 01989 and the postcode HR9.
Ross-on-Wye Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Ross-on-Wye cat flap fitter including pet flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap installation in walls, automatic cat flap installations, replacement cat flaps, microchip cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installations, cat flap installation in glass doors, electronic cat flap installations, cat flap removal in Ross-on-Wye, cat flap installation in uPVC doors Ross-on-Wye, large cat flaps, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors Ross-on-Wye, infrared cat flap installation, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in doors, and more. If there happen to be additional Ross-on-Wye cat flap requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat flaps have recently been fitted in these Ross-on-Wye areas and roads - Ashfield Crescent, Brookmead, Chase View Road, Three Crosses Close, Chase Road, Alton Close, Coughton Place, Churchill Place, St Marys Street, Court Road, Brookfield Avenue, Bernard Hackett Court, Bluebell Close, The Roslins, Smallbrook Road, Brook Road, The Meads, Tanyard Lane, Blake Avenue, Berkeley Close, Brampton Avenue, Saunders Close, Sycamore Close, Dean Swift Close, Church Street, Church Close, Bartwood Lane, as well as the following Ross-on-Wye area postcodes: HR9 5DF, HR9 5AD, HR9 5WA, HR9 6WZ, HR9 7AN, HR9 5BU, HR9 5HF, HR9 5PG, HR9 6BH, HR9 5UD.
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