Cat Flap Fitter Salisbury Wiltshire (SP1): To give your cat the independence it needs to live a happy life, you could fit a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Salisbury property. When continuously kept inside, cats just like people, will get grumpy and irritated. Having access to the world outside by means of a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both physically and mentally. But, what kind of cat flap is best for your situation?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A bit of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to permit a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. While this may be appropriate in a fence panel or outhouse door, the vast majority of cat owners in Salisbury would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their property.
This standard model is still far from ideal because it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter into your property, nonetheless it can be improved on slightly with the addition of magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red styles of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip version. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip 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 get into or leave your house, hence avoiding some unwanted visitors. Again this is a relatively basic form of cat flap, as any other moggy in the Salisbury area that has a similar model of collar can access your house. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these devices as they can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The type of cat flap that's able to identify your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in feline entrance security. The micro-chip details are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have several cats). When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and allows only your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
The ability to lock it in position is essential regardless of what cat flap you're purchasing. For extra security, nearly all cat flaps boast a four way locking mechanism nowadays. Which means that it has the capability to enable only exit from your home, be locked fully, enable only entry into your house, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This provides you with a variety of solutions on precisely how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night time. A few of the higher end models can be programmed to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, in line with yours and your pet's needs.
If you are pretty good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, as long as you've got a solid timber door on your Salisbury home. On no account should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window. This kind of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled handymen who will be glad to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SALISBURY
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them packing immediately. New cat flaps can't be installed into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting into it, and will detract from its strength, thermal insulation properties and security. Actually, it renders the glazing unsafe and it should not ever be done.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazed unit and have a local glazing company make a new purpose made one. To ensure that your cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new glazed panel will be provided with a pre-cut hole as part of its construction. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it may take a couple of weeks to manufacture. Once you've acquired your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. The installing of your cat flap will then be completed.
External Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, solid wooden door panels are the least complicated option when it comes to installing a new cat flap on your property in Salisbury. If you're a little unsure of making an opening in your front or back door, you might be happier bringing in an experienced carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This will give you the reassurance that you will wind up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been undertaken properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be installed with a cat flap. Having said that, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for extra security, which can cause some problems. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has got a slatted style door panel, it may be easier to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - It's also possible to have a cat flap fitted in an exterior wall of your property in Salisbury, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, for aesthetic or security reasons. This form of installment is certainly better left to a specialist, since it requires a lot more equipment and skill to accomplish. Nearly all cat flap installations in walls are a basic straight tunnelled style, but right angle access via a pillar can also be achieved. Installation calls for a square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. The cat flap you have chosen can then be mounted on both ends to enable your furry pal to enter and exit as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Salisbury - If your door, window or wall already has a cat flap fitted, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to mount a replacement over the current cavity. Your cat flap fitter will remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the window, wall or door, and fit a brand new flap in its place for your cat.
When the cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is important to confirm that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new flap. The glass panel must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues, if it becomes obvious this is not the case and corners were cut during the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SALISBURY
There are many different professional cat flap installers, handymen and even double glazing suppliers in the Salisbury area, who provide cat flap installation through whatever door or structure you need. There are various ways of tracking down a good cat flap installer, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from friends and family. You can guarantee that if they've been happy to recommend somebody who's carried out work for them, you will have a much similar experience.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get 2 or 3 quotes from local Salisbury cat flap fitters. Study these closely and do not always go with the cheapest offer, as this will often not be the best of the bunch. Ask about any guarantees they may provide for their standard of workmanship and make sure you have it in writing, just in case something should go amiss.
If you take care and choose a competent Salisbury cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a quality product, which is professionally installed, and will give great service to you and your furry friend for years and years. And at the end of the day - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Salisbury and also in nearby places like: East Harnham, Harnham, Idmiston, Pauls Dene, Britford, Bishopdown, Petersfinger, Laverstock, Ford, Bemerton, Stratford sub Castle, Wilton, Milford, Whiteparish, Old Sarum, Hurdcott, Alderbury, and in these postcodes SP1 2DZ, SP1 1DZ, SP1 2BD, SP1 2DF, SP1 2EG, SP1 1JH, SP1 1AJ, SP1 2EX, SP1 1TW, SP1 1QF. Locally based Salisbury cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode SP1 and the telephone dialling code 01722.
Cat Flap Enquiries Wiltshire
The latest Wiltshire cat flap installation projects: Mr and Mrs Harris recently enquired about installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in a cottage in Holt, Wiltshire. Mr and Mrs Mclaughlin recently asked for a price quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass front door in Durrington, Wiltshire. Anya and Rafael Reader recently enquired about installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Winterbourne Gunner. Aila Cummings recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a wooden back door in a bungalow in Wootton Bassett. Patricia Oldham and Saad Oldham recently enquired about the possibility of installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio back door in a terraced house in Limpley Stoke. Indiana Barron recently enquired about the possibility of installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden door in Bulford, Wiltshire. Samson Tailor and Coco Tailor recently requested a quotation for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Lyneham. Omer Kaur and Ella Kaur recently enquired about installing a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in a terraced house in Bulford Camp, Wiltshire.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Salisbury
Some Salisbury roads where cat flaps have recently been fitted - Deanland, Britford Lane, St Gregorys Avenue, Crane Street, The Warren, Down View Road, Swayne Road, Spire View, Belle Vue, Tanners Lane, Becket Way, Stones Villas, Croucheston, Campbell Road, Bedwin Street, Sherfield English Road, Bodenham Farm Cottages, Abbey Lane, Swaynes Close, Summerlug, Cholderton Road, Bybrook Villas, Buckholt Cottages, Brigmerston Cottages, St Davids Close, Shepherds Croft, Beech Close, Alberta Gardens, Cranleigh Close, as well as these Salisbury area postcodes: SP1 2DZ, SP1 1DZ, SP1 2BD, SP1 2DF, SP1 2EG, SP1 1JH, SP1 1AJ, SP1 2EX, SP1 1TW, SP1 1QF.
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