Cat Flap Fitter Sandhurst Berkshire (GU47): To allow your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Sandhurst house. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when kept indoors, and not able to roam free. Allowing your pet accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. So, you think it's a good idea, but what is best sort of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material fixed over it, to give protection from the weather, but let the cat move through. Although this might be suitable in an outhouse door or fence panel, the vast majority of Sandhurst cat owners would doubtless favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property.
This simple design is still a long way from being perfect as it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to get into your property, however it can be somewhat improved upon by adding magnetic strips to keep the flap in position.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip version. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting an IR, RF chip or magnet. No animal will be able to get into or leave your home unless it is fitted with this special collar. Once again this is a pretty basic kind of cat flap, because any other moggy in the neighbourhood who has a similar style of collar might be able to gain access to your house. An upgrade to this equipment is an RF cat flap/collar system which features a unique identifier which can be programmed by the pet's owner.
The next step-up in feline access security is to use the kind of cat flap that recognises your cat's microchip. The details of your cat's microchip are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have several cats). The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is in close proximity, only permitting exit or entry to animals that have a micro-chip.
The ability to lock it in place is vital no matter what cat flap you are buying. Currently, the majority of cat flaps available on the market boast a four way locking system for extra security. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable admittance into your premises only, be locked fully, enable exit only, or have two-way exit and entrance functionality. This offers you choices for all times of day and night, to control how your cat flap functions. In line with yours and your pet's requirements, there is even the option to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a number of the higher end devices.
If you are pretty decent at DIY, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, as long as you've got a wooden door on your home in Sandhurst. On no account should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, who is certain to have have all the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN SANDHURST
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to install your cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. It is simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will detract from its security, strength and thermal attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsafe.
An experienced cat flap fitter will measure up the existing double glazing unit and have a local Sandhurst glazing firm make a new purpose made one. This new glazed panel will have a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure where the cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take one or two weeks to manufacture. Once your new pane of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old unit, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The installation of your cat flap will then be concluded.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as we stated earlier, the simplest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Sandhurst. If you're uncomfortable with making a hole in your front or back door, it's a good move to call an expert to complete the task for you. This should give you the reassurance that you will finish up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the project has been completed in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. Nevertheless, some uPVC door panels have a steel lining for additional security, which could cause problems. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If, for security or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could always opt to install the cat flap in an exterior wall of your house in Sandhurst. This sort of installment is definitely best left to a specialist, since it requires a lot more skill and equipment to execute. You will find there are several possibilities for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) adaption. Installation involves a square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can get out of and into your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Sandhurst - If your window, wall or door already has a cat flap installed, but it's stopped working, or is damaged, it's possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. An experienced Sandhurst cat flap fitter will be glad to take out your old device and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the door, window or wall on which it is mounted.
If the substitute cat flap is being fitted into a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must check that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. If you discover this is not the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the panel must be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN SANDHURST
In and around Sandhurst there are plenty of handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing merchants who offer cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. It may be possible to ask relatives and friends for recommendations in relation to finding a decent cat flap fitter. If they're prepared to recommend someone who they have used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be pleased too.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendations, always try to obtain at least three different quotes before coming to a decision, and don't forget that cheapest may not always be best. See if you can get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go wrong you have some recourse for compensation.
If you take care and pick a dependable Sandhurst cat flap fitter you will be repaid with a good quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your cat for years and years. And after all is said and done - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be installed in Sandhurst and also in nearby places like: Owlsmoor, College Town, York Town, Hawley, Little Sandhurst, Gardeners Green, Eversley Cross, Ambarrow Wood, Bagshot, Finchampstead, Cricket Hill, Frogmore, Eversley, Darby Green, and in these postcodes GU46 7ZZ, GU47 8JY, GU47 0HJ, GU47 8BA, GU47 8QT, GU47 8JP, GU47 8LU, GU47 8QQ, GU47 8PL, GU47 8EX. Local Sandhurst cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode GU47 and the telephone dialling code 01344.
Berkshire Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted Berkshire cat flap installation enquiries: Imaan and Haris Owens recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden front door in a cottage in Theale. Mariyah Robbins recently enquired about installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden door in a terraced house in Sunningdale, Berkshire. Izabela and Aaryan Marsden recently asked for an estimate for installing an infrared cat flap in a hardwood back door in a semi-detached house in Great Shefford. Raife and Rosalind David recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a patio door in a cottage in Bradfield, Berkshire. Cian Purvis and Elsie-Rose Purvis recently requested a quotation for installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in Winnersh, Berkshire. Demi Cahill and Francis Cahill recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in Bucklebury, Berkshire. Mr and Mrs Kumar recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass door in Poyle, Berkshire. Marcie Hammond recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a patio back door in Cookham, Berkshire.
Sandhurst Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a whole host of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Sandhurst cat flap installer including electronic cat flap installation, cat flap installation prices, cat flap removal, infrared cat flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installation, small cat flaps, cat flap installation in walls, cat flaps in patio doors, 2-way cat flap installation Sandhurst, cat flap installation in double glazed doors Sandhurst, Staywell cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, cheap cat flaps, automatic cat flap installations in Sandhurst, cat flaps in metal doors, cat flap repairs, replacement cat flaps in Sandhurst, and lots more. If there are additional Sandhurst cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Sandhurst
Also find: Hawley cat flap fitter, Bagshot cat flap fitter, Little Sandhurst cat flap fitter, Darby Green cat flap fitter, College Town cat flap fitter, Eversley cat flap fitter, Ambarrow Wood cat flap fitter, Cricket Hill cat flap fitter, Finchampstead cat flap fitter, York Town cat flap fitter, Owlsmoor cat flap fitter, Frogmore cat flap fitter, Gardeners Green cat flap fitter, Eversley Cross cat flap installation services and more.
Cat Flap Services Sandhurst
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Cat Flap Installation Around Sandhurst
Cat flaps were recently installed for homeowners living in Crane Court, Birkbeck Place, The Close, Argent Terrace, Sonninge Close, Severn Close, Bittern Close, Travis Lane, Crofters Close, St Helens Crescent, Braye Close, Abingdon Road, Trotwood Close, The Broadway, Cock-a-dobby, Brookside, Thibet Road, Atrebatti Road, Bacon Close, Ambarrow Lane, Shrivenham Close, Sycamore Close, Allendale Close, Bullfinch Close, Berrybank, Steerforth Copse and these Sandhurst postcodes: GU46 7ZZ, GU47 8JY, GU47 0HJ, GU47 8BA, GU47 8QT, GU47 8JP, GU47 8LU, GU47 8QQ, GU47 8PL, GU47 8EX.
More Berkshire cat flap fitters: London, Windsor, Reading, Woodley, Bracknell, Wokingham, Winkfield, Sunninghill, Ascot, Thatcham, Tilehurst, Twyford, Finchampstead, Sandhurst, Newbury, Slough and Maidenhead.
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