Cat Flap Fitter Stevenage Hertfordshire (SG1): To allow your cat the freedom and independence it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Stevenage home. Cats kept inside, as with humans, can often show signs of frustration. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your pet accessibility to outside world by way of a cat flap. If this seems like a good option for you, exactly what form of cat flap should you opt for?
The most basic style of cat flap, is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable sheet of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but let the cat go through. Whilst this may be suitable for a fence panel or shed door, the majority of Stevenage cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their property.
Since this solution can allow other cats or animals to enter your house, it's not at all ideal, though it can be enhanced a little by holding the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. Subsequently, any animal that does not have one of these special collars cannot leave or access your house. The reality that any other cat in the neighbourhood who has a similar style of collar will be able to gain access to your property, is the downside with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some degree with an RF cat flap and collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap that's capable of identifying your pet's micro-chip, is the next step-up in feline access security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unlocked anytime your cat is close-by, only permitting access to pets that have a micro-chip.
Whenever you are buying a cat flap, you must make certain that it is of a design that can be locked into position. For extra flexibility, most cat flaps boast a four way locking mechanism nowadays. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, enable exit from your property only, enable entrance into your premises only, or have two way exit and entry functionality. This gives you alternatives for all times of night and day, to have control over precisely how your cat flap operates. The wherewithal to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on your pet's and your needs is also an option with some of the more advanced models of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap by yourself can be really simple if you have a solid wood door on your Stevenage home, and reasonable DIY skills. But, if you're looking to fit it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you should ask for outside assistance. This type of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who'll be delighted to undertake such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN STEVENAGE
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your appointed "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them right away and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap can not be installed into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any kind of double glazing will damage its strength and security, together with its thermal attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render the double glazing unsound.
A reputable Stevenage cat flap fitter will carefully take the measurements of your current panel and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazed pane will arrive with a pre-cut hole as an integral part of its structure. This might take two weeks or so to manufacture, but it's really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. As soon as your new panel of glass is delivered, the installer will take out the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installation of your cat flap will then be concluded.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as we previously mentioned, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Stevenage. If you're unsure of creating a hole in your door, it's wise to call an expert to do the job for you. This should give you the reassurance that you will wind up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been completed in the right and proper way.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. However, certain uPVC doors are lined with steel for additional security, which may cause some issues. A one-piece door panel enables easier installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be cheaper to exchange this panel for a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If you don't want to have a hole cut in your doors, either for security or aesthetic reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed within an exterior wall. Needing far more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is definitely better left to the pros, if it's to be completed successfully. You can go for a straightforward tunnel style, or even a right angled version which enables access via a pillar. Installation involves a square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. A cat flap of your choice can then be attached at either end to allow your furry friend to enter and exit as it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Stevenage - If your window, door or wall already has a cat flap installed, but it has stopped working effectively, or is damaged, it is quite possible to mount a replacement over the existing hole. You local cat flap installer will remove the unwanted cat flap, without damaging the surrounding window, wall or door, and install a new flap for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is being installed in a pre cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must ensure that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately. The glass panel must be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues, if it is found this isn't the case and corners were cut during the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN STEVENAGE
There are plenty of professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even double glazing merchants in the Stevenage area, that offer cat flap installations onto whatever door or fabrication you require. There are various ways to locate a reliable cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking for recommendations from friends and neighbours. If they have had similar work accomplished by a local Stevenage tradesman themselves, and been happy with the end result, you can consider that they will do a first-rate job for you as well.
If it's not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least three different quotes from local tradesmen before coming to a decision. It's generally shrewd not to automatically go for the cheapest estimate. See if you can get written warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you take your time and pick a reputable Stevenage cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a good quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Stevenage and also in nearby places like: Langley, Datchworth, Benington, Bragbury End, Broadwater, St Pauls Walden, Aston, Graveley, Little Wymondley, Walkern, Knebworth, Codicote, Standon, Ardeley, Woolmer Green, Dane End, together with these postcodes SG1 1EW, SG1 1JT, SG1 1UG, SG1 1FG, SG1 1SJ, SG1 1DU, SG1 1JD, SG1 1TR, SG1 1QY, SG1 1JG. Locally based Stevenage cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode SG1 and the phone code 01438.
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