Cat Flap Fitter Thatcham Berkshire (RG18): Fitting a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your home in Thatcham, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. Cats that are kept indoors, just like people, can show signs of irritability. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the positive aspects of giving your furry friend easy access to outside world via a cat flap. However, what type of cat flap is better for your situation?
The most basic style of cat flap, is merely that. A hole in a door with a flexible sheet of material fixed over it, to give protection from the elements, but let the cat climb through. The vast majority of cat owners in Thatcham would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property, although this could be appropriate for a fence panel or shed door.
As this option can allow other animals or cats to enter your house, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be improved on a bit by holding the flap in place by adding a magnetic strip.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to trigger the flap and leave or access your house, hence avoiding some unwelcome visitors. The downside here is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar collar will be able to access your home with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of this equipment as they can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
Having a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's own microchip, is the next level in entrance security for felines in Thatcham. The number of your cat's micro-chip is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one pet). Whenever your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and allows solely your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
The ability to lock it in place is important no matter what cat flap you're purchasing. For extra flexibility, most cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism these days. This allows your cat flap to enable admission into your property only, permit exit from your premises only, be fully locked, or have two way exit and entrance capability. This will give you options for all times of day and night, to have control over precisely how your cat flap operates. Based on your pet's and your needs, there is even the option to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, with some of the more expensive devices.
If you have a timber door on your home in Thatcham, fitting you own cat flap shouldn't be that hard. But, if you are intending to install it in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you must seek outside help. These sorts of fittings call for a professional installation from a reliable cat flap fitter or handyman with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN THATCHAM
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap has to be installed in a double glazed door or window panel, and your appointed "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them their walking orders. A new cat flap can't be mounted into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any kind of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, together with its insulating properties. Actually, it makes your glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.
A professional cat flap installer will measure the existing double glazing pane and have a local Thatcham glazing firm make a new purpose made one. This new pane will have a pre-cut hole as part of its construction where your cat flap can be fitted. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a week or two to produce. After fabrication, your old glass will be removed, and the brand new one put in its place. It's now possible to install your new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for installing a new cat flap in Thatcham, as was stated earlier in this article, are timber door panels. If you are dubious about cutting a hole in your front or back door, it's advisable to call in a specialist to do the work for you. This should give you the peace of mind that you are going to wind up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been completed properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be installed into uPVC doors. However, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for additional security, which may cause some problems. The easiest type of installation is in doors having a single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be easier and cheaper overall to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into one of your doors, you could opt to install your cat flap into an outside wall of your home. Calling for considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly better left to the pros, if it is to be completed correctly. There are a number of possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square hole neatly cut out of your wall. The cat flap you have chosen can then be attached at either end to allow your cat to come and go as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Thatcham - If your wall, window or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it's not working properly, or is damaged, it's possible to fit a replacement into the existing hole. Your cat flap installer should be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding wall, window or door, and fit a new flap for your cat.
Before attaching a new flap in a double glazed pane which has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way is vital. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel will have to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN THATCHAM
There are a number of professional cat flap installers, handyman contractors and even glazing companies in the Thatcham area, who provide cat flap installations onto whatever door or structure you need. There's no better way of tracking down a good cat flap installer than asking friends and family for recommendations. If they've had similar work completed by a local Thatcham tradesman themselves, and been pleased with the outcome, you can consider that they'll likewise do a good job for you.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendation, always acquire at least three different estimates before making a decision, and don't forget that cheapest may not always be best. See if you can get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go wrong you've got some recourse to compensation.
An experienced cat flap installation contractor in Thatcham will supply you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and that will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Thatcham and also in: Shaw, Cold Ash, Ashmore Green, Upper Woolhampton, Crookham Common, Bucklebury, Henwick, Midgham, Reading, Beenham, Colthrop, Curridge, The Slade, Newbury, Marlston Hermitage, Stanford Dingley, Benham Hill, Bishops Green, Brimpton, Tutts Clump, Heads Hill, Greenham, Miles's Green, Bradfield Southend, Upper Bucklebury, together with these postcodes RG18 3AH, RG18 3GA, RG18 4BU, RG18 3NH, RG18 3BP, RG18 4EA, RG18 4DB, RG18 3DL, RG18 4EB, RG18 3FP. Locally based Thatcham cat flap installers will likely have the telephone code 01635 and the postcode RG18.
Thatcham Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Thatcham cat flap installer including cat flap installation in doors, automatic cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap services in Thatcham, pet flap installations Thatcham, cat flap removal Thatcham, Catmate cat flap installation Thatcham, Petsafe cat flap installations, magnetic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap replacement in Thatcham, cat flaps in uPVC doors in Thatcham, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors Thatcham, cat flap installation in double glazed doors Thatcham, Sureflap cat flap installations, and more. If there happen to be other Thatcham cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Enquiries Berkshire
Recently posted Berkshire cat flap installation projects: Finley Payne recently asked for a price quote for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in Finchampstead, Berkshire. Lillie Gleave recently enquired about installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio back door in a bungalow in Lambourn. Luka Jones and Cordelia Jones recently asked for a quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a hardwood door in a terraced house in Arborfield. Rudi Maloney was looking for someone to install a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood front door in his terraced house in Pangbourne, Berkshire. Maxim Whittaker and Khadeejah Whittaker recently enquired about the possibility of installing a locking cat flap in a glass door in Ruscombe, Berkshire. Courtney and Laith Stringer recently asked for a price quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a patio front door in a cottage in Ashmore Green. Ricardo Kumar recently asked for a price quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in Poyle, Berkshire. Zaki Wilton and Vienna Wilton recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden back door in Winnersh.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Thatcham
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Cat Flap Installation Around Thatcham
Over the last 12 months cat flaps were professionally installed in the following Thatcham streets: Crocus Mead, Doctors Lane, Bramwell Close, Spring Lane, The Close, Tennyson Road, Chapman Walk, Blackdown Way, Colyer Close, Chesterton Road, Crookham Court, Bourn Arch, Dryden Close, Billington Way, The Durbidges, Broadmeadow End, Spurcroft Road, Bath Road, Burnt Hill, Coombe Court, Azalea Road, Slanting Hill, Brent Close, Archangel Way, Sandy Close, The Rise, Birch Avenue, Southdown Road, and in these Berkshire postcodes: RG18 3AH, RG18 3GA, RG18 4BU, RG18 3NH, RG18 3BP, RG18 4EA, RG18 4DB, RG18 3DL, RG18 4EB, RG18 3FP.
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