Cat Flap Fitter Tidworth Wiltshire (SP9): Fitting a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Tidworth house provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life. Cats which are kept indoors, as with humans, will show signs of frustration. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of allowing your furry friend access to the outside world by means of a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but exactly what is perfect style of cat flap for your precious pet?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is just that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a flexible material is fixed over it to give a bit of some protection from the elements. Obviously, this is very basic, and will rarely adequate for most Tidworth cat owners, who would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their house, although it might be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
Since this solution permits other cats or creatures to enter your home, it isn't at all ideal, although it can be enhanced to some degree by keeping the flap in position by adding magnetic strips.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased in it. No animal will be able to get into or leave your house unless it's equipped with one of these special collars. Again this is a relatively simple form of cat flap, since any other moggy in the Tidworth area that's got a similar collar can get into your property. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline access security is to fit the type of cat flap that recognises your pet's own microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip numbers (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap will be unlocked when your cat is nearby, only allowing exit or entry to animals that are microchipped.
The ability to lock it in place is essential whichever cat flap you're buying. Most cat flaps sold currently boast a four way locking system. This allows your cat flap to be locked fully, enable only exit from your home, permit only admittance into your property, or have two-way exit and entry functionality. This gives you a range of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night. The facility to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in keeping with your pet's and your needs is also an option with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
If you have a wooden door in your property in Tidworth, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be too difficult. On no account should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These types of fittings call for a professional installation from a reputable cat flap installer or handyman with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN TIDWORTH
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and give them the boot. It is simply not possible to install a new cat flap into a double glazed door panel or window pane. Making holes in the double glazing damages not just the security and strength of the glazing, but it compromises the insulation properties too. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsafe.
A professional cat flap installer will take the measurements of your current double glazing pane and have a glazing company make a new pane. So your cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new double glazing panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure. This is basically the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it might take a week or so to produce. Once your new glass panel arrives, the fitter will remove the old one, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installation of the cat flap can then be undertaken.
External Wooden Doors - The easiest option for cat flap installations in Tidworth, as was stated earlier, are wood doors. If you're somewhat unsure about making a sizeable hole in your door, you may be better off bringing in a professional handyman or cat flap fitter instead. This kind of task will not be too costly and is worth doing correctly, if getting your cat flap expertly installed offers you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many instances. You'll have to verify what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for extra security certain uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you've got a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be less expensive to replace the panel with a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed in an outside wall. Needing considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is definitely better left to the pros, if it's to be accomplished successfully. The majority of wall cat flap installations are a basic straight tunnelled style, however right angled access through a pillar can also be achieved. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut out of your specified wall. The cat flap you have chosen is then attached at both ends to allow your feline friend to come in and out as it pleases.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Tidworth - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on a door, window or wall, but it's broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole can hopefully be re-used for the installation of a new one. A specialist Tidworth cat flap installer will gladly remove your old device and replace it with a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, wall or window on which it is mounted.
When your cat flap installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it will be necessary to check that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new cat flap. The panel will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN TIDWORTH
In and around Tidworth there are several handymen, professional cat flap installers and even glazing merchants who provide cat flap fitting services for doors, walls or windows. There's no better technique for tracking down a first-rate cat flap installer than by asking friends and neighbours for referrals. If they have had similar work accomplished by a local Tidworth tradesman, and been very pleased with the outcome, you can consider that they'll likewise do a quality job for you.
If you cannot find an installation specialist through personal recommendations, always try to obtain three or four different price quotes before coming to a final 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 if things do happen to go awry you've got some recourse to compensation.
If you take your time and choose a competent Tidworth cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a superior quality product, which is installed professionally, and will give excellent service to yourself and your pet for many years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Tidworth and also nearby in: Great Shoddesden, Amesbury, Collingbourne Dulcis, Shipton Bellinger, Porton, Netheravon, Ludgershall, Kimpton Down, Durrington, North Tidworth, Salisbury, Bulford, Swindon, Perham Down, as well as in these postcodes SP9 7SH, SP9 7BB, SP9 7NS, SP9 7LA, SP9 7FU, SP9 7PU, SP9 7GX, SP9 7LU, SP9 7AF, SP9 7QJ. Local Tidworth cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode SP9 and the telephone code 01980.
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Householders who live in the following streets and areas have recently enquired about cat flap installation services - Petersfield Green, Grosvenor Close, Meadowview Close, Somme Road, Abbotts Road, Chestnut Avenue, Nadder Road, Zouch Close, Lambdown Terrace, Lowa Road, Vockins Close, Ebble Close, Fyfield Way, Appleshaw Way, Sycamore Close, Churchill Close, Southwark Close, Charles Vesey Road, St Georges Road, St Michaels Avenue, Ludgershall Road, Swallow Close, Fremantle Road, Compton Road, Elden Road, as well as the following local Tidworth postcodes: SP9 7SH, SP9 7BB, SP9 7NS, SP9 7LA, SP9 7FU, SP9 7PU, SP9 7GX, SP9 7LU, SP9 7AF, SP9 7QJ.
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