Cat Flap Fitter Wendover

Wendover Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Wendover Buckinghamshire (HP22): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Wendover property provides your cat with the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept indoors, as with humans, can often show signs of irritation. When permitted easy access to the outside world with a cat flap, your pet has a far better chance of staying healthy and strong. So, you think it's a great idea, but which is perfect style of cat flap for your precious pet?

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The most rudimentry type of cat flap is essentially that. A piece of bendable material hung over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Whilst this might be appropriate in an outhouse door or fence panel, most cat owners in Wendover would prefer something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home.

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Because this solution can allow other creatures or cats to enter your home, it is not at all ideal, although it can be improved on to some degree by keeping the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.

A step up from the magnetic strip model are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and leave or get into your property, thus preventing some undesirable visitors. The fact that any other cat in the Wendover area that has a similar collar could perhaps gain access to your house, is the drawback with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products and can be programmed by the cat owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.

The type of cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in Wendover feline entry security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to give exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked when you cat is close by.

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No matter what cat flap you purchase, it should be capable of being locked in place. Most cat flaps sold today have a 4-way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can enable only admittance into your premises, allow exit from your property only, be fully locked, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This provides total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. Some more expensive cat flaps can be set to carry out different functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.

If you have a wood door in your home in Wendover, installing a cat flap yourself should not be all that complicated. Under no circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. This kind of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented carpenters who'll be ready to undertake such work.


Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap has to be installed in a double glazed window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them straight away and show them the gate. New cat flaps cannot be fitted into existing double glazed doors or window panels. Drilling holes in any sort of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its thermal attributes. The truth is, it makes the glazing unsound and it should never be done.

An experienced cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazing unit and have a local Wendover glazing firm make a new one. This new pane will have a hole cut out as a part of its structure where your cat flap can be installed. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, although it may take a week or so to manufacture. Once your new panel of glass shows up, the fitter will take out the old unit, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The fitting of the cat flap will then be undertaken.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wood door panels are the easiest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Wendover. It is usually best to employ the expert services of a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you are in any way unsure of cutting a big hole in your front door. This should give you the reassurance that you are going to finish up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been completed correctly.

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uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most instances. You will have to find out what the interior structure of you door is, because for extra security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be more economical to swap the panel for a single panel style.

Wall Installation - It is also possible to get a cat flap fitted on an exterior wall of your home in Wendover, if you do not want to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons. Needing far more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installment is definitely better left to a professional, if it's to be completed correctly. You will find there are a number of options for this installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angled (through pillar) adaption. With this type of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your selected wall. A cat flap is then fitted to each end of the hole.

Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Wendover - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either broken or not operating correctly, the existing hole in your window, door or wall can still be used providing that the new flap is of a comparable size. A professional Wendover cat flap fitter will be happy to remove your old entry unit and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, window or door on which it's attached.

Before installing the new cat flap in double glazing that's been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been cut and installed in the right way is essential. The pane will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues, if it's found that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.


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There are many handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even local glazing firms in the Wendover area, who offer cat flap installations through whatever door or fabrication you need. It might be possible to ask neighbours and friends for recommendations when it comes to locating a decent cat flap specialist. You can be sure that if they have been confident enough to recommend somebody who has completed work for them, you'll probably have a similar experience.

If it's not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least 3 different price quotes from local tradespeople before choosing. It's generally smart not to automatically opt for the cheapest offer. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse to compensation.

If you take your time and choose a trustworthy Wendover cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a high quality product, that is professionally installed, and will serve you and your cat for years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is key.

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Wendover Cat Flap Installation Tasks

Wendover Cat Flap Installation Tasks

There are a wide range of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Wendover cat flap installer including the fitting of infrared cat flaps into conservatories Wendover, Catmate cat flap installation, pet flap installation, cat flap installation in patio doors Wendover, cat flap services, cat flap installation in metal doors, electronic cat flap installations in Wendover, Staywell cat flap installations, cat flap replacement, the installation of microchip cat flaps into uPVC doors in Wendover, cat flap installation in walls Wendover, infrared cat flap installation, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into porches, Petsafe cat flap installations in Wendover, the installation of magnetic cat flaps into French doors, automatic cat flap installation, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into metal skinned doors, 2-way cat flap installation Wendover, cat flap installation in double glazed doors in Wendover, cat flap upgrades, cutting out for a cat flap Wendover, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, the installation of cat flaps into wooden doors Wendover, cat flap removal in Wendover, and lots more. If there are other Wendover cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. Listed are just an example of the activities that are conducted by those specialising in cat flaps. Wendover providers will be happy to inform you of their whole range of services.


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(This cat flap fitter Wendover content was updated on 29-08-2023)