Cat Flap Fitter Winchester Hampshire (SO22): Installing a cat flap to an outside door or wall in your Winchester home allows your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats that are kept inside, as with humans, will show signs of irritation. Having easy access to world outside via a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a good idea to you, what kind of cat flap should you go with?
The most straightforward style of cat flap, is just that. A hole cut in a door with a bendable bit of material fixed over it, to keep the elements out, but permit the cat pass through it. The vast majority of Winchester cat owners would doubtless favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although this could be okay for a shed or outhouse door.
Since this option will allow other animals or cats to enter your property, it is not at all ideal, although it can be enhanced a little by holding the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar featuring an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and access or leave your house, hence avoiding some undesirable visitors. Once again this is a relatively basic type of cat flap, because any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar collar can still access your property. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system containing an owner programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline access security is to consider the kind of cat flap that recognises your cat's own microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and allow just your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it must have the ability to be locked in place. Currently, the majority of cat flaps on the market have a four way locking mechanism for added flexibility. This means that the cat flap can enable only exit from your home, allow admission into your home only, be locked fully, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This gives you a range of alternatives on precisely how your cat flap operates any time of the day and night. In keeping with your pet's and your needs, there is even the option to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, with a number of the more expensive models.
Fitting a cat flap by yourself can be quite straightforward if you've got a solid timber door on your Winchester house, and reasonable DIY capabilities. Although, if it has to be fitted in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you should on no account even attempt it by yourself. Such situations call for the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or odd job man, who is sure to have have the equipment and knowledge for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WINCHESTER
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing panel, send them on their way immediately. A new cat flap can not be installed into an existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Any type of double glazed unit will be damaged by cutting or drilling into it, and will diminish its insulating properties, strength and security. Your double glazing will be made unsafe, and it should not be attempted under any circumstances.
A specialist cat flap installer will measure the existing double glazing pane and have a glazing company make a new purpose made pane. So that the cat flap can be nicely installed into it, this new double glazed pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This might take two weeks or so to produce, but it's the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. When your new pane of glass arrives, the installer will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The fitting of the cat flap will then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as I stated previously, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Winchester. If you're somewhat dubious about making a sizeable hole in your door, you may be happier getting in touch with a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This will give you the satisfaction of knowing that you will wind up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the job has been undertaken correctly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in most cases. Nonetheless, some uPVC doors are steel lined for further security, which can cause some problems. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, subsequently if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not really want to cut a hole in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could opt for a cat flap to be installed within an outside wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a bit more expertise and equipment to install, therefore it's certainly better left to a specialist. You can go with a straight through tunnel style, or maybe a right angled model that enables entry via a pillar. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square shaped hole made into your specified wall. An appropriate cat flap can then be fitted to each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Winchester - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either broken or not operating correctly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. An expert Winchester cat flap fitter will be happy to take out your old entry device and swap it for a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the door, window or wall on which it's mounted.
Before fitting a new flap in a double glazed panel which has been previously pre-cut, making certain that the current glass has been cut and installed in the right way is vital. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge job, the panel will need to be taken out and exchanged to avoid any security and safety issues with the new cat flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WINCHESTER
Whether you need your cat flap mounted on a door, window or wall, you'll find that there are many different handymen, professional cat flap installers and even local glazing merchants in and around Winchester who'll be glad to oblige. There are a variety of ways to find a good cat flap fitter, and few come close to the option of asking friends and relations. If they are willing to recommend an individual who they have used, you can be sure that you will be happy too.
Where personal recommendations are not possible, get two or three estimates from local Winchester tradesmen. Study these price quotes closely and never automatically choose the cheapest option, since this will often not be the best one. Check if they offer any guarantees or warranties for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes amiss as the work is carried out.
If you take care and choose a dependable Winchester cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a good quality product, which is professionally installed, and will serve you and your cat for many years to come. And all things considered - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Winchester and also nearby in: Ovington, Twyford, Headbourne Worthy, Shawford, Easton, Colden Common, Compton, Otterbourne, Kings Worthy, Hursley, Owslebury, Chandlers Ford, Badger Farm, Sparsholt, Littleton, St Cross, together with these postcodes SO21 1DQ, SO22 4DT, SO22 4HB, SO22 4AJ, SO21 1HU, SO22 4EP, SO22 4AY, SO22 4AL, SO22 4NL, SO21 1ZL. Locally based Winchester cat flap installers will probably have the dialling code 01962 and the postcode SO22.
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