Cat Flap Fitter Windlesham Surrey (GU20): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your property in Windlesham, will enable it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. When kept inside, cats as with humans, will get irritated and grumpy. Giving your cat access to the world outside with a cat flap can also help in keeping them mentally and physically fit. But, what form of cat flap is most suitable for your situation?
The simplest type of cat flap is essentially that. A piece of bendable material placed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Although this could be acceptable in a shed door or fence panel, the vast majority of cat owners in Windlesham would no doubt favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their home.
Because this solution will allow other animals or cats to enter your property, it is not at all recommended, though it can be improved on somewhat by holding the flap in position by adding a magnetic strip.
The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. In this case, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be encased in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with one of these special collars, it will not be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your property, therefore keeping out some undesirable visitors. The downside is that any other moggy in the Windlesham area who has a similar collar will be able to gain access to your house when using this kind of cat flap. An improvement to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier that can be programmed by the user.
A cat flap that is can be recognised by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in Windlesham feline access security. You have to enter the unique number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will allow multiple entries. Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap is unfastened when you cat is in close proximity.
Whenever you are purchasing a cat flap, you should ensure that it is of a type that can be locked. For added flexibility, almost all cat flaps have a four way locking mechanism these days. Which means that the cat flap can be locked fully, allow entrance into your property only, permit exit from your house only, or be set for two way entry and exit. This will provide you with choices for all times of day and night, to control exactly how your cat flap operates. The facility to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your pet's requirements is also a possibility with some of the higher end models of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap on your own can be quite easy if you've got a solid wood door on your Windlesham house, and decent DIY abilities. But, if you're hoping to fit it into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window, you need to seek outside help. These situations require the skills and expertise of a professional cat flap fitter or handyman, who'll have all the tools and knowledge for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WINDLESHAM
Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be installed in a double glazing panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the work right away and show them the gate. A new cat flap can't be mounted into a pre-existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any type of double glazed unit will be damaged by drilling a hole in it, and will take away its strength, thermal insulation attributes and security. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazed pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your chosen Windlesham cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your current pane and order a brand new one. This new pane will have a hole pre-cut as part of its construction where the cat flap will be installed. You might have a 1 or 2 week waiting period for this pane to be made, but if you want a cat flap fitted into an existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once you have received your new adapted glass pane, the old unit can be taken out and the new panel fitted. The installing of your cat flap will then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The most straightforward option for cat flap installations in Windlesham, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are solid timber door panels. If you are unsure about creating a hole in your front or back door, it's a good move to bring in an expert to do the work for you. This should provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you will finish up with an expertly fitted cat flap, and that the project has been accomplished correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can in general be fitted into uPVC doors. Nevertheless, some uPVC door panels are steel lined for added security, which may cause some issues. A one-piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it might be more cost effective to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If you do not really wish to cut holes in your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can opt for a cat flap to be installed within an outside wall. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more equipment and expertise to install, so it is definitely best left to a professional. The majority of cat flap installations in walls involve a simple straight tunnel style, however right angular access through a pillar is also a possibility. A neat square shaped hole will be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, open ended square tube. A cat flap of your choice is then attached at both ends to enable your furry friend to exit and enter as it pleases.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Windlesham - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can still be used providing the new flap is of a comparable size. A specialist Windlesham cat flap installer will be happy to take off your old entry unit and replace it with a new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, wall or door on which it is mounted.
Before installing the new cat flap in a double glazed pane which has been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made and installed accurately is vital. The glass panel will have to be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues, if you discover that this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WINDLESHAM
There are several specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even glazing suppliers in the Windlesham area, who offer cat flap installations in whatever door or construction you need. It may be possible to ask friends and neighbours for referrals with regards to tracking down a good cat flap installer. If they have had comparable work accomplished by a local Windlesham tradesman, and been happy with the outcome, you can reasonably expect that they will do an excellent job for you too.
Where personal recommendations are not feasible, get three or four quotations from local Windlesham tradesmen. Study these price quotes carefully and never automatically go with the cheapest quotation, as this will often not be the best. Try to get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you have some recourse for compensation.
A specialist cat flap installer in Windlesham will provide you with a high quality product, adeptly fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Windlesham and also in: West End, Chobham, Donkey Town, Lightwater, Burrowhill, Ascot, Lyne, Virginia Water, Bisley, Sunningdale, Castle Green, Cheapside, Bagshot, Owlsmoor, Longcross, and in these postcodes GU20 6UY, GU20 6DU, GU20 6HZ, GU20 6DN, GU20 6EA, GU20 6LX, GU20 6AS, GU20 6AB, GU20 6NE, SL5. Local Windlesham cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode GU20 and the phone code 01276.
Surrey Cat Flap Fitters
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Throughout Surrey you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Windlesham itself then you will surely be able to uncover one nearby.
Windlesham Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Windlesham cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in doors, cat flap removal, dog flap installation, Sureflap cat flap installation in Windlesham, infrared cat flap installation, 4-way cat flap installation, small cat flaps Windlesham, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap repair, cat flap services, automatic cat flap installations in Windlesham, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, microchip cat flap installation Windlesham, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in wooden doors, Staywell cat flap installations, Petsafe cat flap installation, and lots more. If there are some other Windlesham cat flap requirements that you want but don't see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Surrey Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent Surrey cat flap installation requests: Elise Dawson recently enquired about installing a magnetic cat flap in a glass door in Ash, Surrey. Kyle Ashby recently requested a price quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio back door in a terraced house in Sidlow. Isha Duff recently asked for a quotation for installing a 2-way cat flap in a glass back door in a bungalow in Brockham, Surrey. Kimberley Chappell and Callen Chappell recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood front door in a detached house in Bellfields. Myah Wade and Abbas Wade recently enquired about getting a price for installing an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in a terraced house in Lightwater, Surrey. Ashley Marks recently asked for an estimate for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden back door in Bagshot. Lily-Rose and Calvin Hogg recently asked for a price quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in Farnham. Xander Simms and Rania Simms recently asked for a quote for installing a cat flap in a hardwood back door in Wood Street Village.
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In Shire Close, Loneacre, The Close, Windermere Road, Parnham Avenue, Atfield Grove, Oldhouse Lane, Hollybush Track, Bluebell Rise, Perry Way, Springfield, Mill Pond Road, Cedar Close, Maple Drive, Lightwater Meadow, Victoria Court, Edward Road, Herrings Lane, Pinewood Gardens, Brook Road, Alsford Close, Elizabeth Avenue, Connaught Road, Corbett Drive, White Hill, Montague Close, Hutton Close, Catena Rise, London Road, as well as these local Windlesham postcodes: GU20 6UY, GU20 6DU, GU20 6HZ, GU20 6DN, GU20 6EA, GU20 6LX, GU20 6AS, GU20 6AB, GU20 6NE, SL5, householders have recently needed cat flap installation.
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