Cat Flap Fitter Winkfield Berkshire (SL4): To allow your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Winkfield property. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grouchy when kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Having accessibility to outside world with a cat flap will help your pet to keep fit, both mentally and physically. If this sounds like a good idea to you, exactly what kind of cat flap should you install?
The most fundamental sort of cat flap, is just that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material fixed over it, to give protection from the elements, but let the cat pass through. Most Winkfield cat owners would doubtless prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although this might be acceptable for a garden fence panel or outhouse door.
As this option will allow other animals or cats to enter your property, it isn't at all recommended, although it can be enhanced to some degree by keeping the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar that's got either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased in it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will be unable to open the flap and get into or leave your house, therefore avoiding some unwanted visitors. The point that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that's got a similar model of collar could possible access your property, is the downside with this kind of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of this equipment because they can be programmed by the owner of the cat to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your pet.
Choosing a cat flap that can identify your cat's own micro-chip, is the next level in entrance security for felines. You need to enter the details of your cat's microchip into the cat flap's memory (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one pet it will allow multiple entries. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing access to pets that are microchipped.
The ability to lock it in position is essential no matter what cat flap you're buying. For extra flexibility, nearly all cat flaps have a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. Which means that it's got the capability to be fully locked, enable only entrance into your house, allow exit from your home only, or be put in 2-way entry and exit mode. This provides complete control over how your cat flap operates both during the day and throughout the night. Some of the more expensive devices can be programmed to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, in keeping with yours and your pet's requirements.
If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, putting in your own cat flap should not be too difficult, if you've got a wooden door on your Winkfield home. Not in any circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door. This kind of installation requires the attention of an expert, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and talented handymen who are delighted to accept such a task.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN WINKFIELD
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can not be installed into existing double glazed window or door panels. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by drilling or cutting into it, and will detract from its strength, insulating properties and security. In actual fact, it renders your glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
A professional cat flap fitter will measure up your current double glazed pane and have a glazing company knock up a new one. This new pane will be delivered with a hole cut out as part of its structure where your cat flap will be installed. This can take a week or so to produce, however it's the only way to fit a cat flap into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've taken possession of your new modified glass panel, the old one can be taken out and the new pane installed. Your cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, timber door panels are the easiest alternative in relation to installing a new cat flap on your property in Winkfield. If you're unsure about cutting a hole in your back or front door, it's probably a good idea to call a professional to do the work for you. This type of undertaking will not be all that expensive and is well worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the interior construction, since some uPVC doors are lined with steel for additional security. The designs of door with a one piece panel are the best for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - It's also a possibility to have a cat flap fitted into an exterior wall of your property in Winkfield, if you don't wish to cut chunks out of your doors, either for safety or aesthetic reasons. Requiring far more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is definitely best left to the pros, if it's 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. This installation entails a neat square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your furry pal can get in and out of your house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Winkfield - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either broken or not functioning correctly, the existing hole in your wall, door or window can still be used providing that the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. A specialist Winkfield cat flap installer will be happy to take out your old device and swap it for a fresh cat flap without causing any damage to the door, window or wall on which it's mounted.
If the replacement cat flap is to be fitted in a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must make sure that the existing glass has been manufactured and installed accurately. The panel will need to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems, if it is found this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WINKFIELD
There are many different handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing firms in the Winkfield area, that provide cat flap installation through whatever door or construction you require. It might be possible to ask friends and family for recommendations when it comes to finding a good cat flap fitter. If they're prepared to recommend a tradesman who they have used, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased also.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, seek three or four price quotes from local Winkfield handymen. Study these carefully and do not always choose the cheapest offer, because this will not necessarily be the best of the bunch. Try to get written guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that if things do go awry you've got some recourse for compensation.
If you take care and pick a reliable Winkfield cat flap fitter you'll be repaid with a superior quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve you and your pussy-cat for years and years. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Winkfield and also in nearby places like: Warfield, Ascot, Fifield, Maiden's Green, Popeswood, Sunninghill, White Waltham, Shurlock Row, Jealott's Hill, Oakley Green, Bracknell, Englefield Green, Moneyrow Green, Winkfield Row, Nuptown, Cranbourne, Sunningdale, Binfield, Hawthorn Hill, as well as in these postcodes RG12 6PQ, SL4 2DB, RG42 6BX, RG12 6NR, RG42 6DH, RG12 6JT, SL4 4TD, RG42 3RX, SL4 4SB, RG42 7NL. Local Winkfield cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode SL4 and the telephone code 01344.
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All throughout Berkshire you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a specialist cat flap fitter in Winkfield itself then you should be able to find one close by.
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In North Road, William Sim Wood, Upavon Gardens, Leafield Copse, Greenwood, Audley Way, Whitton Road, Squirrel Drive, Nursery Lane, Woodford Green, Cock's Lane, Winkfield Lane, Queen's Close, Dianthus Place, Windsor Road, Nuneaton, Hope Avenue, Lovedean Court, Buttersteep Rise, Hale End, Berkeley Drive, Hawthorne Way, Batcombe Mead, Spinney Lane, Swinley Road, Harvest Lea, Mendip Road, Ranelagh Crescent, Mansfield Place, Oareborough, as well as these local Winkfield postcodes: RG12 6PQ, SL4 2DB, RG42 6BX, RG12 6NR, RG42 6DH, RG12 6JT, SL4 4TD, RG42 3RX, SL4 4SB, RG42 7NL, homeowners have recently needed cat flap installation.
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