Cat Flap Fitter Winslow

Winslow Cat Flap Installation & Repair

Cat Flap Fitter Winslow Buckinghamshire (MK18): Putting in a cat flap doesn't only save you the hassle of opening the door every time the cat chooses to stroll out or in, it also affords your cat more independence and boosts it's all round quality of life. Cats are just like people in many ways, and will typically start to show signs of anxiety and frustration if kept inside for significant periods of time. When permitted quick access to the outside world with a cat flap, your pet has a better chance of staying healthy and well. So, you think it's a good idea, but what is perfect type of cat flap for your beloved pet?

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Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole is cut into an exterior door and a flexible material is hung over the gap to give a bit of some protection from the weather. Naturally, this is very basic, and won't be sufficient for most Winslow cat owners, who would prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their home, although it may be acceptable for an outhouse door or fence panel.

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This basic design can be improved on a little with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, but it's still a long way off being perfect because it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to get into your property.

A step up from the magnetic strip style are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With these, either an IR, RF chip or magnet will be sewn into your cat's collar. This means that any animal that doesn't have one of these special collars cannot get into or leave your property. The downside here is that any other cat in the area that has a similar collar might be able to get into your home with this kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system having a user programmed unique identifier. An added layer of control and security is achieved, guaranteeing that only your furry companion gets access.

The next stage in feline entrance security is to use a cat flap that recognises your pet's micro-chip. The details of your cat's microchip are programmed into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). Whenever your cat passes close to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.

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Whatever cat flap you buy, it should be capable of being locked in position. For added security, most cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system nowadays. This means that it has the capability to be fully locked, enable only exit from your home, allow only entrance into your property, or be put in two way entry and exit mode. This provides full control over the functioning of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night time. The facility to perform particular functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with your cat's and your requirements is also an option with some of the more expensive brands of cat flap.

Installing a cat flap on your own can be quite easy if you have a solid wood door, and reasonable do-it-yourself capabilities. Under no circumstances should you try to fit a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel. These kinds of fixtures require a professional installation by a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.


Double Glazing Installations - If your cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" tries to drill a hole in it, stop the job immediately and show them the gate. A new cat flap can't be fitted into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not just the security and strength of the glazing, but it removes the thermal insulation properties as well. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.

It is necessary to get a new double glazing unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Winslow cat flap fitter will measure your current panel and put in an order for the new one. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazing unit will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed neatly into. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take one or two weeks to manufacture. When your new glass pane shows up, the installer will take out the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" panel. The fitting of your cat flap can then be carried out.

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Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, solid wooden door panels are the simplest option with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Winslow. If you're a little hesitant about making a sizeable hole in your door, you may be better off getting in touch with a professional carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This will give you the peace of mind that you will wind up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been carried out correctly and without causing harm to your door.

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uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be suitable for installing a cat flap. Nonetheless, some uPVC doors are steel lined for added security, which can cause some problems. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be cheaper and easier in the long run to replace the slats with a one piece panel.

Wall Installation - If you do not really want to have a hole cut into your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons, you can have a cat flap installed in an exterior wall. A cat flap entrance in a wall calls for a little more skill and equipment to install, so it's definitely better left to a professional. Nearly all wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnel style, but right angle access via a pillar is also a possibility. This installation involves a neat square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so your furry friend can enter and exit the house whenever it wants.

Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Winslow - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a window, door or wall, but it's damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole can, with a little luck, still be used for the installation of a new one. A reliable cat flap installer in Winslow will be capable of removing the old,unwanted cat flap, and fix a new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding door, window or wall.

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, cut and installed correctly. If it's found that corners were cut with the previous installation, the glass will have to be taken out and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues with the new flap.


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Whether you need your cat flap installed on a door, window or wall, you will find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing firms in and around Winslow who will be happy to oblige. It might be possible to ask friends and neighbours for recommendations in relation to finding an excellent cat flap fitter. If they're happy to recommend an individual who they've used themselves, you can guarantee that you'll be happy too.

If you cannot find a cat flap installer through personal recommendation, always obtain two or three different quotes before making a final decision, and remember that the cheapest is often not the best. Ask if they supply any guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so you've got some recourse for compensation if something unfortunately goes awry as the work is undertaken.

A professional cat flap installation contractor in Winslow will supply you with a top quality product, adeptly fitted, and which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.

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Cat flaps can be installed in Winslow and also in: East Claydon, Padbury, North Marston, Adstock, Great Horwood, Granborough, Hoggeston, Swanbourne, Steeple Claydon, Mursley, Little Horwood, Addington, Oving, Butolph Claydon, Calvert, Middle Claydon, and in these postcodes MK18 3EW, MK18 3JU, MK18 3BP, MK18 3EU, MK18 3EN, MK18 3HE, MK18 3DU, MK18 3HL, MK18 3AH, and MK18 3FH. Locally based Winslow cat flap fitters will most likely have the postcode MK18 and the telephone dialling code 01296. Checking this can confirm you are accessing a local cat flat fitter. Winslow homeowners can utilise these and numerous other similar services. To to make enquiries and obtain quotations for cat flaps, click the "Quote" banner.

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There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Winslow cat flap installer including cat flap installation in doors Winslow, the installation of 2-way cat flaps into single glazing, large cat flaps in Winslow, cat flaps in metal doors in Winslow, cat flap upgrades, cutting out for a cat flap Winslow, 2-way cat flaps Winslow, infrared cat flap installation Winslow, microchip cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors Winslow, pet flap installations, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in glass doors, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into wooden doors in Winslow, cat flaps in double glazed doors, 2-way cat flap installation, the installation of cat flaps into metal skinned doors, conservatory cat flap installations in Winslow, Petsafe cat flap installation in Winslow, the fitting of 2-way cat flaps into composite doors, replacement cat flaps, dog flap installation, automatic cat flap installations in Winslow, the fitting of magnetic cat flaps into patio doors, magnetic cat flap installation, and more. If there are some other Winslow cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided. These are just a small portion of the activities that are performed by people specialising in cat flaps. Winslow specialists will tell you about their whole range of cat flap installation services.


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Also find: Hoggeston cat flap fitters, Granborough cat flap fitters, Little Horwood cat flap fitters, Adstock cat flap fitters, East Claydon cat flap fitters, Great Horwood cat flap fitters, Swanbourne cat flap fitters, North Marston cat flap fitters, Calvert cat flap fitters, Addington cat flap fitters, Butolph Claydon cat flap fitters, Oving cat flap fitters, Mursley cat flap fitters, Middle Claydon cat flap fitters, Steeple Claydon cat flap fitters, Padbury cat flap fitters and more. These and other locations are served by cat flap fitters and associated professionals. Their knowledge and expertise becomes priceless in ensuring the secure and proper fitting of your cat flap on your home. The assurance that your cat flap meets your pet's needs and conforms to your home's aesthetic and safety standards comes with its installation by a professional. Local property owners can get estimates by simply going here. Kick-start your cat flap installation today, without delay!

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(This cat flap fitter Winslow article was revised and updated on 14-05-2024)