Cat Flap Fitter Witney Oxfordshire (OX28): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Witney property allows your cat the independence that it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get irritated and grouchy when continuously kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having access to the world outside via a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both physically and mentally. If this seems like a good option for you, precisely what type of cat flap should you go with?
The most rudimentry kind of cat flap is essentially that. A bit of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. While this could be acceptable in a shed or outhouse door, the vast majority of Witney cat owners would prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house.
This basic model is still a long way off being ideal as it allows other creatures or cats a way to enter into your home, but it can be slightly improved upon with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
A step up from the magnetic strip design are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically operated cat flaps. In this case, either a magnet, IR or RF chip will be encased in your cat's collar. Therefore any animal that does not have one of these special collars cannot leave or get into your home. The fact that any other moggy in the Witney area who's got a similar collar could perchance access your home, is the downside with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to some extent with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
The next level in feline entrance security is to fit a model of cat flap that can be triggered by your cat's micro-chip. The details of your cat's microchip are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one pet). Whenever your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it will unlock and permit just your microchipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
The ability to lock it in position is vital no matter what cat flap you are buying. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a four way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can permit only exit from your home, enable access into your premises only, be fully locked, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This provides total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The wherewithal to perform different functions according to the time of day, and in keeping with yours and your cat's requirements is also an option with some of the more advanced brands of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap yourself can be pretty straightforward if you have a solid wood door on your Witney house, and respectable do-it-yourself abilities. But, if you're looking to fit it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you must ask for outside assistance. These sorts of fixtures call for a professional installation by a dependable cat flap installer or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WITNEY
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be fitted into a double glazed window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and give them the boot. A new cat flap can not be mounted into a pre-existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Cutting or drilling into any sort of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, together with its insulating attributes. Your double glazing will be made unsound, and it should never be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
A specialist cat flap installer will take the measurements of the existing double glazing pane and have a local Witney glazing company knock up a new purpose made pane. As part of its structure this new double glazing pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be fitted nicely into. This can take a couple of weeks to produce, however it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've received your new glass pane, the old one can be taken out and the new one installed. The cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, wooden door panels are the least complicated option with regards to installing a new cat flap on your home in Witney. If you're unsure of creating a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to call on a specialist to do the work for you. This kind of task will not be too costly and is really worth doing properly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be installed into uPVC doors in many cases. You or your fitter will need to find out what the interior structure of you door actually is, because for added security some uPVC door panels are manufactured with a galvanised steel lining. A one-piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it might be more economical to swap the panel for a single panel model.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to cut holes in your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can have a cat flap installed within an external wall. This sort of installation is undoubtedly best left to the pros, as it requires considerably more skill and equipment to execute. You could choose a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled model that enables entry through a pillar. A neat square hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. A suitable cat flap can then be installed on each end of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Witney - If you've already got a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole in your wall, window or door can be fitted with a replacement provided that the new flap is of a comparable size. Your cat flap fitter should be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without causing damage to the surrounding door, window or wall, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, it will be important to make certain that this was previously done accurately, before fitting the new flap. If it's found this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WITNEY
Whether you'd like your cat flap fitted in a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing companies in the Witney area who'll be glad to oblige. There are several ways of tracking down a trustworthy cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from friends and family. If they're prepared to recommend an individual who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you will be pleased too.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get 2 or 3 quotes from local Witney cat flap fitters. Study these closely and never always go with the cheapest quote, because this will often not be the best one. Try to get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse to compensation.
A professional cat flap installer in Witney will provide you with a quality product, expertly fitted, and which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Witney and also nearby in: Swinbrook, Little Minster, Hailey, Freeland, New Yatt, Newland, Ramsden, Crawley, Long Hanborough, High Cogges, Tower Hill, Eynsham, Curbridge, South Leigh, Minster Lovell, Finstock, Ducklington, Cogges, and in these postcodes OX28 1BT, OX28 1BS, OX28 1HT, OX28 1GP, OX28 1FR, OX28 1GH, OX28 1HD, OX28 1LU, OX28 1FX, OX28 1YG. Locally based Witney cat flap installers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01993 and the postcode OX28.
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Folks living in the following roads and streets have recently requested cat flap installation services - Cotswold Meadow, Bushey Ground, Steep Hill, Stratford Drive, Cogges Lane, Birdlip Close, Crawley Road, Dale Walk, Bampton Road, Croft Lane, Bury Mead, Sealham Road, The Old Coachyard, Bartholomew Close, The Springs, Stanton Close, Spareacre Lane, Barns Close, College Row, Ark Royal Caravan Site, The Row, Chestnut Close, Church Row, Snowshill Drive, Barretts Close, The Tennis, Corn Street, Bridge Street, as well as these Witney area postcodes: OX28 1BT, OX28 1BS, OX28 1HT, OX28 1GP, OX28 1FR, OX28 1GH, OX28 1HD, OX28 1LU, OX28 1FX, OX28 1YG.
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