Cat Flap Fitter Woodley Berkshire (RG5): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Woodley house helps to give your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats which are kept inside, as with humans, will show signs of irritation. Allowing your furry friend easy access to outside world by way of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this sounds like a good option for you, what sort of cat flap should you go with?
The most rudimentry sort of cat flap is basically that. A piece of flexible material placed over a hole in a door to permit a cat to climb through, but keep the elements out. The majority of cat owners in Woodley would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their home, although this may be okay for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This standard model is still far from perfect as it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter into your house, nevertheless it can be marginally improved on by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.
Magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This involves your cat wearing a collar which has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased in it. No animal will be able to leave or access your property unless it's fitted with this special collar. The point that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar will be able to access your home, is the drawback with this type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products as they can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
A model of cat flap that is can be triggered by your pet's microchip, is the next level in Woodley feline access security. The micro-chip details are entered into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have several cats). Entry and exit can only be accomplished by micro-chipped pets, and the flap will be unfastened whenever you cat is in close proximity.
When you are purchasing a cat flap, you should ensure that it is of a design that can be locked. For added flexibility, nearly all cat flaps feature a four way locking mechanism nowadays. Which means that the cat flap can permit only access into your premises, permit only exit from your home, be fully locked, or be set for two-way entry and exit. This offers you a variety of choices on exactly how your cat flap works any time of the day and night. The ability to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and in line with yours and your cat's requirements is also a possibility with some of the more advanced models of cat flap.
If you are fairly good at do-it-yourself, installing your own cat flap should not be too much of a challenge, as long as you have a wooden door on your house in Woodley. Not in any circumstances should you attempt to install a cat flap in a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window. This sort of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and talented handymen who are glad to undertake such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WOODLEY
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed door or window panel, and your hired "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately 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 into any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, as well as its thermal insulation properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will render your double glazing unsound.
A dependable Woodley cat flap fitter will meticulously take the measurements of your current panel and order a custom-made one from a local glazing firm. As an integral part of its construction this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which the cat flap can be installed neatly into. This is the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it might take a couple of weeks to manufacture. After fabrication, the old glass unit will be removed, and the new adapted one put in its place. It will now be possible to install and set up the cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber doors are, as I already stated, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Woodley. If you are a bit unsure of making an opening in your door, you may be happier contacting a professional cat flap fitter or handyman instead. This kind of task will not be too costly and is worthwhile doing correctly, if getting your cat flap professionally installed provides you with that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be fitted into uPVC doors in many instances. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some doors are steel lined for additional security. The designs of door with a one-piece panel are the simplest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type panel, it may be advisable to swap this for a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to have a hole cut into your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you could have a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. Needing much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is definitely best left to the pros, if it is to be completed successfully. You can go with a straightforward tunnel style, or perhaps a right angled model which enables entry via a pillar. This installation entails a square shaped hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted. Each end of the hole is then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your feline friend can exit and enter your house whenever it wants.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Woodley - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can still be used so long as the new cat flap is of a similar size. An experienced Woodley cat flap fitter will gladly remove your old device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the wall, window or door on which it is attached.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must check that the glass has been made and installed accurately. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane must be taken out and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WOODLEY
In and around Woodley there are a number of handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even double glazing firms who provide cat flap installation services in windows, walls or doors. There are various ways of locating a competent cat flap installer, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from family and friends. If they are confident enough to recommend someone who they have used themselves, you can be certain that you will be happy too.
If you can't find a fitter through recommendation, always acquire at least three different quotations before making a final decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest may not always be the best. Enquire about any guarantees or warranties they might give for their standard of workmanship and make certain it's backed up in writing, in case something should go awry.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Woodley you will wind up with a top quality product, which is properly fitted, and that will give reliable service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be installed in Woodley and also in nearby places like: Sonning, Whistley Green, Sandford, Winnersh, Barkham, Charvil, Sonning Eye, Reading, Sindlesham, Hurst, Arborfield Cross, Earley, Twyford, Arborfield, Caversham, Whitley, Woosehill, Ruscombe, Shinfield, Play Hatch, Dunsden Green, Lower Earley, together with these postcodes RG5 3HJ, RG10 9TS, RG5 3PN, RG5 3LB, RG5 3JD, RG5 3AW, RG5 3DW, RG5 3AL, RG5 3ND, RG5 3PG. Locally based Woodley cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone dialling code 0118 and the postcode RG5.
Cat Flap Enquiries Berkshire
Recently posted Berkshire cat flap installation enquiries: Mr and Mrs Goodwin recently asked for a quotation for installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden door in a semi-detached house in Winkfield. Drew and Anaiya Butcher recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio front door in a semi-detached house in Ashmore Green. Artur Shah recently requested a quote for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Cox Green. Kieran and Carly Bristow recently asked for a quotation for installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio front door in a terraced house in Compton. Daphne Dobson in Kintbury, Berkshire was looking for somebody who could install a cat flap in a hardwood back door in her bungalow. Mr and Mrs Wood recently enquired about the possibility of installing a cat flap in a hardwood back door in a terraced house in Stratfield Mortimer. Juliet Lake and Fynn Lake recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 4-way cat flap in a hardwood back door in a terraced house in Chieveley, Berkshire. Mr and Mrs Mccall recently requested a quote for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden front door in Upper Bucklebury.
Woodley Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be accomplished by your local Woodley cat flap fitter including magnetic cat flap installation, pet flap installation, large cat flaps, cat flaps in double glazed doors, Petsafe cat flap installations, cat flaps in uPVC doors, conservatory cat flap installation, dog flap installations in Woodley, cat flap replacement, microchip cat flap installation, infrared cat flap installation, cat flaps in patio doors in Woodley, cat flap installation price quotes in Woodley, electronic cat flap installations, Staywell cat flap installation Woodley, automatic cat flap installation in Woodley, cat flap installation in doors, and lots more. If there are additional Woodley cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you should mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Cat flaps were recently installed for folks living in Tippings Lane, London Road, Fitzroy Crescent, Rothwell Gardens, Wheble Drive, Plymouth Avenue, Vickers Close, Constable Close, Ryecroft Close, Haddon Drive, Lunds Farm Road, Oban Gardens, Tamarisk Gardens, Beaver Way, Shackleton Way, Tennyson Road, Peel Close, Manners Road, Selcourt Close, Portrush Close, Headley Road, Brunel Drive, Rivermead Road, Rosewood, Wroxham Road, Vulcan Close, Rushbrook Road, Catalina Close, Alderley Close and these Woodley postcodes: RG5 3HJ, RG10 9TS, RG5 3PN, RG5 3LB, RG5 3JD, RG5 3AW, RG5 3DW, RG5 3AL, RG5 3ND, RG5 3PG.
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