Cat Flap Fitter Yateley Hampshire (GU46): To allow your cat the freedom and independence that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an outside wall or door in your Yateley home. When continuously kept inside, cats much like people, will get crabby and irritated. Having a cat that's both physically and mentally fit, is one of the main positive aspects of giving your furry friend access to the outside world with a cat flap. If this sounds like a good idea to you, precisely what kind of cat flap should you fit?
The most fundamental sort of cat flap, is merely that. A hole in a door with a bendable bit of material fixed over it, to keep the elements out, but permit the cat climb through. Of course, this is very basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Yateley, who would no doubt prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an external door to their house, although it may be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
Since this option permits other cats or creatures to enter your house, it is not at all recommended, although it can be enhanced a little by keeping the flap in place by adding magnetic strips.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. This involves your cat wearing a collar that has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. No animal is going to be able to access or leave your house unless it is equipped with this special collar. The point that any other cat in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar could perhaps access your home, is the drawback with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some degree with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring a user programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap that is able to identify your pet's own micro-chip, is the next stage in feline entrance security. You need to enter the number of your cat's microchip into the memory the cat flap (which is battery powered), and if you have several cats it will take multiple entries. The flap is unlocked anytime your cat is in the vicinity, only allowing entry or exit to pets that have a micro-chip.
Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you must ensure that it is of a design that can be locked into position. These days, the majority of cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking mechanism for added flexibility. Which means that the cat flap can be locked fully, enable exit from your premises only, allow only admittance into your home, or be set for two way entry and exit. This will give you a variety of alternatives on how your cat flap functions any time of the day and night. A few more advanced devices can be programmed to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, in line with your pet's and your needs.
Installing a cat flap by yourself can be quite easy if you've got a solid wood door on your Yateley home, and reasonable DIY skills. But, if you're looking to install it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you need to ask for outside help. These situations call for the skills and expertise of a reputable cat flap fitter or odd job man, who'll have the knowledge and equipment for this type of installation project.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN YATELEY
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ someone who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them right away and request that they leave. A new cat flap can't be fitted into an existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by drilling or cutting into it, and will take away its security, thermal insulation attributes and strength. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should not be done in any circumstances.
An experienced cat flap installer will measure the existing double glazing pane and have a local glazing company make a new purpose made pane. As an integral part of its structure this new double glazed unit will have a hole pre-cut, which the cat flap can be installed snugly into. This might take a couple of weeks to manufacture, however it's the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once you've received your new panel of glass, the old one can be removed and the new pane installed. The installing of the cat flap will then be carried out.
External Wooden Doors - The least complicated alternative for new cat flap installations in Yateley, as was stated earlier in this article, are wooden door panels. If you're a bit unsure about making a hole in your back or front door, you might be better off hiring a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This type of undertaking won't be all that expensive and is worthwhile doing correctly, if having your cat flap professionally installed gives you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be used for installing a cat flap. You or your fitter will have to ascertain what the interior construction of you door is, since for added security some uPVC doors are manufactured with a steel lining. The easiest kind of cat flap installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you have a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be cheaper and easier overall to exchange the slatted pane for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for either security or aesthetic reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could always choose to install your cat flap on an external wall of your home. A wall cat flap entrance calls for a bit more equipment and expertise to fit, therefore it's certainly best left to an expert. You can decide on a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angled model which allows entry via a pillar. Installation involves a neat square shaped hole being cut through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your cat can exit and enter the house whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Yateley - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working correctly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can be fitted with a replacement providing the new cat flap is of a comparable size. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the old cat flap, without harming the surrounding wall, window or door, and install a new flap in its place for your cat.
If the new cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must ensure that the existing glass has been manufactured, cut and installed accurately. The panel will need to be removed and substituted to avoid any safety and security problems, if it's found that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN YATELEY
In the Yateley area there are many different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing companies who provide cat flap fitting services for walls, windows or doors. There are various ways of tracking down a reputable cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. If they are happy to recommend somebody who they've used, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy too.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not possible, seek 2 or 3 quotes from local Yateley handymen. Study these closely and do not automatically opt for the cheapest offer, since this will not necessarily be the best one. Check if they supply any warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so that you've got some recourse for compensation if something does happen to go awry as the work is carried out.
If you take your time and pick a competent Yateley cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a superior quality product, that's installed professionally, and will give good service to you and your pet for years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Yateley and also in nearby places like: Minley, Cricket Hill, Hartley Wintney, Blackwater, Darby Green, Hazeley Heath, Finchampstead, Fleet, Frogmore, Hartfordbridge, Minley Manor, Eversley, Farnborough, Eversley Cross, Sandhurst, together with these postcodes GU46 6QA, GU46 6PT, GU46 6LU, GU46 6LE, GU46 6AZ, GU46 6NH, GU46 6GG, GU46 6EW, GU46 6AL, GU46 6BJ. Locally based Yateley cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode GU46 and the telephone dialling code 01252.
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Latest Hampshire cat flap installation projects: Drew Tolley and Pixie Tolley recently asked for an estimate for installing a cat flap in a wooden back door in Steep. Aditya Ali recently asked for a quotation for installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Totton and Eling, Hampshire. Elia and Rocco Metcalf recently asked for an estimate for installing a Catmate cat flap in a hardwood door in Baughurst, Hampshire. Lola and Israel Maher recently asked for a quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood front door in a bungalow in Wickham. Dev Abbas and Zarah Abbas recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood door in Ashurst. Abubakr Proctor was looking for someone to install a Catmate cat flap in a wooden front door in his detached house in Bentley, Hampshire. Harriet and Anthony Summers recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a glass front door in Headley. Jannat Slater in Froxfield, Hampshire was looking for someone who could install a manual locking cat flap in a patio back door in her cottage.
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