Cat Flap Fitter Addlestone Surrey (KT15): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Addlestone house gives your cat the independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats are inclined to get irritated and grouchy when continuously kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main benefits of giving your cat accessibility to world outside by means of a cat flap. So, you think it's a great idea, but what is perfect style of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most basic sort of cat flap, is simply that. A piece of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to allow a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Naturally, this is really basic, and will not be sufficient for most cat owners in Addlestone, who would no doubt favour something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although it may be acceptable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
This simple design can be to some degree improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position, but it's still a long way off being ideal since it allows other cats or animals to enter your property.
Stepping up from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip styles of cat flap. This requires your cat to wear a collar which has either an RF chip, IR or magnet encased inside it. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and get into or leave your home, therefore avoiding some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a fairly simple type of cat flap, given that any other cat in the area who's got a similar style of collar could perhaps access your house. An improvement to this product is an RF cat flap and collar system which has a unique identifier that can be programmed by the home owner.
A cat flap that is able to identify your cat's own microchip, is the next step-up in feline entry security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have more than one cat), to give exclusive access. The flap is unlocked when your cat is in the vicinity, only permitting exit or entry to pets that are microchipped.
Being able to lock it in place is important regardless which cat flap you're purchasing. Most cat flaps sold currently have a 4-way locking mechanism. This allows your cat flap to permit admittance into your property only, permit exit only, be locked fully, or have two way exit and entrance capability. This provides you with options for all times of night and day, to control precisely how your cat flap works. In line with your cat's and your requirements, there's even the possibility to perform particular functions according to the time of day, with a few of the more advanced devices.
If you've got a wooden door in your house in Addlestone, installing you own cat flap shouldn't be all that complicated. However, if it has to be installed in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you should not even attempt it yourself. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation from a reputable cat flap fitter or carpenter with the appropriate equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN ADDLESTONE
Double Glazing Installation - If you call in a "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed panel, send them on their way immediately. It's just not possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any type of double glazing will be ruined by drilling a hole in it, and will damage its insulating properties, strength and security. The double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it shouldn't be attempted in any circumstances.
A reliable Addlestone cat flap fitter will carefully measure up your existing panel and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. So that your cat flap can be snugly installed into it, this new double glazing unit will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its construction. This is the only way to install a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it might take two weeks or so to manufacture. Once your new panel of glass shows up, the installer will take out the old unit, and replace it with the new "cat flap ready" pane. It will now be possible to install and set up your cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned earlier in this article, solid timber doors are the easiest alternative in relation to cat flap installation on your house in Addlestone. If you're uncomfortable with making a hole in your front door, it's advisable to call in a specialist to do the job for you. This type of task will not be too expensive and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. It is necessary to know the interior construction, because some door panels are steel lined for extra security. A one-piece door panel allows for simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it might be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you do not want to have a hole cut into a door, you could decide to install a cat flap into an exterior wall of your house in Addlestone. Calling for much more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to a professional, if it's to be completed successfully. There are a number of choices for this kind of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angular (through pillar) model. With this kind of installation a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole cut out of your wall. A cat flap of your choice can then be mounted on either end to enable your furry pal to come in and out as it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Addlestone - If you've already got a cat flap installed on a wall, window or door, but it is broken or not working correctly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a replacement. A professional Addlestone cat flap installer will gladly remove your old device and swap it for a brand new cat flap without causing any harm to the door, window or wall on which it is mounted.
When the installation involves insertion into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is important to make sure that this was previously done correctly, before fixing the new flap. If it is found that this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the glass pane must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN ADDLESTONE
There are a number of different specialist cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing merchants in the Addlestone area, that provide cat flap installations in whatever door or fabrication you require. There's no better strategy for tracking down a good cat flap installer than asking friends and relations for referrals. You can be sure that if they've been willing to recommend somebody who has carried out work for them, then you'll likely have a much similar experience.
Where personal recommendations are not feasible, seek at least 3 quotations from local Addlestone cat flap installers or handymen. Study these quotes closely and don't always choose the cheapest quote, because this won't necessarily be the best one. Try to get written guarantees or warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse to compensation.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Addlestone you should wind up with a top quality product, which is properly fitted, and that will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Addlestone and also in: Ottershaw, Woodham, Meadowlands, Chertsey, Ockham, Brooklands, Laleham, Pyrford, Row Town, Cobham, West Byfleet, Whiteley Village, Byfleet, Lyne, New Haw, Thorpe Green, Wisley, and in these postcodes KT15 1PP, KT15 1LH, KT15 1BG, KT15 1DL, KT15 1BX, KT15 1EZ, KT14 6AW, KT15 1AY, KT15 1JX, KT15 1LZ. Locally based Addlestone cat flap installers will probably have the phone code 01932 and the postcode KT15.
Addlestone Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be undertaken by your local Addlestone cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in double glazed doors, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap installation in doors, 2-way cat flap installation, cat flap replacement in Addlestone, cat flap removal, 4-way cat flap installation, dog flap installations Addlestone, large cat flaps, conservatory cat flap installations, cat flap installation in patio doors, cat flap installation quotes, Staywell cat flap installation Addlestone, automatic cat flap installation, cheap cat flaps, cat flap installation services in Addlestone, cat flap installation in wooden doors Addlestone, and more. If there are some other Addlestone cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Surrey Cat Flap Fitters
Around Surrey you will also discover: The Sands cat flap fitters, West End cat flap fitters, Whyteleafe cat flap installation, Knaphill cat flap installers, Chaldon cat flap fitters, Nutfield cat flap fitters, Bellfields cat flap installation, Leigh cat flap installers, Chipstead cat flap installation, Great Bookham cat flap installation, Earlswood cat flap installation, Lower Kingswood cat flap installation, Knaphill cat flap fitters, Merrow cat flap installation, North Holmwood cat flap fitters, Chiddingfold cat flap installation, Wormley cat flap installers, Oxted cat flap fitters, Lower Kingswood cat flap fitters, Lightwater cat flap installation, Langley Vale cat flap installation, Mytchett cat flap fitters, Westcott cat flap installation, Merrow cat flap fitters, Bellfields cat flap installers, Caterham on the Hill cat flap fitters, West Clandon cat flap fitters, Sidlow cat flap fitters, Windlesham cat flap installers.
Throughout Surrey you should be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a specialist cat flap fitter in Addlestone itself then you should be able to uncover one nearby.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Addlestone
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Cat flaps were recently installed for people living in Frenchaye, Byron Road, Shakespeare Road, Garfield Road, Burleigh Road, Oakley Close, Weybridge Road, Dashwood Lang Road, Bridge Road, Albert Road, Crockford Close, Main Street, Avenue One, Link Road, Ember Close, Jubilee Crescent, Burleigh Close, Astor Close, Bourne Way, Joinville Place, Tennyson Road, Crockford Park Road, Avenue C and these Addlestone postcodes: KT15 1PP, KT15 1LH, KT15 1BG, KT15 1DL, KT15 1BX, KT15 1EZ, KT14 6AW, KT15 1AY, KT15 1JX, KT15 1LZ.
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