Cat Flap Fitter Barnet Greater London (EN4): To provide your cat with the independence and freedom it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Barnet property. Cats tend to get irritated and crabby when kept inside, and not allowed to roam. Allowing your furry friend access to the world outside by means of a cat flap can also help in keeping them physically and mentally fit. If this seems like a good idea to you, precisely what type of cat flap should you go with?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is basically that. A hole in a door with a flexible piece of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but allow the cat move through. While this could be appropriate for a garden fence panel or outhouse door, the vast majority of cat owners in Barnet would no doubt prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their property.
This standard model is still far from ideal because it allows other cats or animals a way to enter your property, however it can be improved on a little with the addition of a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip designs of cat flap. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased in it. What this means is that any animal without one of these special collars can't get into or leave your house. The point that any other cat in the Barnet area who's got a similar model of collar can access your house, is the downside with this sort of cat flap. An upgrade to this equipment is a RF cat flap/collar system which has a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The type of cat flap that's can be triggered by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next level in feline entrance security. The micro-chip number is programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped pets, and the flap will be unlocked whenever you cat is in the vicinity.
The ability to lock it in place is vital no matter what cat flap you are buying. The majority of cat flaps sold currently have a four way locking mechanism. This makes it possible for your cat flap to enable only exit from your home, enable admission into your home only, be locked fully, or have 2-way exit and entrance capability. This offers complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. A few of the higher end models can be set to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, in keeping with yours and your cat's requirements.
If you've got a wood door in your property in Barnet, fitting you own cat flap shouldn't be all that complicated. Although, if it needs to be installed in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you shouldn't even attempt it yourself. This sort of installation requires the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap installers and skilled carpenters who'll be happy to undertake such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN BARNET
Double Glazing Installation - If you hire somebody who tries to drill a hole in a double glazed panel to install your cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will destroy its security and strength, along with its thermal insulation properties. Actually, it renders the glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing pane made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Barnet cat flap fitter will measure your current pane and put in an order for a brand new one. This new panel will be delivered with a hole cut out as a part of its construction where the cat flap can be installed. You may have a one or two week waiting period for this special pane to be made, however if it's necessary to have a cat flap installed into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once your new pane of glass shows up, the fitter will remove the old unit, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The installing of the cat flap will then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest option for cat flap installations in Barnet, as was stated earlier, are timber doors. If you're hesitant about cutting a hole in your back or front door, it's a good move to call on an expert to do the work for you. This should give you the reassurance that you will finish up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been completed properly and without causing damage to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite possible to fit a cat flap into a uPVC door. Having said that, certain uPVC doors have got a steel lining for further security, which might cause issues. The easiest type of cat flap installation is in doors having one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it might be cheaper and easier in the long run to exchange the slats for a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of a door, you could choose to install the cat flap into an outside wall of your home in Barnet. This kind of installment is undoubtedly better left to a professional, since it calls for far more equipment and skill to accomplish. You'll find there are a couple of possibilities for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel design, or a right angle (through pillar) pattern. A neat square hole will have to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Each end of the hole is then fitted with a cat flap so your feline friend can exit and enter your home whenever it wants.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Barnet - If you already have a cat flap installed on your wall, window or door, but it's damaged or not working properly, the current hole can hopefully be re-used for installing a new one. A decent cat flap installer in Barnet will be able to remove the old cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without damaging the surrounding window, wall or door.
If the new cat flap is to be fitted into a pre-cut hole in double glazing, you must make certain that the glass has been cut and installed accurately. If it's discovered that the previous installation was a bodge up, the pane must be removed and exchanged to avoid any safety and security problems with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BARNET
Whether you want your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing companies in and around Barnet who will be willing to help. There is no better strategy for locating a reliable cat flap installer than by asking family and friends for referrals. If they are willing to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can be certain that you will be happy also.
If it is not possible to get recommendations from your contacts, you should make an effort to get at least three different price quotes from local tradesmen before making a decision. It is generally advisable not to automatically go for the cheapest quotation. Check if they provide any warranties or guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something goes amiss when the work is undertaken.
If you choose a seasoned cat flap installer in Barnet you should end up with a high quality product, which is properly fitted, and that will give good service for years and years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Barnet and also in: Kitts End, Edgeware, Oakwood, Dancers Hill, Underhill, Shenley, Potters Bar, Palmers Green, Radlett, North Finchley, Highwood Hill, Hadley Wood, Cockfosters, Arkley, Enfield, Borehamwood, High Barnet, and in these postcodes EN4 8QT, EN4 8BD, EN4 8DB, EN4 8DP, EN4 8NY, EN4 0NP, EN4 8LU, EN4 8JB, EN4 8AX, EN4 8QD. Local Barnet cat flap installers will probably have the telephone code 020 and the postcode EN4.
Barnet Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a wide array of tasks that can be carried out by your local Barnet cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in patio doors, Staywell cat flap installation in Barnet, Catmate cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installations, infrared cat flap installation Barnet, cat flap installation services, cat flap removal, cat flap installation in glass doors Barnet, cat flaps in metal doors, 4-way cat flap installation Barnet, Petsafe cat flap installation, cat flap installation in wooden doors, electronic cat flap installations, pet flap installation, cat flap installation in double glazed doors, cat flap installation in walls, small cat flaps, and more. If there happen to be other Barnet cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you should list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Greater London Cat Flap Enquiries
Current Greater London cat flap installation projects: Mr and Mrs Moorhouse recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio door in Harefield. Luqman and Efa Barlow recently asked for a quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden front door in Grove Park. Isaiah Seymour and Etta Seymour recently asked for a price quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in a bungalow in Swiss Cottage, Greater London. Sophia Aldred recently enquired about installing a Catmate cat flap in a patio back door in a cottage in South Woodford, Greater London. Mr and Mrs Saunders recently asked for a quote for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass door in a detached house in Slade Green. Mr and Mrs Daly recently asked for a quote for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a patio door in a terraced house in Balham, Greater London. Khadeejah and Anthony Radley recently asked for a quotation for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass front door in Knightsbridge, Greater London. Tyler Hinde recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a wooden front door in Osterley, Greater London.
Cat Flap Fitters Near Barnet
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Cat Flap Installation Around Barnet
Property owners living in the following streets and areas have recently requested cat flap installation services - Church Passage, Sellwood Drive, Dollis Brook Walk, Abbotts Road, Christchurch Lodge, Barons Gate, Balmore Crescent, The Acacias, The Paddocks, Dalmeny Road, Sebright Road, Beaumont Place, Saddlers Close, Barnet Gate, Spring Close, Artesian Grove, Cherry Hill, Denton Close, Brett Road, Stuart Road, Claremont Road, Broadgates Avenue, Bohun Grove, Cattley Close, Avondale Avenue, Barnet Road, Thornton Road, Stapylton Road, Dury Road, as well as the following local Barnet postcodes: EN4 8QT, EN4 8BD, EN4 8DB, EN4 8DP, EN4 8NY, EN4 0NP, EN4 8LU, EN4 8JB, EN4 8AX, EN4 8QD.
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