Cat Flap Fitter Berkhamsted Hertfordshire (HP4): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your home in Berkhamsted, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats which are kept inside, as with people, can often show signs of irritation. Allowing your furry friend access to the world outside via a cat flap can also help to keep them physically and mentally fit. But, what type of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
The simplest sort of cat flap is essentially that. A sheet of flexible material placed over a hole in a door to allow a cat to go through, but keep the elements out. Whilst this might be acceptable in a garden fence panel or shed door, the majority of cat owners in Berkhamsted would doubtless prefer something a little more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house.
This basic design is still a long way from being ideal because it allows other cats or creatures a way to enter into your house, however it can be marginally improved on by adding a magnetic strip to keep the flap in position.
The next step up from the magnetic strip pattern are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. In this case, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be encased in your cat's collar. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will not be able to trigger the flap and get into or leave your home, hence preventing some unwelcome visitors. Once again this is a fairly basic form of cat flap, as any other moggy in the Berkhamsted area that's got a similar collar might be able to get into your house. Even these cat flaps can be upgraded to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system having a user programmed unique identifier.
The next step-up in feline access security is to consider a cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's microchip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Entry and exit can only be achieved by microchipped animals, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is nearby.
Whatever cat flap you purchase, it should have the ability to be locked in place. Most cat flaps sold these days have a four way locking system. This allows your cat flap to enable exit from your house only, be fully locked, permit only entry into your house, or have two-way exit and entry capability. This offers total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The facility to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your pet's requirements is also an option with some of the high end brands of cat flap.
Installing a cat flap by yourself can be quite simple if you have a solid wood door, and reasonable do-it-yourself skills. However, if it needs to be installed in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't even attempt it by yourself. This type of installation calls for the attention of a professional, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled odd job men who'll be glad to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BERKHAMSTED
Double Glazing Installations - If you employ somebody who attempts to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your cat flap, stop them without delay and ask them to leave. It's simply not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Making holes in your double glazing damages not merely the security and strength of the glazing, but it takes away the insulation attributes as well. The double glazing will be made unsound, and it should never be attempted in any circumstances whatsoever.
It is necessary to get a new double glazed unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Berkhamsted cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing unit and order the new one. This new panel will arrive with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure where your cat flap will be installed. This could take two weeks or so to manufacture, but it is really the only way to install a cat flap into a pre-existing double glazed or patio door. Once your new pane of glass is delivered, the fitter will remove the old unit, and exchange it for the new "cat flap ready" one. The cat flap can then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - Solid wood doors are, as already mentioned, the simplest alternatives for cat flap installation in Berkhamsted. If you're somewhat hesitant about cutting a sizeable hole in your front or back door, you might be better off bringing in an experienced cat flap fitter or carpenter instead. This kind of project will not be too expensive and is worth doing properly, if having your cat flap professionally installed offers you that additional reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to fit a cat flap into most uPVC doors. It is necessary to know the internal construction, since some uPVC doors are steel lined for extra security. The models of door with a one-piece panel are the best for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted style panel, it may be easier to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to cut holes in your doors, either for aesthetic or safety reasons, you can get a cat flap installed within an external wall. Needing considerably more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap install is undoubtedly best left to a professional, if it is to be completed successfully. The majority of cat flap installations in walls are a simple straight tunnel style, however right angular access via a pillar is also possible. This installation calls for a square shaped hole being made through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended tube is inserted. A cat flap is then fitted to both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Berkhamsted - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working properly, the existing hole in your window, wall or door can still be used so long as the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. You local cat flap installer will take off the old cat flap, without damaging the window, wall or door, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
Before attaching a new flap in a double glazed panel that's been pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been fabricated, cut and installed accurately is vital. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the pane must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BERKHAMSTED
Whether you would like your cat flap installed on a door, wall or window, you will find that there are professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing suppliers in the Berkhamsted area who will be glad to help. There is no better technique for tracking down a decent cat flap installer than by asking relatives and friends for recommendations. You can guarantee that if they have been prepared to recommend someone who's done work for them, you will get a similar level of service.
Where a personal recommendation is not feasible, get at least 3 price quotes from local Berkhamsted handymen. Study these carefully and never always go with the cheapest quote, as this will not necessarily be the best one. See if you can get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse for compensation.
If you pick a professional cat flap installer in Berkhamsted you should end up with a quality product, that is skillfully fitted, and will give reliable service for years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Berkhamsted and also in nearby places like: Pednor, Ashley Green, Northchurch, Water End, Whelpley Hill, Cow Roast, Potten End, Frithsden, Bourne End, Little Gaddesdon, Little Heath, Bovingdon, Tring, Asheridge, Hawridge, as well as in these postcodes HP4 1AQ, HP4 1EA, HP4 1JW, HP4 1TJ, HP4 2AH, HP4 2EA, HP4 1JH, HP4 2BL, HP4 1HD, HP4 1EE. Locally based Berkhamsted cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode HP4 and the phone code 01442.
Berkhamsted Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Berkhamsted cat flap fitter including Sureflap cat flap installation in Berkhamsted, cat flap repair Berkhamsted, large cat flaps, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap installation in metal doors, cat flaps in uPVC doors, pet flap installations, cat flaps in double glazed doors Berkhamsted, Petsafe cat flap installation, magnetic cat flap installation in Berkhamsted, cat flap installation price quotes, conservatory cat flap installation in Berkhamsted, cat flap removal, infrared cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation, automatic cat flap installation, cat flap installation in glass doors, and more. If there happen to be other Berkhamsted cat flap requirements that you need but cannot see here, you can list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Cat Flap Enquiries Hertfordshire
The latest Hertfordshire cat flap installation requests: Mr and Mrs Stenhouse recently requested a quote for installing a cat flap in a wooden back door in a detached house in Broxbourne. Katie Turnbull in St Ippolyts was looking for somebody who could install a magnetic cat flap in a patio door in her detached house. Pedro Waller and Liliana Waller recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in Great Amwell, Hertfordshire. Mr and Mrs O hare recently requested an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a hardwood front door in Harefield. Sammy and Eshal Moroney recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a patio front door in Tring, Hertfordshire. Edison Hallett and Kaya Hallett recently enquired about getting a price for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden back door in Wigginton, Hertfordshire. Ayub Burrows was looking for someone to install a 4-way cat flap in a wooden back door in his cottage in Chorleywood. Nana Patel recently asked for an estimate for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden front door in a terraced house in Braughing, Hertfordshire.
Cat Flap Fitters Hertfordshire
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All throughout Hertfordshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find the ideal cat flap fitter in Berkhamsted itself then you will surely be able to uncover one close by.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Berkhamsted
Cat flaps were recently installed for householders living in Lochnell Road, Hockeridge View, Ashlyns Court, Barncroft Road, Durrants Road, Shootersway Lane, Durrants Lane, Queens Road, Chesham Road, Tweed Close, Ballinger Court, Gilbert Way, Bourne Road, Kitsbury Terrace, Stoney Close, Torrington Road, Tresco Road, Rectory Lane, Curlew Close, Gossoms Ryde, Water Lane, Egerton Road, Sharpes Lane, Chestnut Drive, Peacocks Close, Bridge Street, Mcdougall Road, Whitehill, Hall Park Gate, Headlands Drive and these Berkhamsted postcodes: HP4 1AQ, HP4 1EA, HP4 1JW, HP4 1TJ, HP4 2AH, HP4 2EA, HP4 1JH, HP4 2BL, HP4 1HD, HP4 1EE.
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