Cat Flap Fitter Broxbourne Hertfordshire (EN10): To provide your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life, you could install a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Broxbourne property. Cats which are kept inside, just like humans, will often show signs of irritability. Having a cat that is both mentally and physically fit, is one of the main positive aspects of giving your cat easy access to outside world with a cat flap. If this sounds like a great idea to you, exactly what type of cat flap should you put in?
A cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material fixed over it, to provide protection from the weather, but permit the cat pass through it. Obviously, this is very basic, and will not be sufficient for most Broxbourne cat owners, who would doubtless prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their house, although it could be suitable for an outhouse door or garden fence panel.
As this option allows other animals or cats to enter your home, it's not at all recommended, although it can be improved on a little by holding the flap in position with the addition of magnetic strips.
The next step up from the magnetic strip model are RF chip or infra-red, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this kind of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar boasting an RF chip, IR or magnet. Unless an animal is fitted with this special collar, it will be unable to trigger the flap and leave or get into your house, therefore preventing some unwelcome visitors. The drawback is that any other cat in the area who's got a similar collar will be able to get into your property when using this sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the best version of these products and can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
The next level in feline entrance security is to install a model of cat flap which can be triggered by your pet's microchip. The details of your cat's micro-chip are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries can be made if you have more than one cat). Whenever your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Whenever you're purchasing a cat flap, you must make sure that it is of a design that can be locked. Most cat flaps sold nowadays have a four way locking system. This means that the cat flap can permit exit from your property only, permit only access into your house, be fully locked, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This provides you with options for all times of day and night, to control precisely how your cat flap functions. The wherewithal to carry out different 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 top-end brands of cat flap.
Putting in a cat flap on your own can be fairly simple if you have a solid wood door on your Broxbourne house, and respectable do-it-yourself capabilities. However, if it is going to be installed into a reinforced PVC door or in a double glazed window panel, you should under no circumstances even attempt to tackle it by yourself. This sort of installation will require the attention of a professional, and there are specialist cat flap installers and skilled handymen who are ready to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BROXBOURNE
Double Glazing Installation - If you employ somebody who endeavours to drill a hole in a double glazed door or window panel to install your new cat flap, stop them immediately and request that they leave. A new cat flap can not be fitted into a pre-existing double glazed window pane or door panel. Cutting into any type of double glazing will damage its strength and security, as well as its thermal insulation attributes. Actually, it renders your glazing unsafe and it should not ever be attempted.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazed pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your local Broxbourne cat flap installer will measure your current panel and put in an order for the new one. So that your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. You may have a one or two week wait for this to be made, but if you need a cat flap installed into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is basically the only way to do it. Once you've taken possession of your new panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new one fitted. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as we stated previously, the simplest options for installing a new cat flap in Broxbourne. If you are dubious about making a hole in your front door, it's it may be better to call on a specialist to do the job for you. This should provide you with the reassurance that you will finish up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been done correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. Nevertheless, some uPVC doors are lined with steel for extra security, which may cause some issues. The simplest type of installation is in doors with a single panel, consequently if you've got a uPVC door with slatted vertical panels, it may be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted pane with a one-piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into your door, you could always opt to install your cat flap into an outside wall of your home. This type of installation is definitely best left to a specialist, since it calls for considerably more equipment and skill to accomplish. There are a number of options for this sort of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. A neat square hole will need to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, square open ended tube. An appropriate cat flap is then installed on each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Broxbourne - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not working correctly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can still be used providing that the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A reputable cat flap fitter in Broxbourne will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, and fit a brand new one as a replacement without harming the wall, door or window.
Before installing a new flap in a double glazing panel that's been pre-cut, confirming that the existing glass has been made and installed correctly is essential. The glass pane will have to be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues, if you discover that this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BROXBOURNE
There are a number of different handyman contractors, professional cat flap fitters and even local glazing firms in the Broxbourne area, who offer cat flap installation onto whatever door or fabrication you require. It may be possible to ask relatives and friends for recommendations when it comes to tracking down an excellent cat flap fitter. If they are willing to recommend someone who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be happy also.
If it's not feasible to get recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get two or three different quotes from local handymen before choosing. It's generally smart not to automatically go for the cheapest quote. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do go awry you've got some recourse for compensation.
If you take your time and choose a competent Broxbourne cat flap specialist you will be repaid with a top quality product, which is installed professionally, and will serve you and your furry friend for years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Broxbourne and also in nearby places like: Cheshunt, Nazeing, Hoddesdon, Wormley West End, Coopers Walk, Halls Green, Wormley, Harlow, Churchgate, Roydon, Turnford, Yewlands, Waltham Cross, Spitalbrook, Flamstead End, together with these postcodes EN10 6ED, EN10 6DN, EN10 6QU, EN10 6FG, EN10 6EW, EN10 6AS, EN10 6DT, EN10 6QJ, EN10 6LE, EN10 6DL. Local Broxbourne cat flap installers will probably have the postcode EN10 and the phone code 01992.
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Throughout Hertfordshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll offer various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a specialist cat flap fitter in Broxbourne itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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Over the last 12 months cat flaps were installed in these Broxbourne streets: Churchfields Lane, St Augustines Close, Baas Hill Close, Friarscroft, St Augustines Drive, Cozens Lane West, Monks Close, Roslyn Close, Bucklers Close, Caldecot Way, Ramsay Close, Winford Drive, Woolmans Close, Ashbourne Road, Spring Walk, Badgers Croft, Stratfield Drive, Pulham Avenue, New Road, Churchfields, Mc Kenzie Road, Badminton Place, Sheriden Walk, Grosvenor Road, Benford Road, Westcroft Court, Norris Grove, Copthorne Avenue, and in these Hertfordshire postcodes: EN10 6ED, EN10 6DN, EN10 6QU, EN10 6FG, EN10 6EW, EN10 6AS, EN10 6DT, EN10 6QJ, EN10 6LE, EN10 6DL.
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