Cat Flap Fitter Buckingham Buckinghamshire (MK18): Fitting a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Buckingham home allows your cat the independence it needs to live a life of contentment. Cats tend to get grouchy and irritated when constantly kept indoors, and not allowed to roam free. Having accessibility to outside world via a cat flap will help your furry friend to remain fit, both mentally and physically. So, you're sold on the idea, but which is best kind of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The simplest kind of cat flap is basically that. A bit of flexible material hung over a hole in a door to permit a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Naturally, this is really basic, and will rarely good enough for most Buckingham cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house, although it might be okay for an outhouse or shed door.
This uncomplicated design can be marginally improved on with a magnetic strip to keep the flap in place, but it's still a long way off being ideal because it allows other creatures or cats to enter into your home.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip variations of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be fitted into your cat's collar. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your property unless it's equipped with this special collar. Again this is a pretty simple type of cat flap, because any other cat in the Buckingham area who has a similar collar might be able to access your property. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain extent with an RF cat flap and collar system offering a user programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap which is able to identify your pet's micro-chip, is the next level in Buckingham feline entrance security. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. The flap is unfastened when your cat is nearby, only permitting entry or exit to animals that are microchipped.
Regardless of what cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in place. For added security, most cat flaps have a 4-way locking system these days. This means that it's got the capability to permit admittance into your home only, enable exit from your premises only, be locked fully, or be put in two-way exit and entry mode. This offers total control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. A few higher end models can be set to perform particular functions in accordance with the time of day, in line with your pet's and your requirements.
If you have a wooden door on your house in Buckingham, putting in a cat flap yourself should not be that hard. But, if you are planning to install it in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window, you must seek outside help. These situations call for the skills and expertise of a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have the equipment and knowledge for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN BUCKINGHAM
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazing panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and show them the gate. A new cat flap can not be fitted into an existing double glazed door panel or window pane. Making a hole in your double glazing damages not just the security and strength of the panel, but it removes the insulating properties as well. The double glazing will be made unsafe, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances whatsoever.
A reputable Buckingham cat flap fitter will meticulously measure up your existing unit and order a purpose made one from a local glazing firm. So that your cat flap can be nicely fitted into it, this new glazed unit will arrive with a pre-cut hole as part of its structure. This may take a week or two to manufacture, but it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've taken possession of your new pane of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new one installed. The installing of your cat flap will then be concluded.
External Wooden Doors - Solid timber doors are, as already stated, the simplest options for new cat flap installation in Buckingham. If you are uncertain about creating a hole in your door, it's advisable to contact a specialist to complete the task for you. This should give you the peace of mind that you'll finish up with a professionally installed cat flap, and that the project has been carried out correctly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in most instances. You will need to establish what the interior construction of you door actually is, because for extra security certain uPVC door panels are made with a galvanised steel lining. A one piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it might be less expensive to exchange this panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If you don't wish to have a hole cut into your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons, you can get a cat flap installed on an outside wall. Needing considerably more expertise and equipment, a wall cat flap installment is definitely best left to a professional, if it's to be accomplished correctly. There are several options for this type of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) adaption. A square hole will need to be cut through your selected wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. An appropriate cat flap can then be attached to both ends of the hole.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Buckingham - If you already have a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not functioning properly, the current hole in your window, wall or door can be used for a replacement so long as the new cat flap is of a comparable size. A decent cat flap fitter in Buckingham will efficiently remove the old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one as a replacement without damaging the surrounding window, door or wall.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazed pane which has been previously pre-cut, confirming that the current glass has been made and installed accurately is vital. If it's found that this isn't the case, and corners were cut in the original installation, the pane will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN BUCKINGHAM
In the Buckingham area there are several handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing companies who offer cat flap installation services in doors, walls or windows. There are various ways to locate a good cat flap installer, and few are more reliable than asking friends and family. If they have had comparable work carried out by a local Buckingham tradesman themselves, and been over the moon with the outcome, you can consider that they'll do a superb job for you too.
Where a personal recommendation is not feasible, get three or four quotations from local Buckingham cat flap installers or handymen. Study these closely and never always opt for the cheapest offer, as this won't necessarily be the best. Ask about any guarantees or warranties they might offer for their workmanship and make certain you have it in black and white, in case something should go awry.
If you choose a professional cat flap installer in Buckingham you should wind up with a good quality product, that's properly fitted, and that will give good service for many years to come.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Buckingham and also nearby in: Padbury, Old Stratford, Adstock, Maids Moreton, Bourton, Deanshanger, Gawcott, Steeple Claydon, Stowe, Radclive, Akeley, Lillingstone Dayrell, Wicken, Bletchley, Beachampton, together with these postcodes MK18 1DP, MK18 1FR, MK18 1GY, MK18 1EQ, MK18 1AH, MK18 1EN, MK18 1HU, MK18 1LJ, MK18 1LL, MK18 1NJ. Local Buckingham cat flap fitters will probably have the dialling code 01280 and the postcode MK18.
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All throughout Buckinghamshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Buckingham itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
Buckingham Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a wide range of work that can be completed by your local Buckingham cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in glass doors, large cat flaps, cat flap installation in wooden doors, infrared cat flap installation, microchip cat flap installation in Buckingham, cat flaps in double glazed doors in Buckingham, cat flaps in patio doors, dog flap installation, Catmate cat flap installations, magnetic cat flap installation Buckingham, 4-way cat flap installation in Buckingham, cat flap removal, cat flap installation services, small cat flaps in Buckingham, cat flap replacement Buckingham, replacement cat flaps, cheap cat flaps, and more. If there happen to be some other Buckingham cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
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Also: Padbury cat flap fitter, Old Stratford cat flap fitter, Adstock cat flap fitter, Steeple Claydon cat flap fitter, Wicken cat flap fitter, Akeley cat flap fitter, Beachampton cat flap fitter, Stowe cat flap fitter, Deanshanger cat flap fitter, Bourton cat flap fitter, Lillingstone Dayrell cat flap fitter, Radclive cat flap fitter, Maids Moreton cat flap fitter, Bletchley cat flap fitter, Gawcott and more.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Buckingham
Some Buckingham streets and roads where cat flaps have recently been installed - Watchcroft Drive, Pitchford Walk, Ronaldsay, Boreray, Gifford Place, Heather Close, Swallow Close, Lark Close, De Clare Court, Cotton End, Tingewick Road, Tingewick Road Industrial Park, Carisbrooke Court, Addington Terrace, Nortons Place, Balwen, School Lane, The Moorings, Naseby Court, Bradfield Avenue, Bath Lane, Portfield Way, Woodlands Close, Hare Close, Mare Leys, Martin Close, Lincoln, Primrose Way, Wharf View, Adams Close, Border Lane, Osier Way, as well as these local Buckingham postcodes: MK18 1DP, MK18 1FR, MK18 1GY, MK18 1EQ, MK18 1AH, MK18 1EN, MK18 1HU, MK18 1LJ, MK18 1LL, MK18 1NJ.
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