Cat Flap Fitter Cranleigh Surrey (GU6): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your home in Cranleigh, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of independence and freedom. When kept inside, cats much like humans, will get crabby and irritated. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your furry friend accessibility to world outside with a cat flap. So, you are sold on the idea, but which is best sort of cat flap for your precious pet?
The most fundamental type of cat flap, is simply that. A piece of bendable material placed over a hole in a doorway to permit a cat to pass through, but keep the elements out. Though this could be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door, the vast majority of cat owners in Cranleigh would no doubt favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an exterior door to their house.
This simple model can be improved upon with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, however it is still a long way from being perfect because it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter into your home.
Stepping up from a basic magnetic strip are magnetically operated, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar boasting a magnet, RF or IR chip. No animal is going to be able to get into or leave your home unless it's equipped with this special collar. The downside is that any other moggy in the area who's got a similar model of collar might be able to gain access to your property with this type of cat flap fitted. An improvement to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat owner.
The next level in feline entry security is to choose a model of cat flap which recognises your pet's microchip. The microchip details are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you have more than one cat). The flap is unfastened whenever your cat is nearby, only permitting entry or exit to pets that are microchipped.
Being able to lock it in position is vital regardless which cat flap you are buying. Most cat flaps sold nowadays boast a four way locking mechanism. This allows your cat flap to be fully locked, permit admission into your house only, permit only exit from your home, or have two way entry and exit capability. This will give you a variety of solutions on how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. In line with yours and your cat's needs, there's even the option to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with several of the high end devices.
If you are pretty good at DIY, putting in your own cat flap shouldn't be too much of a challenge, if you have a solid timber door on your house in Cranleigh. But, if you are intending to install it into a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door, you must ask for outside help. These kinds of fixtures call for a professional installation from a reliable cat flap installer or odd job man with the appropriate skills and equipment.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CRANLEIGH
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to fit your cat flap, attempts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, immediately send them packing. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by cutting into it, and will detract from its thermal properties, security and strength. Your double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it should never be attempted under any circumstances whatsoever.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazed panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Cranleigh cat flap installer will measure your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly installed into it, this new double glazing pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This can take a week or more to manufacture, however it is the only way to install a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door. Once you've received your new glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new panel fitted. It will now be possible to fit the new cat flap.
External Wooden Doors - As previously mentioned, solid wooden doors are the simplest alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Cranleigh. It is often better to hire the services of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are at all uncertain about creating a big hole in your back or front door. This type of undertaking won't be too costly and is worthwhile doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional gives you that added reassurance.
uPVC Door Panels - It's perfectly possible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. However, some uPVC door panels are lined with steel for extra security, which could cause issues. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it might be easier to replace this with a single pane.
Wall Installation - It is also feasible to have a cat flap fitted into an external wall of your house in Cranleigh, if you don't want to cut chunks out of your doors, whether for security or aesthetic reasons. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more equipment and expertise to fit, so it's definitely better left to a professional. You could opt for a straight-through tunnel design, or perhaps a right angled version that allows entry via a pillar. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square tube is inserted into a square shaped hole neatly made into your wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with a cat flap so your furry friend can exit and enter your house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Cranleigh - If your door, window or wall already has a cat flap fitted, but it is not working properly, or is damaged, it's entirely possible to mount a replacement over the existing cavity. A reputable cat flap installer in Cranleigh will be able to remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and mount a brand new one in its place without causing damage to the surrounding door, wall or window.
Before installing a new flap in double glazing that's been previously pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is vital. If corners were cut with the previous installation, the panel must be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues with the new flap.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CRANLEIGH
In the Cranleigh area there are a number of different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing firms who offer cat flap fitting services in windows, walls or doors. There's no better approach to locating a good cat flap installer than asking friends and family for recommendations. If they're confident enough to recommend a tradesman who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you'll be pleased as well.
Where acquaintance recommendations are not feasible, seek three or four price quotes from local Cranleigh cat flap fitters or handymen. Study these quotes closely and don't always opt for the cheapest offer, as this will often not be the best of the bunch. Ask about any guarantees they may give for their workmanship and ensure you have it in writing, in case something happens to go amiss.
If you take your time and pick a trustworthy Cranleigh cat flap specialist you'll be rewarded with a good quality product, that's professionally installed, and will give good service to yourself and your furry friend for many years to come. And at the end of the day - quality is the most important thing.
Cat flaps can be installed in Cranleigh and also in: Walliswood, Slinfold, Godalming, Bramley, Wonersh, Chilworth, Rudgwick, Itchingfield, Alfold, The Common, Ewhurst Green, Ockley, Dunsfold, Forest Green, Hascombe, Shamley Green, Ewhurst, and in these postcodes GU6 8AH, GU6 8AY, GU6 7AY, GU6 7ET, GU6 7ES, GU6 7JW, GU6 7LL, GU6 8BF, GU6 7DZ, GU6 8BB. Locally based Cranleigh cat flap fitters will probably have the telephone dialling code 01483 and the postcode GU6.
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Throughout Surrey you will be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you're unable to find a specialist cat flap fitter in Cranleigh itself then you should be able to uncover one close by.
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Folks who live in the following areas have just recently enquired about cat flap installation services - Linacre Drive, Harrowdene, Summerlands, High Street, Woodland Avenue, Horsham Road, Elm Grove, Longpoles Road, Cox Green Road, Brookside, Hesketh Close, Mead Road, Durnsford Way, New Park Road, Greenbush Lane, Smithwood Avenue, Overford Close, Bax Close, Drakes Close, Upfold Lane, Wellwynds Road, Sylvaways Close, Alderbrook Road, Lashmere, Mower Place, Fettes Road, Copse Edge, Glebe Road, as well as the following local Cranleigh postcodes: GU6 8AH, GU6 8AY, GU6 7AY, GU6 7ET, GU6 7ES, GU6 7JW, GU6 7LL, GU6 8BF, GU6 7DZ, GU6 8BB.
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