Cat Flap Fitter Crowthorne Berkshire (RG45): Installing a cat flap to an external wall or door in your Crowthorne property provides your cat with the independence that it needs to live a happy life. Cats that are kept indoors, as with people, will often show signs of irritability. Having easy access to outside world by way of a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both physically and mentally. So, you are sold on the idea, but precisely what is best form of cat flap for your pet?
The most basic style of cat flap, is just that. A hole is cut into an outside door and a flexible material is hung over it to give a bit of some protection from the elements. The majority of Crowthorne cat owners would prefer something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their house, although this might be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
This basic design can be improved on slightly with magnetic strips to hold the flap in position, however it is still a long way from being perfect since it enables other animals or cats a means by which to get into your property.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are a significant step up from the magnetic strip version. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. Unless an animal is equipped with this special collar, it won't be able to open the flap and leave or access your home, therefore avoiding some unwanted visitors. Once again this is a fairly simple type of cat flap, given that any other cat in the area who's got a similar model of collar might be able to access your home. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to a certain extent with an RF cat flap/collar system providing an owner programmed unique identifier.
Picking a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in access gadgets for felines in Crowthorne. You have to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the memory the cat flap (which is powered by batteries), and if you have more than one cat it will take multiple entries. When your cat comes in the vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and permits only your micro-chipped pets to enter or exit.
When you're purchasing a cat flap, you should make sure it is of a design that can be locked. Currently, most cat flaps on the market boast a four way locking system for added flexibility. Which means that the cat flap can enable access into your property only, be fully locked, allow exit from your premises only, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This gives full control over the operation of your cat flap both throughout the day and during the night. Based on your cat's and your needs, there's even the option to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with a number of the more expensive devices.
If you're pretty decent at DIY, fitting your own cat flap should not be too difficult, if you've got a wooden door on your Crowthorne home. Not in any circumstances should you try to install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced uPVC door. Such situations require the expertise and skills of an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have the knowledge and tools for this type of installation.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN CROWTHORNE
Double Glazing Installation - If you happen to employ somebody who tries to drill a hole in your double glazing to put in your cat flap, stop them at once and request that they leave. A new cat flap can not be installed into a pre-existing double glazing window pane or door panel. Cutting or drilling into any type of double glazing will ruin its security and strength, along with its insulation properties. It should under no circumstances be attempted and will make your double glazing unsafe.
A reputable Crowthorne cat flap installer will meticulously take the measurements of your current pane and order a custom-made one from a local glazing supplier. This new glazed pane will be delivered with a hole cut out as a part of its structure where the cat flap can be installed. This is really the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, even though it may take a week or so to produce. As soon as your new pane of glass is delivered, the installer will remove the old one, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" panel. The installing of your cat flap can then be completed.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As stated earlier, timber door panels are the least complicated alternative when it comes to cat flap installation on your home in Crowthorne. It's usually best to call on a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're at all dubious about cutting a big hole in your back or front door. This should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you'll end up with an expertly installed cat friendly flap, and that the project has been undertaken properly and without causing harm to your door.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, since some uPVC doors are steel lined for further security. The simplest type of installation is in doors with one single panel, therefore if you've got a uPVC door with vertical slatted panels, it may be easier and cheaper in the long run to replace the slatted panel with a one piece panel.
Wall Installation - If, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could always elect to install a cat flap into an external wall of your house in Crowthorne. This form of installation is certainly better left to the pros, as it calls for considerably more equipment and skill to execute. Almost all wall cat flap installations are a simple straight tunnelled style, but right angular access via a pillar is also possible. With this kind of installation a metal or plastic, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole neatly cut into your wall. Each end of the hole is then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so your feline friend can get in and out of the house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Crowthorne - If you already have a cat flat, but it's either damaged or not working properly, the current hole in your wall, door or window can still be used providing that the new flap is of an equivalent size. An expert Crowthorne cat flap installer will be happy to remove your old entry device and swap it for a new cat flap without causing any damage whatsoever to the wall, window or door on which it is secured.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed panel, you must double check that the glass has been made, cut and installed correctly. If it is found this isn't the case, and a botch was made of the original installation, the pane will have to be removed and replaced to avoid any security and safety problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN CROWTHORNE
There are many handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing merchants in the Crowthorne area, that provide cat flap installations thru whatever door or structure you need. It might be possible to ask relatives and friends for referrals with regards to locating a good cat flap specialist. If they are confident enough to recommend an individual who they've used themselves, you can be fairly certain that you will be happy too.
If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get 2 or 3 different price quotes from local tradespeople before coming to a final decision. It's generally sensible not to automatically go with the cheapest quote. Check whether they offer any guarantees for their standard of workmanship, so you have some recourse for compensation if something goes awry when the work is carried out.
If you take care and choose a reputable Crowthorne cat flap specialist you'll be repaid with a superior quality product, that's professionally installed, and will serve you and your pet for years to come. And when push comes to shove - quality is important.
Cat flaps can be installed in Crowthorne and also nearby in: Yateley, Holme Green, Eversley Cross, Owlsmoor, Barkham, Gardeners Green, Little Sandhurst, Bagshot, Finchampstead, Blackwater, Wick Hill, Camberley, College Town, Wokingham, The Ridges, Sandhurst, Bracknell, as well as in these postcodes RG45 6BX, RG45 6LB, RG45 6PQ, RG45 6LF, RG45 6EE, RG45 6JA, RG45 6EN, RG45 6QF, RG40 3DP, RG45 6PT. Local Crowthorne cat flap installers will probably have the postcode RG45 and the telephone code 01344.
Crowthorne Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There is a range of work that can be accomplished by your local Crowthorne cat flap installer including cat flap removal, cat flaps in metal doors, pet flap installation, large cat flaps, 4-way cat flap installation Crowthorne, magnetic cat flap installation, Petsafe cat flap installations, microchip cat flap installation, Staywell cat flap installation in Crowthorne, Catmate cat flap installations, infrared cat flap installation Crowthorne, cat flap replacement, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation quotes, cat flap installation in patio doors in Crowthorne, cat flaps in double glazed doors, cheap cat flaps, and lots more. If there are different Crowthorne cat flap requirements that you want but can't see here, you can easily mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Berkshire Cat Flap Fitters
In the Berkshire area you'll also find: Hurley cat flap fitters, Ashmore Green cat flap installation, Knowle Hill cat flap installers, Britwell cat flap fitters, Ruscombe cat flap installation, Compton cat flap fitters, Warfield cat flap installation, Cookham cat flap installation, Horton cat flap installers, Earley cat flap installation, Bucklebury cat flap fitters, Colnbrook cat flap installers, Earley cat flap fitters, Swallowfield cat flap installers, Stratfield Mortimer cat flap installation, Upper Basildon cat flap installers, Lambourn cat flap installation, Chieveley cat flap fitters, Poyle cat flap fitters, Wexham cat flap installation, Inkpen cat flap installation, Charvil cat flap installation, Purley on Thames cat flap installation, Old Windsor cat flap installers, Burghfield Common cat flap fitters, Burghfield cat flap installers, Sonning cat flap installation.
All throughout Berkshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will offer various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Crowthorne itself then you will surely be able to find one nearby.
Cat Flap Enquiries Berkshire
Current Berkshire cat flap installation requests: Evie-Grace Samuel in Knowle Hill, Berkshire was looking for someone who could install a Petsafe cat flap in a patio door in her cottage. Ciara England and Andrei England recently enquired about getting a price for installing a locking cat flap in a wooden front door in a semi-detached house in Mortimer. Leah and Piotr Booth recently asked for a price quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a wooden door in Bucklebury. Woody and Ffion Rodrigues recently enquired about installing a locking cat flap in a wooden front door in Bucklebury. Mr and Mrs Harvey recently requested a quote for installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood back door in a cottage in Eton Wick, Berkshire. Georgie Mccullough recently enquired about getting a price for installing a Catmate cat flap in a glass back door in Woolhampton. Caroline Macarthur and Cassius Macarthur recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a patio door in Twyford. Ayaan Lister was looking for someone to install a magnetic cat flap in a wooden back door in his semi-detached house in Knowl Hill, Berkshire.
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