Cat Flap Fitter Epsom Surrey (KT17): The installation of a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your property in Epsom, will allow it to live a happy life and enjoy it's own little bit of freedom and independence. Cats tend to get crabby and irritated when constantly kept inside, and not able to roam. Having easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both physically and mentally. However, what kind of cat flap is best for your circumstances?
The most straightforward sort of cat flap, is merely that. A sheet of bendable material placed over a hole in a doorway to enable a cat to pass through, but keep out the elements. The vast majority of Epsom cat owners would favour something a tad more weatherproof and secure for a main door to their home, although this may be appropriate for an outhouse or shed door.
This uncomplicated model is still a long way from being ideal because it allows other animals or cats a way to enter your house, nevertheless it can be improved upon by adding magnetic strips to hold the flap in place.
The next step up from the magnetic strip design are infra-red or RF chip, magnetically controlled cat flaps. With this form of cat flap, your cat will need to wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. No animal is going to be able to leave or access your home unless it's fitted with this special collar. The point that any other cat in the Epsom area that's got a similar style of collar may be able to get into your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic type of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the upgraded version of these products because they can be programmed by the home owner to recognise a unique identifier, distinct to your cat.
The kind of cat flap which is able to identify your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in feline entrance security. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip numbers (if you have several cats), to provide exclusive access. When your cat is close to the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
The ability to lock it in position is essential no matter what cat flap you're purchasing. Nowadays, the majority of cat flaps available on the market boast a four way locking mechanism for extra security. Which means that it's got the capability to permit only entrance into your premises, be fully locked, enable exit from your premises only, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This gives you a variety of solutions on exactly how your cat flap works at all times of the day and night. A few higher end models can be programmed to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, based on yours and your pet's requirements.
If you are pretty decent at do-it-yourself, installing your own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult, if you've got a solid wood door on your house in Epsom. On no account should you attempt 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 a specialist cat flap fitter or handyman, who will have all the knowledge and equipment for this sort of installation.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN EPSOM
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing door or window panel, immediately send them on their way. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Cutting into any kind of double glazing will destroy its strength and security, along with its thermal attributes. It should in no circumstances be attempted and will make the double glazing unsafe.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing panel made specially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Epsom cat flap fitter will measure your existing unit and put in an order for the new one. To ensure that the cat flap can be snugly fitted into it, this new double glazing unit will be provided with a pre-cut hole as a part of its structure. This can take one or two weeks to manufacture, however it's basically the only way to fit a cat flap in a pre-existing patio or double glazed door. As soon as your new glass panel is delivered, the fitter will remove the old one, and swap it for the new "cat flap ready" pane. It will now be possible to fit your new cat flap.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Timber door panels are, as already stated, the easiest alternatives for installing a new cat flap in Epsom. It is often safer to call on a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're at all hesitant about making a big hole in your door. A project like this will not be expensive and will give you peace of mind that your pet can enjoy a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - It is quite feasible to install a cat flap into most uPVC doors. You'll need to verify what the interior structure of you door actually is, since for additional security some uPVC door panels are made with a steel lining. A one piece panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a slatted type uPVC door panel, it may be less expensive to swap the panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If you do not wish to have a hole cut in your doors, whether for aesthetic or security reasons, you can always have a cat flap installed on an outside wall. Needing far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is certainly better left to a specialist, if it is to be executed correctly. You will find there are a number of possibilities for this kind of installation, including a straight-through tunnel version, or a right angled (through pillar) style. With this sort of installation a metal or plastic, square open ended insert is fitted into a square hole neatly made into your wall. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your furry pal can exit and enter the house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Epsom - If your wall, window or door is already fitted with a cat flap, but it has stopped working, or is damaged, it's quite possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. A decent cat flap fitter in Epsom will be capable of removing your old cat flap, and mount a new one in its place without damaging the door, wall or window.
Before fitting the new cat flap in a double glazing pane which has been previously pre-cut, checking that the current glass has been fabricated, cut and installed in the right way is crucial. The glass must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues, if it's found that this is not the case and corners were cut during the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN EPSOM
There are a number of different specialist cat flap fitters, handymen and even local glazing companies in the Epsom area, who provide cat flap fitting onto whatever door or fabrication you need. There is no better approach to tracking down a decent cat flap installer than asking friends and family for recommendations. You can guarantee that if they've been happy to recommend someone who has completed work for them, you will probably have a much similar experience.
If it is not feasible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should attempt to get three or four different quotations from local cat flap fitters before making a decision. It's generally smart not to automatically go for the cheapest estimate. Enquire about any warranties they might provide for their standard of workmanship and make sure it is backed up in writing, just in case something should go amiss.
A specialist cat flap installer in Epsom will supply you with a top quality product, skillfully fitted, and one which will last you, and your pussy-cat, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Epsom and also nearby in: West Ewell, Chessington, Banstead, East Ewell, Sutton, Burgh Heath, Cheam, Esher, Nork, Leatherhead, Worcester Park, Belmont, Oxshott, Ashtead, Tattenham Corner, Carshalton, Langley Vale, as well as in these postcodes KT17 1LH, KT17 1QL, KT17 1YW, KT17 1BT, KT17 1AN, KT17 1BD, KT17 1EP, KT17 1AJ, KT17 1JE, KT17 1JJ. Local Epsom cat flap fitters will likely have the dialling code 01372 and the postcode KT17.
Surrey Cat Flap Enquiries
Recently posted Surrey cat flap installation requests: Mr and Mrs Steel recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio door in Normandy, Surrey. Ayana Slater recently enquired about installing a manual locking cat flap in a patio front door in Chilworth. Mr and Mrs Sanchez recently requested a quotation for installing a Petsafe cat flap in a glass front door in a cottage in Pirbright, Surrey. Alana Merritt recently enquired about installing a magnetic cat flap in a hardwood door in Claygate, Surrey. Leonardo Cowell was looking for someone to install a Petsafe cat flap in a patio front door in his detached house in Woodhatch, Surrey. Aryan and Precious Michel recently enquired about the possibility of installing a 2-way cat flap in a patio back door in Newdigate, Surrey. Abdulrahman and Hawa Ryan recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a wooden back door in a cottage in Chaldon. Robin Lopez in Tadworth, Surrey was looking for somebody who could install a microchip cat flap in a glass door in her terraced house.
Epsom Cat Flap Installation Tasks
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Cat Flap Fitters Near Epsom
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Cat Flap Installation Around Epsom
Over the past year cat flaps were installed in these Epsom streets: The Green, Bloomsbury Close, Claremount Gardens, Seaforth Gardens, Tumber Street, Chalk Lane, Cyclamen Way, Sweet Briar Lane, St Normans Way, Dale View, Beverley Close, Albert Road, Chestnut Avenue, Carpenter Close, Slough Lane, Church Street, St Johns Avenue, Temple Road, Tattenham Crescent, Cremorne Gardens, Cherwell Court, Delaporte Close, The Stanfords, Carnforth Close, Stoneleigh Park Road, Cumberland Close, Scotts Farm Road, Christ Church Mount, and in these Surrey postcodes: KT17 1LH, KT17 1QL, KT17 1YW, KT17 1BT, KT17 1AN, KT17 1BD, KT17 1EP, KT17 1AJ, KT17 1JE, KT17 1JJ.
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