Cat Flap Fitter Hatfield Hertfordshire (AL9): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your property in Hatfield, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. When constantly kept inside, cats as with people, will get crabby and irritated. Having easy access to world outside by way of a cat flap will help your cat to stay fit, both physically and mentally. However, what style of cat flap is the best solution for your situation?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most fundamental is merely that. A bit of bendable material placed over a hole in a door to enable a cat to pass through it, but keep the elements out. Though this might be suitable in a fence panel or shed door, most cat owners in Hatfield would prefer something a tad more secure and weatherproof for an exterior door to their property.
This simple model can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, but it is still a long way off being perfect because it allows other creatures or cats a means by which to enter into your home.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are the next step up from the basic magnetic strip variation. This requires that your cat wears a collar that has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased in it. Subsequently, any animal that does not have one of these special collars can't access or leave your property. The reality that any other cat in the area who has a similar style of collar could possible access your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. An improvement to this product is an RF cat flap/collar system which provides a unique identifier that can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The next level in feline access security is to install a model of cat flap that recognises your cat's micro-chip. 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). The flap will be unfastened anytime your cat is in close proximity, only allowing entry or exit to animals that have a micro-chip.
The ability to lock it in place is vital no matter which cat flap you're buying. For extra flexibility, nearly all cat flaps have a four way locking system nowadays. Which means that the cat flap can permit exit only, allow admission into your house only, be locked fully, or be set for 2-way entry and exit. This will give you options for all times of night and day, to control exactly how your cat flap works. A few higher end models can be set to perform specific functions in accordance with the time of day, in keeping with your pet's and your needs.
Installing a cat flap yourself can be quite simple if you've got a solid timber door, and decent DIY capabilities. However, if it is going to be fitted in a double glazed window or in a reinforced PVC door, you shouldn't even attempt it yourself. These kinds of fittings call for a professional installation by a reputable cat flap installer or odd job man with the necessary equipment and skills.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN HATFIELD
Double Glazing Installations - If your new cat flap is going to be fitted into a double glazing window or door panel, and your chosen "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop the job right away and show them the gate. New cat flaps can not be installed into pre-existing double glazing window or door panels. Any kind of double glazing will be damaged by cutting or drilling into it, and will damage its strength, security and thermal insulation properties. The truth is, it makes the glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
A trustworthy Hatfield cat flap installer will diligently take the precise measurements of your current panel and order a tailor-made one from a local glazing company. As a part of its structure this new pane will have a pre-cut hole, which your cat flap can be installed perfectly into. This can take two weeks or so to manufacture, but it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing patio or double glazed door. After fabrication, your old glass unit can be taken out, and the new modified one put in. The fitting of your cat flap can then be undertaken.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The simplest option for new cat flap installations in Hatfield, as was stated earlier, are wooden door panels. It's usually best to call on a competent carpenter or cat flap fitter, if you're nervous about creating a big hole in your back or front door. This kind of project will not be expensive and will provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that your cat has a professionally fitted flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can generally speaking be installed into uPVC doors. It pays to know the internal construction, because some door panels are steel lined for added security. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for cat flap installation, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it might be better to swap this for a single pane.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or safety reasons, you don't want to have a chunk cut out of one of your doors, you could always opt to install the cat flap in an outside wall of your home in Hatfield. This type of installation is certainly better left to an expert, as it calls for a lot more equipment and skill to execute. Almost all wall cat flap installations involve a basic straight tunnel style, but right angled access via a pillar is also an option. Installation entails a neat square hole being made through your wall, into which a metal or plastic, square open ended tube is inserted. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so that your feline friend can get in and out of your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Hatfield - If you already have a cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, but it's damaged or not functioning properly, the existing hole can, with luck, be re-used for installing a replacement. An experienced Hatfield cat flap fitter will be happy to remove your old entry device and replace it with a fresh cat flap without inflicting any damage on the wall, door or window on which it's secured.
When your cat flap installation involves a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, it is important to confirm that this was previously done in the right way, before fitting the new flap. The pane must be removed and replaced with a new one to avoid any safety and security issues, if it is found this is not the case and a bodge job was made of the previous installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HATFIELD
Whether you would like your cat flap mounted on a wall, door or window, you'll find that there are several handymen, specialist cat flap installers and even local glazing merchants in the Hatfield area who will be able to oblige. There are various ways to track down a competent cat flap fitter, and few are more effective than asking for recommendations from neighbours and friends. You can be certain that if they've been confident enough to recommend someone who has completed work for them, you'll get a similar service.
Where a personal recommendation is not possible, seek three or four price quotes from local Hatfield handymen. Study these closely and do not automatically opt for the cheapest quotation, as this will often not be the best. Ask about any warranties they may offer for their standard of workmanship and ensure you have it written down in black and white, in case something happens to go wrong.
A specialist cat flap installer in Hatfield will supply you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your furry friend, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Hatfield and also in nearby places like: Colney Heath, Welwyn Garden City, Coopers Green, Smallford, North Mymms, Little Berkhamsted, Cole Green, Welham Green, Tyttenganger, Sandridge, Harmer Green, Tewin, Essendon, together with these postcodes AL10 0RY, AL10 0LU, AL10 0SB, AL10 0PR, AL10 0PP, AL10 0BL, AL10 0HW, AL10 0EG, AL10 0AW, AL10 0PL. Local Hatfield cat flap installers will most likely have the postcode AL9 and the telephone code 01707.
Hatfield Cat Flap Installation Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Hatfield cat flap fitter including cat flap installation in doors, cat flap removal, pet flap installations, 4-way cat flap installation, cat flap installation quotations, infrared cat flap installation Hatfield, Staywell cat flap installations, dog flap installation in Hatfield, cat flap installation in glass doors, cat flap installation in walls, cat flap installation in uPVC doors, cat flap installation in patio doors, cheap cat flaps in Hatfield, cat flap repair, electronic cat flap installation, Catmate cat flap installation, cat flap replacement, and more. If there are other Hatfield cat flap requirements that you need but don't see here, you can easily list them on the QUOTE FORM provided.
Hertfordshire Cat Flap Fitters
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All throughout Hertfordshire you will be able to find cat flap fitters who will provide various services for your pet's needs. If you cannot find a specialist cat flap fitter in Hatfield itself then you should be able to find one close by.
Cat Flap Enquiries Hertfordshire
The latest Hertfordshire cat flap installation projects: Jana Biddle and Emir Biddle recently asked for a quote for installing an automatic cat flap in a glass door in Knebworth. Finlay Andrews recently enquired about installing an automatic cat flap in a hardwood back door in Puckeridge. Troy Pike and Tilly Pike recently enquired about getting a price for installing a cat flap in a wooden door in Tewin. Ashley Harrison was looking for someone to install a 2-way cat flap in a patio door in his bungalow in North Mymms, Hertfordshire. Isobella Stacey recently requested an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a wooden front door in a detached house in Wormley. Mae and Stuart Paisley recently asked for an estimate for installing a 2-way cat flap in a wooden door in a bungalow in Welwyn, Hertfordshire. Mr and Mrs Charles recently asked for an estimate for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a hardwood back door in a semi-detached house in South Mimms. Olly Parry recently enquired about getting a price for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass front door in a detached house in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.
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