Cat Flap Fitter Horley Surrey (RH6): Fitting a cat flap to an exterior wall or door in your house in Horley, will allow it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own little bit of independence. Cats kept indoors, just like humans, can often show signs of frustration. Having access to the world outside by way of a cat flap will help your pet to stay fit, both physically and mentally. So, you think it's a great idea, but which is best sort of cat flap for your beloved pet?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is basically that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible bit of material fixed over it, to keep the weather out, but permit the cat go through. Of course, this is really basic, and will rarely sufficient for most Horley cat owners, who would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although it could be okay for a shed door or fence panel.
Because this solution can allow other animals or cats to enter your house, it isn't at all recommended, although it can be improved on to some extent by keeping the flap in place with the addition of magnetic strips.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With these, either an RF chip, IR or magnet will be enclosed in your cat's collar. No animal will be able to leave or access your home unless it is equipped with this special collar. The point that any other moggy in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar could perhaps access your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic sort of cat flap. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment because they can be programmed by the user to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your cat.
Installing a cat flap which can be triggered by your cat's own micro-chip, is the next step-up in entry gadgets for felines. You need to enter the number of your cat's micro-chip into the cat flap's memory (which is battery powered), and if you've got more than one cat it will allow multiple entries. When your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and permit just your microchipped pets to exit/enter.
The ability to lock it in place is vital regardless which cat flap you are purchasing. For added security, almost all cat flaps feature a 4-way locking mechanism nowadays. This allows your cat flap to enable only entry into your house, be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, or have two-way exit and entry capability. This provides you with a range of solutions on exactly how your cat flap operates at all times of the day and night. A few of the higher end devices can be programmed to carry out specific functions according to the time of day, in keeping with your cat's and your needs.
Installing a cat flap by yourself can be quite straightforward if you've got a solid timber door on your Horley house, and decent do-it-yourself abilities. Under no circumstances should you attempt to fit a cat flap in a reinforced uPVC door or in a double glazed window panel. This sort of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who'll be ready to accept such work.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN HORLEY
Double Glazing Installations - If you call in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazing window or door panel, immediately send them packing. A new cat flap can not be mounted into an existing double glazing door panel or window pane. Any kind of double glazing will be ruined by cutting or drilling into it, and will detract from its strength, thermal insulation attributes and security. In reality, it makes your glazing unsound and it shouldn't ever be attempted.
It will be necessary to get a new double glazing unit made specially for this purpose by a glazing firm, and your local Horley cat flap fitter will measure your current unit and put in an order for a brand new one. To ensure that the cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new double glazing panel will be provided with a hole pre-cut as a part of its structure. This is basically the only way to install a cat flap into an existing double glazed or patio door, although it may take one or two weeks to produce. Once you've obtained your new glass pane, the old unit can be removed and the new panel installed. Your cat flap will then be fitted.
External Wooden Doors - The simplest option for new cat flap installations in Horley, as was mentioned earlier in this article, are wood doors. If you are a bit hesitant about creating an opening in your front door, you might be happier bringing in a specialist carpenter or cat flap fitter instead. This should give you the satisfaction of knowing that you are going to wind up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the job has been accomplished properly.
uPVC Door Panels - It's quite feasible to install a cat flap into a uPVC door. It pays to know the interior construction, because some uPVC door panels can have a steel lining for added security. A one-piece panel enables easier installation, so if you've got a slatted uPVC door, it may be cheaper to swap the panel for a single pane model.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to have a hole cut in your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons, you can get a cat flap installed on an outside wall. This kind of installation is definitely better left to the pros, as it requires much more skill and equipment to accomplish. You will find there are a couple of choices for this kind of installation, including a straightforward version, or a right angle (through pillar) configuration. A square hole will need to be cut through your wall, into which is inserted a plastic or metal, square open ended tube. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with a cat flap so your furry friend can get out of and into your house whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Horley - If you already have a cat flap fitted on your window, door or wall, but it is damaged or not working correctly, the current hole can, with luck, still be used for installing a new one. You local cat flap fitter will be able to take off the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding door, window or wall, and install a brand new flap for your cat.
If the replacement cat flap is going to be mounted into a pre-cut hole in a double glazing pane, you must make sure that the glass has been cut and installed correctly. The glass pane must be taken out and replaced to avoid any safety and security issues, if you discover this isn't the case and a bodge job was made of the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN HORLEY
In and around Horley there are a number of different professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even local glazing suppliers who provide cat flap fitting services in doors, windows or walls. There's no better method of locating a first-rate cat flap fitter than by asking relatives and friends for recommendations. If they've had similar work completed by a local Horley tradesman, and been very satisfied with the result, you can consider that they will do a good quality job for you as well.
If you can't find an installer through recommendations, always try to get at least three different quotations before making a decision, and keep in mind that cheapest is often not best. Try to get written warranties for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do go amiss you have some recourse.
If you take care and choose a trustworthy Horley cat flap fitter you will be rewarded with a superior quality product, that is professionally installed, and will give good service to yourself and your furry friend for many years to come. And after all is said and done - quality is key.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Horley and also nearby in: Blindley Heath, Smallfield, Felbridge, Newchapel, Charlwood, South Nutfield, Salfords, Redhill, Crawley, Shipley Bridge, Leigh, Sidlow, Horne, Newdigate, Burstow, Norwood Hill, as well as in these postcodes RH6 6AU, RH6 6BR, RH6 0PH, RH6 0BU, RH6 0GQ, RH6 0AP, RH6 0JE, RH6 0EY, RH6 0QH, RH6 0LL. Local Horley cat flap installers will most likely have the phone code 01293 and the postcode RH6.
Surrey Cat Flap Enquiries
Recent Surrey cat flap installation requests: Lachlan Cross recently asked for a quotation for installing a cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Salfords, Surrey. Reagan Radcliffe recently enquired about installing a Sureflap cat flap in a glass door in a terraced house in Ashtead. Erika Andrew in Abinger, Surrey was looking for somebody who could install an automatic cat flap in a hardwood front door in her bungalow. Zeeshan Porter recently enquired about installing a cat flap in a wooden back door in Normandy, Surrey. Mr and Mrs Lawler recently enquired about the possibility of installing an infrared cat flap in a glass door in Ash. Fionn Emmerson and Lorelei Emmerson recently enquired about the possibility of installing a microchip cat flap in a wooden door in a bungalow in Sidlow, Surrey. Amos and Harper Dowling recently asked for a quote for installing a 4-way cat flap in a wooden door in Frimley. Qasim Bevan recently requested a quotation for installing a magnetic cat flap in a wooden front door in Mytchett, Surrey.
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Throughout Surrey you should be able to find cat flap fitters who'll provide various services for your pet's needs. If you can't find a satisfactory cat flap fitter in Horley itself then you will surely be able to find one close by.
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Cat Flap Installation Around Horley
Householders living in the following streets have just recently requested cat flap installation services - The Mews, Avenue Gardens, The Street, Deepfields, Tower Close, Thornton Place, Cogmans Lane, Croydon Barn Lane, Abinger Keep, Darenth Way, Bayfield Road, Court Lodge Road, Smithbarn Close, The Drive, Spiers Way, Bramley Walk, Swan Lane, Sarel Way, Crescent Court, Dene Close, The Coronet, Crewdson Road, Baden Drive, The Forge, as well as the following local Horley postcodes: RH6 6AU, RH6 6BR, RH6 0PH, RH6 0BU, RH6 0GQ, RH6 0AP, RH6 0JE, RH6 0EY, RH6 0QH, RH6 0LL.
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