Cat Flap Fitter Molesey Surrey (KT8): To allow your cat the independence and freedom that it needs to live a life of contentment, you could install a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Molesey home. Cats which are kept indoors, as with humans, can show signs of frustration. Having accessibility to world outside with a cat flap will help your cat to remain fit, both mentally and physically. But, what type of cat flap is better in your case?
A cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole cut in a door with a flexible sheet of material hung over it, to give protection from the weather, but permit the cat pass through it. The vast majority of Molesey cat owners would doubtless favour something a bit more weatherproof and secure for an outside door to their home, although this could be suitable for an outhouse or shed door.
This basic model can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to keep the flap in place, but it's still a long way off being perfect because it enables other cats or creatures to enter into your home.
Magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red models of cat flap, are a step up from the basic magnetic strip version. This requires that your cat wears a collar which has either a magnet, RF or IR chip encased in it. What this means is that any animal that doesn't have a special collar cannot access or leave your house. The reality that any other cat in the neighbourhood that's got a similar collar can access your house, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. An upgrade to this product is a RF cat flap/collar system which includes a unique identifier which can be programmed by the cat's owner.
The next stage in feline access security is to consider a model of cat flap that can be triggered by your pet's own microchip. The memory of these cat flaps can be programmed with one or more microchip details (if you have several cats), to give exclusive access. When your cat comes into close vicinity of the flap, it unlocks and permits just your micro-chipped pets to use the entrance/exit.
Being able to lock it in position is important whichever cat flap you are purchasing. Nowadays, almost all cat flaps on the market feature a 4-way locking system for extra security. Which means that the cat flap can allow entrance into your property only, allow only exit from your home, be locked fully, or be set for two-way exit and entry. This gives you alternatives for all times of day and night, to have control over how your cat flap operates. Based on yours and your cat's requirements, there is even the possibility to carry out different functions according to the time of day, with several of the high end models.
If you're fairly good at do-it-yourself, fitting a cat flap should not be that difficult, as long as you have a wooden door on your house in Molesey. Under no circumstances should you try and fit a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. This sort of installation calls for the attention of an expert, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and talented odd job men who will be ready to take on such work.
INSTALLING CAT FLAPS IN MOLESEY
Double Glazing Installations - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while trying to fit your new cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them packing. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazed window or door panels. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will ruin its strength and security, along with its insulation properties. The double glazing will be rendered unsafe, and it shouldn't be done under any circumstances.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing unit made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Molesey cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing panel and order a brand new one. This new panel will have a hole cut out as part of its construction where the cat flap will be fitted. This could take a week or so to produce, but it is really the only way to fit a cat flap in an existing double glazed or patio door. After fabrication, your old glass unit will be taken out, and the new one put in. The installation of your cat flap can then be carried out.
Exterior Wooden Doors - Wooden door panels are, as I stated previously, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Molesey. It's generally wise to get in touch with an experienced cat flap fitter or handyman, if you are at all uncomfortable with cutting a hole in your front or back door. A project like this will not be expensive and will give you the assurance of knowing that your cat has a professionally installed flap.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be fitted into uPVC doors. However, some uPVC doors are steel lined for added security, which could cause issues. A one-piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it may be more economical to swap the panel for a single pane style.
Wall Installation - If you do not want to have a hole cut into your doors, either for aesthetic or security reasons, you can get a cat flap installed within an external wall. Needing considerably more equipment and skill, a wall cat flap installation is definitely better left to a specialist, if it is to be executed correctly. You could go with a straightforward tunnel style, or maybe a right angle model which allows entry through a pillar. A square shaped hole will need to be made through your chosen wall, into which is inserted a metal or plastic, open ended square tube. Both ends of the hole are then installed with an appropriate cat flap so your furry pal can get out of and into the house whenever it desires.
Replacing an Existing Cat Flap in Molesey - If you already have a cat flap installed on your window, door or wall, but it is damaged or not functioning properly, the current hole can, with a little luck, be re-used for the installation of a new one. A professional Molesey cat flap installer will be happy to remove your old entry unit and swap it for a brand new cat flap without inflicting any damage on the window, door or wall on which it's mounted.
If the replacement cat flap is being installed into a pre-cut hole in a double glazed pane, you must check that the glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. If you discover this isn't the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit must be taken out and replaced with a new one to avoid any security and safety issues.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN MOLESEY
In the Molesey area there are a number of different handymen, specialist cat flap fitters and even glazing firms who offer cat flap fitting services for windows, walls or doors. There is no better approach to tracking down a reliable cat flap fitter than by asking family and friends for referrals. If they are confident enough to recommend somebody who they've used themselves, you can be sure that you will be pleased also.
If it is not possible to get personal recommendations from acquaintances, you should try to get at least three different estimates from local handymen before coming to a decision. It is generally wise not to always go with the cheapest option. Ask about any guarantees they might provide for their workmanship and make certain that it is backed up in writing, in case something should go awry.
A professional cat flap installation contractor in Molesey will provide you with a good quality product, skillfully fitted, and which will last you, and your cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Molesey and also in nearby places like: West Molesey, Weston Green, Thames Ditton, Surbiton, Ditton Hill, Long Ditton, Sunbury, East Molesey, Hanworth, Hampton Court, North Claygate, Teddington, Claygate, Hinchley Wood, Esher, and in these postcodes KT1 4AZ, KT8 0DH, KT8 9DW, KT8 0HP, KT8 0AA, KT8 0JT, KT8 0AE, KT8 9FB, KT8 0JX, KT6 4HX. Local Molesey cat flap fitters will likely have the telephone code 020 and the postcode KT8.
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All throughout Surrey 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 Molesey itself then you should be able to find one nearby.
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Households in Grafton Way, Churchfields, Oarsman Place, Seymour Road, First Close, Molesey Park Road, New Road, Bridge Gardens, Spurfield, Wolsey Road, Victoria Close, Feltham Avenue, Bell Road, Ember Lane, Hardys Mews, Lytcott Drive, Hampton Court Parade, Cedar Road, Summer Avenue, Weston Avenue, Hollingworth Close, Spencer Road, Second Close, Rosemary Avenue, have needed cat flaps installed recently. Pet flaps have also been repaired in these local Molesey postcodes: KT1 4AZ, KT8 0DH, KT8 9DW, KT8 0HP, KT8 0AA, KT8 0JT, KT8 0AE, KT8 9FB, KT8 0JX, KT6 4HX.
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