Cat Flap Fitter Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire (AL7): The installation of a cat flap to an external wall or door in your home in Welwyn Garden City, will enable it to live a life of contentment and enjoy it's own bit of freedom and independence. Cats tend to get grumpy and irritated when kept indoors, and not able to roam. Having a cat that is both physically and mentally fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your pet access to the outside world with a cat flap. If this seems like a good idea to you, exactly what form of cat flap should you put in?
The most rudimentry style of cat flap is essentially that. A sheet of flexible material placed over a hole in a doorway to allow a cat to go through, but keep out the elements. Of course, this is extremely basic, and will not be good enough for most Welwyn Garden City cat owners, who would no doubt prefer something a bit more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their property, although it may be appropriate for a garden fence panel or shed door.
This uncomplicated model is still a long way from being ideal because it allows other cats or creatures a means by which to enter into your home, but it can be improved on to some degree with the addition of magnetic strips to hold the flap in position.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically controlled, RF chip or infra-red designs of cat flap. With this form of cat flap, your cat must wear a collar fitted with a magnet, RF or IR chip. No animal will be able to leave or get into your house unless it's fitted with this special collar. The downside here is that any other moggy in the neighbourhood who's got a similar style of collar may be able to get into your home with this type of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be enhanced to some extent with an RF cat flap and collar system providing a user programmed unique identifier.
The kind of cat flap which is able to identify your cat's microchip, is the next step-up in feline entry security. The number of your cat's microchip is entered into the memory of the battery powered cat flap (multiple entries can be made if you've got more than one cat). Whenever your cat is in close proximity to the flap, it will unlock and allow only your microchipped pets to use the exit/entrance.
Whatever cat flap you buy, it must be capable of being locked in place. For extra security, the majority of cat flaps feature a 4-way locking system these days. This means that it has the capability to allow exit only, allow only access into your home, be locked fully, or be put in two-way entry and exit mode. This gives complete control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. In keeping with your cat's and your requirements, there's even the possibility to carry out particular functions according to the time of day, with a few of the higher end models.
If you've got a timber door on your home in Welwyn Garden City, installing you own cat flap should not be all that complicated. However, if it needs to be installed into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't under any circumstances even attempt it yourself. This kind of installation will require the attention of a pro, and there are specialist cat flap fitters and skilled handymen who'll be happy to accept such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WELWYN GARDEN CITY
Double Glazing Installation - If your new cat flap has to be mounted on a double glazed panel, and your hired "tradesman" endeavours to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their marching orders. It isn't possible to fit a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Drilling or cutting into any sort of double glazing will damage its security and strength, together with its thermal insulation properties. It should in no circumstances be attempted and renders your double glazing unsafe.
A reputable Welwyn Garden City cat flap installer will carefully take the measurements of your current panel and order a ready prepared one from a local glazing supplier. So the cat flap can be neatly fitted into it, this new double glazed pane will arrive with a hole pre-cut as an integral part of its structure. This is really the only way to fit a cat flap into an existing patio or double glazed door, even though it can take a week or so to produce. As soon as your new glass panel shows up, the fitter will take out the old unit, and replace it with the brand new "cat flap ready" pane. The installing of the cat flap can then be concluded.
Exterior Wooden Doors - As mentioned previously, wood doors are the simplest option with regards to cat flap installation on your house in Welwyn Garden City. It is generally safer to employ the expert services of a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you're in any way uncertain about making a hole in your front door. This type of project will not be all that expensive and is worth doing correctly, if having your cat flap installed by a professional provides you with that added peace of mind.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can be mounted into uPVC doors in many cases. You or your installer will need to establish what the internal construction of you door actually is, since for additional security some uPVC doors are made with a galvanised steel lining. A one piece door panel allows for easier installation, so if you have a uPVC door that is slatted, it may be more cost effective to exchange this panel for a single pane type.
Wall Installation - If you don't really want to cut holes in your doors, whether for aesthetic or safety reasons, you could have a cat flap installed within an exterior wall. A wall cat flap entrance requires a little more equipment and expertise to fit, so it is definitely better left to a professional. You could go for a straight through tunnel style, or even a right angled model which allows entry via a pillar. Installation calls for a square hole being cut through your wall, into which a plastic or metal, square open ended insert is fitted. A suitable cat flap is then attached to each end of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Welwyn Garden City - If you've already got a cat flap fitted on your wall, door or window, but it is damaged or not functioning correctly, the current hole can hopefully still be used for installing a replacement. A decent cat flap installer in Welwyn Garden City will be able to remove your old,unwanted cat flap, and fix a brand new one as a replacement without causing damage to the wall, window or door.
Before installing a new flap in a double glazed pane that has been pre-cut, making sure that the current glass has been manufactured, cut and installed accurately is vital. The glass pane will need to be removed and exchanged to avoid any security and safety problems, if it's found that this isn't the case and corners were cut in the earlier installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WELWYN GARDEN CITY
There are several professional cat flap fitters, handymen and even glazing firms in the Welwyn Garden City area, who provide cat flap installations onto whatever door or construction you require. There's no better technique for finding a decent cat flap installer than by asking friends and neighbours for referrals. If they're confident enough to recommend somebody who they have used, you can be certain that you will be pleased also.
If you can't find an installation specialist through personal recommendation, always try to obtain two or three different quotations before making a decision, and bear in mind that the cheapest is often not the best. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go awry you have some recourse for compensation.
A specialist cat flap installer in Welwyn Garden City will provide you with a quality product, expertly fitted, and one that will last you, and your pussy-cat, for a good few years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Welwyn Garden City and also nearby in: Woodhall, Ayot St Peter, Coopers Green, Marden Hill, Tewin, Hatfield, Harmer Green, Tewin Bury Farm, Hall Grove, Ayot St Lawrence, Digswell Water, Peartree, Panshanger, Lemsford, and in these postcodes AL7 1EQ, AL6 0WG, AL7 1NL, AL7 1BH, AL7 1HL, AL7 1PR, AL7 1FS, AL7 1EE, AL7 1BJ, AL7 1HH. Local Welwyn Garden City cat flap fitters will probably have the postcode AL7 and the telephone dialling code 01707.
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Some Welwyn Garden City roads and streets where cat flaps have recently been installed - Aldbury Grove, Bushey Close, Sandpit Road, Tewin Court, Stonebank, Beehive Green, Blenhiem Court, Chalk Dale, The Reeds, The Limes, Scholars Mews, Baldwins, Tansycroft, Coltsfoot, Dawley, Bunnsfield, The Wade, Archers Ride, The Cloisters, Bader Close, Douglas Way, Dodwood, Cromer Hyde, Cowslips, Broadleaf Grove, Ascots Lane, Sunningdale Mews, Chequers, Stanborough Close, Digswell Place, as well as the following local Welwyn Garden City postcodes: AL7 1EQ, AL6 0WG, AL7 1NL, AL7 1BH, AL7 1HL, AL7 1PR, AL7 1FS, AL7 1EE, AL7 1BJ, AL7 1HH.
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