Cat Flap Fitter Weybridge Surrey (KT13): Installing a cat flap to an exterior door or wall in your Weybridge home provides your cat with the independence it needs to live a happy life. When constantly kept indoors, cats much like humans, will get irritated and crabby. Giving your cat easy access to world outside by means of a cat flap can also help keep them mentally and physically fit. But, what sort of cat flap is the best solution in your case?
The simplest style of cat flap is essentially that. A hole in a door with a bendable piece of material fixed over it, to give protection from the weather, but permit the cat pass through. Of course, this is extremely basic, and won't be good enough for most Weybridge cat owners, who would favour something a little more weatherproof and secure for an external door to their home, although it may be acceptable for a shed or outhouse door.
This uncomplicated model can be marginally improved on with magnetic strips to hold the flap in place, but it's still far from ideal as it enables other cats or animals a way to enter into your property.
Magnetically controlled, infra-red or RF chip models of cat flap, are the next step up from the magnetic strip version. This involves your cat wearing a collar that has either a magnet, IR or RF chip encased within it. What this means is that any animal without a special collar cannot leave or get into your home. The point that any other moggy in the area who has a similar collar may be able to get into your home, is the downside with this still fairly basic kind of cat flap. Even these cat flaps can be improved to a certain degree with an RF cat flap/collar system featuring an owner programmed unique identifier.
Picking a cat flap which can be operated by your pet's microchip, is the next step-up in entry security for felines in Weybridge. The details of your cat's microchip are programmed into the cat flap's memory (multiple entries are possible if you've got more than one cat). Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped animals, and the flap is unfastened whenever you cat is in close proximity.
Whenever you're buying a cat flap, you must make certain it is of a design that can be locked into position. The majority of cat flaps sold these days have a 4-way locking system. Which means that the cat flap can be locked fully, permit only exit from your home, permit only admittance into your property, or be set for two way entry and exit. This provides total control over the operation of your cat flap both during the day and throughout the night. The facility to carry out particular functions in accordance with the time of day, and based on yours and your cat's needs is also a possibility with some of the top-end brands of cat flap.
If you've got a wooden door on your house in Weybridge, fitting you own cat flap shouldn't be too difficult. Not in any circumstances should you try and install a cat flap in a double glazed window panel or in a reinforced PVC door. These situations require the skills and expertise of a professional cat flap fitter or carpenter, who will have the knowledge and equipment for this kind of installation.
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Double Glazing Installation - If you bring in a so-called "tradesman" who, while endeavouring to install your cat flap, starts to drill a hole in a double glazed window or door panel, immediately send them packing. It's just not possible to mount a new cat flap into a double glazing window pane or door panel. Making a hole in your double glazing destroys not just the security and strength of the panel, but it takes away the insulation properties as well. In fact, it makes your glazing unsound and it should not ever be done.
It will be necessary to obtain a new double glazing pane made especially for this purpose by a glazing company, and your local Weybridge cat flap fitter will take the measurements of your existing pane and order the new one. This new glazed pane will have a hole cut out as part of its construction where your cat flap will be fitted. You may have to wait two weeks or so for this pane to be manufactured, but if you need a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to do it. Once your new pane of glass arrives, the fitter will take out the old unit, and exchange it for the brand new "cat flap ready" one. The installation of the cat flap will then be completed.
External Wooden Doors - Solid wood door panels are, as previously mentioned, the easiest options for new cat flap installation in Weybridge. It is usually best to get in touch with a competent cat flap fitter or carpenter, if you are in any way nervous about cutting a big hole in your front or back door. This should provide you with the satisfaction of knowing that you will end up with an expertly installed cat flap, and that the project has been accomplished properly.
uPVC Door Panels - uPVC doors can be sometimes be suitable for a cat flap. Nonetheless, certain uPVC doors are steel lined for extra security, which may cause some problems. A one-piece door panel enables simpler installation, so if you have a slatted uPVC door, it might be more economical to replace the panel with a single panel style.
Wall Installation - If you don't really wish to cut a hole in your doors, for safety or aesthetic reasons, you can get a cat flap installed within an external wall. Calling for far more skill and equipment, a wall cat flap installation is undoubtedly better left to a specialist, if it's to be accomplished successfully. There are several choices for this type of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angular (through pillar) configuration. With this type of installation a plastic or metal, open ended square insert is fitted into a square shaped hole cut out of your wall. Both ends of the hole are then fitted with an appropriate cat flap so that your furry friend can enter and exit your home whenever it wishes.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Weybridge - If your wall, window or door already has a cat flap installed, but it has stopped working, or is damaged, it is entirely possible to mount a replacement over the current hole. Your cat flap installer will be able to remove the unwanted cat flap, without harming the surrounding door, wall or window, and fit a new flap in its place for your cat.
Before installing a new flap in double glazing which has been previously pre-cut, making sure that the existing glass has been cut and installed accurately is essential. If it becomes obvious that this is not the case, and the previous owners have cut corners to install their cat flap, the glass unit will need to be removed and replaced to avoid any safety and security problems.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WEYBRIDGE
There are many different professional cat flap fitters, handyman contractors and even double glazing suppliers in the Weybridge area, that provide cat flap installation through whatever door or fabrication you require. It might be possible to ask family and friends for recommendations when it comes to finding a decent cat flap fitter. You can be certain that if they've been happy to recommend someone who has done work for them, then you will get a similar service.
Where a personal recommendation isn't feasible, get at least three price quotes from local Weybridge handymen. Study these closely and don't always go with the cheapest option, because this will often not be the best one. See if you can get written warranties or guarantees for the quality of their workmanship, so if things do happen to go wrong you've got some recourse to compensation.
A specialist cat flap installer in Weybridge will provide you with a top quality product, expertly fitted, and one which will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be fitted in Weybridge and also in nearby places like: Oatlands Park, Ashford, Thorpe, Egham Hythe, Woodham, New Haw, West Byfleet, Walton-on-Thames, Hersham, St Georges Hill, Meadowlands, Cobham, Shepperton, Addlestone, Byfleet, as well as in these postcodes KT13 0PY, KT13 0AP, KT13 0EJ, KT12 1EH, KT13 0JY, KT13 0LF, KT13 0BY, KT13 0DP, KT13 0JX, KT12 4DF. Locally based Weybridge cat flap fitters will most likely have the telephone code 01932 and the postcode KT13.
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Current Surrey cat flap installation requests: Amber and Shay Cope recently enquired about installing an infrared cat flap in a glass door in Warlingham. Troy Donnelly and Charlie Donnelly recently asked for a price quote for installing a manual locking cat flap in a hardwood back door in Windlesham, Surrey. Joey Collier recently asked for an estimate for installing a cat flap in a wooden front door in Wood Street Village, Surrey. Darla Bland and Marley Bland recently asked for an estimate for installing a microchip cat flap in a glass front door in a terraced house in Ashtead. Aiza and Milan Burman recently enquired about installing a 4-way cat flap in a glass door in a bungalow in South Godstone. Aniela Clough and Montgomery Clough recently requested a price quote for installing a Sureflap cat flap in a patio front door in a cottage in Ripley, Surrey. Ryder Wilson and Gabriella Wilson recently enquired about the possibility of installing a Petsafe cat flap in a hardwood back door in a cottage in Shere, Surrey. Craig Hennessy was looking for someone to install an automatic cat flap in a hardwood door in his semi-detached house in Woldingham.
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Cat flaps have recently been fitted in the following Weybridge areas and streets - Curzon Close, Brackley, Catherine Howard Court, Darnley Park, Castle Green, Cross Road, Springfield Meadows, Dove House Green, Southfield Place, Charlton Kings, Churchill Drive, Bowater Ridge, The Paddocks, St Marys Road, Tudor Walk, Towers Walk, Cleves Wood, Crossfield Place, St Georges Road, Cranmer Close, Summers Close, Aspen Square, The Meades, Beechwood Avenue, Templemere, Angas Court, Cedar Road, Beales Lane, as well as these local Weybridge postcodes: KT13 0PY, KT13 0AP, KT13 0EJ, KT12 1EH, KT13 0JY, KT13 0LF, KT13 0BY, KT13 0DP, KT13 0JX, KT12 4DF.
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