Cat Flap Fitter Wootton Bassett Wiltshire (SN4): Fitting a cat flap to an external door or wall in your Wootton Bassett house provides your cat with the freedom and independence that it needs to live a happy life. When kept indoors, cats just like humans, will get grouchy and irritated. Having a cat that's both mentally and physically fit, is just one of the benefits of giving your pet access to the world outside by way of a cat flap. However, what kind of cat flap is best for your situation?
Essentially, a cat flap at its most basic is simply that. A hole is cut in an external door and a flexible material is fixed over the gap to offer a bit of protection from the elements. The majority of Wootton Bassett cat owners would no doubt prefer something a little more secure and weatherproof for a main door to their house, although this might be appropriate for a fence panel or outhouse door.
This simple design can be somewhat improved upon with magnetic strips to keep the flap in position, however it is still a long way off being perfect as it enables other cats or animals to enter into your property.
Moving on from a magnetic strip are magnetically operated, RF chip or infra-red variations of cat flap. With this kind of cat flap, your cat will have to wear a collar fitted with an IR, RF chip or magnet. No animal will be able to get into or leave your house unless it is fitted with one of these special collars. Once again this is a pretty basic form of cat flap, because any other cat in the neighbourhood that has a similar model of collar can easily get into your home. RF cat flaps and collar systems are the preferred version of this equipment and can be programmed by the cat's owner to recognise a unique identifier, specific to your pet.
The next stage in feline entrance security is to fit a cat flap that identifies your cat's own micro-chip. The memory of these battery powered cat flaps can be programmed with one or even multiple microchip details (if you've got more than one cat), to provide exclusive access. Entry and exit are only possible for microchipped pets, and the flap is unlocked when you cat is in the vicinity.
Being able to lock it in position is vital regardless which cat flap you are buying. Currently, the majority of cat flaps available on the market boast a 4-way locking system for extra flexibility. This allows your cat flap to be locked fully, enable access into your house only, permit exit only, or have 2-way entry and exit capability. This provides total 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 is even the possibility to carry out specific functions in accordance with the time of day, with a few of the more expensive devices.
Putting in a cat flap on your own can be pretty easy if you have a solid wood door on your Wootton Bassett home, and reasonable DIY capabilities. However, if it has to be fitted into a double glazed window or in a reinforced uPVC door, you shouldn't even attempt it by yourself. This kind of installation calls for the attention of a pro, and there are dedicated cat flap fitters and skilled carpenters who are ready to take on such a task.
INSTALLING A CAT FLAP IN WOOTTON BASSETT
Double Glazing Installation - If your cat flap is going to be installed in a double glazed door or window panel, and your chosen "tradesman" attempts to drill a hole in it, stop them immediately and give them their walking orders. New cat flaps can not be fitted into pre-existing double glazed doors or window panels. Any sort of double glazing will be damaged by drilling or cutting into it, and will detract from its insulating properties, security and strength. Your double glazing will be rendered unsound, and it should not be done under any circumstances.
It is necessary to get a new double glazing panel made especially for this purpose by a glazing supplier, and your chosen Wootton Bassett cat flap installer will take the measurements of your existing panel and put in an order for a brand new one. So your cat flap can be perfectly fitted into it, this new glazed unit will be provided with a pre-cut hole as a part of its construction. You may have to wait one or two weeks for this pane to be made, however if you want a cat flap fitted into a pre-existing patio or double glazed door, this is really the only way to accomplish it. Once you've taken possession of your new modified panel of glass, the old one can be taken out and the new unit fitted. The cat flap can then be mounted.
Exterior Wooden Doors - The easiest alternative for cat flap installations in Wootton Bassett, as was stated earlier in this article, are wood doors. It's usually wise to bring in an experienced handyman or cat flap fitter, if you are at all uncertain about cutting a big hole in your back or front door. This will give you the reassurance that you will end up with a professionally installed cat friendly flap, and that the job has been done properly.
uPVC Door Panels - Cat flaps can normally be installed into uPVC doors. Nonetheless, certain uPVC doors are steel lined for extra security, which can cause some issues. The models of door with a one piece panel are the easiest for installing cat flaps, so if yours has a slatted type door panel, it may be advisable to replace this with a single panel.
Wall Installation - If, for aesthetic or security reasons, you don't wish to have a hole cut into a door, you could decide to install your cat flap in an exterior wall of your property in Wootton Bassett. This kind of installment is definitely better left to a professional, because it requires much more skill and equipment to accomplish. You'll find there are a number of options for this sort of installation, including a straight through tunnel version, or a right angle (through pillar) pattern. Installation entails a neat square hole being made through the wall of your choice, into which a plastic or metal, open ended square tube is inserted. An appropriate cat flap can then be mounted on each side of the hole.
Replacing Your Existing Cat Flap in Wootton Bassett - If you've already got a cat flat, but it is either damaged or not functioning properly, the existing hole in your wall, door or window can still be used as long as the new cat flap is of an equivalent size. Your cat flap fitter will be able to remove the old cat flap, without causing damage to the window, door or wall, and install a new flap for your cat.
If the substitute cat flap is going to be fitted into a pre cut hole in double glazing, you must make certain that the glass has been manufactured and installed in the right way. The glass pane will have to be taken out and substituted to avoid any safety and security issues, if it's found that this is not the case and corners were cut during the original installation.
FINDING A CAT FLAP INSTALLER IN WOOTTON BASSETT
Whether you need your cat flap installed on a window, wall or door, you'll find that there are a number of different handyman contractors, specialist cat flap installers and even glazing companies in and around Wootton Bassett who will be able to help. There are various ways of locating a trustworthy cat flap fitter, and few compare with the option of asking for recommendations from relatives and friends. If they are willing to recommend a tradesman who they've used, you can be certain that you will be pleased too.
If you can't find an installer through personal recommendations, always get three or four different quotes before coming to a final decision, and don't forget that the cheapest may not always be the best. Try to get written guarantees for the standard of their workmanship, so that if things do happen to go amiss you have some recourse.
A specialist cat flap installer in Wootton Bassett will supply you with a high quality product, skillfully fitted, and that will last you, and your furry friend, for many years.
Cat flaps can be installed in Wootton Bassett and also nearby in: Malmesbury, Swindon, Toothill, Dauntsey, Basset Down, Cancourt, Salisbury, Lydiard Plain, Broad Town, West Tockenham, Brinkworth, Lyneham, Little Somerford, Freshbrook, Blagrove, Greatfield, and in these postcodes SN4 7BG, SN4 4FZ, SN4 0WU, SN4 4GR, SN4 4DU, SN4 4FJ, SN4 7DH, SN4 4GT, SN4 4HN, SN4 4HB. Local Wootton Bassett cat flap fitters will likely have the postcode SN4 and the telephone code 01793.
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Some Wootton Bassett streets and roads where cat flaps have recently been fitted - Noredown Way, Whitehill Lane, Homefield, Mitchell Close, Bailey's Mead, Sherfields, Eastwood Avenue, Lucerne Close, Elm Park, Old Court, Borough Fields, Woodshaw Mead, Binknoll Lane, Ruskin Drive, Orchard Mead, Brynards Hill, Bardsey Close, Queen's Road, Whitehorn Close, Hunts Mill Road, Brooklands, Squires Hill Close, Breach Lane, Ruxley Close, Rope Yard, Bradene Close, Lime Kiln, Vowley View, as well as the following Wootton Bassett area postcodes: SN4 7BG, SN4 4FZ, SN4 0WU, SN4 4GR, SN4 4DU, SN4 4FJ, SN4 7DH, SN4 4GT, SN4 4HN, SN4 4HB.
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