Install a cat or dog flap in a glass door. Installing a doggie door in double glazed sealed units.

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If you're a pet owner, then you know that it's important to give your furry friend the freedom to come and go as they please. A cat or dog flap is the perfect way to do just that! In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about cat and dog flaps. We'll talk about the different types of flaps available, the costs associated with them, and how to install them in your home. Let's get started!

Types of pet flaps available

There are a few different types of pet flaps available on the market. The most common type is the hinged flap, which is attached to the doorframe and swings open when your pet pushes against it. There is also the tunnel-style cat flap, which fits into a hole in the door and has a flexible rubber tunnel that your pet can push through. The last type of cat flap is the panel style, which is a flat piece of plastic that attaches to your door with magnets.

No matter which type of cat or dog flap you choose, be sure to measure the opening before purchasing it. This will ensure that you get a flap that fits perfectly!

Dog and cat flaps make a great addition to your home, so whichever type you choose we are very sure your pet will grateful.

What is the cost of installing a pet flap in a glass door?

The average cat or dog flap will cost between £10 and £80 to buy.

Installing a cat or dog flap in a glass door can be done by a professional. A new glass unit must be manufactured with the hole already in so the unit can remain sealed without misting. This usually comes at a cost of between £70-£250 however, this will vary based on the size of the unit.

Cat flap cost could differ slightly from the cost of a dog flap installation but usually the cost of installing a pet door will be pretty similar.

Why hire a professional cat flap fitter?

A cat flap fitter will have the knowledge and experience to install your cat or dog flap safely. They will also be able to advise you on which type of cat flap is best for your needs and may even offer an installation service if necessary.

You can start to find out more about our registered installers here. and they’ll help you get a pet flap in your glass door.

dog looking out of a dog flap

What are microchip Dog & Cat Flaps?

The Microchip cat flap and the microchip Dog Flap use patented technology to identify your pet by reading the unique code implanted in their skin. This means that only your pet can enter or exit using the flap, keeping unwelcome animals out and giving you peace of mind.

The microchip Dog & Cat Flaps are available from leading retailers including Pets at Home, Argos, and Prices start from just £49.99 for the cat flap and £64.99 for the dog flap.

In a recent survey more than 40% of cat owners said their homes are entered by neighbourhood cats trying to gain attention, shelter, food or to attack the resident cat.

So with that in mind having a chipped pet flap might actually be worth the additional cost.

How long does it take to install a dog or cat flap?

The installation of a cat or dog flap usually takes around 30 minutes. However, this may vary depending on the type and size of cat flap you choose, as well as the door in which it is being installed.

If you're not comfortable installing a pet flap yourself, be sure to hire a professional cat or dog flap fitter. They will have the knowledge and experience to install your cat flap safely, as well as advise you on which type of cat flap is best for your needs.

How do I install a pet flap?

A cat or dog flap can be installed in a number of ways. The most common method is to cut a hole in your door and install the cat flap directly into it. However, you may also choose to fit an external frame around the cat flap so that it looks more like part of your home's exterior

The type of cat or dog flap you have will determine how it's installed. Most cat flaps are designed to be fitted into wooden doors, but some cat flaps also come with an external frame that can be fitted around the cat flap to make it look more like part of your home's exterior.

Cat or dog flaps can be installed in several different glass doors including single glazed, double glazed, French doors, sliding doors, or even windows.

Lots of factors can effect cat flap installation cost and the best way to install them, we recommend getting A Professional Cat Flap Fitter to help with the installation.

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Choosing a Pet Flap

When choosing a pet flap, there are a few things you'll need to consider. The most important factor is the size of your pet - make sure to choose a cat or dog flap that's big enough for them to fit through! You'll also need to decide which type of cat or dog flap you want.

Pet flaps installed in double glazed doors will vary from the ones installed in a brick or UPVC panel.

Benefits of a Pet Flap

There are many benefits to installing a cat or dog flap in your home. The most obvious benefit is that it allows your cat or dog to come and go as they please, without having to open the door for them every time! This can be very useful if you work long hours and don't always have time during the day for letting pets outside. If your cat or dog lives indoors, installing a cat flap also means that they won't need to rely on you for access outside.

How much does it cost to install a dog or cat flap in a brick wall?

This will depend on the cat flap you choose and the installer you use. Typically, cat flaps range in price from £49.99 to £64.99, so it's likely to be around £150 to install a cat flap in a brick wall. It's always best to get quotes from several installers before making your decision.

Here we have a selection of dog flaps for glass doors:

GLOGLOW Pet Door Dog Window Gate Round Clear Flap Door with 4 Ways Lock & Liner Kit for Cat Puppy Doggie Best Fits for Screen Window, Sliding Glass Door, Glass Window

The GLOGLOW pet door is a great option for glass doors as it features a modern clean design, it comes equipped with 4 modes for controlling in or out functions. Some people also prefer the clear design as many dog or cat flaps feature a white surround which highlights the fact you have a flap installed.

PetSafe Staywell 4 Way Locking Classic Cat Flap, Easy Install, Durable, Pet Door for Cats - (Tunnel Included)

The PetSafe Staywell is a nice cheap option and one of the top-selling cat flaps on Amazon, it has a simple but effective design and can be installed in glass doors or windows. It can also be installed in wooden doors or walls, easy for DIY cat flap installation.

SureFlap Cat Flap with Microchip Identification, White (4 x AA batteries required)

The SureFlap cat flap is a smart cat flap that only allows cats with a programmed microchip to enter. This cat flap can be installed in a glass door or window. Store up to 32 pets with very simple one-button programming. If you live in an area with many neighborhood cats the microchip identification is a godsend.

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