cPVC door


Is it possible to fit a catflap into a uPVC door - and if so how do you cut the hole? sorry if this seems an idiotic sort of question - am female and want to convince husband it's a good idea so I need facts to back me up!
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a waterfall and said:

The door usually has a plastic panel in the bottom and it cuts easily for the flap.
Be aware though that you have effectively ruined the door and unless the people buying the house when you sell want a cat flap, they will deduct the the price of a replacement door.
An alternative option is to put the flap in the wall in a convenient place. Replacing a few blocks and bricks is considerably cheaper than the door.
(You may be lucky and have a door with a removable and replaceable panel. If so there isn't really a problem)
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Depends on the door really...most have an infill panel fitted into the frame and is removed via removable beading from the inside of the door. It would have been easier to advise if we had a photo of the door. The infill panel can be replaced if a future owner doesnt need a cat flap. Cutting it is generally a doddle because it is constructed from a few millimetres of PVC on both side with the inside being filled with expanded polystryrene. The only difficulty may come if you have an infill panel like mine which I specified to have a steel sheet embeddied within it, however with a little care it should still be possible to cut. How do you check if it has a steel infill panel I hear you ask?...well you use one of those metal detectors that you get from DIY shops to look for electric cables in plaster. If it beeps.... you have an infill panel.
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biggirlsblouse wrote:

Most Upvc doors have some sort of compressed foam material packed in between the inner and outer wall of the door. And yes that panel can be removed by lifting out the beads
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