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!
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
(You may be lucky and have a door with a removable and replaceable
panel. If so there isn't really a problem)
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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