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How much does it cost to get a cat flap fitted in 2022?

Cat flaps (and dog flaps) not only give your fluffy companions the flexibility to come and go as they please, but they also have several practical benefits for their owners.

After a cat flap is installed, it means you would no longer need to be worried about getting up and down to open the door, or waking up to an unwanted ‘present’ to clean up.

If you’re considering a cat flap installation, you’ll want to make sure that your cat flap does not impact the integrity of your home security, or lower your energy efficiency.

Working with a professional cat flap fitter is recommended, and the typical cat flap installation cost is relatively low.

How much does it cost to fit a cat flap?

To determine your cat flap installation cost, you must consider the size, type and complexity of the job to install.

A cat flap installation project costs anywhere between £100 - £450.

Job typeMaterial costsLabour costs
Small pet flap fitting on UPVC door panel
£50£50
Replace glass door panel with uPVC panel and fit small-sized flap£80£100
Small pet flap fitted into external wall£120£150
Small pet flap fitted into glass French door£80£100
Small pet flap fitting on wooden door£50£70
Small pet flap fitted into composite doors£80£80

Our costs are ballpark averages – get a local tradesperson to quote now

Types of cat flaps

The cat flap market is broad, and choosing the right type for your feline is dependent on the design, mechanism and technology required.

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The classic cat flap

This is the most common type of cat flap found around the world. Its functions allow cats to come and go as they please.

They’re cheap and effective, but can easily let out heat from your household. They can potentially allow other small animals to sneak into your home.

If you want to keep your cat flap fitting costs down, the classic cat flap is for you.

Lockable pet flaps

These are similar to the classic flap, but with slightly better security.

For example, if you were to lock the flap at night, you could keep bad weather and unwanted visitors out of your house.

Infrared, magnetic and microchip flaps

These sophisticated designs are all at the more expensive end of the market, but they provide the very best in security that a cat flap can offer.

For Infrared and Magnetic flaps, a sensor is put in your cat’s collar that provides entry inside and out of your home.

Microchips provide the highest level of security as a chip is placed under the skin of your pet that corresponds to the flap on the door.

Size of the cat flap

The size of the cat flap required will influence the total cat flap fitting cost.

The larger the cat flap, the more materials are required if modifications need to be made to a door or wall.

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Job typeMaterial costsLabour costs
Large pet flap fitting on UPVC door panel£50£80
Replace glass door panel with uPVC panel and fit large-sized pet flap£100£150
Large pet flap fitted into external wall£200£250
Large pet flap fitted into glass French door£100£150
Large pet flap fitting on wooden door£60£70
Large pet flap fitted into composite doors£90£100

Cost of installing a cat flap in a glass door

Fitting a cat flap in glass requires a small-medium flap space to be cut into the glass. After which the flap can then be installed and sealed off.

On average, a professional cat flap fitter will charge between £160 - £200 for a glass install.

Cost of installing a cat flap in a wall

The average cat flap installation in the wall cost is between £240 - £450.

Installing a cat flap in a wall requires some brickwork and power tools.

To protect the integrity of the wall, it’s recommended that a professional tradesperson is used in the installation.

Cost of installing a cat flap in a double glazed door

The average cat flap UPVC door installation cost is between £80 - £120.

Installing a cat flap into a UPVC door first requires a cat flap sized panel to be removed from the door. After which the flap is installed and the panel is sealed off to prevent unwanted draughts from entering your house.

Cost of installing a cat flap in a patio door

The average cat flap in patio door installation cost is between £150 - £220.

If you require a cat flap to be put into a patio door, it is recommended to get a quote from a professional tradesperson first.

A patio door flap installation is similar to a UPVC door installation but may require glasswork or other materials.

Why hire a professional cat flap fitter?

Getting a cat flap professionally installed will undoubtedly provide you with peace of mind with your home’s security and energy efficiency.

If you take on the task of a DIY cat flap installation, it comes with the risk of a poorly-fitted cat flap. This could let a draft in at best and at worst provide ample opportunity for a potential home invader. A professional cat flap installer will stop these risks from happening.

The average cat flap installation cost starts from £100.

Cat flap installation cost overview

  • On average, a cat flap installation project costs anywhere from £100 - £450. The cost will vary depending on where the cat flap is being installed and the complexity of the installation.
  • The installation will take on average 2 hours.
  • An inexpensive option is a classic or lockable flap.
  • For added security, consider an infrared, magnetic or microchip flap.
  • Hiring a professional cat flap fitter will protect you from jeopardising your home security or energy efficiency.

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Olivia Scammell

Hi Hannah, yes you can. To get a quote, I recommend entering details about your job in our request a quote form. We will then send it to three tradespeople near you. I hope this helps!

Hannah

Can you install a cat flap in a window?

Olivia Scammell

Hi Susan, I recommend entering your postcode in the search bar to find cat flap fitters near you. Alternatively, fill in our request a quote form and we'll send it to three fitters near you.

Susan Bird

Need cat flap fitted in double glazed french door. Can l have a quote please

Tom Blake

Hi Sue, thanks for the comment. No problem. If you complete our Post a job form we'll send your details on to 4 relevant tradespeople who come recommended by your neighbours. Then our chosen members will reach out to you with a quote.

S Giles

I have a double glazed back door glass in the top panel in the bottom I’m trying to find someone to supply a cat flap and fit it if possible thank you

Olivia Scammell

Hi Carmen, thank you for your comment. Please enter your postcode in the search bar above, or alternatively, use our request a quote feature to get quotes from three trades near you.

Carmen lodge

Hi i need to find someone to fit a cat flap in on double glazed french doors quote needed thankyou

Olivia Scammell

Hi June, please enter your postcode into the search bar to find cat flap fitters near you. Alternatively, use our free request a quote feature to get quotes from three trades near you.

June Balfe

I need a cat flap fitted into an external door (to replace existing one). I have a three panned back door. I live in London SE8 area.

Tom Blake

Hi Christine, thank you for your comment. I recommend that you complete our request a quote form. Once you submit your details we'll get your job sent out to three local tradespeople for you. They will then be in touch with a quote to complete the cat flap installation.

christine oram

In need of a cat flap fitted to either our door or a conservatory window which are both glass we live on the isle of sheppey so some one local would be good.

Tom Blake

Hi there, we’re an online trade directory where you can find vetted tradespeople to fit your cat flap. Just head over to our home page to find your local vetted tradesperson: checkatrade.com

T Giles

I need cat flap fitting either in double glazed panels or to a brick wall . Please can you contact me to supply and fit? Thank you

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