Jump to content

Fitting a cat flap in a composite door

Recommended Posts

I've just bought a cat flap and thought it would be a fairly straight forward job to fit it as just assumed my front door was made of wood. However, now I've had a proper look at it and researched a bit online I'm pretty sure it's composite. Does this make it more difficult or is it just the same procedure? Only thing I'm slightly concerned about is the door isn't flat, it's panelled so will probably have to fit to one side and fill in a few gaps with silicon. Also I've had a look round the estate and despite there being loads of cats, I can't see one house with the same style of door as mine with a cat flap in which concerns me a bit!


I will probably have a go myself but don't suppose anyone knows of someone who could fit this as I am a bit useless at DIY. I live out in Thurcroft so any recommendations for a joiner/builder/handyman would be great.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Measure the hole. Cut it out. Glue the cat flap in place. Silicone on top to get a nice white finish IF you have a white door. Job done.


Cost: Time.


Professional Cat Flap Fitter ............ try Yellow Pages. But make sure they have their CSC, EURs, BESC, RFFCF, and are time served.


Top Tip: Anyone not covered in fur or sneezing - beware.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 11 years later...

I've recently had a cat flap fitted to a patio door at the rear of my house. I didn't think they could do it but they can by replacing the whole glass panel with a custom made one. The door panel was misted so it needed replacing anyway so having a hole cut in the glass was the only extra.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.