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Pet Flap Installation Costs

Do you want to make life easier for yourself or your furry friend?

Installation of a cat or dog flap is a solution. Look through this guide to price for information on cat or dog flap fitting costs and material costs.


How Much Is the Pet Flap Installing Cost?

What is the price on the average do you have to pay for an animal flap?

The typical cost of installing an animal flap ranges from PS100-PS250..

In the beginning we’ll look at the cost of installing different kinds of flaps for pets will cost for various door styles.

A traditional pet flap installed into the glass French door will cost you between the range of PS150-PS250.

To install this type of flap, you’ll have to budget around PS80-PS125 for a wood door, PS130 to PS190 for doors made of composite, PS80 to PS120 for the uPVC door panel or between PS240 and PS450 for a classic pet flap on an external wall.

If you opt for an animal flap lockable price increases more slowly, reaching around PS150 to PS255 for glass French door and PS80-PS130 for a wooden door. PS130 to PS195 on composite doors PS80 to PS125 for uPVC doors, and PS240-PS455 for an exterior wall.

It is possible to expect a larger price in the event you choose magnetic pet flap. The ability to fit this kind of pet flap in the glass French door, it will cost between PS160-PS305.

It will cost you between PS90-PS180 to install it in an existing wooden door, PS140 to PS245 for doors made of composite, PS90 to PS180 for the case of a uPVC door panel and between PS250 and PS505 for an exterior wall.

The estimated costs of the infrared and microchip pet door installed is the same, considering that the average cost of their supply is the same.

For one of these pet flaps onto the glass French door, the doors would range from PS190-PS325 in the case of the wooden door from PS120-PS200 or for doors made of composite PS170-PS265.

It’s about PS120-PS195 to fit either type into an uPVC doors panel, or PS280-PS520 for an exterior wall.

What could change the price for a flap pet?

Other significant cost factors include the dimensions and kind that you choose for your pet’s flap the ease of access and the location you’re in particular.

The rates of tradespeople vary across the country, The highest rate is located within London in the Southeast part of England and London specifically.

Pet delirium Installation Prices

Flap TypeDoor/ Wall TypeLabour CostSupply Costs Total Cost
ClassicFrench Door£80 to £150£70 to £100£150 to £250
Rustic Door£40 to £65£40 to £60£80 to £125
Composite Doors£50 to £100£80 to £90£130 to £190
UPVC Door Panel £40 to £70£40 to £50£80 to £120
External Wall£120 to £250£120 to £200£240 to £450
LockableFrench Door£80 to £150 £70 to £105£150 to £255
Rustic Door£40 to £65 £40 to £65 £80 to £130
Composite Doors£50 to £100 £80 to £95 £130 to £195
UPVC Door Panel£40 to £70 £40 to £55 £80 to £125
External Wall£120 to £250 £120 to £205£240 to £455
InfraredFrench Door£80 to £150 £110 to £175 £190 to £325
Rustic Door £40 to £65 £80 to £135£120 to £200
Composite Doors£50 to £100 £120 to £165 £170 to £265 
UPVC Door Panel £40 to £70 £80 to £125£120 to £195
External Wall£120 to £250 £160 to £270 £280 to £520
Magnetic Glass French Door£80 to £150£80 to £155£160 to £305
Rustic Door£40 to £65£50 to £115£90 to £180
Composite Doors£50 to £100 £90 to £145£140 to £245
UPVC Door Panel £40 to £70£50 to £110£90 to £180
External Wall £120 to £250 £130 to £255 £250 to £505
Microchip French Door £80 to £150 £110 to £175 £190 to £325
Rustic Door£40 to £65 £80 to £135£120 to £200
Composite Doors £50 to £100 £120 to £165 £170 to £265
UPVC Door Panel £40 to £70 £80 to £125£120 to £195 
External Wall £120 to £250 £160 to £270£280 to £520

What are the cost of supplies of putting in a pet Flap?

This is especially relevant when you are planning to install an animal flap on your own. We’ll breakdown the cost of purchasing the flap for your pet by itself by type, before evaluating the total costs of supply for various installations.

The final cost could be a lot higher than the cost of the flap for pets in its entirety, since fitting the flap to your pet may require the use of additional materials or supplies.

A traditional pet flap typically costs around PS10 to PS25 and pet flaps that lock are available at a cost of PS10 to PS30..

If you’d prefer a pet flap with a magnetic design you can expect to pay around PS20-PS80 in the shop. Microchip and infrared pet flaps, are on the other hand and generally cost between between PS50 and PS100.

In the next step, we will look at specific tasks and the cost of the installation of a pet flap on an glass French door could cost between PS70 or PS100.

If we assume the same kind of pet flap, anticipate total costs for supply to be PS40-PS60 for a door made of wood, PS80 to PS90 for Composite doors. from PS40-PS50 to put it into the uPVC Door Panel, or any range from the PS120-PS200 range for an exterior wall installation.

If you look at a pet lockable flap, the price will increase to PS70 or PS105 for an unglazed French doors, PS40 and PS65 for doors made of wood, PS80 to PS95 for composite doors, PS40 to PS55 for the uPVC door panel or PS120 to PS205 for an exterior wall.

For an electronic pet flap is about PS80 up to PS155 for the French glass door. PS50 up to PS115 for doors made of wood, PS90 to PS145 for composite doors, PS50 to PS110 for an uPVC doors, and between PS130 to PS255 to make an external wall.

For infrared as well as microchip pet flaps estimate of the cost for supply is similar. For either pet flaps installed in an glass French door will likely cost from around PS110-PS175.

Expect to pay between PS80-PS135 for a door made of wood, PS120 to PS165 for doors made of composite, PS80 to PS125 for the uPVC doors, and somewhere between PS160-PS275 to make an external wall.

Costs for Supply of Installing the Pet Flap

Flap TypeDoor/ Wall TypeSupply Costs 
Classic Glass French Door £70 to £00
Rustic Door£40 to £60
Composite Doors£80 to £90
UPVC Door Panel £40 to £50
External Wall£120 to £200
Lockable Glass French Door£70 to £105
Rustic Door£40 to £65
Composite Doors £80 to £95
UPVC Door Panel£40 to £55 
External Wall£120 to £205 
Infrared Glass French Door£110 to £175
Rustic Door£80 to £135
Composite Doors £120 to £165
uPVC Door Panel £80 to £125
External Wall £160 to £270 
MagneticGlass French Door£80 to £155
Rustic Door£50 to £115
Composite Doors£90 to £145
UPVC Door Panel £50 to £110
External Wall £130 to £255
MicrochipGlass French Door£110 to £175
Rustic Door£80 to £135
Composite Doors £120 to £165 
UPVC Door Panel£80 to £125
External Wall£160 to £270

What are the additional costs of the Pet Flap Installation?

There’s a range of additional costs that can occur when you have the pet flap put in place. In this article we’ll look at the most common examples.

Minimum Fee

Many contractors require a minimum cost that can become part of the total price.

However in the event that the work is extremely short, like the installation of an animal flap to an entrance made of wood (usually one time of less than an hour) A minimum cost might be set to make sure that the task and its completion is well-worth the time.

Kind of Pet Flap

As we’ve already mentioned the design of the pet door flaps can be an important cost element. Classic pet flaps that lock are the most affordable choices, with prices as low to the price of PS10 to less.

At the opposite end of the spectrum are microchip and infrared pet flaps that tend to range in the range of PS50 to PS100.

The size of Pet Flap

Size of flap for pets is not a significant factor since there is already an important price difference between different kinds and sizes of flaps for pets.

But it can change the overall cost of installation even if just by just a few percent in the majority of instances.

Brand Name and Quality of Pet Flap

It’s no surprise that the better its quality and durability of the dog flap the more it costs. Certain brands also sell products that have higher cost over other, less budget-friendly pet brands.

Also, the cost of a cat flap or dog flap price on sites like eBay are usually less than those on brands.


The longer it takes to install the pet flap, the more expensive the labor cost will be. To create some striking contrasts, attaching a small pet flap onto an uPVC door panel is likely to be a matter of an hour, but fitting a larger pet flap to the glass of a French door might take an entire day of labor.

Replacing glass Door with uPVC Door Panel

If you choose to have your glass door replaced by an uPVC door panel and new pet flap to it, you can anticipate anywhere between PS70 or PS100 that will be added onto your total costs.

Costs of Tradesmen for installing an Animal Flap

Let’s take a close review of the costs associated with installing a pet flap. Costs will vary based on the type of door and the size of the flap.

We’ll break down costs by these elements in this segment and then examine how much laborers cost each hour to do this kind of work.

The majority of tradespeople charge between PS40-PS50 an hour for this kind of work. The cost of labor is different across the country, but.

The cost of labour will be somewhere between PS80 or PS150 for an unglazed French doors, PS40 and PS65 for the wooden door, PS50 to PS100 for doors made of composite, PS40 to PS70 for the uPVC door panel or PS120 up to PS250 for an exterior wall.

How Long Does it Take to put in a Cat or Dog Flap?

The amount of time needed to put in the flap for pets can differ greatly based on the size of the pet flap as well as the type of wall it will be fitted to.

In addition to the labor costs as well as the pet flap (i.e. classic, lockable, microchip, etc.) is not a significant factor in determining the duration of the job. The timeframe of putting on the flap to a pet based on two crucial factors that affect time.

If you have the glass French door, it will take about 1 hour to install an animal flap that is small and 3-4 hours to set up an average pet flap and 4-5 hours to install the larger model.

For a door made of wood one can expect to take around an hour to put in an animal flap that is small, 60-90 minutes for a moderate pet flap and 2 hours to install the large pet flap.

For composite doors, the set-up time is usually two hours for a smaller pet flap. 1.5 up to 2.5 hours depending on the size or larger, and two to 2.5 time for larger pet flap.

It’ll take around an hour or less put a small pet flap onto the uPVC doors panel. For the same door that is used for fitting a large pet flap could take around 60-90 minutes which is 1.5 or 2 hours to fit a big pet flap.

If you’re planning to install a pet flap in an exterior wall, you can expect the job will take 1.5 or 2 hours for the smallest pet flap. 2 to 3 hours for a large pet flap, and 3-4 hours when you’re getting a larger pet flap installed.

Selecting the right Pet Flap

Although we’ve broken down the differences in price between different types of pet flaps (or the absence of them in certain instances) however, it does not reveal much about their value.

In this article we’ll look at the most popular kinds of pet flaps, and then look at their characteristics and pros and pros and.

Classic Pet Flap Cost

A standard pet flap is simple and inexpensive. It’s a simple double-sided pet flap that is accessible at any time.

The pet doors are affordable and, depending on the requirements of your pet can be quite satisfactory. But, traditional pet flaps aren’t the most secure.

Pets from the neighborhood as well as wild animals may get into your home with a traditional pet flap. It will not provide a lot of protection against the elements. In the average, traditional pet flaps are priced between between PS10 and PS25 per item.


  • Cost-effective
  • Straightforward


  • Doesn’t offer security
  • Unprotected from the elements

Lockable Pet Flap Cost

If you want to add some security and for one or two additional cost (if you have any) it is recommended to consider the possibility of a pet flap that is lockable.

The pet flaps are locked by hand at any time you’d like. This allows you to choose when your pet may be allowed to go inside and out, and, most importantly, it prevents animals or other pets from coming in unwelcomely.

A pet flap that locks will give you peace of mind going to bed knowing that your house isn’t susceptible to being broken into.

Although it has its advantages the lockable pet flap isn’t secure even if it is locked. If the mechanism for locking breaks or becomes jammed, then you could have to hire an expert to come in to fix the issue. In general, a pet flap lockable costs between PS10 to PS30.


  • Security is increased in locked rooms.
  • Cheap, but not cheap.


  • Only be sure to lock the door
  • The risk of jamming or other mechanical problems

The cost of the Infrared pet flap

While they can be more expensive Infrared pet flaps are extremely advantageous due to the safety they offer.

When you purchase this kind or pet doors, you’ll have an infrared lock that can be affixed to your cat or dog’s collar.

The key will activate the lock on the flap for pets when the animal approaches and allow them to go through, however it will be locked in the event that another animal comes in.

You can purchase additional keys, if you’d like to, however, this means that you are able to allow access to multiple pets, for instance the case if you have other household pets. Infrared pet flaps typically cost between between PS50 and PS100..


  • Highly safe
  • Possibility to purchase a variety of infrared keys


  • Expensive

Microchip Pet Flap Cost

Similar to an infrared pet flap is one that was created using microchip access and security. Although they are expensive they are extremely secure.

Each pet’s microchip is unique and distinct. These pet flaps can be programmed to only allow access when the microchip’s close proximity to.

It is possible to set this type of pet flap that will detect microchips from multiple pets, in case you’d like.

There always exists a chance that your pet’s key infrared may be lost or damaged in time A microchip pet flap is the highest overall quality.

Microchip pet flaps typically cost between between PS50 and PS100..


  • Highly safe
  • You can provide multiple pets with access
  • More efficient than infrared over the long term


  • Costly

Magnetic Pet Flap Cost

Magnetic pet flaps are known to be less expensive than microchip or infrared pet flaps and serve the same functionality.

The flap for pets is opened in response to the presence of tags or collars which can be affixed to your pet.

The drawback of using a magnetic pet flap is that it could take a long time to identify the collar or tag of your pet and there’s a chance of the dog or cat of a neighbor wearing the same collar or tag because these pet flaps tend to not be quite as sanitized as microchip or infrared pet flaps.

Magnetic pet flaps typically cost between the price range of between PS20 and PS80..


  • Magnetic flap for cat or dog flaps are secure
  • Much less expensive than infrared and microchip flaps for pets


  • The time it takes to work may be long.
  • Pets of the neighborhood could be able to gain access

The benefits of the use of a Pet Flap

There are numerous benefits for installing pet flaps within the house. In this article we’ll examine some of the best advantages.


A pet flap can benefit the well-being for your dog in many ways. Pets may not always signal that they must go outside when they are in need of toileting or may not do it for a while if they’re home by themselves.

By using a pet flap it can reduce the risk for your dog suffering urinary health problems like UTIs. It also gives your pet access to sunshine, fresh air and exercise at any time they wish.

Liberty for your Pet

It’s not just more beneficial for your pet’s health to spend more time outdoors, but they’ll also be happier too.

A pet flap will mean the pet will have less need to be anxiously or barking/meowing in the back door, and spend more time out having fun. It can also play a part in allowing a pet cat to more easily embrace their own natural behaviors too.


As we’ve discussed in the previous article, pet flaps can let your cat or dog to exercise whenever they want (as as long as they’re not locked).

This could mean that they won’t need to take more walks, but this shouldn’t be a given. Whatever the case, exercising more will ensure that your pet will be less stressed. Overall you’ll probably enjoy your living a more enjoyable life.

Affordability for You

It also makes things easier on your part. For instance, if your pet is ready to go outside or comes back inside, you don’t need to stand up and switch off the door and then close it. Your pet will be content, and so will you.

Interior Condition

The benefits mentioned above could help the interior condition of your house. In the end If your pet isn’t required to scratch at the door, or isn’t as stressed (and consequently less likely to make mess in the home) then your home’s interior is likely to be less damaged than it might.

What’s the Cost to remove a pet Flap?

You might decide to get the flap removed from your pet because you’d like to switch to a more secure alternative (e.g. replacing a traditional pet flap by a microchip flap) or simply because you’ve realized that pet flaps can be more of a hassle more than they are beneficial.

While the latter is not likely, it could depend on the type of pet flap you’ve installed, and if you’d like to invest in having it replaced with a more durable product.

In the opposite case it could be that your pet’s passed to cat or dog heaven. The removal of pet flaps will most likely cost you less than PS100, however it will depend on the kind of flap for your pet, among other elements.


Q How do you install an animal flap inside a uPVC door?

A: To begin you’ll require all the tools and equipment needed. The pet flap’s manufacturer flap will provide you with the instructions you need.

Be sure to ensure that your pet isn’t located on the other side of the door while cutting the circle to make the flap for your cat! In general these steps will be needed;

  1. Determine the location of the door the pet flap will fit. flap for your pet.
  2. Mark the center of the door
  3. Draw the outline of the flap for pets on the door.
  4. Drill holes in the outline of the circle
  5. Make use of a jigsaw to cut the door circle
  6. Make sure the hole is cleaned up with Sand-paper
  7. Check that the flap is swung in a correct manner
  8. Drill the holes for fixing
  9. Following the instructions follow the directions to fix the cat flap to the wall.
  10. Verify that it’s working properly

Please adhere to the manufacturer’s specifications exactly, if they are provided.

Q: What’s the best method of training cats to use flaps for pets?

A Some cats will be able to intuitively understand how to operate pet flaps, some won’t. It’s crucial not to encourage your cat to use the flap too fast, since fear might be the biggest factor that keeps them from moving.

You can temporarily open from the hole and allow them to slide through the hole prior to putting in the flap. Alternately, you can cover the flap by using cloth that is hung above the opening.

When your pet is particularly anxious, ensure that the flap covers every inch of hole. Once the pet flap is to the wall, you can offer rewards such as their favorite treats that are placed in the open.

It is not advisable to do it due to dietary reasons, and since it could diminish the indulgence in their minds when they consume it frequently. But using positive reinforcement and patience should be effective.

What is the length of time will batteries last on a pet flap with microchips?

A: Typically for around six months.

Q What is the best kind for pet flap?

A Microchip pet flap is the most effective option, but it’s dependent on what you need. In some instances the classic pet flap that is lockable or a cat flap can be used.

Q: Can I fit a pet flap door DIY?

1. If you understand the specifics of what you are doing and you are confident in your abilities, then absolutely you can set up a pet flap with out employing an expert.



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