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Where can I put the cat flap in my new house?

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EElisavetaOfBelsornia Sat 08-Oct-16 12:33:59

I'm moving into a new property. There are double glazed sliding doors into the back garden, putting a cat flap into these doors is expensive and would reduce the insulation. Are there other options? Any advice please?

DesolateWaist Sat 08-Oct-16 12:35:10

Our cat flap goes through the wall!
We didn't fit it though so I've got no idea how to do it.

thecatneuterer Sat 08-Oct-16 12:40:49

They are easy to put in walls.

HenryCatPic Sat 08-Oct-16 12:46:11

We didn't want a cat flap and are in the house a lot of the time so we have a cat doorbel! Basically a sensor that we put outside the back door. When Henry goes next to the sensor an alarm goes off and we let him in. Works well for us

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Sat 08-Oct-16 12:57:56

In the wall would be great! Does it make the room cold?

thecatneuterer Sat 08-Oct-16 12:59:59

I can't say I've noticed any sort of difference in room temperature, no. My builder charges £50 to fit one in a wall

EElisavetaOfBelsornia Sat 08-Oct-16 13:45:22

Excellent! I'll get one fitted in the kitchen. Exciting!

RubbishMantra Sun 09-Oct-16 16:59:28

I had one in the wall in my last place. There's a flap at each end, and they go through a tunnel. If cats are used to using one with only one flap, you may have to prop one of the flaps open until they get used to it.

Never noticed a draught.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 10-Oct-16 00:02:04

We have one in a wall, it was a bastard to fit - get someone in to do it!

FredBair Tue 11-Oct-16 12:57:49

Front door?

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