Designed with your protection in mind, pet doors can be built into most existing security doors and screens. At Stan Bond Security in Perth, our Petway pet doors are suitable for dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes.
Our pet doors:
- are easy to fit and come with simple instructions
- can be fitted at home without having to take your security door off
- fit to standard insect screen doors using an adaptor bracket
- come in six different colours to suit your door and décor
View our range of pet doors here. If you’re a budding DIY enthusiast, here are seven easy steps to fit yours at home.
Please note that basic tools are required. You will need:
- Phillips-head screwdriver
- pointy nose pliers (optional)
- roller wheel (optional)
- bolt cutters or hacksaw
- marker pen
- Stanley knife or blade
- safety glasses, dust mask and ear muffs
- tape measure
Your Step-by-Step Pet Door Installation Guide
Step 1: Remove the Spline Cord
You can install your new pet door while your security door is still attached to its frame. Using pointy nose pliers, remove the spline cord from the bottom corner of the security door, below the handle, taking out approximately 500mm in both directions from corner. Peel back insect screening to give clear access to the grille.
Step 2: Mark Where to Position the Pet Door
Make sure the pet door is at the right height for your pet to get in and out. To do this, use a measuring tape to measure 300mm in height and 250mm in width from the innermost edge of the door frame. Mark with marker pen.
Step 3: Cut out the Opening
Put on safety glasses, a dust mask and ear muffs. Using bolt cutters or a hacksaw, cut outside the marked cutting line. Remove grille. Note: Any rivets may have to be removed by drilling out. Fit PVC channel (provided) over the cut grille edge. Undo two screws to disassemble your packaged PETWAY® pet door. Remove bag containing screws and set aside.
Step 4: Fit Your Pet Door into the Frame
While holding the outer frame against the grille, place the inner frame of the pet door in position, ensuring the spline channel in your security door frame is exposed. Using a Phillips screwdriver, tighten the two bottom screws provided. This will hold the pet door frames in position. Do not over-tighten the screws.
Gently spread the top section of the frames apart and insert the flap with the word PETWAY® facing outside. Ensure the pet door stays aligned with the security door frame and does not cover security door frame spline channel. Fit and tighten remaining screws. Do not over tighten screws.
Step 5: Cut the Screening
Allow insect screening to drape back down, roll spline cord back into its original position. Using a sharp blade, cut the insect screening as shown, running the blade between the pet door flap and the frame.
Step 6: Trim Any Excess
Starting at the top corner, pre-crease insect screening into the channel, then run the spline cord (provided) into the pet door spline channel. Using a sharp blade, trim off any excess spline cord and insect screening.
Step 7: Train Your Pet to Use the Door
Assembly is now complete! Now, all you need to do is train your pet to use their new door and you will enjoy security in your home, without having to leave your door open or let your pet in and out all of the time.
For more details, or for professional help and advice on fitting your pet door, contact Stan Bond Security on 08 9249 8852.