Glass100 supplies and installs Transcat Clear pet doors into custom cut panels of toughened safety glass. Transcat pet doors are specifically designed for installation into glass panels and are made from durable, high quality clear plastic. In addition to Transcat doors, Glass 100 now stock a range of doors suitable for large breeds.
For the safety, as well as the security, of both the pet and the house occupants, Glass100 applies industry best standard for the manufacture and installation of dog doors, cat doors and cat flaps, with all installations compliant with the requirements of Australian Standard AS1288.
Glass100 pet door installations utilise toughened safety glass. Toughened glass is made via a thermal tempering process. The glass is placed onto a roller table, taking it through a furnace that heats it to above 600 °C. The glass is then rapidly cooled with forced draughts of air while the inner portion of the glass remains free to flow for a short time. The glass cannot be cut once it has been transformed into toughened safety glass, and there for the hole required for the installation of the pet door needs to be cut into the glass prior to the glass going through the toughening process. This means existing toughened glass panels, such as laundry doors, cannot have the pet door hole cut into them and require replacing. Toughened glass is used when strength, heat resistance and safety are important considerations. Glass100 use toughened glass in pet doors because of it’s additional strength and durability in addition to it’s unique characteristic of shattering into small cubes rather than sharp edged shards if broken. This not only protects your pet, but also small inquisitive children. Further questions? Check out our FAQ’s
Obtaining a quote
To obtain a quote for a pet door installation, you will need the following information.
Dimensions – Height & Width. Simply measure the height and width of the glass that you can see in the glass panel to be replaced. This sizing is purely for quoting and a tradesperson will attend to do an exact site measurement once your job is proceeding. As with all indications, the more accurate the indicated measurements are, the more accurate your indicative quote will be.
Clear, Tinted, Obscured, Patterned or Double Glazed Glass – Please indicate if the panel that your dog door, cat door or cat flap requires glass that is not clear or is double glazed.
Frame Type – The style of frame around the existing glass panel, the most common choices being aluminium with a rubber seal, wood with a putty seal, wood with a timber bead, steel with a putty seal or double glazed with a PVC frame.
Pet Door Size – The size of your cat or dog will determine which pet door is required. The Glass100 Pet Door Pricelist includes diagrams of the sizes of the pet doors. Should you be uncertain of which size to choose, it is recommended to use a cardboard box as a testing unit. Simply cut the designated flap size into the side of the box and then place your dog or cat into the box to ascertain if the flap size is suitable for your dog or cat to pass through.
Once you have collected this information, you are ready to get your pet door quote. If the glass to be replaced is clear, the framework is aluminium and the installation is in the metropolitan area, you can use the details on the pricelist to create your own quote. Should your requirements be different to this, or you would like assistance in calculating the quote, please contact us.
Ordering the Pet Door & Toughened Glass Panel
To proceed with your order for your pet door installation, simply contact Glass100. Upon confirmation of the works, Glass100 will collect a deposit and will schedule a suitable time that is convenient with yourself for a glazier to complete the exact site measure.
After completing the site measure, the factory staff will cut the glass panel to the required size and cut the hole in the glass panel. This custom panel will then be processed by the toughening furnace to be transformed into Category A Toughened Safety Glass. Once the now toughened glass panel has completed the toughening process and passed Quality Control, a suitable time will be arranged for the new panel and pet door to be installed.
Installation of the new glass panel and pet door usually occurs 4 – 8 working days from measure. During installation the existing glass panel will be removed and the new toughened glass panel, including pet door, will be installed, with an onsite time of 30 to 70 minutes required, depending on the style of installation.
Payment of any outstanding balance is required at the completion of the installation, with Glass100 preferring direct payment via EFT. Please note that the installation glaziers do not carry change with them.
For any further queries or to proceed with an order, please contact Glass100 on 08 6500 0022.
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