What determines the price of our pet doors?
Let's get real !
26 January, 2021 by
What determines the price of our pet doors?
Ivan Vandevivere

Our passion: making dog and cat flaps that look good and are of real quality, because we know that this is how we can convince dog and cat owners to give their pets some well-earned freedom. Being able to pee in peace and quiet at all times or, when the time is right, flirting with the neighbour's cat... every animal has a right to that.

But there is a price on our pet doors. And we are happy to explain why they cost what they do.

Biggest creation, small impact

A Tomsgates flap is a product you will own for a long time (maybe even for the nine lives of your cat, when you buy one of our beautiful cat flaps). It is not only their longevity that makes our hatches sustainable, but also the use of quality wood from responsible forestry contributes to this. Moreover, they are manufactured in Belgium in a decent workshop, by our own craftsmen. Not only because we like that and can guarantee the quality, but also because that makes the impact of our pet doors on the environment even smaller compared to other, overseas produced, models.

Let’s get real

All very well, but you want concrete figures? Then let us be transparent: one hour of production costs us, according to the accountant, about EUR 50.00. Our craftsmen spend about 4 hours lovingly crafting your pet flap. 4 x EUR 50 = EUR 200.

Add to that the price of the wood, steel locks, rubber flaps, shipping, office rent, delivery van, VAT, etc. and you will see the counter rise even higher. We have not chosen our prices randomly. Quality has its price.

The tail of the story

What it all comes down to in the end is this: we try to realize our pet doors, our passion, in a sustainable and local way. So, know that when you buy one of our products, you end up with people who love to make something beautiful and high quality for you and your pet. And that is priceless, right? ;-)