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DIY draught proofing

Draughts happen where there are unwanted gaps in the construction of your home, and where openings are left uncovered. These result in uncontrollable draughts this should not be thought of as acceptable or as ventilation. Build tight ventilate right is a good way to do things.

Look for these with your eyes, feel for them with damp fingers (feel colder when in a draught) search high and low, be diligent to bend down and check under window boards and sills.

You’ll find draughts at any accidental gap in your home that leads outside, such as:

·         Windows, round sashes and casements (the bit that opens) round the frame, under the window board, between the window board and the frame behind any architraves.

·         Doors, under round over and through the door itself – including keyholes and letterboxes.

·         electrical fittings on walls and ceilings

·         suspended floors – fill all gaps including under skirtings, door under linings etc

·         seal all pipes and ducts leading outside, look in the top of the airing cupboard too.

·         ceiling-to-wall joints - fill all gaps and cracks with decorators caulk.

·         Redundant air bricks and vents, check that these are not required for any open flues you have then block them up!


Loft hatches

It is important to block off draughts around your loft hatch and its frame/architrave. Use draught strip, as you would on a door and decorators caulk elsewhere. Make sure that your loft trap is insulated, sheet insulation is best.

Cost of materials, be careful where you buy from search around for good prices, a typical draught bust cost us less than £25 in materials, we can possibly supply materials for you.

Now look again!

Tony  --  DraughtBuster