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DIY draught proofing

According to the Energy Saving Trust 18% of heat loss in the home is through windows, so by fitting draught proofing you will not only feel more comfortable but you will also save money.

An average window or door will cost around £10 to draught proof if you install the products yourself.

Watch our step by step video on how to draught proof doors and sash windows:

To draught proof your doors and sash windows you will need:

  • A Tape Measure
  • A Junior Hacksaw
  • A hammer
  • A nail punch
  • A pair of wire cutters
  • A Bradawl or drill – for making additional holes in the strips
  • Masking tape can also be useful to hold strips in place

Tip: A thick stiff piece of cardboard can be a useful aid to protect windows when hammering

Where can I buy the draught proofing materials?

The Energy Advice Team based at 222 Upper Street stock the materials used in the video as well as other energy saving items. See our full range of products here

There are 3 different types of draught strips used for sash windows and doors.

  • Q Lon SBS - For the vertical sides of the window frame
  • Q Lon FS - For the point where the sashes meet
  • Q Lon 21L - External door draught strip
  • Brush seal strip

Where can I get information on how to draught proof my whole house?

The Better Archway Forum has written a guide to DIY draught proofing in the home. Please find a copy of this guide in the downloadable documents section at the bottom of this page.

Thanks to:

Space Oddity- http://www.spaceoddity.eu/

Better Archway Forum - www.ecoarchway.co.uk

Transition Belsize: www.transitionbelsize.org.uk

 

 

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