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Draught stopping

If you can feel a draught from an unreasonable gap or hole then it needs to be sealed up.

Become a draught detective and keep the breeze outside. Draughts increase the likelihood of lower temperatures in houses. A draughty home costs more to heat because you’re wasting energy.

In a nutshell

What’s an unreasonable gap or hole?

It’s a common sense definition. If you can feel external air coming in or a clear draught from a gap or hole, then it’s probably a gap or hole that needs stopping.

Fireplaces and chimneys

If an open fireplace isn’t in use, it can cause draughts - so block it off.

Top tips

Get the win without the wind

There’s a few key areas. Check if a gap is causing a draught by feeling for cold air along the gap with the back of a wet hand - then you’ll find the major culprits.

Mind the important gaps

You don’t need to block up intentional gaps or holes that are part of the construction.

Ready to raise the standard?