IMPROVING AN OLD HOUSE

Deficiencies of old buildings by way of draughts and other discomforts can easily be remedied. OLDER types of houses, whether they be period or as late as Victorian or Edwardian, are usually at their best in the summer. In winter, unless they have been modernized and every detail in them brought up to date, they … Read more

Draughtproofing Techniques To Reduce Fuel Bills

Ill-fitting doors and windows are the main sources of draughts, but other points of entry are via chimney flues and floors. Warning Beware of total draughtproofing if the room contains a fuel-burning appliance, unless it is a balanced flue type in which case it automatically draws its air from outside. For other appliances, particularly paraffin … Read more

Controlling Humidity And Heat Loss In The Home

After much thought you may have installed the system of central heating ideal for your type of home. All that remains is for you to sit back and enjoy its benefits. But wait! Nothing is perfect in this imperfect world. Do you now suffer from sore throats, headaches or sinus trouble? Is your woodwork warping? … Read more

Tips For Stopping Draughts In The House

tips for stopping draughts

SIMPLE DRAUGHT CURES If you don’t have the time to get down to draught proofing your house, there are still a few simple steps you can take to try to minimise heat loss. Heavy curtains which have been cut to provide ample overlap will act as an efficient thermal barrier to both heat losses via … Read more

How To Seal Draughty Doors

how to seal draughty doors

SEALING DOORS For the tops and sides of doors, follow the same procedures as for windows. Again, the better the quality of the sealant strip, the longer lasting and neater in appearance it will be. But with doors, the biggest draught problem is usually created by a gap at the bottom. A speedy, but only … Read more

How To Seal Windows From Draughts

How To Seal Windows From Draughts

SEALING WINDOWS Draught proofing strips will solve most draught problems with opening casement windows and often with doors, too (sash windows need slightly more treatment — see below). But how long your draughtproofing will last depends on the quality of the materials you use. At the cheapest end of the scale are proprietary draught proofing … Read more