Velvet Draught Excluder French Patio Door Extra Long Soft Draft Stopper 3ft (Burgundy)

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Velvet Draught Excluder French Patio Door Extra Long Soft Draft Stopper 3ft (Burgundy)

Velvet Draught Excluder French Patio Door Extra Long Soft Draft Stopper 3ft (Burgundy)

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It has been a battle worthy of the Napoleonic wars: a massive build up of weapons and intelligence, thrust and counter thrust, and some false dawns. Whilst my wife and I have yet to score a decisive victory over our draughty French doors, we are moving into the final stages of the fight and appear to have the upper hand. It seems to be a good time to document our struggles for the benefit of posterity. Names and certain details have been withheld to protect both the innocent and the guilty. The Battleground

Combining the strength of solid oak with the effectiveness of the Aquamac seal, this door frame is an excellent choice for draught-proofing your external doors. The first place to start seemed to be the MVHR air distribution boxes which the housebuilder had categorically stated did not need further insulation. I braved the loft with a screwdriver to take a look at the boxes. Fortunately the boxes have a maintenance panel, which was removed to reveal a pretty much empty box with some 25mm of soft foam covering much of the inside. The penny began to drop. The soft foam was sound insulation to reduce the potential for noise being transferred between rooms by the MVHR ducting, a known problem with these sorts of systems. It was helpful for acoustics but pretty useless for thermal insulation. Draught excluders come in a variety of forms, each tailored to different door types and homeowner preference. Here’s a breakdown of the common types:

If you’re looking for a way to extend your home out into your patio, and vice versa, then the traditional French door has a great deal to offer. They make a fantastic addition to the modern home and garden, neatly bridging the two and creating a single, cohesive space. French doors were first developed to allow French aristocrats to look out onto their estates, and to allow natural light to permeate the interior. Both virtues also apply to the modern French door, too. The most popular measure of energy efficiency in your home is the U-value. This describes how effective a material is as an insulator. The lower the value, the less heat is able to pass through a given area of material in a given amount of time. It’s typically measured in watts per metre squared. A standard double-glazed window will have a U-value of just under three. Whilst adjusting the lounge doors we spot a manufacturing defect in the side light which is a fixed panel. This will need replacing as it will only get worse over time but doing it in December is not the best time. We should wait until the spring. Wooden French doors tend to be more efficient than their uPVC equivalents because the material is much denser. Heat, therefore, has a far more difficult time passing from one side of the material to the other. Insulating External French Doors

This close up picture shows that the side light where it meets the floor and the wall is at 5.7°C. More like an outside temperature than the surface in a heated room. Kitchen French Doors Show Similar Characteristics To Lounge Besides doors, draught excluders can also be fitted around windows, loft hatches, and garage doors to improve energy efficiency and reduce draughts in those areas. As our home is so air tight we need mechanical help with ventilating it, rather than relying on ventilation losses through the fabric of the building. The system uses a heat exchanger to rescue all the energy in the stale warm air that needs replacing. It then uses this energy to heat fresh air it brings in from outside. It’s great for supplying warm fresh air to the house – it’s one of the big pluses of our new home. See Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery Systems (MVHR) Explained.

You can view an “edited highlights” version of the video above, shortened to 50 seconds running time. If your doors are mounted using 3D-hinges then these usually have circa 5mm adjustment (+/- 2.5mm) on the height and side movement and circa 4mm adjustment (+/- 2mm) on the compression (moving the door further/close to adjust how much the door compresses the seal). By adjustments using an allen key you can compensate for a slightly skewed door but if the door or frame are skewed or under/over size by more than a couple of mm then one of them would need to be remade to avoid having a gap. I’ve not come across a printed guide to the procedure but when watching installers they seem to adjust the height of all hinges first then the side and finally the compression. The problem with having a skewed door to start is that with slight expansion and contraction (during summer/winter cycle) then there is a risk the door will catch at some stage. Banish the under door chill with this stylish rectangular draught excluder. The soft and cosy cover is designed in a beautiful carved diamond pattern to not only provides practical insulation but also to add a touch of style to compliment any decor. The bottom of the door isn’t the only area where draughts can come in. The edges and top should also be properly sealed to stop heat from leaking out and cold air from entering your home. To stop draughts from doors, fit rubber, foam, brush or wiper strips. These are attached to the frame with adhesive and possibly screws or nails, depending on the product. Perfect for external doors, this weatherbar provides an effective draught-proofing solution while adding a touch of elegance with its oak finish.



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