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Draught Proofing

Draught Proofing
Draught Proofing

Draughts can be a major source of discomfort in older buildings which often result in the heating being turned up or run for longer. Eliminating them is an important step in saving energy. Old loose sash windows are particularly prone to allowing in draughts, losing as much as as 40-50% of your heat. Draught proofing / insulation windows and doors is one of the cheapest and least intrusive methods of improving the thermal performance of windows and doors. Draught proofing for both sash and casement windows is a practical and effective solution to enhance the comfort, energy efficiency, and overall performance of your home. By sealing any gaps or openings in the window frames, draught proofing prevents unwanted drafts from entering and conditioned air from escaping. This results in a more consistent indoor temperature, making your living spaces more comfortable year-round. In addition to the immediate benefits of increased comfort, draught proofing contributes to energy savings by reducing the need for constant heating or cooling. It's a cost-effective measure that not only improves the functionality of your windows but also helps lower energy bills. Whether you have classic sash windows or modern casement windows, draught proofing is a versatile solution that provides a quieter, more energy-efficient, and altogether more pleasant home environment.

How Draughts Are Eliminated?

One of our experienced joiners will visit your property and conduct a free, initial survey; from this we can ascertain the condition of your windows.

The sash window is dismantled and the pulleys checked, cleaned and lubricated. All the sash cords are replaced and the sashes weighed and the correct counter-balances are set. 

Any paint on areas that obstruct the movement of the window is removed and the parting beads and staff beads are renewed with a draught inlaid carrier bead; the sashes are then re-fitted in correct alignment with the beading.

All the exposed timber is painted with a white primer, making good to finish. The sashes and pulleys are waxed and checked for operation. 

Benefits of Draught Proofing

Windows and Doors

  • Draught proofing your windows reduces outside noise coming into your home by up to 80%.

  • Re-sealing and draught proofing your sash windows avoids expensive replacement. 

  • The cost can be quickly recovered by the energy savings, whilst you enjoy a warmer, quieter home.

  • Poor draught proofed windows cost Britain more than £200 million every year: enough to heat 250, 000 homes.

  • Your home can look attractive with historical and elegant windows, whilst incorporating modern techniques to maintain efficient heat retention. 

  • Draught proofing your sash windows offers a range of benefits that enhance both the comfort and efficiency of your home. Here are several advantages:

  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Draught proofing seals gaps and openings in your sash windows, preventing cold air from entering and warm air from escaping. This results in a more stable indoor temperature, reducing the need for constant heating or cooling and, consequently, lowering energy bills.

  • Enhanced Home Comfort: Draught proofing eliminates cold drafts, creating a more comfortable living environment. By maintaining a consistent indoor temperature, you can enjoy a cozy home throughout the year, particularly during colder months.

  • Cost Savings: The increased energy efficiency resulting from draught proofing leads to tangible cost savings on heating and cooling expenses. Over time, the initial investment in draught proofing pays off through reduced energy consumption and lower utility bills.

  • Noise Reduction: Draught proofing not only seals against air infiltration but also helps minimize external noise entering your home. This is particularly beneficial for residences in urban areas or near busy streets, providing a quieter and more peaceful living space.

  • Preservation of Interiors: Preventing drafts contributes to the preservation of your interior furnishings and finishes. Temperature fluctuations caused by drafts can potentially damage woodwork, furniture, and other delicate materials. Draught proofing helps maintain a stable indoor environment, protecting your interior investments.

  • Environmental Impact: A more energy-efficient home contributes to a reduced carbon footprint. Draught proofing aligns with sustainable living practices by promoting responsible energy consumption and environmental conservation.

  • Increased Property Value: Draught proofing enhances the overall functionality and efficiency of your home, which can positively impact its market value. Potential buyers appreciate homes that are energy-efficient and comfortable, making draught proofing an attractive feature.

  • Investing in draught proofing for your sash windows not only improves the immediate comfort of your home but also delivers long-term benefits, including cost savings, noise reduction, and a positive impact on the environment. It's a practical measure that contributes to both personal well-being and responsible living.

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