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What is draught proofing?

Draught proofing is an excellent method to save money and make your property more efficient in terms of energy use.

What exactly is draught proofing?

Draught proofing simply fills the gaps let cold air in your home, and also the warm air out your home. If you have more warmth that is escaping from your home and the greater amount of energy you’ll require to make up for the warmth you’ve lost. The more likely your home will get colder and the more you’ll need to think about this issue and battling it. There are plenty of Dorset’s sash windows require their sash windows looked at. After having lived in this region for a lengthy time, it is easy to stroll around and spot many windows that need Draught Proofing or some other kind of new life added to the windows! Many people be asking us to replace the windows in a sash, that all they require is a reliable Draught proofing. We’ll explore it further throughout this post…

Where do your draughts come from?

The gaps between your windows on the sealing, door that are lost their seal flooring boards, ceiling-to-wall joint. Some people believe that it’s the windows sash locks that are the problem however this isn’t the case.

How does the draught get its name?

Sash windows have gaps between windows and sashes. parts to allow them to slide upwards and downwards. The gap is a necessity of having windows made of sash. In the past, when windows made of sash were first introduced they didn’t have a method to fill in these gaps. The issue? All the moving up and down of windows wear down the gap , making it larger. That’s where the draughty rattled effect of sash windows is derived from. Many people mistakenly believe that it has something related to the balance spring in the window and recommend that they replace the balance spring of their windows whenever we visit however it’s not really necessary!

The solution?

Sash window draught proofing Dorset! The most effective method for blocking draught is to use seals and brushes that can be put inside the sashes and box of the window and not be visible. Thus, the problem of draught and rattle is addressed, and all while keeping the original design and appearance of the windows with sashes. This solution is also economical. It is not necessary to learn how to get rid of the sash of a window. It’s not necessary when the local specialists in Dorset (us!) on hand 🙂

How do they work?

In general, we’ll remove the sashes of windows that are rattled or letting in cold air draught. We’ll then take the items we require and bring it back to our workshop in Dorset to start working on the sections of the sash which will be draughtproofed. While we’re there we’ll address any rot issues , and any other issues that require being taken care of. The draught proofing method is made by creating grooves on the sides of the sash, so that element proof brushes are able to be placed into the gaps. The brush functions as the seal. The same thing happens for the lower sash as well. Then , we put the window of the sash back in place.

What should I do if I own an listed property?

It’s a good idea to talk to the local planning department before you take any action with the windows in your sash if you live in a listed building. This will prevent you from the hassle of a legal issue that could be messy. But even listed building windows typically have an sash window draughtproofing system that keeps the cold out. This is due to the fact that you can design the system to be largely completely invisible and not impact the original style and design for the window. This is especially true when you’re located in the South where there appears to be an abundance of Conservation areas and listed buildings. In our local area, Dorset there’s also just endless conservation areas and sash windows So, it’s worthwhile to speak with an officer in charge of planning.