Draught Proofing – The Best Energy Saving Solution!

Whether your home is a traditional or new build it needs good ventilation, to reduce condensation and prevent dampness. However, if not well-controlled draughts can let in too much cold air. Would you like to lower your thermostat and reduce energy usage? By blocking and sealing any draughts your home will be able to stay at a much more comfortable temperature without needing the heating on as much.

Why Should We Draught Proof Our Homes?

Draught proofing is sealing up any gaps, cracks, or openings where cold air can enter and warm air can escape. Without draught proofing you will lose a lot of the heat you’re paying for and it’ll cost you more to heat your home. There are areas of your home that you don’t want to block airflow from the inside to the outside of the home. These places include extractor fans, air bricks, or underfloor grilles that keep timber beams and floors dry.

We’ve come up with a list of the most common areas that have issues with unwanted air gaps and how to resolve the issue.

Loft Hatch

Our Loft Floor Insulation Kit is an ideal solution for draughty loft spaces. Your loft Hatch in particular is an area that can let a lot of cold air through especially if you don’t heat your loft. Since heat rises it’s an easy way for heat to escape. This Insulation kit doesn’t use any nasty itchy fiberglass and negates any need to raise the floor height. The insulation used is EcoQuilt Expert which is 6mm thick when compressed and is equivalent to around 100mm of Fibre Glass. An additional benefit to EcoQuilt Expert is that it reflects heat into your home as well as blocks any draughts from above.


For non-opening windows use silicone sealant to exclude any air from getting between the frame and the glass. However, for windows that do open the seal between the frames can deteriorate over time, which can let a lot of cold air into your home. You can purchase draught-proofing strips to attach to the window frame and seal the gap when your windows are closed. This doesn’t work for traditional sash windows you’d either need to speak to a professional or install brush strips to help close the gap between the windows.

Gaps in Walls

For any cracks in the wall hard setting filler or cement can be used, then repainted. Over time cracks can appear around electrical fittings on walls, ceilings, and joists running from wall to ceiling. However, if there’s a significant crack in the wall there could be an underlying problem get in contact with a professional if you’re worried.

Skirting Boards and FloorBoards

The best way to block draughts from coming up through your floorboards is by installing our EcoTec FloorFoam Insulation Kit. When taped and sealed this will stop any draughts and make your home feel much warmer instantly. This insulation can be used under most flooring including carpet, underlay, wood, laminate, and vinyl. If you’re noticing cracks around your skirting boards you should seal them using foam, filler, or caul that’s silicone based. You must use a sealant that can withstand movement due to skirting boards frequently contracting and expanding.


Any exterior doors can have issues with letting cold air into your home. The area that does let in a lot of cold air is your letterbox. This can be sorted by purchasing a letterbox brush. A keyhole cover can also be a great addition because it’s made of a small metal disk that drops down to stop draughts from coming through. Where your door is installed over time the seal around the edges can deteriorate. It’s always a good idea to check it and re-seal if it needs it.

Delivery and Contact Information

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