When it comes to insulating a building, draught proofing is often overlooked, with people instead opting for loft or cavity wall insulation. However, draught proofing is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to save energy and reduce bills.
Draughts let in cold air and allow warm air to leave, which in turn leads to much higher heating bills than necessary. For a more pleasant, draught-free home, unwanted gaps need to be blocked up. These gaps can be found in a variety of places within a property, such as windows, doors (including keyholes and letterboxes), loft hatches, electrical fittings, floorboards, pipework leading outside and ceiling-to-wall joints.
It is important that good ventilation isn’t confused with a draught. Rooms with open fires or flues, or which produce a lot of moisture such as kitchens and bathrooms, require ventilating as a safety measure so airways to the outside should not be blocked off as part of draught proofing.
Benefits of Draught Proofing
- Low initial costs
- Save up to £55 per year on energy bills as there is less need to turn up your thermostat
- Sound proofing
- Less dirt and dust coming into your home
- Enjoy living in a warmer home
We also offer a range of other effective insulation solutions including Retro-Fit Cavity Wall Insulation, Loft Insulation, External Wall Insulation and Timber Frame Building Insulation.