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Draught proofing tips

1. Determine where the gaps are
Look for obvious signs of draughts – light coming under and around doors and windows and feeling for draughts. Use an incense stick to see which way the smoke is blowing and how quickly it moves, to help identify more difficult to see draughts.

2. Seal external cracks and gaps first
External gaps in the building are one of the main sources of heat loss and can be easily and cheaply fixed. Hardware stores stock a variety of materials to use depending on the size and location of the gaps. The most common materials include sealant, foam rods, expanding foam, weather seals and door seals.

3. Skylights, exhaust fans and vents
These are some common areas of heat loss outside your typical gaps around doors and windows. Draught excluders can be installed above exhaust fans, while vent covers, Perspex and window film can be used to seal vents and skylights.

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