Renovation project - draught proofing
We are still quite draughty in the
house so John takes a day to go around every window with expanding
foam, followed by sealing the reveals with plaster.
There is nothing we can do about the
doors though, all of the external doors in the house are different
sizes. The front door is wider than most doors available and is not
as high (it is also an amazing original old door)
But they are all single glazed John
looks at the possibility of installing double glazed glass, but this
is not feasible.
Our other option is to screw panels of
perspex over the glass panels (look at different shops for this, as
we ended up buying from Brico Depot and they were half the price of
the first shop!)
The panels are cut to size and screwed
into place. When we have less priorities John will add some beading
around the edges so the they look more aesthetically pleasing, but
for now, we are just happy to have got rid of our last draughts.
As a final measure we add some draught
excluders around the doors, we can only get the sticky foam excluders
here, but we have visitors from the UK soon who can bring over the
small brush excluders.
But for now we are draught free, we
have heating, we are warm!