Draught proofing a front door: Tips to shut out the cold

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Draught proofing a front door properly is an essential job if you want to keep out the cold. If you are finding yourself subjected to uncomfortable chilly breezes that seem to be making their way into your home, draught proofing should make a difference.

Draught proofing around windows and doors could save homeowners of the average gas-fuelled semi-detached property in England, Scotland or Wales around £60 a year, according to the Energy Saving Trust. This is because draught proofing lowers heat loss so it should be possible to turn your heating down. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.