Draught proofing windows? 9 simple and cheap ways to stop draughts

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Draught proofing windows is most certainly not a job to skip if you want your house to feel warm and toasty now that colder weather is here. But it is not just your comfort levels that will improve by carrying out this task — your bank balance will thank you too. 

Draught proofing around windows and doors could save you around £60 a year, according to the Energy Saving Trust, a figure they base on a typical gas-fuelled semi-detached property in England, Scotland or Wales.

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.