How to draught proof sash windows to keep out the chill

restored sash window on Victorian London house
(Image credit: London Sash Window Repairs Ltd)

Making the decision to draught proof sash windows is one of the best things you can do to save money on your energy bills — as well as ensuring your home feels warm and toasty.

Original sash windows immediately add a sense of character and charm to period homes so everything that can be done, should be done, in order to repair and retain them rather than replace. Draught proofing is one of the most common upgrades required for this style of window.

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.