Advanced draught proofing
Some draught proofing projects are more ambitious and require a bit more knowledge about how buildings work to make sure that the draught proofing itself doesn’t cause other problems (for example because some ventilation is important).
We have included information here about some of the more technical projects tackled by DraughtBusters in the hope that you will find them useful, whether you plan to tackle the work yourself or simply use it as a guide for discussing work with a builder (perhaps as part of getting other work done on your home):
- tackling draughts in the gap behind dry lining (dot and dab)
- draughts in first floor voids
- heat loss from unused chimneys.
Going beyond draughts
Tackling draughts is just the start!
There are a number of other measures that you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your home, cut bills and reduce waste.
We plan to add some more pages to this section over time, but for now you can do a lot by:
- developing good energy saving habits in the kitchen
- getting to grips with the controls on your heating system.