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How to stop draughts coming through your floor boards: a case study

Posted by Gilly Jones on 18 November 2011 at 8:34 am

As I have no DIY skills to speak of, I was particularly pleased with my recent effort to reduce the draughts whistling through the floor boards in my newly revamped bathroom.

After a bit of research on the Internet, I sceptically ordered a roll of StopGap, a flexible springy plastic strip which creates a seal which sits invisibly in the shadow at the bottom of the gap of your floorboards.

It couldn’t have been simpler. Starting at one end of the gap, I folded the plastic strip along the crease and pushed it into the gap with ‘V’ pointing downwards so that it sat on the joist below. I continued until I reached the end of the gap and cut to length. That was it.

As promised, within 15 minutes I had noticeably reduced the draughts coming through floorboards, and increased the warmth and comfort of the bathroom.

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eric blakeley

eric blakeleyComment left on: 21 November 2011 at 3:29 pm

Details of the secondary glazing pls/ firm /name etc .Thanks Eric

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