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Draughty front door (bottom) - where to get a draught excluder?

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EmGee Wed 09-Sep-15 14:41:12

My mum has a long sausage dog style one that she made herself! We def need one as you can see a gap between the door and our floor when it's dark inside and light outside.

Any recs for a decent draught excluder? Thanks

billabye Wed 09-Sep-15 14:45:58

Dunelm Mill usually have a selection

tldr Wed 09-Sep-15 14:47:13

There's a million or so on ebay.

PigletJohn Wed 09-Sep-15 19:13:20

if the gap's that big, I'd suggest fixing a wooden batten to the threshold or (better) to the bottom of the door.

Unless you are very strong, it is quite hard to lift a door off to get at the bottom, and harder still to rehang it. Lift-off hinges make it much easier.

A brush-pile or furry velvet excluder is good for the bottom of a door. If it is visible you can get one with a wooden part that you can paint or stain to match the door. Otherwise, a thin stick-on one will do, applied to new or very clean paintwork. The brush or fur ones allow the door to open without sticking..

VicklePickle Wed 16-Sep-15 12:58:45

Mines from Wilkinsons. Very cheap and does the job.

EmNetta Fri 18-Sep-15 23:32:01

Most shops selling curtains and blinds will have draft excluders, but I still have the first one which I made by rolling up a small blanket made from crocheted granny squares. I also use door curtains during the winter, which make a big difference.

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