1. P

    Eves loft storage space - to board or not to board?

    Am having a hip to gable loft conversion done hopefully this Summer. I've heard in some quarters that the eves cupboard storage space should not be insulated and boarded up in order to allow flow of air. Yet many people apparently have this done, either to avoid drafts, heat loss, or for...
  2. bettz1

    Is the door worth complaining about? Again

    Hi so we've had this door fitted about 5 years ago I'm sure there a 10 year warranty with it. We've had nothing but problems the door is constantly dropping we've had them out twice to fix that last one was about 3 months ago, the guy mentioned they might have to change the hinges. We've also...
  3. bettz1

    Draft coming from kitchen extractor pipe

    Recently took the extractor hood and splashback down to replaced and noticed especially over the last few days thanks to storm eunice. You can see straight outside (n) no wonder the kitchens always felt cold,and never seems to hold the heat. Any advice on what vent I should get for the...
  4. L

    Draft from bath overflow so letting in cold air

    It's cold and windy today and I noticed that there is a gale blowing through my bath overflow. Its a 1950's bath and the overflow looks just like the drain hole. The chain for the plug is attached to the centre of the overflow I have sellotaped a peice of plastic over the overflow but would...
  5. bettz1

    Changing upvc patio door gaskets

    Hi past few years I've noticed our patio doors seem to let a draft in I've tightened up the keeps messed with the hinges outside etc and they have improved but you can still feel the cold in the bottom corner. Noticed the rubber gaskets on the doors look a bit worn although the house is 9 years...
  6. C

    Gap by front door lock

    Hello, can anyone advise of anything that can cover the gap on our front door by the lock? There is a huge draft coming through. Photo below which hopefully you can see. Thanks Cat
  7. S

    Gap between sections of window in curved bay

    Hi I've got a curved bay at the front of the house with upvc window that is in 5 parts, between each part is a vertical tube shaped section to allow the window to curve around the bay. I've uploaded 2 photos to show this. Where each section of window meets the vertical tube section there is some...
  8. H

    Draft under patio & damp concrete

    Hi, Lifted porcelain tiles a few weeks back and removed cement. Some of that cement was under the patio door base frame. Now there is a draft coming from that area (we can also see a black membrane). Is this simply a case of ‘plugging the gap’ / using sealant before levelling and installing a...
  9. P

    House Ventilation Question

    Hi, In the last 6 months we have purchased a house we have been renovating and have had nothing but issues :). The latest is heating and keeping it warm we have had all new central heating installed which does get the house warm but it soon loses its heat. I think this is related to the fact...
  10. A

    Cold from Damaged plasterboard wall corner

    Hi guys We recently removed l skirting board for a new laminate floor, I have yet to add new skirting but I have noticed draughts coming from the chipped plasterboard on wall corners, in some places exposing the metal mesh underneath, please note picture b what’s the best way to try and...
  11. J

    Large cracks in wall and under window

    Sorry not sure where to post but i need a bit of help, ive got a problem with mold in this room which i washed just 3 days ago and this was not there then. Can anyone tell me what this could be? and what needs to be done about it? Or How it could even appear so quickly? (Video not very good)...
  12. B

    uPVC door not sealing unless handle is pulled up

    Ive recently bought a new house, initially the front door had no seal on the actual door so we got some seal and fitted it, problem solved? No. So the front door doesn’t seal properly unless the handle is pulled up and even then I’m sure it still lets a draft in, the handle isn’t still to pull...
  13. D

    Recognise this draft excluder

    When the weather is breezy we get the sounds of wind howling at our front door due to gaps around the edge. The house is around 10 years old and was initially fitted with the type of draft excluder shown in these photos. It appears to be U shaped in terms of a cross section and as per the 2nd...