New windows and Door are draughty

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  1. JustinScot

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    hi,

    Ive had two new PVC windows and a door installed in the spring and now that the winds picked up I can feel a breeze :(

    I tried to adjust the little bolt thing it made it a little tighter but theres still a 1mm gap in the corners.

    And the rear door is worse, I can hear people chatting as they walk past the back.
    Windows:
    IMG_20200913_120352.jpg IMG_20200913_120403.jpg IMG_20200913_120502.jpg IMG_20200913_120511.jpg

    Door:
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    How can i seal these?
     
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    is the gap between the door and the frame, or (very likely) the frame and the wall?

    use a smouldering joss-stick to trace the air movement.

    Or a smoker, if you know one and are prepared to let him enter your home.
     
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    It's between the window and the frame.
     
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    Is there supposed to be a rubber strip in here?
    IMG_20200913_120511_2.png
     
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    no thats a drip groove.

    Upvc windows have 2 draught seals one on the frame rebate, one on the sash behind the stormproofing

    Upvc windows dont come with locks set up -they need adjusting for correct compression -look for the cam on the sash espag lock -and turn the that with a hex key.

    if you get noise it could be from the trickle vents
     
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