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It has been brought to my attention that our front door is "naff" and is to be replaced. SWMBO has spoken therefore it has been added to the list.

Existing door frame is to stay.

Now when I say "front door", I mean the old front door. It's now the door between the unheated, draughty but water tight porch and the rest of the house. It's old school rebate-in-the-bottom-of-the-door-to-accept-raised-metal-threshold-strip type of thing, and naturally some air finds it's way around it. Strip is ~6.5mm wide and stands ~14mm high and is probably as deep again embedded in the wood.
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I've looked at some of the threshold sills like https://www.stormguard.co.uk/product-category/inward-opening-part-m/ but they seem pretty obtrusive or just too high. Perhaps there are "nicer" ones on the market that I've not spotted.

So my thoughts are to remove the bar and either replace it with https://www.reddiseals.com/product/weatherbar-plus-door-threshold-bubble-seal/ rebating the new door to fit or router out a groove to take a brush seal eg http://www.formseal.co.uk/camstrips.html. Although the latter is aesthetically more pleasing to look at a smooth threshold, experience has taught me these brushes are awkward to fit accurately and will wear over time.

But before I go for the former, I thought I'd ask if there is another, probably better, way.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:45 pm 
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i would get down on your hands and knees with the door shut to tell you how much distance there is between the top off the threshold and bottom off the rebated back off the door
this distance plus perhaps a further 6-9mm will dictate the minimum height off the bar/replacement that will sit proud

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There's about 7mm vertical gap but I'll replace door and threshold at the same time. Question is what to use to draught proof the threshold.

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Brush type excluder screwed to the inside of the door.

EDIT this sortathing https://www.homebase.co.uk/stormguard-p ... te_p557620

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Nah. Wouldn't work since there's nothing for the underside of the brush to push against - door frame sits slightly above floor level hence the idea of embedding a brush.

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you need a definite step to stop water getting driven under the door
so unless its well protected with little water running down the door face or being driven under the door you need something to give a full seal between threshold and door

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Like I said in the OP, it's a door between the house and an enclosed porch. The worst deluge it sees is my daughter shaking a wet jacket near it.

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sorry missed that bit :lol:

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Something like this ?
https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/pro ... cification
I like Stormguard stuff, but there are various other types / makes of low profile threshold seals available.


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