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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:00 pm 
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I've recently moved in to a house and have found the front door to have a bad draught at the bottom. there is a rubber seal around door which makes good contact along the top and sides, but there appears to be a good gap at the bottom.
the door has a rain guard at the bottom, I've noticed a slit on the underside though nothing is in it. there is a panel under the door (when closed) which is roughly 55mm wide with nothing in it - do I need some sort of threshold with a rubber seal? currently it just has rubble and concrete - I assume the builders dropped some and then were too lazy to clean it up and finish it off. What are my options to get this fixed?


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 Post subject: Re: front door draught
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If the gap is really large you may want to knock in some wood to the bottom of the door before either using a brush or any other draught excluders. If you don't want a brush or one that comes out of the floor a lot you can either get the drop down one or the "wheelchair one".


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If its a upvc door make sure you lift the handle up after closing to engage the top and bottoms pins which pulls the door tighter against the seals.


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In the absence of more info I'd agree...

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