Draughtproofing a door

Draught excluders can be fitted all round a door, both to the frame and to the threshold although this should only be necessary on a front or back door.
Draught excluders suitable for doors range from simple foam strip, which is compressed between the frame and the door when it is closed, to weatherbar-and-threshold units which are attached to the bottom of the door and the sill.
Some threshold exciuders are designed to deflect in-blown rain as well as to stop draughts.
Threshold excluders are made specifically for internal or external doors and to standard lengths, so choose the appropriate type and size for your doors.
Door edge seals may be self-adhesive or attached by screws, threshold excluders may be in two parts, one section should be screwed to the floor close to the door, the other to the base of the door.


Foam strip
Foam strip Polyurethane strip with self-adhesive backing (for interior doors) can be cut to length with scissors.
Brush strips
Brush strips Nylon pile in strips is cut with scissors and then stuck or pinned. Exterior or interior.
Sill excluder
Sill excluder A plastic or metal-and-plastic bar that is fitted to the sill and seals the gap when the door is closed.
Two-piece excluder
Two-piece excluder One part fitted to the door, the other to the sill, and a seal is made between them when the door is closed.
Brush excluder
Brush excluder A rubber, plastic or brush seal attached to the base of the door. Usually adjustable for height.