How to Save Energy by Draught Proofing Your Skirting Boards

Skirting BoardDraughtEx already has many satisfied customers who have benefited from the unique way it fills the gap between floorboards, eliminating draughts and helping to reduce energy bills. It can also be used equally successfully at the base of skirting boards.

There is often a gap between the skirting board and the floor which can create cold draughts, chilly rooms and winter discomfort. As with floorboards, the size of the gap often varies and traditional filling methods can be messy to install and will most likely fall out over time.

DraughtEx comes on a roll and with a special applicator allowing you to press it into the gaps where it expands to form the perfect seal. There is no mess and its ‘shadow’ colour means that you will not see it is even there. The filler is available in three thicknesses to cover all gap sizes, although the standard size will be suitable in most cases. If you are unsure what size you require just order a sample pack which contains a length of each thickness and an applicator.

Research by The Energy Saving Trust estimates that a household can save between £20.00 and £40.00 per room, per year, by filling skirting and floorboard gaps. With energy bills rising these savings can only increase!

See our video to find out how easy it is to use DraughtEx with skirting boards.

DraughtEx Customer Survey Winner April 2011

In April the happy winner of our Draughtex Customer Survey Competition for £25 worth of shopping vouchers was K. W. of Royston. Having completed the customer survey questionnaire she was entered into the prize draw.

She said:  “I actually fitted the DraughtEx this weekend, I am super happy.
What a lovely email to get, thanks so much.”

Don’t miss the chance to enter, simply place your order for floorboard draught excluders at

Good Luck !

History Lesson in Floor Board Gaps

Since we launched Draughtex in March 2010 we received several interesting emails from our customers asking about our product and where to apply it. One of them we will share with you today:

Hi, We’ve just purchased a unit in an old factory building, and there are huge gaps in the original flooring. We’d like to fill the gaps, not to prevent draughts, but rather to prevent losing more items between the cracks. We’ve found buttons, needles & fabric from the old textile mill days, and while it’s been an interesting history lesson, we don’t want our future locked in the floorboards. Would your product work to seal the gaps closest to the surface?

Nobody likes to lose something, especially if the item is of big personal value like a wedding ring or jewellery.
Once installed, Draughtex will prevent these things disappearing between floorboards. Installed just a few millimeters beneath the floor level, it will make it easier for you to retrieve items that have been dropped.

Draughtex doesn’t only stop valued things vanishing in floorboard gaps but also prevents draughts from coming up from below the floor making the room uncomfortable and as a result can also reduce the heating costs.

Is it time for you to explore the history between your floorboards and seal the gaps once and for all?