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Our hessian door draught excluder will keep door draughts at bay. Designed to fit most door frames, this excluder is slightly bigger than your usual door draught excluder, acting as a reliable barrier between the cold draughts outside (sneaking their way through the gap in the bottom of your door) and your living spaces.
Made at our factory in Cumbria, we have used recycled coffee sacks for the cover and washed Herdwick wool from the Lake District as the filling – a cosy addition to any room!
Dimensions: 100cm x 30cm x 15cm
Please note: each draught excluder will vary slightly in appearance
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A door draught excluder works to stop draughts from entering indoors through the gap at the bottom of the door. In a lot of houses, particularly older ones, door draughts are an ongoing issue. Even in a new home, you might have removed a carpet to reveal a wooden floor but there is now a gap between the door and the floor. That gap may seem small, but it lets in a steady stream of cold air into your home. The result? A room that feels cold and a heating system that must work a lot harder to maintain a warm home (and yes, that does mean higher heating bills). Not what you want in the middle of winter!
To stop any draughts, the solution is to fill the gap. And this is exactly what our door draught-proofing cushion does! By sitting at the bottom of a door it is a really simple and cost-effective solution to a draughty door.
Our door draught excluders are filled with Herdwick wool that we buy for a range of chimney draught excluders. Our 100cm x 30cm door draught excluder cushions are not only larger than standard door draught stoppers but are also more robust. The weighted design allows the cushions to stay firmly in place, making them an efficient draught excluder. And they look great!
Investing in a Chimney Sheep door draught excluder has been compared to sand-bagging your door against the cold – and we think that this is the perfect way to describe it!
The outer of our door draught excluders are made of hessian jute coffee sacks which we source from a local, Cumbrian coffee roasters Carvetii Coffee (their coffee is great by the way – definitely worth checking it out!).
These sacks vary according to the type of coffee and where it has been shipped from, so each draught excluder is unique which we think is pretty cool.
The filling is made using Herdwick wool directly from farms in the Lake District. Specifically, we get wool from the Lorton Valley, Buttermere, Ennerdale and Eskdale. You can read more about how we source our wool here.
We use wool as the filling to our door draught excluders.
Wool is a natural product. Sheep spend their lives grazing and growing wool. This is clipped in the summer when it’s hot (yes, it even gets hot in the Lake District in July!) for their welfare. Then it all grows back in time to keep them warm in the winter as it is a natural insulator. This makes it the perfect material to keep our homes warm!
It also has remarkable properties that enable it to absorb high volatile compounds (VOC’s) such as formaldehyde. Studies have shown that VOC’s bind permanently to the wool fibre, so they absorb it and never release it. Wool has been used to clean up environments where there are high levels of VOC’s. Having wool around your home will make it a cleaner, healthier and better environment to live in.
Draught-proofing your home will make your home more energy-efficient which will reduce your gas bills (or electricity bills depending on your heating system!) and make your home a little bit greener.
If you have an open chimney, we always suggest starting there! An open chimney is often the biggest source of heat loss, actively sucking warm air out of your home. To stop this, you’ll need to use a chimney blocker of some sort which will stop that lovely warm air from escaping. This can be done with something like our fantastic Chimney Sheep® draught excluders. We don’t recommend chimney pillows or duvets to block your chimney as they don’t work particularly well and can cause damp issues!
Some draughts aren’t quite as obvious as a giant chimney and they can often be quite hard to detect with the naked eye. Something like our Smoke Pencil will help you to detect draughts. Depending on what draughts you find, will depend on what measures you need to take to draught-proof your home. Doors, random wall gaps, windows, keyholes, letterboxes are all common draughty areas. To fix these, you can look at our range of draught-excluders which include our wool door and window tape, wool gap filler, keyhole covers and more!