Installation of EVS Draught stops is quick and easy with basic tools. 1/Measure, 2 Cut and 3/Fit. Follow the full instructions below for detailed steps for a professional job.
You can use a small mitre saw with a fine tooth blade or a fine tooth handsaw. You will also need a good tape measure, screw drivers, a sharp pencil, pin gun and gap fillers
Clean the edges so they free of grease, dust and loose flaking paint.
Use a short section of your draught stop to mark out the edge position. IMPORTANT mark the seal touch position rather than the squashed position as this may cause closing problems and potential failure.
Use the marking block to set out guidelines around the window. Scribe along the edge which provides the correct distance for the Draught Stop to sit. Ensure the window is in its closed position.
Remove existing window hardware so you can fit the new Draught Stop. The hardware will need to be refitted so mark out their height locations.
Measure between the inside faces and transfer the measurements to the top side of the Draught Stop profiles. Make the size a tight fit so if necessary you can trim the length shorter.
Measure and scribe an accurate mark with a sharp pencil on the top edge of the Draught Stop.
Cut on a 45°angle. Ensure the Draught Stop has its top edge facing upwards and the back placed firmly against the saw’s fence.
Reset the saw in the opposite 45°angle and cut, keep the top edge upwards and the back against the guide.
Place each side into the correct position that has been marked out earlier. Do not pin the profiles yet in case further trimming is required.
The hardware stay needs to be re-mounted to fit the new seals which will relocate 9mm across the width of the sash. Relocate the hardware catches onto the face of the Draught Stop at the existing height and depth positions. Use a drill to make screw holes through the Draught Stop.
Use a pin gun that has a fine 18 gauge pin and fix at 150mm spaces. Take care not to angle the pin and shoot it out the back side. You can also use small nails, glue or double sided adhesive as other fixing options.
Use filler compounds, either white or brown, to fill the pin holes. Rub over them with a damp cloth to remove residue before the filler sets to avoid the need to sand.
Waterbased gap filler like No More Gaps can be used to fill the mitre joints. Use a damp cloth to clean the area for a seamless result.
The Draught Stops are already pre-finished and do not require painting, but can be painted to match your interior colours. For best results select a low sheen water based enamel paint.
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You can download your copy of the EVS Draught stop for inspiration and step by step instructions on how to install Draught Stop
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