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Draft from Patio Doors

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A couple of years ago we had a new patio door put in and find when we sit at that end of the room it is really cold!

Does anyone else have this problem, and is there anything I can do to stop this? Not sure whether it's asking the door/window company that put it in for tips or suggestions :confused:

Any ideas would be very appreciated...
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  • SatanicHare
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    Could it be caused by a convection draught (warm air cooling against the glass and falling, feels colder from the knees down), either that or try going round the whole patio on a windy day and see if you can feel where you think it's coming from
  • olias
    olias Posts: 3,588 Forumite
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    What sort of patio doors are they? There shouldn't be any drafts at all, especially if they are fairly new and up to current regs.

    You could try holding a candle or lighter around the edges to see if there is a draft anywhere. Do they have trickle vents (small vents, usually in the frame that are designed to allow some ventilation). If so, you could close these on cold days

    Olias
  • keith969
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    Thick curtains may help, at least at night? The patio doors I used to have had a keyhole, and an appreciable draught blew in through it. A piece of sellotape over the keyhole was all that was needed to stop it...
    For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.
  • System
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    Thanks for your replies, appreciate it - I'll try your suggestions..

    We only had them fitted a year or so ago and got them from a local company, they look like these ones
    http://www.wickes.co.uk/PVCu-French-Door-with-2-Demi-Panels/invt/155262

    I don't know why there is a draft at this end of the room but you can definately feel it..
  • Locknut
    Locknut Posts: 436 Forumite
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    Sounds like they need re aligning sometimes they can drop due to wear, causing gaps around the seal.
  • System
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    Thanks for your advise, I guess I should contact the company that put them in and see what they say..
  • System
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    I spoke to the company who fitted it for me and he said that it is normally more drafty at that end of room as it's more glass than wall :confused:

    However he has offered to come and take a look at the weekend so will see what he says
  • System
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    Sounds like they need re aligning sometimes they can drop due to wear, causing gaps around the seal.

    The guy didn't turn up to take a look at it, I'm going to give them a call during the week. Got someone to take a look at it and the actual frame is loose and moves :eek:

    Just what I need in this weather...
  • Locknut
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    Summer01 wrote: »
    The guy didn't turn up to take a look at it, I'm going to give them a call during the week. Got someone to take a look at it and the actual frame is loose and moves :eek:

    Just what I need in this weather...


    Sounds like a quality install:rolleyes: I would have them back asap and get them to put the job right.
  • slummymummyof3
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    Did you take out an insurance backed guarantee - in the event of them going bust, you are still covered.
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