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Draught-Stopping Standards

Gaps in a home's walls, ceilings, windows, doors, floors and skylights can let warmth escape, driving up your heating bill.

What does good draught stoppage look like?

Healthy Homes regulations aside, all landlords should already ensure their property is in a reasonable state of repair before leasing it.

When it comes to Healthy Homes, it's specifically important that:

  • There are no unreasonably large gaps or holes in walls, doors, windows, skylights, ceilings and floors through which a draught might enter the home
  • If the property has an open fireplace, it must be closed off or the chimney blocked to prevent draughts
  • The tenants of such a property can request the fireplace be opened in writing. If the owner approves, the fireplace must be in good working order and free of gaps that might cause a draught

To learn more about the specifics of draught stopping regulations, please visit the Tenancy Services website.

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