Cold conservatory/lean to due to door

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by Marc Berry, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. Marc Berry

    Marc Berry Member

    Hi all

    We have a large lean-to that is pretty much the size of a large conservatory that encloses what used to be a brick shed (now laundry room) and has large sliding French doors.

    It gets colder than the rest of the house mainly as it isn't a brick built structure but it is windows, upvc etc.

    For the most part it's well done and an air leak detector doesn't show too many temperature changes apart from the bottom of the door to the entry. This is in fact the old gate with the rest built around it. Again the sides of the gate are fairly well protected for drafts apart from the bottom.

    On the outside of this gate is the step that has no ridge at the bottom that could stop little bits of water when it rains and the air also. I didn't know if i could screw some wood at the bottom of even cement to block that bottom? See attached bit it might not help any.

    Cheers, Marc
     

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  2. Marc Berry

    Marc Berry Member

    Any help on this one?
     
  3. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Any photos?
     
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  4. Marc Berry

    Marc Berry Member

    Yep, hang on
     
  5. Wayners

    Wayners Screwfix Select

    Fit a Storm Guard threshold to door base maybe. Many types but all do same job
     
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  6. Marc Berry

    Marc Berry Member

    See the attached. When we first moved in i created the wedge and screwed it's on. It helps just a little with the rain side of things. Some moisture still gets underneath and it does nothing to stop the draft
     

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  7. Marc Berry

    Marc Berry Member

    Any further help on this one appreciated
     
  8. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Fit a cill to the frame and grind some of the step away at an angle to shed the rainwater away.
     
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  9. Marc Berry

    Marc Berry Member

    Thanks mate
     
  10. Marc Berry

    Marc Berry Member

    I added a line of bricks and raised the triangle wedge i created. It's much better.
     

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