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French Door Draught Proofing Kit

French Door Draught Proofing Kit

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Description

Our Australian-made French Door Draught Proofing Kit provides everything you need to seal air leaks between double doors, one of the most challenging door styles to insulate properly. This DIY-friendly kit includes high-quality, self-adhesive weatherstripping and an instructional video to walk you through achieving a professional seal that will reduce your energy costs by preventing draughts. With this carefully curated collection of draught exclusion products, including specialised astragal seals for French doors, you can easily install effective insulation and enjoy greater home comfort and energy efficiency.

Key Benefits:

Kits suitable for most French door formats: The kits are compatible with most French door styles, accommodating both outward and inward opening doors.

Durable: This product is built to withstand years of use, crafted from high quality and durable materials.

Full video installation instructions: Comprehensive instructions are included in the ‘How to Videos’

About

Features:

Kits suitable for most French door formats, including outward and inward opening.
DIY friendly components.
Full video installation instructions.
Architectural quality.
Components easy to cut with hacksaw.
No interference with opening and closing of doors.
Durable and long-lasting.
White aluminum variant ‘All Weather’ suitable for outside installation.
Raw hardwood timber variant can be painted or stained as desired.
Australian owned, designed and manufactured.  Carries Australian Made logo!

Benefits:

Prime way for Australian homes to improve energy efficiency.
Helps reduce energy bills.
Keeps rooms comfortable, summer and winter.
Energy conservation supports the environment.
Helps to soundproof your home, reducing noise.
Cuts down on smoke, dust and pollen
Works to keep insects, rodents and pests at bay.
No maintenance required, once installed.
Lasts the lifetime of your home.
Attractive and highly functional.

 

    Specs

    • Perimeter gap around doors up to 10mm
    • Centre gap between doors of 2mm to 7mm
    • Maximum door height of 2350mm

      BUTT KIT SPECIFICATIONS:

     French
    Door
    Kits
    Butt
    Kit
    Butt
    Kit
    Finish Raw Timber / Bronze White Aluminium / Silver
    Perimeter
    Seal
    Draught
    Dodgers
    One
    Door
    Set 
    Draught
    Dodgers

    One
    Door
    Set 
    Astragal
    Seal
    2350mm
    EMV Seal
    (Brown)
    2350mm
    EMV Seal
    (White)
    Bottom Door
    Weather Seal
    2 x 1100mm
    Raw Timber
    Draught
    Dodgers
    with black
    brush
    2 x 1100mm
    White
    Aluminium
    Draught
    Dodgers
    with black
    brush
    Maximum
    Door Width
    1100mm 1100mm
    Maximum
    Bottom Gap
    10mm 10mm

      

     SILL KIT SPECIFICATIONS:

     French
    Door
    Kits
    Sill Kit Sill Kit
    Finish Raw Timber
    / Bronze
    White Aluminium
    / Silver
    Perimeter
    Seal
    Draught
    Dodgers
    One Door
    Set 
    Draught
    Dodgers
    One Door
    Set 
    Astragal
    Seal
    2350mm
    EMV Seal
    (Brown)
    2350mm
    EMV Seal
    (White)
    Bottom Door
    Weather Seal

    2 x 920mm 
    RP5
    Bronze

    2 x 920mm
    RP5 
    Silver
    Compressive Seal 2350mm
    Compressive
    Seal
    Brown
    2350mm
    Compressive
    Seal
    White
    Maximum Door Width 920mm 920mm
    Maximum Bottom Gap 19mm 19mm

     

    Raw Timber Moulding Material:

    • “Tassie Oak” range of select grade Australian hardwood species

    White Aluminum Moulding Material:

    • Powder Coated Aluminum in White - with white compressive seals


    Draught Dodgers Moulding Profile:

    Dodger for Doors Perimeter Seal Profile:

    Gap Size:

    • Covers a gap from jamb edge to door face of up to 10mm.
    • Moulding can be fitted to suit varying width gaps

    Made In: Australia  

    Weight: Up to 7kgs (including packaging)

    Difficulty

    Moderate - it is a multi-step install - please watch the videos

    How To

    Knowing how to insulate French doors can help you stay comfortable, whatever the weather. It’s also a great way to minimize your energy bills.

    With everything you need in one place, the customised ecoMaster French Door Draught Proofing Kit provides the ideal solution - effective and easy to fit yourself.

    First let’s look at the different mechanisms of French Doors:

    Before we explain the sequence of operation, it is useful to understand the anatomy of a French Door:

     

    What you will need:

    • Measuring tape
    • Pencil
    • Miter box
    • Sharp-bladed hacksaw
    • Pair of scissors
    • No. 2 Phillips screwdriver
    • Hammer
    • Alcohol wipes/ cleaning spray and microfibre cloth
    Follow this sequence for a trouble free job:
    1. Fit the Draught Dodgers to the perimeter. If your doors open inward, the Draught Dodgers go on the outside and if your doors open outwards they go on the inside.
    2. Treat the centre gap between the two doors.
    3. Treat the bottom of the doors.

    Ensure you use the fitting packer when installing the Draught Dodgers for a perfect fit.

    Thoroughly clean all surfaces to maximize bond strength of the components with your doors.

    Fit the center seal to the inside edge of the inactive door. This keeps it out of the way and you can see it working.

    "How To" Installation Videos:

    Check out our French Door Installation DIY videos showing how to install a French Door Kit. Super easy to follow, it features detailed, step-by-step instructions from our Technical Director, Maurice Beinat.

    Click here This video explains why you might want to cut the top Draught Dodger into two pieces, the importance of testing and cleaning before fitting components, how to fit the French door astragal seal and the French door bottom seal seals.

    Click this link to learn how to fit the Draught Dodgers to your door.

    Type A - French Door Kit - Sill Threshold (outward opening door)

    • Fit Draught Dodgers to the INSIDE perimeter of the doors
    • Fit EMV to the astragal (center of the door)
    • Fit RP5s on the bottom OUTSIDE of the doors.

    Type B - French Door Kit - Sill Threshold (inward opening door)

    • Fit Draught Dodgers to the OUTSIDE perimeter of the door
    • Fit EMV to the astragal (center of the door)
    • Fit compressive seal as per the video
    • Fit RP5s on the bottom INSIDE of the doors.

    Type C - French Door Kit - Butt Threshold (outward opening door)

    • Fit Draught Dodgers to the INSIDE perimeter of the door
    • Fit EMV to the astragal (center of the door)
    • Fit sections of Draught Dodgers with brush to the INSIDE bottom of the doors

    FAQ

     Q: I’m not really sure how or where to start?
    A: That is no problem at all. We have a series of ecoMasterClasses on just about every topic of energy efficiency. All the information is totally free. Click here to check it out. 

    Q: My doors don’t open and close properly. Can I still install the French Door Draught Proofing kit?
    A: It is always best practice to ensure that your doors operate freely and that the latches and locks work correctly prior to installing draught proofing. Adding draught proofing components to doors that don’t work well will certainly not make them work better. 

    Q: The timber on my doors is badly weathered. Will this kit still work?
    A: Generally yes, the draught proofing kit will still work, however there may be difficulty getting the adhesive to bond with weathered timber. In this case you may need to pin timber components on with brads and screw fix aluminium components. 

    Q: Is the sequence of installation important?
    A: Yes. PLEASE WATCH ALL OF THE INSTALLATION VIDEOS so that you fully understand how to install.

    • For BOTH sill and butt kits, fit the draught dodgers to the perimeter of the door, then the EMV to the centre.
    • For sill kits where the door opens inward, fit a compressive seal to the edge of the sill threshold and fit RP5 to the bottom inside. 
    • For sill kits where the doors open outward, fit RP5 to the bottom outside of the door.
    • For butt kits fit sections of draught dodgers with the brush to the inside bottom of the door. 

    Q: Do I have to use the fitting packer?
    A: Yes! The fitting packers have been provided to ensure the draught dodgers are fitted at exactly the right distance from the face of the door. Not using the fitting packer also guarantees an inferior result.
     

    Q: Once stuck in place, will I still be able to peel off the self adhesive components?
    A: Unfortunately, no. Once they are on, they are on! So please do not rush - make sure you have plenty of time to WATCH THE INSTALLATION VIDEOS and prepare carefully.
      

    Q: My doors are outward opening with a Sill Threshold (it looks like Type A in your diagram). Can I install the bottom treatment for the doors on the inside?
    A: No. That will make them impossible (or at least very difficult) to open. The bottom treatment must go on the outside of the doors.
     

    Q: The centre of my door is quite rough and the EMV doesn’t stick to it. What can I do?
    A: The EMV will only stick to a smooth surface. If the centre of your door has a rough surface, then either sand it and paint it or get some “mirror mounting tape” and fit that first. The “mirror mounting tape” is slightly conformable around the bumps and the EMV will bond to the other side of the tape. Note that this will require a larger size gap to accommodate both the mirror mounting tape and the EMV.
     

    Q: One of my doors is warped and no longer aligns with the other door. What can I do?
    A: The main issue is usually at the head (top) of the jam where the door misalignment is typically the greatest. In this case, cut the draught dodger for the head of the jam at the centre join. Fit the draught dodger for the active door using the fitting packer in the usual way (refer to video instructions under the “How To” tab). When fitting the draught dodger for the inactive door, use the fitting packer at the hinge side and then gradually fit the draught dodger a little closer to the inactive door (it will be held firm by a bolt) to minimise the misalignment at the centre. Note that the seal on the inactive door will be more compressed than usual.
     

    Q: What if I have extra tall french doors? Will this fit work for me?
    A: The draught dodgers will fit regular tall doors which are normally 2350mm in height. If you have taller doors than this, you will need to join the side draught dodgers to make up the height. Usually off cuts from the head (top of the door) will be sufficient to do that.
     

    Q: I'm wondering why the Draught Dodger component is not sticking to my joinery. It let go after a few days even though I cleaned the surface thoroughly.
    A: The adhesive used in our Draught Dodgers range is potentially incompatible with some raw timber finishes that includes, but may not be limited to, Sikkens Cetol BLX-Pro. If the Draught Dodgers have come away from the surface, timber ones can be re-fixed with brads (small nails) and aluminum ones with screws to hold them in place. Please be sure to use the fitting packer to get the best performance out of your Draught Dodgers.
     

    Q: Do you have a recommended installer for the French Door Draught Proofing Kit?
    A: A recommended installer is highly location dependent. To find out if we have a recommended installer in your area please contact us here or call 1300 326 627.
     

    Q: Can I get a sample?
    A: Unfortunately, we do not have samples of the French Door Draught Proofing Kit.
     

    Q: I did not watch the videos and have stuck the draught dodgers onto the door in the wrong place. Now I can’t put the seals in.
    A: Yes, unfortunately that is quite problematic. We do provide the videos to ensure you get a quality result. However, we can’t make you watch them. The Draught Dodgers can be removed from the door, but the self adhesive tape will not restick. You could nail or screw the Draught Dodgers on (in the correct place) using the fitting packer after you have watched the video.
     

    Q: Are there any videos that will help me with installing?
    A: All ecoMaster products have informative videos created by our Technical Director. These videos will provide you with easy step by step instructions to assist with your DIY Install. You can find this by clicking the tab “How To”.

    Shipping

    Q: Can I collect my order?
    A: Yes you can!  A “Ready for Pickup” email will be sent to you when you order is ready to be collected.  Please click this link for the Click and Collect details.  Note:  this Collection Centre is in Preston Victoria, NOT Prestons in NSW. 

    Q: When will my order be despatched?
    A: Generally, your order will be despatched within 2 to 3 business days.    

    Q: Will my order be tracked?
    A: Yes!  When your order is consigned, you will receive a tracking number that will show you where your order is and its expected delivery date.  Track your order here

    Please note: Orders with two or more items may arrive in separate parcels with no additional shipping charge

    Q: When will my order be delivered?
    A: All over-sized orders are picked, packed and despatched within 3 business days.  Your order will be delivered by a specialist courier that specifically handles oversized items that cannot be delivered via Australia Post.
    Please note that this is a specialist courier NOT an express courier. Our experience with specialist couriers varies depending upon the delivery location.  Clearly delivery times will fluctuate at peak shipping times such as Christmas.

    Q: Authority to leave?
    A: The standard courier delivery option is "Authorised to Leave". That means that if there is no one home when the courier arrives, your order will be left at your address. If this is not appropriate, please advise when you place your order for alternative arrangements to be made.

    Q: What happens if my order is damaged in transit?
    A: Our freighters have very strict policies on the ability to claim on insurance if your order arrives damaged.  There is a 48 hour window of receipt of goods for ecoMaster being able to advise the freighters of a damage claim.  PLEASE ensure you have advised us IMMEDIATELY if an order has been damaged on arrival.  Open your order immediately and check.  Outside of the 48 hour window, we are unable to make an insurance claim. 

    Q: What happens if my order gets lost during transit?

    A: Occasionally we have had orders go missing. ecoMaster has solid procedures in place and photograph every order that leaves our warehouse.  If a delivery date appears to be beyond expectation, we will raise a query on your behalf.  If your order cannot be found during transit, we will send a replacement.  

    Q: What happens if my order is stolen after delivery?
    A: If your order is stolen from your home after delivery, please raise a Police report. 

    Q: How do I make my freight costs cheaper? 
    A: We hear you!  Oversized items are expensive to transport.  Any item over 1.5m long carries an additional $10 charge by the courier.   

    Potential cost effective freight alternatives are:

    • Share the costs of freight with a neighbour
    • Buy all your long items (such as Draught Dodgers) in one order (a second tube going to the same address is free)
    • Collect your order from Preston Victoria 

    If you live regionally or in a rural location, freight costs will be high.  Do you have an address in a town where your order can be safely delivered?   We also live regionally and understand the frustration with the high costs of freight!!

    Warranty

    Q: What is the product warranty for the Draught Dodger range? 
    A: The Draught Dodger range has a product warranty of 5 years, but can be effective for much longer than that.  Our own home has had Draught Dodgers on our front door for nearly 20 years.  It is in perfect condition and still doing its job - beautifully. 

    Q: What is the installation warranty for Draught Dodgers?
    A: As Draught Dodgers are a DIY product there is no warranty on installation.  

    However, in order to get the best value from your investment, here are a few tips that will help: 

    • Please, PLEASE watch the installation videos before you proceed.  The packer has been designed and included to ensure that the Draught Dodgers are fitted in EXACTLY the right place. 
    • Thoroughly clean the surface that your Draught Dodgers are to be adhered to.  In situations where Draught Dodgers have 'failed', this is 95% of the reason. 
    • The other reason is the type of paint on the door jamb.  Very oily paints make longer term adhesion quite challenging.  In this case, fix Draught Dodgers to your door with brads instead of the self adhesive strip.

    Q: What do I do if I have a problem with this product?  
    A: Refer to our Returns / Refunds page [Learn More].  Our Research and Development team will be keenly interested to learn of any product failure and will want images and samples the product (if possible), so they can determine what the cause of failure was.    

    If you have any questions, contact the ecoMaster team.  We are all ex-installers and have done this work thousands of times before.  We are here to help you.

    Q: What happens if my order is damaged in transit?
    A: Our freighters have very strict policies on the ability to claim on insurance if your order arrives damaged.  There is a 48 hour window of receipt of goods for ecoMaster being able to advise the freighters of a damage claim.  PLEASE ensure you have advised us IMMEDIATELY if an order has been damaged on arrival.  Open your order immediately and check.  Outside of the 48 hour window, we are unable to make an insurance claim. 

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    Jade Montagu-Navarrete
    Excellent

    My butt threshold french doors were draughty cold things; I'd tried weatherstripping on all my doors and windows but these doors were challenging to seal. Because of this, I took a punt on draught proofing kit with expectations that it'd do an ok job. Boy was I wrong: this kit exceeded my expectations — it was excellent!

    It sealed the doors perfectly yet without making them difficult to close. Additionally: it drastically decreased outside noise, and the wooden strips looks really nice and tidy from inside.

    Installation was straightforward and instructions clear — however I would have preferred the two threshold types have seperate install videos rather than needing to scrub through irrelevant instructions.

    Overall, highly recommend — I've since fitted draught-proofing kits to my other external doors.

    Hi Jade

    It is truly wonderful to hear that our Draught Dodgers for French Doors Kit exceeded your expectations and was able to seal your doors perfectly without making them difficult to close. It's also great to know that it reduced outside noise (a terrific additional benefit) and added a nice touch to the interior of your home. We appreciate your feedback about the installation instructions and will definitely take that into consideration for future improvements. Thank you for recommending our product and for choosing our kit to help with your draught problems. Have a wonderful day!

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    Martin Green
    Excellent product, great installation instructions

    Extremely impressed with the French Door Draught Proofing Kit. Very easy to install, so easy in fact that I didn't swear once through the entire process!

    HI Martin,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our French Door Draught Proofing Kit. We are delighted to hear that the installation instructions were clear and easy to follow, and that the process was stress-free for you. We appreciate your support and hope our product continues to meet your expectations. Thank you again for choosing us and for your kind words.

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    Nathan Wilson
    French Door Draught Proofing Kit

    very user friendly and so easy to install. and the customer said they already can tell what a difference it has made!

    Hi Nathan,

    we really appreciate you sharing your experience with our Draught Dodgers for French Doors Kit. Excellent to hear that it has made a difference in the home of your customer. We relish receiving feedback such as yours!
    Thank you for choosing ecoMaster, we look forward to serving you again!

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    Ann Ferguson
    Anns review

    My french door DPK is working well and was easily installed by me. i would recomend the product to others as a do it yourself project.

    We are glad that our French Door Draught proofing Kit has made a difference in your home. Thank you for the great feedback Ann!

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    Meran Cassidy
    Love this product!!

    Ecomaster have done it again. My French doors used to have a gale blowing through them but no more. The combination of draught dodgers, EMV and draft excluder provided in the kit has completely sealed the door (except for a teeny weeny bit where the door latch is). I’m stoked. They were super easy to install fir a very reasonable price. Since draught proofing my house and replacing my gas central heating with an efficient Daikin split system, my heating bills have dropped AND my comfort increased. There’s no more sneaky draught biting at my ankles. Sounds and smoke from my neighbours have also been reduced. I couldn’t be happier.

    Thanks for the feedback Meran. We are happy that your french doors are now draught proofed making your home more come comfortable and energy efficient. We always love working with you.