EVS Draught Seal

Stop the draught

Older homes with character timber windows that can look nice, but have gaps that reduce their effectiveness. There are many gap filling foam seals on the market, they are only short term solutions. EVS has developed a range of unique, easy to fit, retro seals made from aerated PVC that look and feel like timber.  Pre-finished in white or timber and fitted with quality seals for a durable and lasting result that meets the requirements of the Healthy Home Standards.  

 
Healthy Homes Draught Stopping Standard
Landlords must block any unreasonable gaps and holes in walls, ceilings, windows, floors and doors that cause noticeable draughts.

As a rule of thumb, gaps or holes with a width greater than 3mm in or around the walls, ceilings, windows, doors and floors that let air into or out of the home will usually require blocking to prevent unreasonable draughts.

This means that if the edge of a New Zealand $2 dollar coin can fit in the gap, then the gap needs to be sealed.

For an in-depth booklet on Draught Stopping Standards
Also some industry advice about how Property investors should deal with the new Rules around Healthy Homes by Dave Wade

Tenancy Guide Lines for Draughts

V-Brush Seal for Double Hung Windows

Double hung windows have been one of the most difficult windows to stop draughts until now, with a simple and effective long lasting solution

EVS Draught Seal

-Stops Draughts
-Easy to install
-Long lasting
-Pre-finished
-Moisture proof
-Noise reduction
-Interior/Exterior
-Attractive low profile
-White or timber finish
-Fits around hardware
-Pin/Cut/Sand/Fill/Paint 

EVS Draught Seal

Double Hung Windows

Double Hung windows are designed to slide up and down and require a gap on each side for the sash to move freely. The EVS V-Brush works ideally to allow for sling movement while blocking the gaps from draughts.

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Double Hung Windows

The Draught Stop profiles are narrow and can fit on most standard double hung staff beads (inside facing trim beads). They can be taken the full way up each side for aesthetic reasons 
of trimmed to the height o f the bottom panel. 

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Double Hung Windows

The EVS Draught Stops have a low visual impact and can be colour matched to the existing colour for best results

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Double Hung Windows

The sides and bottom (3),(4),(5) draught stop can be simply fitted along each facing bead, whereas the top Draught Stop can be fitted in a couple of different configurations (1), (2)depending on where the cross bar sits 

$13.85  p/m 

Wide Draught Stop
-White Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Seal
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows. 
Sold in 2 x 2.45 meter packs  $67.87 (ex GST)

$14.49 p/m

Wide Draught Stop
-Brown Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Seal
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 2 x 2.45 meter packs $71.00 (ex GST) 

$14.77 p/m

Wide Draught Stop
-White Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Brush  
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 2 x 2.45 meter packs $72.37 (ex GST) 

$15.40 p/m

Wide Draught Stop
-Brown Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Brush
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 2 x 2.45 meter packs $75.46 (ex GST) 

Wide Span V-Seal
for Doorways

Character doorways can suffer from draughty gaps that can now be easily fixed with wide span V-Seal. The wide span can fill gaps up to 15mm while looking non-obtrusive with its attractive low profile.

EVS Draught Seal

-Stops draughts
-Easy to install
-Long lasting
-Pre-finished
-Moisture proof
-Noise reduction
-Interior/Exterior
-Attractive low profile
-White or timber finish
-Fits around hardware
-Pin/Cut/Sand/Fill/Paint 

EVS Draught Seal

EVS Draught Stop For Doorways

Doorways can have larger gaps owing to hinges sagging and doors twisting, so it is recommended that you use the wider options of EVS Draught Stop with a larger capacity to cover wider gaps

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EVS Draught Stop For Doorways

You can remount door hardware onto the new Draught Stop or fit the Draught Stop around the hardware. Handles sit clear of the 9mm wide profile.

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Retro Glazing Top Awning 

The EVS Draught Stop is made from PVC and can be used in external as well as internal positions to act as a weather stop.

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EVS Draught Stop For Doorways

It is recommended that you use EVS Draught Stop around the sides and top only, as it may get damaged if used along the bottom threshold. 

$11.25 p/m 

Quirk Draught Stop
-White Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Seal
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows. 
Sold in 2 x 2.8 meter packs $63.00 (inc GST)

$11.74 p/m

Quirk Draught Stop
-Brown Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Seal
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 2 x 2.8 meter packs $65.74 (inc GST) 

$12.17  p/m

Quirk Draught Stop
-White Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Brush  
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 2 x 2.8 meter packs $68.15 (inc GST) 

$12.66 p/m

Quirk Draught Stop
-Brown Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Brush
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 2 x 2.8 meter packs $70.90 (inc GST) 

Thin Span V-Seal
for Timber Windows

Character windows can suffer from draughty gaps that can now be easily fixed with the low 
profile V-Seal that can span gaps up to 10mm.   The timber finish looks attractive and can fit within most narrow window frames. 

EVS Draught Seal


-Stops Draughts
-Easy to install
-Long lasting
-Pre-finished
-Moisture proof
-Noise reduction
-Interior/Exterior
-Attractive low profile
-White or timber finish
-Fits around hardware
-Pin/Cut/Sand/Fill/Paint 

EVS Draught Seal

Draught Stop for timber windows

EVS Draught stop with a timber finish works very well with clear finished timber windows. The profile can be used without any further painting but can also be painted with a suitable paint finish. 

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Draught Stop for timber windows

The Timber finish is not a surface veneer like other products, so it can be sanded and shaped like timber with the colour elements flowing through the whole profile.

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Draught Stop for timber windows

Fitting existing hardware requires careful repositioning to ensure the mechanisms work correctly. It is recommended that you use a drill to pre-bore the screw holes to avoid cracking the Draught Stop profile.

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Draught Stop for timber windows

Draught stop can be fitted to all the inside faces of the window frame, but be aware that the bottom rail will have the lip of the profile (3)
across the bottom opening window sil.

$9.70 p/m 

Small Draught Stop
-White Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Seal
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows. 
Sold in 2 x 2.45 meter packs  $47.53 (inc GST) 

$10.05 p/m

Small Draught Stop
-Brown Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Seal
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 2 x 2.45 meter packs $49.25 (inc GST) 

$10.62 p/m

Small Draught Stop
-White Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Brush  
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 2 x 2.45 meter packs $52.04 (inc GST) 

$10.97 p/m

Small Draught Stop
-Brown Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Brush
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 2 x 2.45 meter packs $53.75 (inc GST) 

Thin Span V-Seal
for Painted Windows

Character windows can suffer from draughty gaps that can now be easily fixed with the low  
profile V-Seal that can span gaps up to 10mm.   The white pre-finish can be left as-is or painted to match the existing colours.

EVS Draught Seal


-Stops Draughts
-Easy to install
-Long lasting
-Pre-finished
-Moisture proof
-Noise reduction
-Interior/Exterior
-Attractive low profile
-White or timber finish
-Fits around hardware
-Pin/Cut/Sand/Fill/Paint 

EVS Draught Seal

Draught Stop for paint finished windows

The white finish is a very common finish for a lot of homes but this can be painted over to match existing paint colour schemes. It is recommend that you use a low sheen water based enamel paint. You can use standard fillers to fill the pin holes and corners.

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Draught Stop for paint finished windows

The white finish is not a surface veneer like other products, so it can be sanded and shaped like timber with the colour elements flowing through the whole profile.

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Draught Stop for paint finished windows

Fitting existing hardware requires careful repositioning to ensure the mechanisms work correctly. It is recommended that you use a drill to pre-bore the screw holes to avoid cracking the Draught Stop profile.

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Draught Stop for paint finished windows

Draught stop can be fitted to all the inside faces of the window frame, but be aware that the bottom rail will have the lip of the profile (3)
across the bottom opening window sil.

Structure and Materials – Polyurethane Foam Seals

Polyethylene (PE) film – weather and UV-resistant 
Polyurethane (PU) foam core – high durability, superior recovery performance
Polypropylene (PP) co-extruded insert – prevents elongation and shrinkage, easy installation.

Durable, UV Resistant polyethylene cladding bonded to resilient urethane foam for outstanding sealing against air and water infiltration. Superior appearance, easy operation, easy cleaning, outstanding durability, energy efficient. Smooth or embossed exterior, resistant to contamination. Compatible with cleaning agents.

 
-Compression deformation test: 70% compression rate of 50% under continuous compression 22 hours, deformation rate ≤ 10%
-Compression test, at 25% of the compression rate, the impose 15N / 100mm force, the compression rate ≤ 10N
-Temperature range test: from -40 ºC to 90 ºC no significant change in sealing performance
-Heat conduction K value test: 0 ºC K value ≤ 0.035W / m2K
Fatigue test: imitate the window switch 500,000 times, no significant change in shape
Sound insulation test: only with the intermediate tape IV68 windows, drop noise 43 dB
Outdoor anti-aging test: the current has reached more than 20 years, the performance remains intact 

V-Seal and V-Brush Draught Stop

$2.90 p/m 

V-Seal Draught Stop
-White Finish
-Polyethylene
-V-Seal
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows. 
Sold in 10 meter rolls  $29.00 (inc GST)

$2.90 p/m

V-Seal Draught Stop
-Brown Finish
-Polyethylene
-V-Seal
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 10 meter rolls  $29.00 (inc GST) 

$3.20 p/m

V-Brush Draught Stop
-White Finish
-Aerated PVC
-V-Brush  
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 4 x 2.42 meter packs $30.98 (inc GST) 

$3.20 p/m

V-Brush Draught Stop
-Brown Finish
-Polypropylene 
-V-Brush
-Interior/Exterior
Suitable for timber frame doors and windows.
Sold in 4 x 2.42meter packs $30.98 (inc GST) 

Step by Step Draught Stop Installation

These steps relate to installing Draught Stop on a casement window. The steps are similar for Doors and Double Hung installations 

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Tools

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

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Clean Edges

Clean the edges so they free of grease, dust and loose flaking paint.

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Marking Block

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.

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Mark Out

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.

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Remove Hardware

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.

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Measure Up

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.

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First Cut Mark

Measure and scribe an accurate mark with a sharp pencil on the top edge of the Draught Stop.

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First Cut

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.

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Second Cut

Reset the saw in the opposite 45°angle and cut, keep the top edge upwards and the back against the guide.

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Retro Glazing Bottom Inward opening Awning 

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.

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Fit Hardware

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.

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Fix In Place

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.

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Fill Pin Holes 

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. 

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Gap Fill Corners

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.

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Paint Match Colours

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.

Download your Copy 
 You can download your copy of the EVS Draught stop for inspiration and step by step instructions on how to install Draught Stop
EVSDraughtSeal.pdf 

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Email: info@evsglazing.nz

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