We live in an old house with lots of single glazed windows. Some of the windows have the original wavy Victorian glass, so we’ve tried to preserve this wherever possible. Other than the odd window which has been replaced, we don’t have double or secondary glazing and have no plans put any in.
We have been tackling our heating bills which have got a bit out of control over the last couple of years. We switched providers last month from one of the big 6 and will save several hundreds of £££s this year. With Edie and Bee both now at university, our fuel bills have plummeted. It does make sense to carry on trying to save wherever we can so I’m now trying to stop heat from escaping.
One of our doors just has single glazed panes in it, and as you come into the hall you can feel the cold air just washing through it – it’s freezing. I’ve been planning to make a blind for a while and I finally got round to it this weekend.
and added some tapes which will be used to tie up the blind. I put the other piece of velcro on to a thin strip of wood which I hooked on to two nails on the door as I didn’t want to stick the velcro on to the door permanently.
This is the finished blind rolled up…
The blind has worked incredibly well to reduce the draught through the door – the difference is amazing. As it has worked so well, I’m going to make thick blinds for some of the other windows as well. I might have a go at Roman blinds, but these look a bit more complicated.
Have you made insulated blinds or curtains for your home?
Until next time, Tawney x