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The Ecoflap

saves energy by stopping letterbox draughts

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23.99 inc. VAT

The Ecoflap fits onto the inside of your front door, and is designed to exclude draughts and bad weather from your letterbox. It's quick and easy to install, and it'll start saving you energy straight away.

Ecoflap replaces the brush, seal and outward opening gravity flaps, often put on the inside of the letter box to try to keep draughts out.

The difference is that an Ecoflap uses the wind to blow it shut! It is totally draught proof, and adjusts automatically to any size of delivery - up to A4 and including thickish newspapers and magazines

Keep the existing letterbox exterior (or change if you like) to retain the aesthetics of your front door.

 
Choose Colour
The Ecoflap - White
The Ecoflap - Brown
The Ecoflap - Black


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Dimensions: 330 x 117.5 x 35mm (13" x 4.63" x 1.37")

Totally draught-proof, and adjusts automatically to any size of delivery.

Features
  • Draught proof
  • Available colours: white, brown
  • Rubberised flap, so is quieter
  • No springs, brushes, or seals are necessary
  • No components to break. So if your outside letter plate/ flap becomes faulty, the Ecoflap will still protect you from draughts
  • Horizontal letter box only at present
  • A British invention
  • No need for gravity flaps
  • Light weight single handed operation
  • Automatically adjusts to varying size of delivery
  • Safe - will not bite fingers (or damage mail)
  • Full depth insert of Aluminium plate at the back of the flap to ensure rigidity in very extreme cold weather conditions
  • Supplied without screws as everyone has different requirements!


Here's a video showing how to fit an Ecoflap:


Specifications
  • Accommodates post up to 260 x 42mm (10.25" x 1.75") w x h
  • Will cover a hole up to 310 x 70mm (12" x 2.75") w x h
  • Will accommodate front letter box bolts coming through, up to 287.5mm (11.32") apart
  • There is a 20mm (0.78") wide flange around the Ecoflap to cover any uneven/or untidy hole cuts, once the existing draught barrier is removed. This will also house the Ecoflap fixing screws (not supplied). (Recommended 3.5mm x 12/15mm countersink)
  • Outer Dimensions: 330 x 117.5 x 35mm (13" x 4.63" x 1.37") w x h x d


Materials
  • Ecoflaps are made from 757 ABS thermo plastic - it's sturdy robust and acts as a barrier to cold conductivity from outside.
  • The aluminum bar inside is not a closure bar but helps maintain rigidity during differential inside and outside temperatures.
  • All materials are recyclable eg ABS can be chopped up (granulated) and put in with fresh material and remoulded.


Frequently Asked Questions
Why won't the letter box inside flap blow open?
The product is finely balanced - the plate is biased so that the opening force is counteracted by a greater closing force.

Why is it draught proof?
The plate won't rattle, either by wind force or passing traffic rumbling by, thus no cold air or rain will filter in, and no heat will escape. Ecoflap is also rain and snow proof!

Why is it classed as eco friendly?
Ecoflaps contribute towards saving energy costs. The letter box can be a "silent culprit" for losing heat. It has been estimated that up to 27% of heat can be lost through one.

The outside plate on my letter box is metal. Will it be compatible with a plastic one inside?
Yes, a metal plate can contribute to cold air coming through to the inside plate and consequently inside your house. If the inside plate is ABS - a form of plastic - it will act as a barrier with lower thermal conducting properties.

My doors bang when there is a "through"draught - will it stop this?
It will certainly help the situation. There is no passage of air through the plate, in either direction.

Can I use an adhesive to install my Ecoflap?
Sticking the Ecoflap to your door instead of bolting it, using an adhesive such as a kitchen/ bathroom sealant, is also okay, for example on metal doors, or if preferred.

Why is it safer?
There are no springs, magnets or catches to bite fingers - or damage mail.

Do you have to take the inner flap off to install the Eco Flap?
Yes - remove everything from the inside of the letterbox. Ecoflap replaces brushes or any other hinged flap that is already on the door.

Why is Ecoflap so simple to use?
The Ecoflap is lightweight and conveniently operated with one hand. It adjusts to the size of delivery and there are no components to break. The product is easily fitted having a small lip along the lower edge that rests onto your existing lower ledge of your aperture. This lines up perfectly with the outside plate. Screw caps cover each of the screw holes of the flange. Alternatively, it may be fitted with adhesive on metal or upvc doors if preferred.

Not what you're after?
View all the eco products in our energy efficiency and energy saving devices section, or click on any of the links on the left hand side to see more.

  Nice product, but may cause outer flap to knock  Nice, sturdy product, simple to fit, especially using silicon sealant. Existing letterbox flap opens out and is not spring-loaded. now the box is sealed with Ecoflap the outer flap now rattles in the wind, in spite of the new 'widget' the manufacturers have retro-designed to overcome the problem.    Nigel L - Gloucester

  The Ecoflap is a real find!  Our old letter box flap used to let in such a draught! The Ecoflap is brilliant, no more draughts and it looks modern and stylish.    June McAuliffe - Croydon, Surrey

  Great product  Really pleased with the Ecoplap - it certainly works and since fitting it draughts have been excluded even during this period of strong winds and rain. Easy to install.    Pam -

  Absolutely Brilliant works perfectly  I bought this after searching for a letterbox to stop drafts. Our door is North facing and last winter the letterbox was rattling continuously whenever windy, despite double brushes and an internal flap. This works perfectly is exactly what I wanted. Highly reccomendable.    Anthony Gibbs - Northampton UK

  An excellent device!  Better designed and apparently much more robust (time will tell!) than other products - certainly much better than the brush type. The screw caps are not a push-in fit but can be held in place by a little piece of bluetack applied to the screw heads thus allowing future access if required.    Archie Davidson - Edinburgh

  BRILLIANT!!  Very pleased with this. Even the chap who made my new door was so impressed that he is going to get one to put on the next door he makes.    Vic - Cornwall

  Great product  Lovely letterbox flap that actually does the job - my landlord fitted a brush one that jammed the outside flap up every time anything was delivered so it defeated the object of the exercise!The browns tones with our wooden front door, and the gentle flap won't chop the poor postie's fingers off!    Kathryn - Cornwall

We offer 2 Delivery options: Standard and Express.
You'll only ever pay one delivery charge.

Standard UK delivery costs from just 3.95 per order
Express UK delivery costs from just 6.95 per order

Standard UK delivery is FREE for orders over 50.

As the actual delivery cost depends on the size of your order, it'll be shown in the checkout when you add to basket.


Standard Delivery
We aim to deliver all UK mainland, Channel Islands & Northern Ireland packages within 3-5 working days. Please refer to our delivery page for further details including costs.

Express Delivery
We aim to deliver all UK mainland, Channel Islands & Northern Ireland packages within 2 working days or quicker. Please refer to our delivery page for further details including costs.

If you need same day despatch, please phone us before 11am Monday to Friday.

How We Send Things
We send all orders by Royal Mail, or by courier if it's heavy. Royal Mail deliver Monday to Saturday, couriers deliver Monday to Friday.

Deliveries are usually made between 9am and 5.30pm. A specific time slot cannot be specified with any of our delivery options.

Please be aware that during our sales or promotions, or when there are circumstances beyond our control such as when there's snow on the roads, delivery may take longer.


European Delivery is available to selected countries.
For a full list of all countries that we ship to, and for full details regarding delivery; including delivery time and costs please click here.

Nigel Says

Nigel Says

http://www.nigelsecostore.com/blog/2013/09/20/producer-story-richard-jessel-inventor-of-ecoflap/

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