The EcoFlaps’ innovative design ensures that the flap is pushed shut whichever way the wind blows. The EcoFlap uses an asymmetrical pivot which presents a larger upper flap to the outside world whilst simultaneously presenting a larger lower flap to the inside of your home. Outside, the larger surface area on the upper flap ensures that gusts of wind, even those up to 100mph, will always blow the flap shut. Inside, the larger surface on the lower flap performs the same task: ensuring any movements of air from inside your home keep the flap pushed shut.
Unlike letterbox draught excluders which use brushes or bristles, the EcoFlap leaves your letterbox completely unobstructed when you receive post. The EcoFlap features a widget which raises the flap to the top of the aperture to allow post through the full height of the letter box. This means that large items such as parcels, collections of letters and folded weekend newspapers with all the supplements will pass easily through your letterbox without getting stuck. That means no more torn papers and parcels caught in the springs of auto-shut letterboxes. It also means no more letters wedged in the letterbox getting soggy and propping the letterbox open. The EcoFlap is vandal proof: it not only protects your comfort and the energy efficiency of your home – it also protects your post.
EcoFlaps are designed to be fitted internally – a great retro-fitting option which does not alter the outwards appearance of your front door.
Installing is a quick and easy task that requires a minimum of DIY knowledge. Please note that EcoFlaps are suitable for horizontal letterboxes only.
We recommend you fix the EcoFlap to your door with silicon sealant. If you use screws as well, you’ll need 3.5mm screws that are no more than 15mm long.
Your old internal letterplate needs to be removed and the aperture cleaned up before you begin.
Identify the locator lip. Check that your door is flat by placing your EcoFlap against the door with the locator lip resting on the lower edge of the letterbox aperture. The sealant will compensate for gaps of up to 2mm. Mark the centre of the aperture and ensure that the central screw hole lines up with that mark.
Apply a line of sealant all around the flange and place the locator lip along the lower edge of the letterbox aperture as before. Bring the EcoFlap to vertical. Apply even pressure around the edge of the Eco Flap. A small piece of tape will keep it in place until the sealant has set.
If you’re using screws as well, start with the top central one. Don’t tighten any of them fully until all are in place and never over-tighten the top central screw as this can disturb the EcoFlap. Fit caps snuggly over the screws to complete the installation.
Your EcoFlap is now in place and keeping out draughts.
Did you know?
Draught excluders are one of the most frequently misspelt energy saving products we stock at Nigel’s Eco Store. Many people – and who can really blame them? – confuse draught excluders with draft excluders. “Draft”, in British English, refers to the first copy of a piece of work and is not used to describe a current of air. However, across the Atlantic, the spelling “Draft” is used for both these purposes. So if you’re an American or Canadian shopper, asking for a draft excluder is perfectly acceptable! Unfortunately, if you’re English, the grammar police aren’t quite so forgiving. Oh, the quirks of the English language!
This item is available for next working day delivery to all mainland UK addresses. A standard delivery charge of £4.95 applies to all orders under £50. Orders over £50 are eligible for free delivery.
Please be conscious of your impact on the environment when ordering online. It’s always better to order multiple items in a single shipment than make multiple orders of single items. It’s cheaper, faster, and it’s better for the planet too – that’s why we offer free delivery on all orders over £50.
With an EcoFlap you don’t need to compromise on the state of your post to keep the heat in. The EcoFlap can withstand 100mph winds – but will still open wide for any size letter or parcel you care to post through.