Does anyone make UPVC doors in bright colours – or is painting a plastic door likely to succeed?
Our DIY guru, Bridget Bodoano, says, ‘My instinct is to advise against plastic front doors. They don’t look very nice and can actually lower the value of your property. The fact that your door is draughty is almost certainly down to bad fit and the absence of good draught exclusion – a little remedial work, involving a bit of carpentry and the fitting of draught excluders, may solve the problem. ‘You can buy a variety of products, including a brush strip (a metal strip with a row of bristles) to screw on to the bottom of the door, rubber strips in a screw-in aluminium strip to go around the frame and plenty of rubber foam self-adhesive strips. These are widely available from builders’ merchants and DIY stores (try travisperkins.co.uk, jewson.co.uk and wickes.co.uk). You could also hang a thick curtain over the door, or fall back on one of those long ‘sausages’: make your own (fill with lentils or rice) or buy ready-made – simplylivingjersey.com (01534 485439) has some bonkers ones. ‘If