The Ecoflap

Easy-fit letter box draught excluder

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Ecoflap video – smooth delivery in action

Ecoflap video: deliveries pass through without obstruction

This Ecoflap video demonstrates a letter box draught excluder that shuts quietly and reliably every time. Your papers and post arrive unmangled and drop securely on to your door mat, not wedged in the letterbox, obstructed by brushes and hinges.

Effective draught exclusion

Watch post pass through an ordinary letter box fitted with an Ecoflap, allowing the Ecoflap to shut behind itself and keep out draughts. If you have any questions about whether it would fit your door (and chances are it will), please double check our Will it Fit? page. If you’re still not sure, we’ll be very happy to answer your questions via our Contact page.

Why other letter box draught excluders fail

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No more of this, a letterbox wedged open by a delivery stuck in the brushes

Most letterbox draught excluders work by creating a physical barrier for draughts and rain, usually in the form of brushes to stop wind and hinges that force the flap back into place, but unfortunately that also presents a barrier to your post. This is why post often sits stuck in the letterbox all day, letting great gusts of air into your home. This style of letter box draught excluder is inherently flawed as the hinges break from the stresses placed on them and the obstructions to deliveries stop the smooth delivery of post and parcels you’d like to receive unchewed.

Why Ecoflap works: no springs, no brushes – no problem

The Ecoflap letter box draught excluder works completely differently. The balancing means that it always blows more firmly shut but without presenting a barrier to deliveries. The simple but effective design makes the Ecoflap a robust and effective letter box system: no springs, no brushes, no problem. Post, leaflets, newspapers and parcels slip straight through without hindrance, so the Ecoflap closes itself neatly behind them and carries on keeping out draughts. Nothing could be simpler.

Benefits of an Ecoflap

Brown EcoFlap - social landlordsBenefits of an Ecoflap

There are many benefits of an Ecoflap being fitted to your front door. We’ve told you lots of times about the Ecoflap’s amazing insulating and draught-excluding properties. We’ve explained that the Ecoflap always shuts nicely behind itself because of the way it’s balanced, and that it won’t rattle when a draught hits it because it’s blown more firmly against its frame. We’ve pointed out that it helps landlords meet their energy efficiency obligations. We’ve explained that it takes just a few minutes to fit and works straight away.

 

No springs or brushes to jam and chew deliveries

We haven’t said so much though about the Ecoflap’s other benefits. For instance, it has no brushes or springs. It doesn’t need them. That means that deliveries go through the Ecoflap no trouble at all because there’s nothing to resist them. Deliveries won’t be chewed or bent and they won’t struggle to go through, leaving the letterbox jammed open open all day.

Robust Letter Box

Closed black EcoFlap on a white door

Ecoflaps are robust and durable

The Ecoflap is a robust letterbox. Not only is it made of a durable plastic, but the widget, added a couple of years ago, ensures that the flap lifts up evenly and smoothly, allowing delivery of parcels up to the thickness of the old door stop Yellow Pages. This reduces stress on the Ecoflap preventing weakening of the mechanism. Whether or not you have a draughty letter box, if you find you’re replacing your inner letter plate every so often then an Ecoflap would be a good longer-lasting replacement.

There are many benefits of an Ecoflap to enjoy. It’s quiet, highly efficient and cost-effective. Buy direct from us, and if you place your order before 3pm Monday to Friday, you’ll get it next day!

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How does Ecoflap work?

Use the force! The wind keeps it shut.

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The Ecoflap patented design ensures that whichever way the wind blows, Ecoflap blows itself shut and draught-proof. It is so effective it withstands 100mph winds yet the subtle difference in balanced forces means it can open with a single sheet of paper.

Here’s the science

The force always pushes harder to close the Ecoflap rather open it. This is because pivoting in the middle, viewed from the front, the top of the flap has the larger surface area. Viewed from the rear the lower part is largest, so the Ecoflap is always presenting its largest area to the draught, which blows it shut, not open. This prevents rattling and ensures the Ecoflap shuts behind itself every time.

How do large parcels get through?Large parcels get through an EcoFlap with ease

In additional to this smart but simple engineering, the flap will move completely up and out of the way when something is posted so large items such as Amazon book boxes pass through without being trapped or wedging the flap open. That means no more torn papers and parcels caught in springs. It also means parcels won’t sit wedged half in and half out all day, allowing cold air and damp to flow into your home.

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