After a morning spent with the Ecoflap inventor Richard Jessel, Maggie Philbin, of Tomorrow’s World fame, needed a rest!
Maggie visited the EcoFlap lab for three hours on Wednesday 20th 2011 during BBC Radio Berkshire’s Andrew Peach Show.
The list of Richard Jessel’s inventions is long and very varied, from canal boat systems for the French government to biofeedback systems and bomb detectors powered by the World Service.
With decades of Richard’s inventions condensed into just three hours, the Ecoflap stood out to Maggie’s experienced mind as the most likely commercial invention to succeed.
She listed the key problems for inventors as not just needing financial capital but also a collection of other business skills to get their products to market. At Ecoflap we understand these challenges all too well.
Maggie’s own site is here http://www.maggiephilbin.com Thanks for coming to see us Maggie, we very much enjoyed it.
Ecoflap and Ecoflap Twin featured in the May edition of Windows Active
The main trade magazine for door & window fabricators and installers has a feature explaining the major benefits of Ecoflap to the UK industry.
We are delighted to see Ecoflap being recognized and supported by an increasing number of companies and energy saving bodies in the UK but in one way we are not surprised.
Ecoflap embodies the main concerns everyone has in tough times, it saves money, energy and take virtually no time to fit.
If you want to see what Windows Active says, have a look at the PDF file Windows Active Ecoflap Article.
Use the force! The wind keeps it shut.
How does Ecoflap work?
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?
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.
Fitting Ecoflap without screws, nails or drills
Ecoflaps take about 2 minutes to fit
Using bathroom sealant you can safely stick the Ecoflap simply and cleanly to uPVC doors.
For those who prefer fitting Ecoflap with a more traditional mounting, you can mount with small screws for wood doors or with other adhesives for other surfaces.
Fitting Ecoflap is simple, but be sure to use the built-in lip on the Ecoflap to match up with the existing letter box aperture to align to the centre. The entire fitting should take less than two minutes.
N.B. Ecoflap works with horizontal letter box apertures only. Ecoflap will fit most letter boxes and door designs – even those with cross bars – but please check our Will it Fit? page, and/or download measurements to check.
Download measurement PDFs here:
Side on Measurements
Video: How to fit an Ecoflap
Download printable full data sheet of dimensions here and Side-on-Measurements
Dimensions: Weight – 340g – Overall external size – 330mm x 117.5mm – Max internal aperture – 287.5mm x 53.25