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Draught proofer

Draught proofers make sure buildings are properly ventilated without losing heat or wasting energy.

The Role

  • Detecting and tracking down where air is leaking from, then fixing the problem with draught proofing
  • Recommend and install the best products to fix it.
  • Talking to the main contractor and other tradespeople on site
  • Covering an array of locations and materials including windows (sash, metal, timber), external doors (including weather bars for door bottoms), floorboards, skirting boards, and internal doors
  • Helping building owners by cutting heating and lighting bills
  • Helping the environment by reducing the amount of energy used


  • Newly trained draught proofer’s can earn in the region of £17,000 - £20,000
  • Trained with experience draught proofer’s can earn in the region of £20,000 - £25,000

Salaries typically range depending on location and overtime. Self-employed draught proofers set their own pay rates.

Qualifications and Training

You don’t neccessarily need specific qualifications for this job but employers may want you to have Standard Grades/National 4 or 5s, GCSEs in Maths and English, or their equivalent such as the Welsh Baccalaureate. A qualification in general construction such as a Level 2 BTEC First Certificate is an advantage, but many people have no previous training or qualifications. 

You are trained by working under the supervision of an experienced installer. You also take short courses offered by the product manufacturers. To become a fully trained installer takes between three and six months. 

A relevant on-the-job qualification is a Level 2 SVQ/NVQ Certificate in Insulation and Building Treatments - Draught-proofing. It covers health and safety, moving, handling and storing resources and installing draught proofing to openings.

For further information visit the National Insulation Association website

Progression Opportunities

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Next Steps


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