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How to reduce draughts by adjusting the door latch

How to reduce draughts by adjusting the door latch


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Reduce draughts by adjusting the door latch

How to reduce draughts by adjusting the door latch

If there is a gap between your door and door frame, or your door is rattling rather than staying shut and secured, this usually means your door isn’t locking as the latch is sitting in the wrong place. Take a look at our video or our photo step by step below on how to adjust your latch.


Tools you will needDuration
Philips-head screwdriver5 minutes

Simple 4 step process

Follow the steps below to adjust your door latch.

Step 1

Step 1

First, you will need to open your door so you can locate your latch which is right opposite your locking mechanism on the inside of your door frame.

Step 2

Once you have found it you will need your screwdriver to only slightly untighten the latch by unscrewing both the bottom and top screws the same amount. DO NOT UNSCREW SCREWS FULLY as they are very tough to put back correctly.

Step 2
Step 3

Step 3

Once the latch is loosened you will then be able to slide the latch back and forth. Bring the latch forward only a smidge and then tighten the screws. DO NOT BRING IT TOO FAR TO THE FRONT as it may take your door in too far and you will damage your frame or even the doors locking mechanism.

Step 4

Try and close the door. If your door feels secure there is no need to do this again but if your door still feels loose and is rattling when shut, redo these steps and move the latch only a little bit each time until you feel the door is secure again.

Step 4