If you're not the handiest tool in the shed but want to make your home and lifestyle more energy efficient, you've come to the right place. GIY: Green It Yourself gives you simple step-by-step videos on how to make your home more energy efficient, your energy bills lower and your lifestyle a bit green around the edges.


The manhole (also known as lots of other terms including person hole, maintenance hole, access hatch ... all equally comedic in their own special euphemistic way) to your roof space can be a huge source of draughts with hot air coming into your home in Summer and warm air leaving your home in Winter.

They're easy to fix with some compression draught-proof tape. If you've got a hinged access hatch - draught-proof it like a hinged door as seen in this video.

While you're up the ladder you might also like to insulate the manhole cover and have a look around to check insulation and any other draughts such as this sneaky one. 

GIY is developed and presented by Lish Fejer, Australia's Queen of Green. Here's some more about why she set up GIY.