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Posted By: orangemannotMight need to round up a wheen o alcoholic Irish "breekies" there sinnerboy.
Posted By: sinnerboySo if the internal wall faces are plumb and level - and the blocks/bricks vary in size as they can do.... what do you suppose the cavity looks like ?
Posted By: SteamyTeaLooks like there will be 'detailing' problems to me. But being a total convert to timber frame now I struggle to understand why we use brick/block/stone/slate/tiles.If you want a highly insulated, moisture and air tight box, just make one and then deal with the condensation as a secondary issue as you will struggle to design it out with traditional materials.
Posted By: sinnerboySticking with the thread title now. Subject full fill cavity boards.Mike I'm sorry but I simply don't see this product as an answer. Over the years I've learnt to recognize the salesman/technical rep code "workmanship is key" as meaning "this doesn't work".
Posted By: sinnerboyBad worksmanship is an inherent fact of life especially when it comes to concealed works. Cavity walls in particular demand a LOT of supervision on site and too often in my experience abortive works when walls must be taken down and rebuilt. So to expect men on site to build flush constant width cavities using masonry units which vary in size and to expect to fill those cavities with stiff boards that do not is simply ignoring site realities.
Posted By: sinnerboy I do think the attitude towards the trades ( from all places ) expressed by orangemannot is all too common ( but should not be tolerated here ) and that this does feed into this reality.
Posted By: sinnerboySticking with the thread title now. Subject full fill cavity boards.
Posted By: sinnerboyPosted By: Mike GeorgeMost of the criticism of cavity construction centers around the thermal bypass issue.I beg to differ . Word search "workmanship" herehttp://projects.bre.co.uk/uvalues/U-values.pdf" rel="nofollow" >http://projects.bre.co.uk/uvalues/U-values.pdf
Posted By: Mike GeorgeMost of the criticism of cavity construction centers around the thermal bypass issue.
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