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Closing cavity end.



 
 
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Old March 22nd 08, 10:22 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Hi, My conservatory project is finally making progress. Underfloor
heating is down (presurised, but not connected, until the screed is fully
dried). Windowsill boards are on.

I'm not sure how to neatly close off the end of the cavity (as you can see
I am using unfinished brick).

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2097/dsc01660mq1.jpg

Any suggestions?

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Old March 22nd 08, 10:44 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Closing cavity end.

Mark wrote:
Hi, My conservatory project is finally making progress. Underfloor
heating is down (presurised, but not connected, until the screed is
fully dried). Windowsill boards are on.

I'm not sure how to neatly close off the end of the cavity (as you can
see I am using unfinished brick).

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2097/dsc01660mq1.jpg

Any suggestions?


Just mortar in pieces of brick, cut to size, into the gap; ideally with
a vertical strip of DPC within the cavity against the external leaf of
the wall (so you'd *just* see the edge of the DPC protruding much as you
can along the base of the wall).

David

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Old March 22nd 08, 03:18 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"Mark" wrote in message
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Hi, My conservatory project is finally making progress. Underfloor
heating is down (presurised, but not connected, until the screed is fully
dried). Windowsill boards are on.

I'm not sure how to neatly close off the end of the cavity (as you can see
I am using unfinished brick).

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2097/dsc01660mq1.jpg

Any suggestions?

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There are special closers. they are Tee shaped with insulation. The
insulation fits in the cavity and one outer strip is nail into the brick
joint and the other is trapped behind the frame of the jambof the door or
window


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Old March 22nd 08, 03:54 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:18:13 -0000, keith_765 wrote:

"Mark" wrote in message
news
Hi, My conservatory project is finally making progress. Underfloor
heating is down (presurised, but not connected, until the screed is
fully
dried). Windowsill boards are on.

I'm not sure how to neatly close off the end of the cavity (as you can
see
I am using unfinished brick).

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2097/dsc01660mq1.jpg

Any suggestions?

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There are special closers. they are Tee shaped with insulation. The
insulation fits in the cavity and one outer strip is nail into the brick
joint and the other is trapped behind the frame of the jambof the door or
window



Do you know who sells them online, or what they are called? Would like to
look at one, as it sounds just the ticket.

Thanks,.

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Old March 22nd 08, 04:26 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Closing cavity end.

On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:54:53 +0000, Mark wrote:

On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:18:13 -0000, keith_765 wrote:

"Mark" wrote in message
news
Hi, My conservatory project is finally making progress. Underfloor
heating is down (presurised, but not connected, until the screed is
fully
dried). Windowsill boards are on.

I'm not sure how to neatly close off the end of the cavity (as you can
see
I am using unfinished brick).

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2097/dsc01660mq1.jpg

Any suggestions?

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There are special closers. they are Tee shaped with insulation. The
insulation fits in the cavity and one outer strip is nail into the brick
joint and the other is trapped behind the frame of the jambof the door or
window



Do you know who sells them online, or what they are called? Would like to
look at one, as it sounds just the ticket.

Thanks,.


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Old March 22nd 08, 05:44 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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"Mark" wrote in message
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On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:18:13 -0000, keith_765 wrote:

"Mark" wrote in message
news
Hi, My conservatory project is finally making progress. Underfloor
heating is down (presurised, but not connected, until the screed is
fully
dried). Windowsill boards are on.

I'm not sure how to neatly close off the end of the cavity (as you can
see
I am using unfinished brick).

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2097/dsc01660mq1.jpg

Any suggestions?

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There are special closers. they are Tee shaped with insulation. The
insulation fits in the cavity and one outer strip is nail into the brick
joint and the other is trapped behind the frame of the jambof the door or
window



Do you know who sells them online, or what they are called? Would like to
look at one, as it sounds just the ticket.

Thanks,.

Cavity closers. All builders merchant sell them but don't know if they sell
in packs or singles. I see from the other mail that Screw fix sell them,
with postal charges could be expensive.


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Old March 22nd 08, 08:15 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 16:44:09 -0000, keith_765 wrote:



Cavity closers. All builders merchant sell them but don't know if they
sell
in packs or singles. I see from the other mail that Screw fix sell them,
with postal charges could be expensive.



Just wondering what they do, that a couple of squirts of expanding foam in
there doesn't do. I was more asking about how to finish it off
aesthetically, rather than from a thermal/damp point of view.



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Old March 22nd 08, 11:44 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:15:53 -0000, Mark wrote:


Just wondering what they do, that a couple of squirts of expanding foam in
there doesn't do. I was more asking about how to finish it off
aesthetically, rather than from a thermal/damp point of view.

Can't really tell from your pic, but is there edge insulation on the
screed?

Martyn


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Old March 23rd 08, 11:40 AM posted to uk.d-i-y
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On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 22:44:02 -0000, Martyn Pollard
wrote:

On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:15:53 -0000, Mark wrote:


Just wondering what they do, that a couple of squirts of expanding foam
in
there doesn't do. I was more asking about how to finish it off
aesthetically, rather than from a thermal/damp point of view.

Can't really tell from your pic, but is there edge insulation on the
screed?

Martyn



Yes there is, it's been trimmed down flush ready for tiling.


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Old March 23rd 08, 12:35 PM posted to uk.d-i-y
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Default Closing cavity end.

Mark wrote:
On Sat, 22 Mar 2008 16:44:09 -0000, keith_765 wrote:



Cavity closers. All builders merchant sell them but don't know if they
sell
in packs or singles. I see from the other mail that Screw fix sell them,
with postal charges could be expensive.



Just wondering what they do, that a couple of squirts of expanding foam
in there doesn't do. I was more asking about how to finish it off
aesthetically, rather than from a thermal/damp point of view.


My original solution was based on the requirement for aesthetics, as
you'd said you were leaving the brickwork exposed - you wouldn't use a
cavity closer unless you were plastering over.

David

 




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