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How do I specify a cavity closer?
Cavity barrier, Cavity closer, DPC, Fire stop
By Tim Hayes / April 13, 2022

How do I specify a cavity closer?

Saving energy, protecting life, health and property An architect and specifier essential guide to cavity closers and fire cavity barriers...

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Environmental impact and sustainability
By Sam OSullivan / March 29, 2022

Environmental impact and sustainability

What would you say are most significant areas where your business has an environmental impact? All manufacturers will, in recent...

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By Tim Hayes / January 25, 2022

How do you fit a cavity closer?

Cavity Closer fitting guidelines CAVITY CLOSER ORIENTATION FIRST FIX When building cavity closer into the brick/block work using a timber...

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Hidden Heroes; Unassuming cavity barriers can be the most important.
Cavity barrier
By Tim Hayes / January 13, 2022

Hidden Heroes; Unassuming cavity barriers can be the most important.

Hidden Heroes; How the most unassuming of construction materials, such as cavity barriers can be the most important. Why cavity...

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By Tim Hayes / January 5, 2022

What does GWP mean?

Global warming potential (GWP) is a relative measure of how much heat a greenhouse gas traps in the atmosphere. It...

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By Tim Hayes / January 5, 2022

Do Dacatie cavity closers comply with Part L Building Regulations?

Part L Building Regulations state the minimum thermal resistance path through the cavity closer must be at least 0.45 m2K/W....

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By Tim Hayes / January 5, 2022

How much recycled content do recycled Cavity Closers have?

How much recycled content do recycled Cavity Closers have? Dacatie take sustainability seriously, all Dacatie Cavity Closer products have a recycled content...

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By Tim Hayes / January 5, 2022

How many fixing ties do I need to use with cavity closers?

You can use as many fixing ties as you see fit, however, 1 fixing tie every 3 courses of bricks...

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By Tim Hayes / January 5, 2022

What is a Robust Detail?

Robust Detail Robust Detail applies to sound installation standards, as outlined by Building Regulations Document E. This involves ensuring that...

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By Tim Hayes / January 5, 2022

What is the difference between a cavity barrier and a cavity closer?

Firstly, the term cavity barrier is mentioned 85 times and the term cavity closer is not mentioned once within Part B Building Regulation 2019...

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