The advantages when using insulation with SureCav®
Reduction in heat loss and noise levels
Reduction in energy costs meaning less energy required from the power stations that burn fossil fuels to produce electricity
Reduction in condensation and moisture build-up giving a warmer home
SureCav ensures that the insulation is held firmly against the inner leaf. As it is forms the cavity, SureCav also provides a "plastic wall", a permanent plastic shuttering, to act as a barrier against any penetrating rain, especially in high moisture zones. The specially shaped 50mm protrusions are expertly designed to deflect any moisture to the outer leaf, thus protecting the fabric of the building.
It is to your advantage to install the maximum width of insulation possible to achieve the best "U" values. Installing SureCav guarantees a clean and moisture free cavity.
Insulation held firmly in place by the SureCav panel. Helical ties can be used for random stonework, as shown in the illustration.
The flint facing is being built against the Surecav backing panel, which in turn, is holding the insulation in place.
Protect your building against wind driven rain
By building with the SureCav panels instead of a using a block leaf you are providing a barrier to protect from wind driven rain. The “wall” of plastic, formed by the SureCav panels not only provides an excellent surface for the construction of the stone wall but shields the cavity and inner leaf from water ingress. The unique shape of the SureCav pods directs any moisture to the outside leaf, thus protecting the fabric of the building.SureCav ensures that there is no water penetration from wind driven rain with a 50mm cavity instead of the usual 75mm required in high exposure zones. The barrier formed by the panels, locked together by the joining strips, will protect the structure in even the most exposed weather conditions up to a height of 12 metres.