Installing the SureCav Panel with Conventional Building
Step by Step Installation
You first need to create the corner panel. Locate the bend line on the sheet and bend the flat sides together. Now bend the sheet the other way until the pods are touching, repeating this a couple of times until you have the angle you require
The SureCav panels are placed directly against the insulation sheet, holding the insulation in place, enabling it to work to its full efficiency.
Using the joining strips, continue to build the panels along in each direction, trimming the panels around air vents and cavity trays as necessary.
Fit a horizontal joining strip before starting the next row. The SureCav panel is fixed in place using a wall tie clip on the wall ties that are fitted as standard at 900mm centres. Note that the horizontal joining strips are cut around the wall ties and if extra ties are required for random stonework, helical ties can be fitted through the sheets of SureCav but, of course, not through the pods.
Please note: The 900mm joining strips are to be used for the horizontal joints. Cut a long joining strip up to a wall tie and use the off-cut to start the next section. The 400mm joining strips are designed to exactly fit the vertical joints of the SureCav panel.
It is recommended to stagger the joints of the panels as this will add strength to the whole system. Then continue to fix the panels along the row, trimming the length to meet the corner panel. If the cut coincides with the pods, then cut a shorter length and insert a new SureCav section.
The stone wall can then be built directly against the panels.
When building up the inner skin of block-work, always ensure that a board is placed over the cavity. It is essential that the cavity is kept free of mortar during construction.
These SureCav panels remain in the cavity for the lifetime of the building, providing an excellent air-flow system that ensures the cavity remains free from the build-up of moisture.
We have used SureCav on a new house in Branksome Park in Poole. This house was shortlisted for an RIBA Award. We were able to produce very high quality dry stone effect random walling in Purbeck Stone...
Phil Easton - Founding Director at Western Design Architects