Installing the SureCav Panel with a Timber-Framed Building
Step by Step Installation
First, make the corner piece. Using the bend line on the sheet, 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.
Place this corner piece directly against the breather membrane of the timber-frame structure and, using the joining strips, continue to build the panels along in each direction.
If you find you need extra ties for random stonework, screw the tie into the back of the SureCav pod using a seal-washer. If you simply wish to fix the panel in place – then just use the seal- washer without the tie.
Now, fit the horizontal joining strips before starting the next row, cutting them around the timber-frame ties. It is recommended that the joints of the panels are staggered to add strength to the system. Then continue to fix the panels along the row, trimming the length to meet the corner panel.
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.
If you find the cut coincides with the pods, then cut a shorter length and insert a new SureCav section.
The stone wall is built directly against the panels. 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.
SureCav is a fantastic product and as we said in the CPD it has very much become a standard detail for stonework within the office. Perhaps now with knowledge of the further advantages of waterproofing...