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Masonry Cavity Walls

 

 

 

Description

URSA Cavity Batts are suitable for both full and partial fill masonry cavity walls and carry BBA approval.

 

Fully filled cavity wall systems offer the most cost effective solution for a given U-value and can easily achieve current and proposed Building Regulation requirements.

 

Two grades of URSA Cavity Batt are available;

 

URSA Cavity Batt 35 - thermal conductivity 0.035 W/mK.

 

URSA Cavity Batt 32 - thermal conductivity 0.032 W/mK.

 

BBA Certificate 09/4624.

Design

URSA Cavity Batts are suitable for both full and partial fill systems. The batts may be used in any exposure zone in walls upto 25m high.

 

Rainwater penetration may be avoided by ensuring the correct use of lintels and cavity trays with appropriate stop ends.

Work undertaken by the BRE has identified the importance of good workmanship and the following points must be carefully considered;

 

  • Ensure the residual cavity is kept clean and free from mortar dropping and other debris.
  • Clean the top edges of the URSA Cavity Batts and the wall ties before installing the next row of slabs. The use of a timber cavity board is recommended to help keep this area clean.
  • Do not push slabs down into a partially built section of cavity wall as this may dislodge mortar and bridge the cavity.
  • Small, cut sections of slab should be installed with the face against the masonry i.e. with the fibres running vertically.
  • Carefully cut, rather than tear, the slabs to fit around wall ties and other penetrations that cross the cavity.

 

With increasing levels of insulation it is vitally important to ensure continuity of the insulation around openings and at the junction of elements. Follow the guidelines in the Accredited Construction Details, Accredited Construction Details (Scotland), The Concrete Block Association and Constructive Details (for aircrete blocks).