Cavity Closers and Thermal Bridging

Cavity Closers and Thermal Bridging

Author Information

Adrian Pargeter, Head of Technical, Kingspan Insulation
Ref. 180521

Description

Cavity walls are one of the most commonly used constructions in the UK, and one of the simplest and most effective ways to prevent heat loss from thermal bridges in these areas is by installing insulated cavity closers

Objectives

  • Discover the results of a thermal modelling study by BRE Scotland of jamb and sill details
  • Learn about the best way of using cavity closers in the construction of buildings
  • Be informed on the calculations behind the findings and the issues with relying on psi-values, the traditional measurement for heat loss
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