What is Check Reveal?

Check Reveal is a construction method of building walls where the brick work is returned into the opening of between 15mm-20mm on the jambs. This method is primarily used for severe weather rated areas or if the designer has taken consideration of the added thermal properties that having windows and doors in check reveal provides.

What is the minimum value for a thermal pass?

The minimum thermal resistance as set out by the Accredited Construction Details (ACDs) Part L is 0.45_m²K/W.

Can I direct fix into a closer?

You cannot use a standard EPS filled cavity closer as a direct fix. With our high density CF EPS material you can use a cavity closer as a fixing point.

When do I need a structural closer?

A structural cavity closer is required when the load of the window or door will be primarily over the open cavity and where the standard loading capacity of a standard closer will not suffice. A structural closer will also be used if a direct fix through the window into the closer is used.

Will your closers work with timber frame?

Our cavity closer system can be used on timber frame and other frame constructions using our frame hanger system. This system is designed to support the cavity closer from the internal frame prior to the erection of the external skin.

Where should the window sit on the closer?

The ACDs state that the minimum requirement for a window to be set back into the cavity is 30mm from the inside face of the external skin. The further the set back of the window frame with the cavity, the better the thermal performance of the junction.

Where should I brace the closer?

The bracing system spans from jamb to jamb of the cavity closer frame and allows for rigid support for transportation and installation. Optional supports on the corners can be provided for the larger cavity widths. Cavalok corner braces can be provided.

Can I support my window/door over the closer?

Windows and doors set back a minimum of 30mm within the cavity can be supported by a standard cavity closer as the primary load will be supported by the external skin. If windows and doors are to be installed directly over the cavity, a structural assessment will need to take place by a member of our technical team.

Where do I brick up to?

The brick or external course should be built up to cill level for the cavity closer frame to then be inserted and to be used as a guide for building of the jambs.

When is a fire-rated cavity closer required?

Approved Document B (Fire safety)

Domestic dwelling comprising of ground floor and first floor (masonry construction) only needs a non-fire rated cavity closer. Masonry construction more than two stories or of timber construction they must then use a fire barrier (fire rated closer or sock) or wooden pinch baton. Multiple dwellings within one unit, the builder has to provide a fire barrier for continuation of a compartmental or party wall, this also applies to terraced housing. In particular Scotland where the majority of construction is timber frame, fire barriers are required.