September sees Highest Standard Trays for Builders
We all like to have the best possible quality when making a purchase of any type. Controlling stock and keeping wastage to a minimum are also considerations. Finally, the requisite build quality should ideally be matched with an accompanying build speed. That is now possible.
European Technical Approval has been awarded to one tray manufacturer only in the whole of Europe. That company is Cavity Trays of Yeovil. Now house builders are able to purchase these approved trays, all packaged on a plot for plot basis. Using products of the highest standard now extends to perfect stock control on site and the elimination of wastage. Thus the builder benefits in even more ways.
One of the ETA approved products is the Type X cavitray for gable abutments. This proven tray has been improved further and can now be supplied to accommodate cavities up to 200mm wide. The self-supporting cavity upstand has a memory hinge that can take up the maximum cavity width available. Apart from making the tray suitable for both traditional and timber frame construction, it means the ‘as-built’ cavity width is addressed, as opposed to the ‘as-intended’. And there can be a difference! Importantly, Cavity Trays of Yeovil accompanies its products with a performance warranty - and peace of mind is a quality in high demand.
Closers get Wider -
Another important application is the creation of reveals wherever a window or door opening punctuates the cavity wall. House builders can standardise this detail using caviclosers that additionally act as a vertical dpc and also introduce thermal zoning to address cold bridging. Cavity Trays Ltd of Yeovil has a range of closers, the most recent of which is being launched this September.
[Official launch date 1st September 2005 but actually available from the end of this July. It is an insulated closer suitable for cavity widths of up to 200mm – believed to be the only closer to cover this width].
Some of the caviclosers also offer the accompanying benefit of a fire integrity test rating. The fire integrity rating rises from 60 minutes (Cavi 60) up to two hundred and forty minutes (Cavi 240). Cavity widths from 50mm up to a maximum of 150mm are accommodated.
There are also fire integrity barriers to isolate and compartment individual dwellings within multi-occupancy dwellings promoting a Cavi240 rating.
Cavity Trays Ltd
Stand number: M49A