The cavity wall closer mistake you won't want to make when fitting your insulation

It is easy to make mistakes when fitting closers
It is easy to make mistakes when fitting closers (Image credit: Getty Images)

There are a number of factors self-builders must take into account if they want to know how to install cavity wall closers effectively.

Closers are an essential part of any cavity wall because they prevent heat from being lost through the gap and stop moisture and damp from getting in. The energy efficiency of buildings is an issue all self-builders need to be aware of and placing closers correctly can minimise heat loss – reducing household bills, and preventing moisture penetration, nipping damp problems in the bud.

Thomas Goodman
Thomas Goodman

Thomas Goodman has worked as a property and construction expert for MyJobQuote for six years and has worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years. Thomas continues to work on building projects, while also providing expert construction and property advice to industry professionals and DIY enthusiasts

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