Week 8, Day 4

Week 8, Day 4:

  • The main team of bricklayers started today and they’ve been working on the cavity walls above the floor slab.
  • This included installing the layer of Marmox Thermoblock for the inner skin of the cavity wall. These are made from rigid plastic cylinders enclosed in a foam matrix and help to prevent heat conducting down into the foundations from the inner skin of blockwork. It would be unusual to see these on anything other than a Passivhaus. Further details below.
Week 8, Day 4

Week 8, Day 4

The layer of Marmox Thermoblocks just above the beam-and-block floor

The layer of Marmox Thermoblock just above the beam-and-block floor

An excellent diagram courtesy of http://www.marmox.co.uk/products/thermoblock showing where it fits within the wall

An excellent diagram from http://www.marmox.co.uk/products/thermoblock showing where it fits within the floor and wall construction

CC BY-SA 4.0 Week 8, Day 4 by Marsh Flatts Farm Self Build Diary is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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