wozza

Garage Door Piers Cold Bridging

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Hi All,

 

On my extension plans the wall for my garage is showing an open cavity (Brick and Block wall) in the opening for the garage door.

 

I presume that this would normally be finished with a cavity closer and then the door fitted in the opening.

 

However I may want to fit the door behind the opening to allow for extra headroom (Insulated Roller Door)

 

Is it possible to close the cavity if I fit the door behind the opening without creating a cold bridge?

 

Thanks, Wozza.

 

 

Edited by wozza

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3 minutes ago, wozza said:

Is it possible to close the cavity if I fit the door behind the opening without creating a cold bridge?

If it's an open cavity, without any insulation, is cold bridging even an issue?

 

ps. If I were building a new garage I'd insulate the hell out of it. My 1970s garage if freezing in winter and not a nice place to work when it's cold.

 

 

Edited by Triassic

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1 hour ago, Triassic said:

If it's an open cavity, without any insulation, is cold bridging even an issue?

 

ps. If I were building a new garage I'd insulate the hell out of it. My 1970s garage if freezing in winter and not a nice place to work when it's cold.

 

 

 

When I say open cavity, I mean that it is intended to be closed with a cavity closer that would normally be hidden by the door frame.

 

But if I fit the door behind the opening then the cavity closer will be seen / exposed to the elements.

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Could you install an insulated cavity closer and then clad the reveal in something like a cement board, or plastic facia to match the colour of the door.???

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