Waste deferral / Adding Thermal Mass – It can be cost effective to store clean offcuts within internal wall spaces, providing the opportunity to recycle them at the end of the homes’ useful life.
Mark: Filling wall cavities with 'solid' packing of Gibboard offcuts provides additional thermal mass within the home, it is best to use in living spaces that benefit from free solar energy or at least rooms that have frequent heating to avoid additional warm-up load. Offcuts should be cut down or scored and folded ‘concertina’ style up to four sheets max to allowfor future wiring. (Nine sheets for solid packing where no future services planned) Care must be taken to select wall cavities withoutinsulation, wiring, plumbing or HVAC ducts such as wardrobes, hot water cupboards, stairwells or garages. Place pieces securely to avoid rattling and consider the sequence of lining rooms to ensure vacant walls are available as each room is completed.