Suppliers of: Architectural facades, facade systems, cold frame facades, warm frame facades, insulated facades, external facades, insulated cladding, insulating cladding, insulating facade systems
Knauf UK is one of the leading manufacturers of gypsum-based building materials in the UK. We are proud to be a part of the Knauf Group, one of the largest independent building materials manufacturers in the world. We sell plasterboard, plaster, metal sections, flooring, external renders, insulating laminates, drywall accessories and more. Exceptional products for exceptional projects.
Knauf Exterior Systems:
Our exterior products are for use when constructing buildings efficiently and quickly. They include renders, Solid Steel Framing and accessories and external sheathing boards, for example, Knauf Windliner.
Our high performance Knauf Windliner seals the building envelope meaning internal works can get underway quickly.
Knauf External Renders include a range of ready-mixed and powdered products, used in various systems, for finishing exterior facades. From the cost-effective scratch render system to the dual coat or external wall insulation system, we can offer a solution for every building project and every budget.
We produce a variety of exterior products which combine to make complete warrantied systems including:
- Knauf SFS metal components
- Knauf Coated Metal
- External boards, including Knauf AQUAPANEL® Outdoor, Rooftop & SkyLite, and Knauf Windliner
- External renders
- Knauf insulation panels
Knauf ThroughWall System:
The Knauf ThroughWall exterior infill panel system is a one-manufacturer solution that provides all the integral parts of an exterior wall system. BBA certified, it has been designed to meet required building performances while allowing a flexibility of finishes to be applied such as, rainscreen cladding and brickwork.The system is also suitable for use in buildings in excess of 18 metres (11 metres in Scotland) in height. Furthermore the flexibility in specifying Knauf products allows various options of system build-ups to be achieved whilst meeting regulatory requirements such as structural, fire resistance and thermal performance.
Knauf Flooring Systems:
Knauf flooring systems are precision engineered from the highest-quality gypsum fibreboard to create strong monolithic floor structures. From Knauf Brio for domestic new build and refurbishment through to Knauf GIFAfloor for access floor systems in high-spec commercial building, Knauf have a wide range of flooring products to suit modern construction methods.
Our comprehensive range of dry floor screed panels offers a solution for almost any floor, including raised hollow applications. These include Knauf GIFAfloor and Knauf Brio, which are easier to install than conventional wet screed systems. We also have a range of accessories manufactured and designed to maximise the performance of the flooring system.
From traditional plasterboard and metal drylining solutions to exterior renders and SFS, Knauf provides a wide range of lightweight building products and systems for fast and efficient construction.
We offer standard and high performance plasterboard in a wide range of sizes. Our comprehensive plasterboard range includes products specifically designed for increased resistance to fire, moisture, sound, impact and even X-rays – there’s a solution for every environment.
Use in conjunction with metal sections, finishes, jointing compounds, tapes, beads, fixings and plasterboard adhesive to receive the Knauf System Performance Warranty,
Combining maximum performance with minimum fuss, Knauf metal solutions are easy to install in any interior. They are manufactured using high quality steel and are available in a wide range of sizes.
We have metal sections for use in MF ceilings, partitions, shaft wall buildups, wall linings and more.
We supply ready-mixed spray applied finishes and ready-mixed and powdered jointing products to achieve a perfect finish on interior walls. Knauf Airless ready-mixed finishes are a highly efficient direct alternative to traditional plaster for finishing walls and ceilings. Being less prone to chips and cracks they offer an excellent quality finish and are purpose-designed for machine application.
Our comprehensive range of dry floor screed panels offers a solution for almost any floor, including raised hollow applications. These include Knauf GIFAfloor and Knauf Brio, which are easier to install than conventional wet screed systems.
We also have a range of accessories manufactured and designed to maximise the performance of the flooring system.
The Knauf AQUAPANEL® range allows you to create robust solutions for areas with high humidity and water flow, for example kitchens, bathrooms, saunas, swimming pools and spas.
Knauf AQUAPANEL® Outdoor and Knauf AQUAPANEL® Indoor are cement boards, specifically designed as render carriers in external walls and soffits, and as tile backers for interior walls in wet areas. A comprehensive range of jointing and finishing accessory products complete these fully warranted high performance systems.
Build for the world we live in
We have grown our reputation through making sure we focus on the environments in which our products are employed – working together to develop the solutions our customers seek; challenging preconceptions of what is possible and always open to new ideas. We recognise the importance of the buildings in which we all live, work and relax. We spend 90% of our lives inside buildings, so it is of the utmost importance that the homes we live in, the hospitals where we care for our sick, the schools in which we educate our children and the offices in which business operates are world class. Safe, comfortable, sustainable and enjoyable. We are constantly evolving to meet new challenges and capitalise on new opportunities while never losing sight of our ultimate goal: to Build for the world we live in. Now, tomorrow and for the future.
Further technical information, image galleries and product specifications are available through the Knauf UK website or via the BPi Download Library.
Knauf UK Awarded BBA Certificate for ThroughWall System
Knauf UK Awarded BBA Certificate for ThroughWall System
The Knauf ThroughWall exterior infill panel system has now achieved BBA certification (certificate number 20/S046).
ThroughWall combines Knauf products into an entire exterior infill wall panel system, from internal wall lining to sheathing board and external insulation, allowing for the addition of exterior finishes such as rainscreen cladding or masonry.
The BBA assesses manufacturer’s products and systems, and awards certificates as recognition for the product’s quality and reliability for application in the built environment. The Knauf ThroughWall system has passed the rigorous testing process and the third-party certification will reassure architects and specifiers of the system’s safety.
Mandeep Bansal, Technical Advocacy Director at Knauf UK and Ireland: “Being awarded a BBA certificate for the ThroughWall system is a major achievement and reflects Knauf’s continued commitment to investment in research and development for the benefit of all our customers. This certification also provides necessary information to help satisfy the requirements of building control and insurers.”
Knauf ThroughWall can be used in both concrete and steel-frame buildings in various sectors, such as residential, commercial, healthcare and education. It is also suitable for buildings in excess of 18 metres in height (11 metres for Scotland).
The system comprises: Knauf Plasterboards, Knauf Steel Framing Sections (SFS), Knauf Insulation OmniFit Slab or Stud, Knauf Windliner and Knauf Insulation RainScreen Slab.
The flexibility offered by the Knauf product range allows for various options of system build-ups to be achieved while meeting structural, fire, thermal and acoustic requirements. Furthermore specifiers are able to face the external wall with their preferred finishing material.
The whole supply chain benefits from having a single point of contact for technical support. Knauf’s assistance includes the development and delivery of backed System Performance Warranty specifications, BIM steel framing system drawings, project specific details and site assistance.
BBA certification of the Knauf ThroughWall system is another demonstration of Knauf UK’s core principle: to Build for the world we live in. Focusing on customer-driven innovation and product development to deliver buildings that are safe, comfortable, sustainable and enjoyable, now and for the future.
To learn more about specifying the Knauf ThroughWall system and the complete design service that supports it, please visit https://www.knauf.co.uk/systems-and-products/systems/exterior-systems/throughwall-system where you will be able to find more information and contact the Knauf Technical Services Team.
Knauf COVID-19 Update 4th November 2020
In response to the Government announcement of a second national lockdown, starting on Thursday 5th November, please note that the latest restrictions will have no direct impact on our continuing operations.
The Government expects manufacturing and construction businesses to continue to operate as a key pillar to the wider economy and as a result we will be keeping our manufacturing sites and warehouses fully operational to support the industry and service our customers as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Our manufacturing sites and warehouses are fully compliant with the necessary hygiene and social distancing measures set out by Public Health England and can therefore remain open with the confidence that our operating procedures wholly support protecting our people and their families in this period.
Our office and field sales teams will continue to work remotely as they have done for some months, with little or no disruption to our services. Please do note that customer site visits will only be made when absolutely necessary and will follow the up-weighted risk assessment systems implemented immediately after the Q2 national lockdown. The safety of our people and our customers remains our top priority.
Normal service continues with lines open Monday to Friday between 0800 and 1730. The team can be contacted on 0800 521050 or for Eire 01 462 0739; alternatively our email address is email@example.com.
Normal technical webchat service continues and we are able to offer a quick response service on this platform that is available Monday to Friday between 0900 and 1700 on our website (www.knauf.co.uk). In addition to this our team continue to offer a quick response service to all technical and specification queries that are emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our showroom in Clerkenwell will be closed for the duration of the national lockdown, however, our team of specification experts will be available remotely to discuss any technical and design requirements you have.
We will continue to update you on any changes to our operation, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your support and understanding during these times.
Knauf UK & Ireland