Knauf fire panel is a drywall material made up of a high-quality gypsum core and quality paper facings lined on each side of the board, designed to provide multi-purpose usage for fire protection within your commercial or residential building. This simple product is easy to cut and install and can be applied to a variety of applications within a building and has a variety of different products available to suit different construction needs including partitions, linings & ceilings with standard performance requirements.
Knauf Fire Panel offers exceptional fire protection, intended to be used in between either side of a partition it provides up to one hour of fire resistance which can be accomplished with a single layer or two-hour resistance with a double layer application.
- Range of products available to suit any project
- Suitable for direct decoration or plaster finish
- Strong and adaptable
- Multi-purpose application
- A cost-effective choice
- Manufactured from high-quality gypsum
- Plasterboard is easy to score and snap for rapid installation
- Gypsum plasterboard with additives for added performance
- Can provide up to 1 hour fire resistance with a single layer per side of the partition
Knauf fire panel can be cut by first measuring the space the panel is required for. Mark the relevant measurement onto the board and cut the board by scoring with a sharp knife and snapping or using a fine-toothed saw. The board can be cut on a table or high surface to allow the saw to cut through the board. Can also be scored with a knife and easily snapped.
Plasterboards are supplied on timber bearers. The packs should be lifted using a fork-lift truck and stacked not more than one-high on a flat surface to maintain good condition. Store the plasterboards in a clean and dry environment. Be cautious when moving not to knock the board’s edges and corners.
Simple and fast to install and can be paired with Knauf Metal Sections and accessories to provide a certified system. Knauf Performance Plus comes with an ivory paper face, making it easy to finish as well as to install. The boards can give 60 minutes of fire resistance from a single layer without the need for metal flat plates in horizontal joints and deflection heads.
The Knauf Drywall Plasterboard Range –
Knauf offers the right board for every application. Manufactured from the highest quality gypsum, Knauf plasterboards are versatile, strong, and easy to use. Special additives are used to provide a full variety of high-performance boards suited to acoustic, impact, fire-resisting, and moisture-resisting applications. Quick and simple to install and finish, the range covers all plasterboard needs. The range provides excellent performance that can achieve space division and separating walls, lift shaft protection and x-ray shielding.
Variables of impact, sound, fire, and moisture resistance extend the design possibilities, ensuring that all legislation and performance requirements can be met using the minimum number of components, cutting labour time and material cost.
The range uses 100% recycled paper liners from an FSC-certified paper mill. We use the most sustainable gypsum sources possible. Knauf Drywall plasterboard factories only use flue gas DE sulphurised (FGD) gypsum, a recycled material created as a by-product of controlling emissions from coal-fired power stations
Knauf fire panels can be installed in a range of methods. These methods include:
- Below rafter level
- Ceiling applications
- Timber frame wall applications
- Steel frame wall applications
- Partition Wall applications
Manufactured in accordance with ISO 14001
Manufactured to EN 520
In full compliance with ISO 9002 and BS1230: Part 1: 1985
Brand: Knauf Fire Panel
Length: 1800mm, 2400mm, 2700mm, 3000mm
Width: 900mm, 1200mm
Thickness: 12.5mm, 15mm
Thermal Conductivity: 0.24W/mK
|(mm)||(W/mK)||T / S||(mm)||(mm)|
|12.5||0.24||Tapered Squared||1800mm / 2400mm 2700mm / 3000mm||900mm / 1200mm|
|15||0.24||Tapered Squared||1800mm / 2400mm 2700mm / 3000mm||900mm / 1200mm|
How are wallboards installed?
Plasterboards are generally fixed onto timber joists or rafters to create a neat wall finish before decorative steps begin such as paint or plaster. The boards can be applied to the walls and ceiling and wooden rafter within loft spaces. The boards can also be used to secure other construction factors such as insulation materials. Other factors include fire proofing, sound proofing and so on, in which case the relevant board should be applied to the relevant area.
Wallboards can be installed by:
Depending on what method you are applying your board to, measure the relevant area.
Cut the boards to size if necessary, taking any opening such as windows and outlets into consideration. Wooden battens can be added to the area to help secure the boards depending on the area. The board can generally be fixed onto timber frames using the required screws and tools. Screws should be fixed at 10-20cm intervals and should not be too deep as the boards can crack. Position the board edge with the centre of the uprights. When joining boards ensure they are tightly butted together.
You should also stagger the boards so that, where possible, your seams don’t end up on the same stud. This will reduce the risk of cracks developing after you’ve applied your skim plaster finish.
When the boards have been fixed into place, they can either be decorated or if they need to be plastered, scrim tape should be applied to all board joins and corner beads to avoid the boards cracking or crumbling during the plastering process.
Before you begin:
- A building professional should always be consulted before starting any projects on your property to avoid damage and ensure building regulation are met. Construction mistakes can be extremely costly and time-consuming.
- Ensure you have the correct building materials and equipment to complete the project.