Internal Partitions by Knauf Drywall
Partitions for all applications
Knauf Partitions are non-loadbearing systems comprising Knauf plasterboards screw-fixed to a steel frame made up of Knauf lightweight studs and channels.
The surface of the boards can be taped and jointed to provide a seamless finish or skim plastered to achieve a more traditional finish prior to decoration.
Knauf Partitions offer simple and complete solutions to space division throughout both commercial and residential developments.
Knauf offer the following partition types:
Knauf Easybuild has been developed to reduce the number of components and speed up the construction of internal partitions in Residential situations. Easybuild is the most efficient solution for your residential project.
Knauf Easybuild has been designed to be constructed using the minimum of components, with studs at 900mm centres for speed and economy of installation.
• Minimum number of components
• Studs at 900mm centres
• No insulation quilt required
• Meets Part E 40dB(Rw) sound reduction requirements
• Simple and quick to install
The Knauf Isolator system’s twin frames provide separation which, combined with high performance Knauf Plasterboards and Knauf insulation, realise exceptional acoustic sound reduction of up to 74dB(Rw).
Knauf Isolator can be used in residential or commerical sectors to provide the best possible sound isolation and privacy whilst enjoying all the benefits of dry wall construction.
• High acoustic properties
• Vertical service runs are easily accommodated within the metal framework
• Suitable for impact duty requirements up to Severe Duty
Knauf Performer is our most versatile partition solution, able to meet nearly every performance requirement. The Knauf Performer system is lightweight, strong and easy to install and can be specified with confidence for an enormous range of applications.
Knauf Performer copes easily with the most demanding fire, sound, moisture and impact resistance requirements. Knauf components are designed to work together guaranteeing you a fully integrated system.
• Versatile, light, fast and easy to install.
• System can utilise the entire range of boards.
• Optimised solutions to meet sector specific requirements.
• Minimum amount of components required to construct.
• Comprehensively tested, developed and site-prove.
Knauf Shaftwall is our innovative system to form enclosures around service and lift shafts whilst working from one side. The unique Knauf ‘C-T’ Stud makes this possible with a minimum of components.
Knauf Shaftwall is perfect for all situations where access from one side is restricted, giving a high fire performance whilst being simple to construct.
• Quickly constructed from one side
• Up to 2 hours fire resistance
• Proven in tall buildings across the UK
• Uses our unique and clever Knauf ‘C-T’ Stud
Knauf Silent Spacesaver
Knauf Silent Spacesaver gives you the best of both worlds - high acoustic performance and narrow width. The Knauf Silent Spacesaver system is quick to install, lightweight and maximises space within buildings.
Silent Spacesaver Partitions
Knauf Silent Spacesaver is ideal in areas where floorspace is at a premium and there is a requirement for a partition to provide a high level of sound reduction.
• Low overall width
• High acoustic performance
• High fire resistance
Wet Area Partitions
Knauf Aquapanel Interior cement boards are unaffected by water, adding an extra dimension to Knauf Performer Partitions and making them the ideal wet area solution to receive tiles or one of our wet area finishes.
Knauf Aquapanel Performer Partitions are purpose designed for full or part tiled situations in commercial nonloadbearing applications. They use fast drywall construction techniques and can be specified with confidence in wet areas. These systems utilise Knauf Aquapanel Interior cement board to receive tiles or Knauf Aquapanel Q4 Finish, with moisture resistant Knauf Sound Moistureshield for the non-wet area side of the partition, if applicable. The boards are fixed onto strong, light, galvanised Knauf Acoustic 'C' Studs using the same techniques as other Knauf Performer partition systems. This results in a tough partition that won't be damaged by water, ensuring any tiles fitted are protected from failure.
Knauf Aquapanel Performer partitions can be curved to form aesthetic walls and can support heavy marble tiles up to 50kg/m² as well as Aquapanel Q4 plaster, giving complete freedom to the designer.
Knauf Aquapanel cement board technology is revolutionising the way buildings are designed and constructed across Europe. Developed by Knauf USG Systems, Aquapanel Interior cement board gives architects and contractors a proven alternative to brick and block construction in interior applications - where it offers significant performance advantages in wet and high humidity areas together with lower installation costs. The Aquapanel cement board brand represents a range of extremely durable building materials providing solid substrates for wet areas with solutions for interior and exterior walls, linings, ceilings and floors.
Increased productivity and reduced call-backs
Knauf Aquapanel Interior is exceptionally tough and durable, providing a solid tile backing substrate for wet indoor areas such as swimming pools, leisure centres, changing rooms, toilet areas, laundries, bathrooms and kitchens. Knauf Aquapanel Performer partitions deliver productivity gains by eliminating the time-consuming methods usually associated with specialised building methods and materials. With its unique score and snap facility Aquapanel Interior is easy to cut - making installation quick and simple. The revolutionary EasyEdge design feature of Aquapanel Interior in conjunction with polyurethane Aquapanel Joint Adhesive improves adhesion between boards, resulting in a stronger structure. Knauf Aquapanel Interior is ready-keyed for tiling, so no sealant is required. More onsite time savings result from the dry installation system. Overall productivity gains are reflected in shorter job schedules and lower in-place costs.
Avoid expensive tile failures
Tile failure is extremely costly in all instances. If a tile fails in a wet area you would normally expect the substrate behind to be damaged as well with traditional materials. Not only are there replacement costs of materials, but for many commercial and leisure applications tile failure may necessitate closing part of the premises. Knauf Aquapanel systems provide the peace of mind that results from specifying a partition or lining that is specifically designed for the job. Galvanised metal components, special screws and high quality Aquapanel cement board linings ensure that Aquapanel systems are easy to install and continue to perform, even when wet. Long-term, specifying Knauf Aquapanel Performer partitions results in a significant reduction in costly call-backs and reduced maintenance. Tiled areas are expensive and the small investment required to upgrade to Knauf Aquapanel Performer partitions is quickly recouped through minimising future costs.