Knauf are one of the leading manufacturers of gypsum-based building materials in the UK. Knauf insulation is available in various forms. At Insulation Express, we stock the brand’s plasterboard and drywall accessories, with products to suit a range of applications.
From thermal insulation to acoustic insulation and moisture control panels, we have high-quality options for every project, whether domestic or commercial.
Benefits of Knauf
- One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of building products.
- One of the largest producers of plasterboard in the UK.
- An extensive history stretching back to 1932.
- Two UK manufacturing plants.
What is Knauf insulation made of?
Knauf produces insulation products made from Glass and Rock Mineral Wool.
To reduce the environmental impact of their products, Knauf uses up to 80% recycled content to create glass mineral wool. To create it, molten glass is spun to create fine strands of wool before a binding ingredient is added. The wool is then cured before it is made into insulation slabs and rolls for use in your projects.
Rock mineral wool is created using a similar process, with the difference being it uses basalt and/or dolomite volcanic rock instead.
Where are Knauf products made?
Despite Knauf being based in Germany, the brand has two manufacturing plants in the UK: one in Sittingbourne, Kent and another in North East Lincolnshire. Both of these factories produce the brand’s popular plasterboard product.
Is Knauf insulation waterproof?
Some Knauf products are designed to be water-resistant. For example, DriTherm® Cavity Slab 37 is a water-repellent Glass Mineral Wool slab for use in external full-fill masonry cavity walls. It is BBA certified for use in all exposure zones, including those in very severe areas.
Knauf Vapour Panel plasterboard has a foil back which acts as a barrier to moisture, restricting it from spreading through the plasterboard. If you are working with an area of high moisture, Knauf Moisture Panel is manufactured with additives that are designed to repel water.
Which types of Knauf insulation products are available?
At Insulation Express, we stock a wide range of insulation products from leading brand Knauf. Whether you’re looking for insulation boards, slabs or rolls, we have you covered, with everything you need for installation too.
Vapour Panels and Moisture Panel plasterboards offer good levels of resistance for areas with higher levels of moisture, such as bathrooms or kitchens. Filling a cavity wall? Knauf Dritherm Cavity Slabs are water-repellent and offer excellent thermal performance.
If you’re looking for soundproof insulation, choose a Knauf Sound Panel, SoundShield or Knauf Acoustic Roll. Available in a selection of sizes, this effective insulation roll is a great choice for minimising noise transfer between rooms.