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Knauf gets stuck into the Construction Cup

Knauf gets stuck into the Construction Cup Knauf, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials , has hit the back of the net by announcing a sponsorship of the upcoming 2016 Construction Cup five-a-side football tournament. The tournament will take place on the 2nd of September in the shadow of Wembley Stadium, home of English football and the scene of one of the country’s greatest footballing moment over the decades. Since 2011 ambitious teams have gathered from around the country to battle for sporting glory all in the name of charity. Many of the UK’s most prominent manufacturers have thrown their weight behind the tournament and its charity efforts throughout its time. Knauf have provided an exclusive Thames sightseeing cruise as one of the prizes on offer for the raffle, which is raising additional funds for the charity.  Over £19,000 has been raised so far for various charities since the Construction Cup kicked off five years ago.

The Knauf Cube Training Centre

A striking modernist inspired building designed by leading architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, The Knauf Cube is a statement of the firm’s ambitions and intent as it not only showcases its products and systems but also provides the training facilities to educate the workforce of the future. The two hour fire protection for the building’s steel frame, for example, is provided by Knauf’s Encasement system – a clip-on rail system that makes it easy to attach the boards without drilling holes in the steel. The Cube is insulated using Knauf ThermaFrame, a complete though-wall system that uses slotted steel studs, to inhibit the conduction of heat, and two layers of insulation between the studs and on the inner face. Outside, the building is finished in Aquapanel boards with Knauf Marmorit, a spray-applied render, completing the outer skin. Naturally, plasterboard is a prominent feature internally: Knauf Soundshield Plus cuts down impact and transmitted noise while the partit

Domus Tiles' Showroom is on Solid Ground with Knauf

Knauf GIFAfloor raised flooring system has been utilised in Domus Tiles ’ newly extended and refurbished London showroom in Battersea, creating a unique space where design meets practicality. Used as a dry screed flooring solution, contractors installed the GIFAfloor system knowing it would save them time whilst delivering Domus with the load bearing solution required to support their very heavy stone displays and large visitor numbers. With the GIFAfloor system having been used at several other Domus showrooms across London, architects at Mailen Design, responsible for the design of the new facility, opted for the reliability of the Knauf floor system.  The engineered flooring panels, manufactured from over 50% recycled materials, are extremely dimensionally stable and robust, more than capable of tackling the heavy foot traffic expected. The refurbished Domus showroom at Battersea presents the vast array of Domus materials, products, displays and room-sets designed to stim