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Knauf embraces future architects with AA Little Architect partnership

With an eye to the future, Knauf has announced a three year partnership with the Architectural Association School of Architecture supporting its Little Architect Project. The partnership ensures that Knauf will work with the young talent that will shape the architecture of Britain for decades to come. The Architectural Association, founded in 1847, is the oldest independent school of architecture in the UK, and is recognised globally for its teaching excellence. Esteemed architects such as Zaha Hadid, Nicholas Grimshaw and Elia Zenghelis, to name a few, have graced the school over the years. With this new partnership, Knauf will be in prime position to assist in the guidance and nurturing of the new talent that will influence building design throughout Britain and the world. It is also participating to enhance the education of younger children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Little Architect Project is a fun and informative educational programme in UK primary schools aim

Knauf’s Regal ranges receives planning assent

Proposing the Regal range of colours – developed by Knauf for its Presto render range – has enabled Cavanna Homes to work closely with South Hams District Council’s planning department to achieve a pleasing external aesthetic at its Origins development, set in the heart of the Devon village of Dartington. “We’ve worked with Knauf products before and planners in Devon have seen it in use on our developments across the county where it provides the right blend of rural appearance with a modern low maintenance performance,” explains Michael Bennett, Commercial and Technical Director for Cavanna Homes (Devon) Ltd.  “We’re very pleased with the result – the Presto render, whether scratch or roughcast, delivers a very good consistent finish, particularly since we have specified Knauf’s Equaliser silicone paint as the final coat”. Developed to simplify what can be a difficult design decision, the Regal range is restricted to 16 colours that are most readily accepted by most UK planner

Tour de Knauf - 400 miles for charity

On Friday the 9th of September, 27 riders from Knauf UK will set off on an epic 400 mile trek from Sittingbourne to Immingham, all in the name of charity and health. Taking inspiration from Team GB’s amazing medal haul in the cycling in Rio, Knauf employees are gearing up to take on the challenge.  The four day ride is the reverse of Knauf’s accomplishment in 2012 when 20 Knauf riders made the trip from Immingham to Sittingbourne in an effort to raise money for charity. As part of the Knauf Wellbeing initiative established to improve the health and wellbeing of its employees, the Tour de Knauf is the latest activity organised for staff members.  Adding to this, participants are raising funds to support Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Sittingbourne plant Shift Manager Mike Howland snaps himself and his Knauf team mates out training for the Tour de Knauf  during a practice run in August. The challenge has engaged the interest of riders and non-riders from all sectors of the

Knauf Insulation spearheads Energy Efficiency Event

More than 180 policy makers, business people, representatives of non-governmental organisations, trade associations and academia from 30 different countries attended the first Central and Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum (C4E Forum). The forum, co-organized by Chance for Buildings, European Climate Foundation and Bulgarian Green Building Council with intensive support of Knauf Insulation ’s Public Affairs Director for Eastern Europe Ondrej Sramek, was a major breakthrough for the region and is now set to become a biennial event. “Forums such as these are popular in Western Europe, but because they are focused on specific regional topics and often prohibitively expensive, Eastern Europeans rarely attend,” says Ondrej. “There was a clear need to create an affordable event in our region that focused on the critical issues that really matter to Central and Eastern Europe. So, that is what we did.” Underlining the importance of the new initiative, Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice-