Knauf Insulating Laminates cut carbon and bills

The new range of Insulating Laminate range of boards from Knauf Drywall is suitable for both new-build and refurbishment projects.

Knauf Insulating Laminates cut carbon and bills

The boards reduce costs through enabling installers to dryline and insulate a property in one operation. The improvement to the thermal performance of both walls and roofs results in a rapid payback for the householder, with energy savings of up to £400 a year for the average dwelling.

The range will be particularly useful in raising inefficient buildings to modern standards – such as the highest Code Levels for Sustainable Housing – whilst reducing carbon emissions.

Boards in the range can also be used to deal with warm roofs, improve sound insulation and air tightness in dwellings as well as reducing CO2 emissions by up to 2 tonnes a year in a properly insulated solid wall house.

The four boards in the range include: Knauf Thermal Laminate, a polystyrene board with a thermal conductivity of 0.037 (W/mK); Knauf Thermal Laminate (Vapour Check) which has an added layer to reduce the risk of condensation whilst upgrading thermal insulation; Knauf Thermal Plus, an extruded polystyrene board with the additional benefit of good vapour management; and Knauf Thermal Laminate PIR, a Polyisocyanurate board with a thermal conductivity of just 0.022 (W/mK).

All the boards are easy and quick to install as they can be fixed directly or using the ‘dot and dab’ method and can be used in combination with other Knauf Drywall products, including: bonding compound, fixings, metal furring, finishing (jointing or plasters) and Knauf Insulation for pitched roofs.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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