ThroughWall combines Knauf products into an entire exterior infill wall panel system, from internal wall lining to sheathing board and external insulation, allowing for the addition of exterior finishes such as rainscreen cladding or masonry.
The BBA assesses manufacturer’s products and systems, and awards certificates as recognition for the product’s quality and reliability for application in the built environment. The Knauf ThroughWall system has passed the rigorous testing process and the third-party certification will reassure architects and specifiers of the system’s safety.
Mandeep Bansal, Technical Advocacy Director at Knauf UK and Ireland: “Being awarded a BBA certificate for the ThroughWall system is a major achievement and reflects Knauf’s continued commitment to investment in research and development for the benefit of all our customers. This certification also provides necessary information to help satisfy the requirements of building control and insurers.”
Knauf ThroughWall can be used in both concrete and steel-frame buildings in various sectors, such as residential, commercial, healthcare and education. It is also suitable for buildings in excess of 18 metres in height (11 metres for Scotland).
The system comprises: Knauf Plasterboards, Knauf Steel Framing Sections (SFS), Knauf Insulation OmniFit Slab or Stud, Knauf Windliner and Knauf Insulation RainScreen Slab.
The flexibility offered by the Knauf product range allows for various options of system build-ups to be achieved while meeting structural, fire, thermal and acoustic requirements. Furthermore specifiers are able to face the external wall with their preferred finishing material.
The whole supply chain benefits from having a single point of contact for technical support. Knauf’s assistance includes the development and delivery of backed System Performance Warranty specifications, BIM steel framing system drawings, project specific details and site assistance.
BBA certification of the Knauf ThroughWall system is another demonstration of Knauf UK’s core principle: to Build for the world we live in. Focusing on customer-driven innovation and product development to deliver buildings that are safe, comfortable, sustainable and enjoyable, now and for the future.
To learn more about specifying the Knauf ThroughWall system and the complete design service that supports it, please visit our website where you will be able to find more information and contact the Knauf Technical Services Team.