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  • Knauf creates a sustainable wellbeing garden

    We were excited to recently open our new staff ‘Wellbeing Garden’ at the Knauf UK & Ireland Head Office in Sittingbourne, built by re-using old materials and Knauf products.  

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  • Knauf announces offsite collaboration

    We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Modulous, one of the most exciting companies to emerge in the industry recently with innovative solutions for offsite construction. 

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  • Knauf maintains BES 6001 Excellent ranking

    Knauf is delighted to have maintained our 'Excellent' rating for BES 6001 Responsible Sourcing of its plasterboard, laminated plasterboard and gypsum powder products - a rating that we have held since 2019.

     

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  • Knauf supports in-prison training scheme

    Late last year, Knauf collaborated with leading prison education organisation Novus, whose mission is to improve the employability of those leaving prison. Knauf donated around 40 bags of its Airless Finish product to Novus and trained tutors at HMP Thorn Cross in its application. 

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  • Cyber Attack Update

    Today, we would like to inform you of the progress we are making after the cyber-attack that occurred at the end of June. We continue to work vigorously in reinstating operating procedures and are well on our way to achieving this.

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  • Hot Weather Top Tips

    As the long-awaited summer is now well and truly upon us here in the UK, many will be thinking of BBQs, and socialising with friends and family outdoors, but the soaring temperatures come with several issues for those working in construction. The sun’s harmful rays and hot working conditions can have serious impacts on both worker’s health and the products and materials being used on site. 

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  • Planet Mark certification

    What does Knauf’s Planet Mark certification mean?

    Following Knauf’s announcement that it has joined Planet Mark, the company has now been certified by Planet Mark for Carbon Footprint and Social Value reporting for 2021

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  • Ready for Lift Off: New Forklifts for Knauf Sittingbourne

    Fourteen new forklift trucks have been rolled out at the Sittingbourne plant, bringing improved safety, greater management control and cleaner operation. 

     

    The new trucks include the most modern safety features, including an incident sensor triggering the truck to halt and a Linde BlueSpot™ light safety system to alert pedestrians to oncoming trucks that may be out of their direct line of sight. 

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  • Bouncing back into a career in construction

    In the third instalment of our blog series about Bounce Back we caught up with Phil Wheelband who told us about the charity’s support in helping him pursue a career in the construction industry on his release from prison. 

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  • Sound sustainability with Knauf acoustic ceilings

    Creating sustainable spaces relies on the use of circular materials that maintain their functionality and performance over their lifetime and can then be recycled and reused.

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  • Bounce Back Blog 2 - Providing people with a choice

    We asked Lenny Watson, Head of Department for Bounce Back to tell us about the charity’s journey from being a fledgling organisation to becoming a vital career developer for prisoners and recently released prisoners.

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  • Bounce Back

    The Bounce Back charity provides skills training to prisoners, giving a route back into mainstream society while also addressing the skills shortage in construction. This is the first in a series of blogs in which we explore this fantastic organisation.

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