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Knauf flooring has been specified in an exciting new mixed-use retail, leisure and student accommodation development in Durham, North East England. The Riverwalk replaces 1970s shopping centre ‘The Gates’. The new restaurants, cinema and 250 student flats will overlook the historic Durham Cathedral.


Knauf’s Brio 18WF flooring was specified as part of the regeneration project in one of the UK’s top destinations for students to provide them with a quiet place to study and relax at the end of a long day. Students often come with a bad reputation of being noisy, but thanks to Knauf Brio WF, students in Durham can work, rest or party without fear of disturbing their neighbours. 


Knauf Brio WF is a dry screed floor panel backed with wood-fibre to provide excellent acoustic performance and sound reduction which help to effectively reduce noise transmission. The panels have interlocking board edges for improved robustness, which also makes them easy to lay. A dry screed solution, Knauf Brio WF is ready for foot traffic within just four hours – ideal when a large area needs to be covered and timescales are tight.


To see for yourself how Knauf Brio WF can help you provide a durable, A1 fire rated flooring solution, see our flooring solutions.