Whether you're an architect or contractor, Knauf High Performance Boards are designed to make your life easier.
Knauf Fire Panel elevates the fire resistance of a plasterboard. The additives in Knauf Fire Panel make it an ideal board for use in Knauf Performer partitions lining escape routes, Knauf Shaftwall, Knauf MF ceilings systems or anywhere where more stringent fire performance is required.
Easily identifiable by the pink paper face, the boards can be finished with ready-mixed finishes, traditional plaster or direct decoration. Use with the full Knauf metal, jointing and fixing range to ensure performance.
When used as part of a Knauf system, Fire Panel will give up to 120 minutes of fire protection. This performance is fully tested and backed with a Knauf System Performance Warranty, providing warranties for the building and peace of mind for the client.
Thermal conductivity: 0.24 W/mK
Compliance (to BS EN 520 Classification): Type A & F
Reaction to fire: The National Classification is “Limited combustibility” but the European Classification is rated as “A2”.
The enhanced fire resistance of the board makes it ideal for use in commercial spaces like offices and shopping centres. It is also suited to housing, for example in kitchens, and new build garages.
The board should be installed using Knauf Drywall Screws and finished using the full range of Knauf jointing and finishing products include Knauf Airless Finishes.
Fire Panel can be recycled with other gypsum products.
- What is the weight of the board?
12.5mm – 8.1kgm²
15.0mm – 10.1kgm²
- What is the colour of the board?
Red paper face.
- What fire rating does the board give?
We test fire resistance performance using the complete Knauf system such as a partition wall, ceiling or floor, and it is the complete Knauf system that will achieve a fire rating. This means the board alone cannot be given a fire rating. Contact Knauf Technical Services for more information.
- What acoustic performance does the board give?
We acoustically test the board on a full Knauf system; it is the system that will achieve an acoustic rating. Contact Knauf Technical Services for more information.
- What edge profiles are available?
Tapered or Square edges
- What is the acceptable moisture content?
If the board has been exposed or semi-exposed for a brief period, it is common for those inspecting it to use a damp proof meter such as a Protimeter, in such cases we would recommend as a rule of thumb that the board should be suspected of lasting damage if the reading exceeds 16-18. Below 16 is acceptable.
- What is the maximum temperature that the board can withstand?
- What are the manufacturing board size tolerances?
In accordance to BS EN 520:2004 Knauf manufacturers its board to the below tolerances: Width +0/-4 mm Length +0/-5 mm Thickness +0/-5 mm
All Documents including brochures, datasheets, declaration of performances and MSDSs: Resources and Literature
Enhanced fire protection over standard wallboard.
Available in both square edge (SE) and tapered edge (TE)
Use in conjunction with Knauf jointing compounds, plasters, fixings, plasterboard adhesive and metal systems to receive the Knauf System Performance Warranty.