Whilst we hope it’s never required; passive fire protection is a critical component for fire safety in buildings. Protection of structural steel is of paramount importance, the whole buildings structural stability relies on the systems integrity being maintained, especially in the event of a fire.
The Knauf range of framed and frameless encasement systems use high performance Knauf Fireboard or Knauf Fire Panel, with Knauf Metal profiles (for framed systems) to protect the structural steel columns of a building from the effects of fire. Knauf boards offer a guaranteed thickness and performance, are dry to install (no waiting for coatings to dry) and can be decorated if installed in exposed areas.
Our Encasement systems offer fire protection performances from 30-240 minutes on a wide range of beam, column and joist sizes and is fast and easy install. And can be finished with a number of coatings and linings, including Knauf Airless Finish to match adjoining elements and the coatings do not affect the fire resistance classification of the system.
Our new Frameless Encasement System maximises the sellable floor space of the building. Using staples to fix board to board, the installation footprint of the system is reduced, whilst maintaining its high performance and is covered by our full system performance warranty.