Knauf column and beam encasements.
Knauf column and beam encasements are simple and easy to install, typically using the same components used in the partitions and linings on the rest of the project to simplify logistics and provide consistency to finishes.
The Knauf Encasement system uses fast drywall techniques, Knauf Fire Panel plasterboard and Knauf metal components.
Features and benefits:
To be installed in accordance with Knauf’s recommendations and British standards BS 8212-1995 and BS 8000-8:1994.
Encasement System 1
Encasements for Universal Columns and Universal Beams available. Consult manufacturer's literature for details and insert requirements.
Knauf ‘C’ Channels clipped vertically to Knauf Fixing Clips
Knauf Fixing Clips
Installed at maximum 1000 mm centres to each column/ beam flange. For impartial encasements and installation details, refer to manufacturer's literature.
Knauf Perimeter Support ‘U’ Channel
|Fixing into substrates|
Knauf Nailable plugs at maximum 600 mm centres
Where alternative fixings are used to meet performance constraint confirmation is required from supplier.
Knauf Fire Panel (around structural column or beam)
To establish the thickness of Knauf Fire Panel required, consult manufacturer. Number of boards/ thickness of board dependent on the section factor.
|Horizontal board joints|
Knauf 'C' channels
Knauf Drywall Screws
Fixed at maximum 200 mm centres.
Knauf Performance Plus Screws
To be used with Knauf Performance Plus.
Knauf Intumescent and Acoustic Mastic
Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.
|Fire performance (BS476: Part 21)|
As determined by panel thickness and type
Consult manufacturer for information.
Taped and Jointed for a Seamless finish using Knauf Jointing Products
Taped and skimmed with Knauf Finishing Plaster
Knauf RMF [Ready Mixed Finishing] in accordance with General clauses
Use Knauf Performance Plus in high humidity environments.