Performer for Residential Projects: Performer PFR1/08

Performer for Residential Projects: Performer PFR1/08


Knauf Performer is our most versatile partition solution, able to meet nearly every performance requirement.

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Performer is Knauf's most versatile partition solution and is able to meet nearly every performance requirement. It is lightweight, strong and easy to install and can be specified with confidence for a large range of applications.

Features and benefits:

  • Versatile, light, fast and easy to install.
  • System can utilize the entire range of boards.
  • Optimized solutions to meet sector specific requirements.
  • Minimum amount of components required to construct.
  • Comprehensively tested, developed and site-proven.

To be installed in accordance with Knauf’s recommendations and British Standards BS 8212-1995 and BS 8000-8:1994.

For fire rated walls – socket penetrations, use Knauf Putty Pads.

General information

Uniclass 2015

Ss_25_10_30_35 Gypsum board partition systemsPrimary


K10/125 Metal stud partition system

K10/30 Metal stud

Specification data - Gypsum board partition systems

Product Reference

Performer for Residential Projects: Performer PFR1/08



Stud configuration

50 mm Knauf 'C' stud, 0.55 gauge

50 mm Knauf 'C' stud, 0.7 gauge

Framing centres

400 mm

For areas to receive a ceramic tiled finish.

600 mm


Head/ Floor channel

52 mm Knauf ‘U’ Channel

Utilising 52 mm Knauf Deep Flange 'U' Channel if deflection allowance is specified.


Knauf Nailable plugs at maximum 600 mm centres

Where alternative fixings are used to meet performance constraint, confirmation is required from supplier.




One layer of 12.5 mm Knauf Wallboard to each side

Horizontal board joints

Knauf Flat Fixing Plate

Lining fixings

Knauf Drywall Screws

Knauf Performance Plus Screws

To be used with Knauf Performance Plus and Knauf Soundshield Plus Boards.

Perimeter Sealing

Two continuous beads of Knauf Sealant on Head/ Floor Channels

Knauf Intumescent and Acoustic Mastic


25 mm Knauf Earthwool Acoustic Roll

Head condition

Structural soffit

Deflection allowance

To be determined by a structural engineer. Consult manufacturer for information.

Head track fillets

Consult manufacturer and insert requirements.

Head insulation detail


Not required


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

Standard product features

Fire resistance (BS 476: Part 22 Integrity and Insulation):

30 minutes.

Acoustic rating (when tested to BS EN 10140-2:2010):

40 Rw dB.

Partition thickness:

77 mm (excluding finishes).

Maximum partition height (based on limiting deflection of L/240 at 200 Pa):

2500 mm.

Duty rating (BS 5234: Part 2 Section 1.6.2 and 1.6.3):


Product Options


- Stud configuration:

Reduce stud centres to 400 mm maximum for areas to receive a ceramic tiled finish when using Knauf Plasterboard.

Head insulation detail:

Knauf Earthwool Building Slab Insulation RS60 retained by Knauf 25 x 50 mm angle sections at head of partition.

Digital objects

Platform Compatible Version Certified to

Revit 2017


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