Raise acoustic and thermal performance with Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed
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Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed
Easy and quick to install, Knauf Brio Dry Floor Screed is suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects.
Developed by Knauf Drywall, Brio is an engineered gypsum flooring panel that has a very high thermal conductivity (R = 0.38W/mK) so heating response times are quicker and energy use is reduced.
When used instead of chipboard, Brio can increase the efficiency of an underfloor heating system by between 36 and 43%.
Once installed, Brio creates a robust, monolithic floor with a high density of 1100Kg/m3.
This helps to cut both impact and airborne sound transmission.
Its low profile minimises the impact on floor-to-ceiling heights, so it can easily meet Part-E of the Building Regulations.
Its high acoustic performance, low water content and its facilitating of the use of renewable energy sources such as ground and air source heat pumps, enables Brio to help buildings score well on BREEAM.
Brio has a largely recycled content of recovered gypsum and fibre and and a clean manufacturing process.
This means it is suitable for low-carbon buildings and reducing the carbon footprint in refurbishment projects.
No specialist trades are required to install Brio Dry Floor Screed because the boards are manufactured with precision, so that boards fit together smoothly and quickly.
Panel joints are simply glued together and fastened with Knauf Brio Screws, designed to stop exactly 1mm short of the bottom of the precision-engineered panel.
The result is a solid, level floor that is ready for a variety of finishes – and traffic – within hours.
The panel is also suitable for refurbishments because of its low installation thickness of just 23mm.
This allows for the installation of an underfloor heating system for a total loss in room height of just 50mm.
There are four Knauf Brio boards:
Brio 18 (standard 18mm thick)
Brio 23 (reinforced 23mm – recommended for underfloor heating applications)
The Brio WF (wood fibre) products are specifically developed as to be an effective floor treatment as part of an acoustic separating floor, and an instant upgrade in refurbishments.
They are composite boards with an additional 10mm laminated wood fibre layer that provide high mechanical load resistance and effective footfall sound insulation and remove any need for acoustic battens.
A new BREEAM Excellent rated post-graduate student accommodation development at Leeds University is benefitting from the inclusion of Brio dry floor screed panels from Knauf. The Brio boards were specified for their acoustic performance, sustainability credentials and ease of installation. The system can be used for low-carbon building projects and to reduce the carbon footprint of older buildings as it consists mostly of recovered gypsum and fibre.
A new collaboration between Knauf Drywall and Carillion has seen ten college leavers from Kent undertake apprenticeships in drylining. Taking place at Knauf’s Sittingbourne training centre, the 18-month course will lead to a Level 2 NVQ Diploma and Level 2 Construction Diploma from the CITB. Following 16 weeks of practical training, the apprentices will then work on-site for Carillion sub-contractors.
Knauf Drywall has achieved a performance rating of Very Good for its laminated and non-laminated plasterboards and gypsum plasters under the responsible sourcing standard BES 6001. The BES 6001 accreditation means that specifiers are now able to earn credits for schemes including the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM by using products from the company.
The uneven floors of Oakum House, a Grade II listed building at at Pembroke Dock, have been levelled using Knauf GIFAfloor enabling eco-friendly underfloor heating to be installed as part of a renovation to create new offices and headquarters of Mustang Marine. Non-combustible with an A1 fire rating, Knauf GIFAfloor’s high thermal conductivity makes the panels ideal in underfloor heating systems, helping reduce CO emissions.
Knauf Aquapanel exterior cement boards were used as the render carrier board to make constructing the curved exterior the iconic Redcar Beacon simpler and quicker. The design, by Seven Architecture, combines the classic look of a lighthouse and the helter-skelter, providing a focal point to the newly strengthened sea defences at Redcar seafront. Main contractor Willmott Dixon engaged drylining and joinery contractors Farpod to install Knauf Aquapanel as the backing for the curved rendered ...