Fire Protection for Structural Steel Columns and Beams
Knauf Fireboard is a gypsum based board specially developed for high performance lining and encasement, providing up to two hours of fire protection. Knauf Fireboard has a high quality white smooth surface finish ideally suited as a self finish or to receive direct decoration with most paint finishes or can be plastered directly. Knauf Fireboard Gripper Screws are gold passivated screws with spoon tips and ‘hi-low’ threads. Knauf Fireboard can also be installed using staples. Knauf Uniflott is a specially formulated compound for jointing and filling.
The system can provide up to 2 hours fire resistance. For precise calculation on fire protection values, please contact Knauf Insulation. Knauf Fireboard is non-combustible to BS 476: Part 4: 1970 (1984) and Class 1 surface spread of flame to BS 476: Part 7: 1997. Knauf Fireboard complies with the Class ‘O’ requirements of the Building Regulations when tested to BS 476: Part 6: 1989 and Part 7: 1997 and with the limited combustibility described in the Building Regulations. The smoke production is negligible.
Constant humidity over 95% or subjection to continuous water will reduce the serviceability of the boards.
Temperatures over 50ºC can induce a material change of state which would reduce physical performance and serviceability. Fireboard has a working temperature ranging between 0 to 40ºC.
Fully certified to provide two hours of fire protection.
Smooth white surface ideal as a self finish or to receive decoration.
Can be installed using staples for fast and efficient installation.