Aquapanel and Brio take the stage at PHEX Wembley

Aquapanel and Brio take the stage at PHEX Wembley

Knauf Drywall’s PHEX stand in London will offer installers another chance to see the latest developments in gypsum fibreboard technology with Knauf Brio for underfloor heating; and also the UK’s best tilebacker, Knauf Aquapanel Interior. The event, which takes place on 24 and 25 April at Wembley Stadium, will showcase the high performance and ease of installation of these superb products from one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials and systems.

Suitable for new build or refurbished residential and commercial buildings, Knauf Brio Dry Screed Panel offers many real advantages over traditional wet screeds and timber decks such as better stability, the speed and ease of installation, and higher quality. It creates a robust and monolithic floor with excellent loading.

This gypsum fibreboard has an excellent thermal conductivity, so it works well with underfloor heating systems – offering responsive heating at low running costs and with lower CO2 emissions. And so there’s no premium to pay for heating up a mass of concrete before the environment starts to feel warm. Knauf Brio has an impressive thermal conductivity of 0.38 W/mK.

The panel is also ideal for refurbishments because of its low profile of as little as 18mm thick, keeping the loss in room height to a minimum. Knauf Brio is also much lighter than traditional wet screeds, significantly reducing loads and costly structural requirements in multi-storey buildings. Installation is both simple and fast, with no special skills required.

Knauf Aquapanel Interior is the ideal tile backing system for wet and humid areas. It is exceptionally tough and durable, providing a solid tile backing substrate for wet indoor areas such as swimming pools, leisure centres, changing rooms, toilet areas, laundries, bathrooms and kitchens.

Robust and easy to install, Knauf Aquapanel Interior eradicates the costly effects of tile failures in bathrooms and other wet areas. The glass fibre reinforced cement board is completely unaffected by water and maintains its strength even when fully immersed.

The ideal complement to ceramic, mosaic or natural stone tiles, Knauf Aquapanel Interior is easy to install and can be cut using the “score and snap” technique, so it does not require any special cutting tools or pre-drilling.

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