Knauf Insulation has launched the Crown® AcoustiTherm Lining System. Specifically designed to provide thermal and / or acoustic insulation of new or existing masonry walls, the system features an easy-to-build metal frame ready to receive a plasterboard lining. A high performance glass mineral wool product, Crown® AcoustiTherm Wall Roll, is held within the frame and provides an outstanding level of acoustic and thermal insulation.
The framework is built using Knauf ‘C’ and ‘U’ Channel along with adjustable AcoustiTherm Wall Clips which allow the framework to be speedily adjusted to vertical. Two types of clip are available; type ‘N’ for use in new-build construction and type ‘R’ for refurbishment work. The type ‘R’ clip has been designed with a greater degree of adjustment to help overcome structural irregularities and also features retaining discs that ensure the insulation stays tight against the lining board. Both clips feature a unique nylon head to eliminate thermal bridging.
The framework is simplicity itself to build. Channels are fixed to the floor and ceiling to position the main uprights; further channels are fixed to the wall and the clips inserted into these; the insulation is ‘impaled’ and secured on the clips and, finally, the main uprights are clipped into position and – that’s it, ready for drylining!
A comprehensive data sheet – Crown® AcoustiTherm – is available on the Knauf Insulation website and gives a wealth of information about the system and its installation along with examples of the U-values that can be achieved with different combinations of masonry and insulation thickness. Advice is also available from the Knauf Insulation Technical Advisory Service on 01744 693885.
For more details about Knauf Insulation products, or to obtain copies of their literature, please visit www.knaufinsulation.co.uk or call 08700 668 660 quoting ID: KR08604.
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Knauf is a family-owned company specialising in the manufacture and marketing of insulation and gypsum based building materials. Based in Germany, it has a global presence with manufacturing sites in over 30 countries. Knauf Insulation Ltd is the UK’s leading manufacturer of products for thermal and acoustic insulation and fire protection. Knauf Insulation markets a range of glass mineral wool, rock mineral wool and extruded polystyrene products under the Crown®, Rocksilk® and Polyfoam® brand names.