New app gives Supafil® installers a competitive edge

By Knauf Insulation UK & Ireland
November 18, 2021

Knauf Insulation has developed a new app that makes it possible for Supafil® Approved Installers to record detailed installation data for the first time.

The KinetiK® app creates a plot-specific record of essential installation data for each Supafil® job, which can then be shared with housebuilder customers.

“Installers need a point of difference in the competitive housebuilding market”, said Steve Duke, Commercial Director, Knauf Insulation. “As quality control becomes more important to housebuilders, partly driven by new legislation, installation evidence will become increasingly valuable. KinetiK® gives our Approved Installers a way to provide this data for their customers, something their competitors can’t offer.”

The KinetiK® app works by tracking the installation process from start to finish. Installers select the specific development, plot and application from a pre-populated list, then scan the unique QR code printed on each pack of Supafil® as it’s installed. The app also prompts them to take photos at relevant points throughout the process. The data is collated into a complete record that can then be given to housebuilder customers, and used by installers to manage their own quality control.

KinetiK® has been trialled in over 500 homes with Supafil® Approved Installer Novora Building Services. Craig Leggett, Managing Director, said “KinetiK® allows us to give our customers independent verifiable data that the products they have specified have been installed in accordance with the specification, protecting the value of our high quality Supafil® installations.”

Knauf Insulation plans to use KinetiK® as a digital platform for further innovation. “We’re actively developing new services based on the reliable source of installation data that KinetiK® provides, to help the construction industry respond to what we believe will be its next big challenge – ‘as-built’ performance. Watch this space” said Duke.

The full Supafil® range includes solutions for cavity walls, party walls and timber frame construction. It is non-combustible with a Euroclass A1 reaction to fire classification, and was the first solution of its type in Europe to be awarded the Declare ‘Red List Free’ label, which certifies that the product does not contain any harmful chemicals from an agreed list.