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Knauf Performance Boards

2nd Jan 2024

In this blog, we will explore the significance of high-performance plasterboards and their enduring role in the construction sector. We will take a closer look at two proven products, Knauf Soundshield Plus and Knauf Core Board, which have consistently delivered reliable results on a wide range of projects.


In the world of construction, the value of high-performance materials cannot be overstated. They form the foundation for sound, durable, and efficient structures, addressing the unique challenges presented by each project. High-performance plasterboards, with their ability to enhance sound insulation, provide fire resistance, and simplify the construction process, are a vital cornerstone in this industry.

Whether you're an architect aiming to optimize acoustic solutions, a contractor seeking to streamline construction, or a project manager focused on safety and compliance, these high- performance plasterboards offer reliable solutions. So, let's dive into the practical advantages and benefits of these established materials, which continue to play a crucial role in modern construction.

Take a closer look at two proven products, Knauf Soundshield Plus and Knauf Core Board, which have consistently delivered reliable results on a wide range of projects.
We will take a closer look at two proven products, Knauf Soundshield Plus and Knauf Core Board, which have consistently delivered reliable results on a wide range of projects.

Knauf Soundshield Plus: Your Acoustic and Fire Performance Solution

When it comes to sound reduction and fire resistance, Knauf Soundshield Plus is your ideal plasterboard. This versatile, multifunctional board offers numerous advantages that simplify your construction process and enhance your project's performance.

Simplify Your Projects

One of the most significant benefits of Knauf Soundshield Plus is its ability to cover multiple performance criteria with a single board. This reduces the number of components required for your project, resulting in cost savings and shorter construction timelines.

Enhanced Acoustic Performance

Thanks to its high mass and tuned core, Knauf Soundshield Plus delivers great acoustic performance. In fact, it outperforms Knauf Sound Panel, making it the top choice for sound-sensitive projects.

Fire, Sound, and Impact Resistance

15mm Knauf Soundshield Plus is a true all-in-one solution. It offers not only sound and fire resistance but also impact resistance. With this board, you can rest assured that your project is well-protected.

Full Knauf System Benefits

When incorporated into a full Knauf system, Knauf Soundshield Plus can achieve up to 120 minutes of fire performance and up to 65 dB Rw sound insulation. This makes it a versatile and high-performance choice for a wide range of construction projects.


Knauf Core Board: Your Partner for Fire and Moisture Resistance

For projects that demand both fire and moisture resistance, Knauf Core Board is the perfect companion. It's designed specifically for use in the Knauf Shaftwall System, simplifying construction in critical areas.

Innovative Knauf Shaftwall System

To further simplify your construction process, consider the Knauf Shaftwall System. This innovative system is designed for enclosures around service and lift shafts, all built from one side.

For projects that demand both fire and moisture resistance, Knauf Core Board is the perfect companion. It's designed specifically for use in the Knauf Shaftwall System, simplifying construction in critical areas.

The unique Knauf 'C-T' Stud makes this possible with a minimum of components. Benefits of the Knauf Shaftwall System include:

  • Quick construction from one side.

  • Robust and proven performance in tall buildings across the UK.

  • Up to 120 minutes fire resistance as part of a full Knauf system.

  • Maximum partitions height of 4000mm.


BUT don’t take our word for it….

A3 Bailey, Manchester

What made Knauf Shaftwall really stand out for Rahul Vishwakarma, the architect from Make Architects, was the versatility it offered. As he explains. “Knauf Shaftwall was perfect for use on this project because it can be adapted to different building designs and configurations.”

Read the full case study

What made Knauf Shaftwall really stand out for Rahul Vishwakarma, the architect from Make Architects, was the versatility it offered.

In conclusion, Knauf Soundshield Plus and Knauf Core Board have become invaluable assets in the construction industry. They bring simplicity to projects, elevate performance standards, and guarantee safety and compliance. With these trusted products in your arsenal, you can streamline your construction process and attain remarkable results. Bid farewell to complexity and embrace efficiency with Knauf's state-of-the-art solutions. Your construction projects have never been more straightforward and effective.


For more information contact your local CCF branch