Blog | Knauf Australia
Posted by Damian Hoyle
on Feb 6, 2019 10:23:18 PM

When new plasterboard interiors are installed, how they’re coated for the first time will have a major impact in determining the quality of the finished job.

The industry as a whole has set specific minimum requirements for painting plasterboard walls, and, adhering to these standards is important in achieving a higher quality, longer lasting finish that your clients will enjoy for years to come.

Posted by Damian Hoyle
on Jan 25, 2019 05:44:41 PM

During the long, hot summer months, and especially in the northern regions of Australia, the country experiences some extreme weather conditions that can significantly affect the performance of setting compounds.

One issue when installing plasterboard at this time of year, which many installers have little experience with, is compound dry-out that results in tape lift and a number of surface and joint problems.

Posted by Damian Hoyle
on Jan 15, 2019 04:21:48 PM

As an active participant in the construction industry with a focus on quality and safety, Knauf Australia is always looking for ways to be involved in improving information and knowledge availability.

Posted by Damian Hoyle
on Jan 11, 2019 04:10:27 PM

During the longer days of the summer months, the impact of glancing light becomes more apparent when home owners get to see their beautiful interiors bathed in the natural light of our summer evenings. And, their once-smooth walls take on a life of their own providing a terrain that any mountain-biker would relish.

That’s perhaps an extreme take on the issue but glancing light is certainly something to consider when designing a room and deciding on the final finish of your interior, or exterior walls.

Posted by Daniela Carloni
on Nov 23, 2017 12:07:54 PM

Air pollution is a world-wide concern, so how can our builders help?

Posted by Daniela Carloni
on Jan 10, 2017 03:36:15 PM

Streets of your town’, a two part mini series featured by ABC at the end of last year gave a fascinating insight into Australian home design through the ages. The unexpected presenter Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross was allowed to indulge his passion for Australian architecture.

Posted by Daniela Carloni
on Nov 21, 2016 09:43:43 AM

One of the most reliable ways of knowing the reverberation time of your space before building is by using the complex three dimensional architectural and acoustical modelling and measuring technologies. For acoustically critical venues, even a physical model of the building and its interiors may be required.

Posted by Daniela Carloni
on Nov 16, 2016 02:55:02 PM

What is an FRL or fire rating?  

A Fire Resistance Level (FRL) or fire rating is the term used to describe the fire resistance of a building element. The Building Code of Australia (BCA) defines an FRL as ‘The grading periods in minutes determined in accordance with Specification A2.3, for the following criteria: 

Posted by Daniela Carloni
on Nov 16, 2016 02:33:38 PM

Are Knauf systems with an FRL fire tested?

Knauf plasterboard systems with a Fire Resistance Level (FRL) have either been fire tested or assessed according to the Building Code of Australia.  It would be restrictively expensive to fire test all combinations of products that make up plasterboard systems and this is recognised by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) which permits a Registered Testing Authority (RTA) to prepare fire assessment reports.

Posted by Daniela Carloni
on Nov 9, 2016 11:44:16 AM

In 2010 Australia made a bid to host the 2022 World Cup. With the Socceroos on the world stage and soccer becoming the most popular team sport for many, it was ‘our’ turn. So when Qatar won, Aussies were in their right to ask ‘Why?’ as much as to question ‘How is it even possible?’