“In the future houses will no longer be built. They will be produced.” That is the evolution of the construction market as described by Markus Uhl, sales manager at Knauf Insulation.
This evolution – towards prefabricated and modular building systems – is being driven by a unique partnership within the Knauf Group between Knauf Gips and Knauf Insulation, resulting in a wall system that is primed for the future of timber frame construction and prefab.
The model gives specialist contractors, developers and architects a single point of contact to source quality timber frame walls from a trusted partner. It suits a market that is looking to expand urban capacity without increasing footprint – to build upwards – without complication or the need for large numbers of skilled workers.
Many materials: a single point of contact
Knauf Gips and Knauf Insulation come together in this common goal under the core values of the Knauf Group: humanity, partnership, commitment and entrepreneurial spirit. And each side retains its specialisms. For Knauf Gips that means drywall, plaster and facade (P&F), and floor. For Knauf Insulation, it is glass wool, rock wool, Heraklith® wood wool, sealing solutions and SUPAFIL® blowing wool insulation materials. The resulting system wall, which showcases so many Knauf technologies, plays directly into the growing trend for prefab and modular construction. Such is the success of the partnership a website has been developed specifically to trumpet the benefits of Knauf’s timber frame solutions, further highlighting the integration between the two companies.