Subscribe to our weekly newsletters
Subscribe to newsletter


Editor's Note: Knauf provide:-

Spray plasterSpray plaster
Plaster spray machine Plaster spray machine
Ready mix plasterReady mix plaster

Request Information

Include Article

Request Information
Terms of use


Request Facilities / Interiors product information

Request Architectural product information External

Request Architectural product information Internal

Request Mechanical HVAC product information

Request Electrical product information


KNAUF Plaster Sprays Fine Finish On Uni’s Walls Of Residence

Two men and a spray plaster machine are saving valuable time as they help to get new rooms for students at the University of Essex ready for the start of the 2010/11 academic year. Working against the clock, the team from County Decorating Contractors is spraying precast concrete walls and ceilings at the rate of 1,500m2 a week with Knauf Airless Readymix Plaster in preparation for final decoration. Knauf Airless is part of Knauf Drywall’s Readymix Plaster range, designed for fast, economical and high quality wall and ceiling finishes.

The University of Essex is procuring 561 new rooms in a new landmark building for students at its third and newest campus, in the Southend town centre. Built by Hollybrook Ltd, the new accommodation on London Road consists of seven eye-catching multi-storey buildings with ground floor shops, round an internal piazza. They are constructed with precast concrete panels manufactured by Bell and Webster of Grantham.

County Decorating Director Jason Crump says the original specification called for the concrete surfaces to be coated with a hand-applied filling plaster prior to painting. “We did some tests and found that this was too slow for the fast track build timetable, very labour-intensive and did not produce the right finish,” he says. “We had used Knauf Airless previously, and were quickly able to show that it met all the requirements for speed and quality – and there is virtually no mess or waste. We are already recommending it for future projects.” County Decorating sourced its Knauf Airless through the Basildon branch of decorating supplier, Brewers.

Hollybrook Project Manager Jim McKenna says Knauf Airless is producing a fantastic finish in Southend. “County Decorating’s investment in the spray machine is paying off well,” he says. “They are making very good progress and are well within the time originally allocated for preparing the concrete panels – this means the units are ready for other trades more quickly, which helps our build programme significantly.”

Compared to traditional hand-plastering, machine application enables plasterers to deliver a superb job in less time, with less mess, minimal waste and reliable quality standards. All it needs is a small and highly productive team – and fewer people on site means fewer safety and security issues. The Knauf Readymix Plasters range for machine application – Knauf Airless, Knauf Plano, Knauf Deco and Knauf Deco Plus – has even more benefits, including reduced set-up times, perfect spraying consistency at all times and less than 1% waste – making these plasters extremely economical to use. In addition, they are water-based and non-hazardous to health or the environment.

Supplied in 25kg bags, Knauf Readymix Plasters are simply tipped into the application machine’s hopper, ready for spraying. Once applied, the plasters are levelled and smoothed with a spatula for a perfect finish. Any plaster that is trowelled off can be returned to the hopper for re-use, cutting waste to the minimum.

The key benefit of the Readymix products is their speed, as shown at Southend. The fast-drying finishes are ready for painting just 24-48 hours after application, making them ideal for large, fast track developments, such as housing, hotels and schools. They are also ideal for refurbishment projects and can be applied directly to old painted, papered, plastered or plasterboard walls and ceilings.

Knauf Drywall manufactures a full range of plasters, plasterboards, insulating laminates, dry flooring, drywall accessories, and metal sections for domestic, commercial and public sector applications. Knauf Drywall pioneered carbon neutral plasterboard in the UK with Knauf Futurepanel. Knauf Drywall also actively promotes recycling from building sites and has a zero waste policy in its energy efficient factories at Sittingbourne in Kent and Immingham on Humberside.


Osram Energy efficient lighting Led lights Professional lighting systems News 290310

Flowcrete Resin-bound gravel Resin seal Gravel walkways Flooring manufacturers News 290310

Dimplex Fan assisted heaters Heat pumps Storage heating systems News 290310

Knauf Spray plaster Plaster spray machine Ready mix plaster News 290310

House Couturier Designer curtains Custom curtains Soft furnishings Fringe curtains News 290310

SIG Liquid waterproofing Waterproofing system Roof waterproofing Waterproof membrane News 290310

Tyco Waterworks Water valve Water tank valve Storage tank valves News 290310

Thermsaver Heat pumps Heat pump training Heat pump installers News 290310

Holis Solar shading Integral blinds Window blinds Thermal blinds News 290310

Veka Door security systems Security door lock Door security News 290310

ADM Heat recovery ventilation Mvhr systems Heat recovery system News 290310

Jablite Jablite insulation Eps insulation Floor insulation Wall insulation News 290310

Eaton Williams Fan coils Energy efficient ventilation Fresh air systems News 300310

Britannia Kitchen ventilation systems Commercial kitchen ventilation Air diffuser News 300310

Leaderflush Shapland Doorsets Doors external Doors internal Flush doors News 300310

Andrews Water heaters Water heating systems Storage water heaters News 300310

Potterton Condensing boilers Commercial boilers Heat exchangers Water boiler News 310310

Dow Foam insulation machines Polystyrene foam insulation Foam sealant News 310310

Mitsubishi Air conditioning units Air curtains Cooling and heating News 310310

Space Air conditioning systems Air heat pump Fan coil News 310310

House Couturier Window blinds Venetian blinds Window dressings Soft furnishings News 310310

Eaton-Williams Energy efficient cooling Electrical switchgear Low voltage switchgear News 010410

Crown House paint Paint supplies Wall paint Paint brochure News 010410

Powrmatic Industrial space heaters Condensing heaters Condensing domestic boilers News 010410

Pilkington Energy efficient windows Glass systems Sealed unit manufacturer News 010410

Flakt Woods Ice slurry generator Dry snow Holmenkollen ski jump News 010410

House Couturier Upholstery fabric Soft furnishings Traditional wallpaper Curtain design News 010410

Terrys Curtain fabric Window curtains Windows blinds Curtain styles News 010410

Iko Green roof garden Green roof system Green roofs News 010410

Oventrop Heating system valves Differential pressure valves Regulating valve News 010410

Mapei Shower waterproofing kit Bathroom waterproofing Waterproof membrane bathroom News 010410

Shackerley Glass block wall Glass blocks Glass block company News 010410

Mitsubishi Air conditioning Commercial heating Ventilation equipment Photovoltaic equipment News 060410

Sandtoft Roof tiles Clay tiles Roofing systems Slate roof News 060410

Space Air conditioning systems Air heat pump Fan coil News 060410

Weatherite Heating systems Air conditioning Kitchen ventilation New boiler News 060410

House Couturier Silk wall coverings Designer wall coverings Soft furnishings News 060410

Dulux Trade paints Painting systems Natural paints Eco paints News 060410

Shackerley Ventilated facade Ceramic cladding Granite cladding Facade cladding News 060410

Recticel Flat roof insulation Insulation products Roof insulation boards News 060410

Bilco Fire doors Steel doors Access doors Fire ventilation News 070410

Levolux Solar shading Ventilation louvres Glass fins Glass curtain News 070410

Knuaf Wall insulation Thermal insulation Wool insulation Glass wool News 070410

SSQ Roofing tiles Slate roof tiles Red sandstone tiles News 070410

House Couturier Soft furnishings Designer wallpaper Upholstery fabric Curtain wall News 070410

Solarcentury Solar electricity Solar electricity systems Solar panels electricity News 070410

Pland Drinking fountains Water drinking fountains School drinking fountains News 070410

Laidlaw Doorsets Door ironmongery Architectual ironmongery Door fixings News 070410

AVK SEG Power generators Ups systems Power protection Renewable energies News 080410

Danfoss Variable speed drive Variable speed motor Danfoss drives News 080410

JS Air curtain Industrial air curtain Air curtains manufacturers News 080410

House Couturier Luxury throw Luxury cushions Soft furnishings Luxury bedspreads News 080410

Venture Metal halide lights Metal halide lighting Halide lights News 080410

Timber Frame Timber frame Timber frame houses Timber frame kits News 080410

Marley Rainwater systems Aluminium gutters Gutter system Aluminium downpipes News 080410

Promat Thermal insulation board Dry wall lining Ceiling lining News 080410

Wienerberger Permeable paving Clay block paving Urban drainage systems News 080410

Torryhill Chestnut fencing Safety fence Fencing materials Sustainable fencing News 080410

Marshall Tufflex Power systems Voltage optimisation Cable installation Electrical cable News 090410

Ardex Floor tiles Floor screed Floor grout Flooring products News 090410

Cablofil Tray cable Cable management tray Cable management system News 090410

House Couturier Window blinds Window dressings Motorised blinds Shutter systems News 090410

John Newton Waterproofing systems Damp proofing solutions Water pumping systems News 090410

Polypipe Drainage products Terrain drainage Acoustic insulation Piping systems News 090410

Black Millwork Timber windows Oak windows Traditional windows Insert windows News 090410

Allfa Laval Heating systems Domestic heating Heat exchanger Heating system News 090410

Arundel Jones Associates Ltd Registered in England and Wales No. 07334149
Hill Farm, Linton Hill, Maidstone, Kent ME 17 4AL
Tel : 01622 745333 email
copyright all rights reserved

News Categories : Spray plaster
Plaster spray machine
Ready mix plaster