Knauf Airless Finish has been used on a new care centre built for Macmillan Cancer Support and South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Northallerton, Yorkshire.
The new building showcases some striking architectural features, such as curved walls and fibreglass finishes. Martin Anderson from P+HS Architects explained: “We’ve been working on this project for several years now, taking the time to ensure this will be a truly exceptional building.”
Another plastering product was initially specified at the outset; however, sub contractors Dual Interiors Ltd requested the specification be changed to Knauf Airless Finish spray plaster, part of the RMF range. Joe Graham, Manager at Dual Interiors Ltd explained: “We looked at the different options available and decided using Knauf was the most cost-effective option for this project as well as producing a very high-quality end result as opposed to traditional plastering methods.”
Knauf Airless Finish was used throughout the building in an area covering more than 7000m2. Site Manager/Owner John Graham at Dual interiors Ltd said: “It provides better quality by a mile and it’s saved us a lot of time when it comes to snagging issues. After mist coating, this product produces a snag free quality finish first time.
“Additional savings can be achieved as the need for both a mist coat and a first coat finish is eliminated. The product performs especially well with high specification paints such as vinyl silks as there is no flash through of joints on finished walls even where there is large areas of glazing on very light sunny days.
“The product is highly sustainable as it requires no water. It does not cause over-spray unlike traditional spray plaster products – in all it is a very clean and easy product to use.”