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Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)

Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)
Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)
Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)
Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)
Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)
Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)
Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)
  • 12.5mm Knauf Safeboard X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard
  • 2400mm x 625mm x 12.5mm Radiation Shielding Panel
  • Barium sulphate core used instead of lead lining layer
  • For a wide range of applications within the healthcare sector
  • Safeboard Installation is very easy (same way as standard plasterboard)
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£ 127.67
Ex VAT: £ 106.39
  • Brand: Knauf®
  • Model: Knauf Safeboard
  • Weight: 25.50kg
  • Dimensions: 2,400mm x 625mm x 12.50mm
  • SKU: 12.5mm Safeboard
  • Product code: P1-2513
  • MPN: Knauf Safeboard

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12.5mm Knauf Safeboard X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard is an effective X-ray resistant plasterboard with a barium sulphate core used instead of lead lining, an x-ray board significantly reducing the amount of lead needed within radiation shielding partitions.

Safeboard (Radiation Shielding Panel) 12.5mm x 625mm x 2400mm is an ideal solution for a wide range of applications within the healthcare sector where consistent, reliable and proven protection to x-rays radiation is required. 

Knauf Safeboard removes the need for lead altogether, a unique X-ray resistant plasterboard reduces both the weight of the partition, and the health and safety risks to those involved in handling and installation.

This patentet X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard is installed in the same way as standard plasterboards, simplying both design and installation, reducing time, labour and wasate costs when compared with a lead lined plasterboards.

When used as part of a Knauf system, Safeboard will also give up to 60 minutes of fire protection without the need for additional components.

This board should be used in conjunction with Knauf Safeboard Filler, plasters, fixings, plasterboard adhesive and metal systems to receive the Knauf Systems Warranty.

Safeboard reduces overall mass versus a similar lead lined partition whilst maintaining its unique performance.

X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard is available in tapered edge board profile.

Knauf Safeboard Installation is very easy, this board can be treated in the same way as other plasterboards.

12.5mm Knauf Safeboard can be curved to a minimum radius of 2750mm.




Thickness: 12.5mm

Core: Barium Suplphate and Gypsum

Width: 625mm

Length: 2400mm

Weight: 25.5kg

Board Coverage: 1.50m2

Profile: Tapered Edge (T.E)

Thermal Conductivity: 0.25 W/mK 

Compliance: EN520, Type D and F

Reaction to fire: National Classification - Limited combustibility

Fire Classification: European Classification is rated as A2


Knauf Safeboard X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard Installation:

 · With Barium Sulphate in its core, in many cases Knauf Safeboard removes the need for lead altogether.

 · Ideal for all applications within the healthcare sector where X-ray shielding is required. 

 · This board can speed up the process of design and installation as fewer components are needed to complete the shielding.

 · Joints must be finished with Knauf Safeboard Joint Filler.

 · Every layer of Safeboard (board joints and screw heads) must be jointed, ensuring joints are staggered.

 · Safeboard can be recycled with other gypsum products.

 · Joint tape is not required.


12.5mm Knauf Safeboard Features:

 · Barium sulphate core.

 · Reduced labour costs.

 · Faster project completion times.

 · Reduced health and safety risks.

 · Easier handling and installation.

 · Less issues with waste removal from the site.

 · Reduced the weight of the partition.

 · Safeboard is lighter than lead lined palsterboards.

 · Installed in the same way as standard plasterboards.

 · 100% lead-free X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard.

 · Fully tested by the Health Protection Agency.

 · Cost effective, lightweight, easy to cut and install.

 · Ideal for radiation protection in hospitals, dental practices, veterinary surgeries.

 · Speed of application, no need for additional lead fillets between joints.

 · Stable prices of Knauf Safeboard compared with lead lined plasterboards.


Safeboard X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard Knauf Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):


 · How to specify Knauf Safeboard X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard?

 · How many Safeboard layers?

Understandably, shielding X-rays requires special consideration, please ensure that where necessary you engage a Radiation Protection Advisor.

If it’s a larger project, it’s likely it will require an accompanying Radiation Protection Report that gives a “lead code”, which relates to the thickness of lead required.

Where Knauf Safeboard differs to lead is that there are differing requirements based on the output of the X-ray source (measured in kV).

You might need just a little as one layer of Safeboard or that many as 6 layers to achieve code 7 for example.


 · What is the weight of the board?

25.5kg per 2400mm x 625mm x 12.5mm sheet (17kg per m²).


 · What is the colour of the board?

Grey paper facings with a yellowish gypsum core.


 · What fire rating does the board give? 

Fire resistance performance is tested using the complete Knauf system such as a partition wall, ceiling or floor, and it is the complete Knauf system that will achieve a fire rating.

This means the board alone cannot be given a fire rating.

Gypsum is classified as a non-combustible material.


 · What acoustic performance does the board give?

Safeboards has been acoustically tested on a full Knauf system; it is the system that will achieve an acoustic rating.


 · What edge profiles are available?

Unlike most of our boards, this has a rounded tapered edge.

Use Knauf Joint Filler to fill the joints. 


 · What is the acceptable moisture content?

If the board has been exposed or semi-exposed for a brief period, it is common for those inspecting it to use a damp proof meter such as a Protimeter.

It is recommended as a rule of thumb that the board should be suspected of lasting damage if the reading exceeds 16-18.

Below 16 is acceptable.


 · What is the maximum temperature that the board can withstand?

Safeboard can withstand 50°C.


 · What are the manufacturing board size tolerances?

In accordance to EN 520:2004 Knauf manufacturers its board to the below tolerances: Width +0/-4mm, Length +0/-5mm, Thickness +0/-5mm.


 · What is the maximum finish weight that can be applied to the board?

The maximum finish weight that can be applied to the board is 32kg per m².


 · Is the safeboard lead lined?

Knauf Safeboard is not lead lined plasterboard.

Safeboard has Barium Sulphate in its core.


 · What do I use to joint this product?

You should use Knauf Safeboard Joint Filler.

You need to joint every layer of Safeboard (board joints and screws heads), ensuring joints are staggered.

You do not need to tape the joints.


*Further information may be found in our Downloads section.

Fairly easy access to all PDF files.

Datasheet ǀ Declaration of Performance - DoP ǀ BBA Certificate ǀ Installation Guide ǀ Certificates ǀ Brochure ǀ SPEC Sheet

Board covarage 1.50 m2
Colour Yellow ǀ Greyish
Density 1424kg/m3
Length 2400mm
Material Gypsum and Barium Sulphate
Profile Tapered Edge (T.E)
Reaction to fire National Classification - Limited combustibility
Size 12.5mm x 625mm x 2400mm
Thermal Conductivity 0.25 W/mK 
Thickness 12.5mm
Weight 25.5kg
Weight/m2 17.00 kg
Width 625mm
Fire Classification European Classification is rated as A2
Coverage 1.50m2
Finish Paper liners
Applications Dental Surgery, Implant Centre, Veterinary Practice, Hospitals
Service Temperature from +5 °C to +50 °C
Decoration Plaster Finish ǀ Direct Decoration
Features Safeboard is an X-ray resistant plasterboard
Manufacturer Knauf Safeboard®

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Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)
Knauf Safeboard 12.5mm (X-Ray Resistant Plasterboard)
£ 127.67