The latest powerful online tool from Knauf Drywall gives drywall specifiers and contractors the ability to produce accurate procurement schedules from complex drywall specifications – in seconds. The new time saving Procurement Schedule tool complements Knauf Drywall’s award winning Partition Specifier tool, further simplifying and accelerating drywall specification.

Procurement Schedule uses data from Partition Specifier to minimise the additional information needed to calculate precise requirements for a complete drywall installation. The additional data includes the overall run of a specified partition type, and numbers of doors, windows and abutments. Procurement Schedule also enables the specifier to control variables such as the length of studs, use of moisture resistant board and the budgeted overall waste percentage. With all this data in place Procurement Schedule works out requirements, down to the last screw.

Knauf Drywall Marketing Manager Bob Stark says Procurement Schedule will save specifiers a significant amount of time. “A job that can involve many hours of information gathering and calculating can now be achieved in a matter of minutes,” he says. “Partition Specifier has already proved to be a great time saver for drywall specifiers by identifying the best partition constructions for each job and then printing a full NBS format specification document – and an operations and maintenance manual – in seconds. Now, at another click of the mouse, Procurement Schedule provides the complete shopping list for the job. This is what harnessing the power of the internet is all about.”

Procurement Schedule is free online at and is designed to help drywall specifiers and subcontractors. It can also be used by builders merchants as a service to their customers.

Partition Specifier was hailed at the 2006 Construction Marketing Awards, where it won the award for the best use of online communication.

Knauf Drywall manufactures a full range of plasters, plasterboards, insulating laminates, drywall accessories, metal sections and steel building systems, for domestic and commercial applications. Recently Knauf Drywall introduced the UK industry’s first carbon neutral plasterboard, 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.

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