Knauf’s free and online Frame Finder tool now includes a quantity estimator that makes it easy to calculate how many pieces of frame, clips and anchors are needed to build a wall or ceiling of given size.
This calculator, now renamed the Frame Finder & Estimator, is trusted by professionals to find the right Knauf framing system to suit project specific requirements. It is one of eight online calculation tools available on our website.
With the addition of the Estimator function it is now possible to use Frame Finder to determine the quantity of project materials needed, and it also offers the option to include material unit prices to calculate an accurate cost estimate.
Knauf calculators are part of the Knauf Knowhow Suite of tools & services. All the Knauf calculators are developed in-house, and comply with the National Construction Code (NCC) 2019.
The driving force behind Knauf’s calculators is Digital Engineering Manager and Senior Technical Services Engineer Shailesh Koirala. Shailesh combines his knowledge of IT and coding with his extensive knowledge of the NCC and its requirements to develop and maintain these tools.
“With the Estimator function the user can provide the size of the wall before adding it to the project and then click the ‘Create Bill of Materials’ button to get an estimated bill of quantity. It is also possible to add multiple wall systems at once and get a consolidated bill of materials,” Shailesh said.
“It is exceptionally quick and convenient to use and is a logical extension to our range of calculators, making it even easier to specify our products.”
Shailesh monitors the updates and changes in the NCC and other relevant Australian Standards on a regular basis and amends the calculators accordingly.
But he cautions that the results calculated by these tools are a guide only: “Many aspects of the construction are not comprehensively covered and, more importantly, the calculators are not intended to replace the NCC or relevant professional services.”
The other calculators in the range are the Knauf System Selector, the Radius Calculator, the Wall Thermal Calculator, the BCA 2019 Requirements Finder, the Wind Load Calculator, the InterHome Calculator, and the Reverberation Time Calculator.
Click here to find out more about how our calculators can be part of the solution in your next project.