Black Saturday was Australia’s most damaging bushfires, with the death toll being 173. It was from these horrific scenarios that the team at FireCrunch decided there needed to be a change, a change giving people the opportunity to build their houses with a more sustainable and fire resistant material. We have tested this material as shown in the above case so it will ensure your family is safe no matter where you chose to live.
Avoid compromising your budget and time searching for fire resistant building board options when you can select FireCrunch for all your building and cladding material needs. Our fire resistant building board BCA deemed to Satisfy and NCC alternative product range is specifically designed to withstand the harsh and unpredictable Australian climate without fail to ensure maximum longevity.
At FireCrunch, we are committed to the manufacture of our building board range in an environmentally friendly fashion and have successfully established a powerful and responsible image in the building market of fire rated building materials. Our boards and products are 10 times stronger than plaster board and emit a final very low Co2 value of only 5%.READ MORE
FireCrunch is stronger and will last up to four times longer than a standard building board. FCA is a product made from a unique formula of superior (MgSO4) Magnesium sulphate content quality. FCA products, unlike all other Chinese imported MgO on the Australian market contain no Corrosive Magnesium Chloride (Mchl2).
All MgO with Chloride content will rust out streel screw fixings and corrode galvanised steel frames in under 6 weeks if not very carefully steel protection coating in preparation with rust inhibitors raising the install cost and will not entirely eliminate the corrosion risk. (See NATA tested certification FCA products no Magnesium Chloride (Mgchl2) Certification.)
Whilst FireCrunch is not totally indestructible, it is however, eight to ten times stronger than plasterboard. Small household accidents will not damage FireCrunch. Investors with rental tenants who may not be as careful as they should be will find expensive and difficult to repair plasterboard maintenance virtually zero with FireCrunch.READ MORE
FireCrunch is a mould resistant building material, does not retain moisture and repels bacteria. Being a health safe building product, VOC FREE, FireCrunch will not warp expand or contract and degrade in wet areas and does not provide an environment for mould and bacteria spores to spread.
VOC free building material or VOC free building boards ,are quite hard to find, Fire crunch contains no toxic chemicals and is a sustainable recycled 45% waste oxide recovery product, which is 100% recyclable building product unlike fire rated plasterboard which destroys millions of oxygen generating trees to make weak paper linings for plaster board see SDS, Safety Data Sheet FireCrunch FCA web site certifications VOC are Volatile Organic Compounds
Mould and mildew will not easily form on FireCrunch and bacteria cannot survive on Firecrunch building boards, instead it kills bacteria almost instantly, which makes it suitable for family protection at home, medical centres, hospitals, schools, and other health concern areas.READ MORE
FireCrunch is as a high density acoustic building board in its natural format in 10 mm, and higher in greater thicknesses. It has an acoustic capability of up to Rw 62 + Ctr. using 10mm sheeting
The BCA requirement levels are met by the addition of high density acoustic insulation batts placed in the wall and ceiling cavities to the architects and or manufacturers specification. In some cases, these are fire and acoustic rated batts available from a number of major mfgs in Australia and users should check first to verify the ability relevant to the Rw specifications and other requirements.READ MORE
FireCrunch is impervious to termites and cannot be consumed by White Ants and the like. FireCrunch is termite resistant due to the chemical compound of magnesium oxide (MgO) acting as a final deterrent to termites.
Made from a completely unique and non-toxic fibre composite mix, termite damage is eliminated as termites have no interest in FireCrunch. Householders and property owners suffer millions of dollars of extensive damage to termite infested timber framed construction caused by the endemic termites in Australia. There are about eight very destructive species of termites in various forms, mainly distributed along the coast lines. FireCrunch cladding total protects all expensive timber framing.READ MORE
FireCrunch is primarily a fire protection product, however, it is also a flood resistant building board . In cases of flooding, simply clean off the excess dirt and debris, and let it dry out. Water and flooding cause extreme damage to properties in low-lying areas of Australia throughout the year.
FireCrunch’s reliable building boards do not degrade or deteriorate in water. Ideal for flood protection whilst being a mould resistant board where the framing can be dried out and the board resealed and re-painted at a low cost.READ MORE
FCA PL is a wholly Australian owned and operated company using the brand name FireCrunch, a NATA/CSIRO BCA standards, fire rated building board. We provide an extremely sustainable, low carbon dioxide (Co2) pollution level, fire resistant building board and cladding material which is also fire tested by NATA approved CSIRO labs, asbestos free and contains NO metal corrosive Chloride (MgCl2) and it is a (Magnesium Sulphate board MgSO4 ) which eliminates all metal corrosion, suitable for interior and exterior use in modern lightweight construction. FireCrunch Australia provides not only a product range with a Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 90/90/90 and over, but building cladding boards that are also resistant to water, impact, sound, termites, bacteria, and mould.
Easy installation by regular licensed trades operatives in carpentry, or metal fixing and normal plaster set, requires regular timber tools to cut and fix.
Using our innovative magnesium oxide (MgSO4) technology, FireCrunch has achieved very high load bearing (55kN) CSIRO tested and compliance verified fire proof building products, whilst being ultra-lightweight and easy to install. FireCrunch is suitable for fire separation walls in high-rise residential and commercial construction and for bushfire BAL FZ and flood prone areas and available to our Australia wide clients.
For the multinational corporation to the small home builder, FireCrunch has been custom engineered as a product designed to meet all of Australia's unique climatic conditions.
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FireCrunch magnesium oxide fire resistant environmental building board.
- Fire Rated Wall, Load Bearing Cold Formed Section.
- Steel Frame Construction Fixing.
- FireCrunch is a newly developed NATA tested
building board used
in modern construction.
- FireCrunch has been Fire Tested by
testing authority, the CSIRO.
- BCA Volume One 2014: C1.8.
- Lightweight Construction,
C1.10 Fire hazard properties.
- AS 1530.4-2005 and AS 3837.
Depending on your needs,
we provide you with a list of products
that are suitable to work with
our fire resistant building boards,
full installation manuals on the website
FireCrunch has been Fire Tested by
- BCA Volume One 2014: C1.8
- Lightweight Construction,
C1.10 Fire hazard properties.
- AS 1530.4-2005 FRL 90/90/90
and AS 3837 non-combustible material test (fire).
FireCrunch has established itself
as not only a leader
in quality, but also a leader
in sustainable environmentally
responsible manufacturing processes.
Fire resistance is measured to fire testing standards set by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) known as Fire Resistant Level (FRL).