WELCOME TO FIRECRUNCH

As a proudly Australian owned and operated company, FireCrunch is an industry leader in providing BCA standards Australian Certified Building Solutions with our range of environmentally-friendly building boards used for modern construction.

Made from a composition of magnesium oxide, non-organic minerals, bonders and fibre mesh composites, our building boards are ultra-lightweight, suitable for modern construction in residential and commercial properties.

FireCrunch is completely free of harmful toxins, including formaldehyde, silica, asbestos, heavy metals, and organic solvents.

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FIRE RESISTANT
BUILDING BOARD

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 plasterboard and emit a final very low CO2 value of only 5%.

Black Saturday saw 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.

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IMPACT RESISTANT
BUILDING BOARD

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 (MgCl2).

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 (MgCl2) 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.

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MOULD RESISTANT BUILDING CLADDING
MOISTURE & BACTERIA RESISTANT BUILDING BOARDS

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, FireCrunch 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 plasterboard see Safety Data Sheet – certifications are VOC (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.

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SOUND RESISTANT
ACOUSTIC BUILDING BOARD

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 manufacturers in Australia and users should check first to verify the ability relevant to the Rw specifications and other requirements.

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TERMITE RESISTANT
BUILDING BOARD

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.

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FLOOD RESISTANT BUILDING MATERIALS
WATERPROOF BUILDING BOARD

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.

LEARN MORE
FireCrunch Demonstration Video

FIRE RESISTANT
BUILDING BOARD

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 plasterboard and emit a final very low CO2 value of only 5%.

Black Saturday saw 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.

LEARN MORE

IMPACT RESISTANT
BUILDING BOARD

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 (MgCl2).

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 (MgCl2) 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.

LEARN MORE
Impact Resistant
Mould Resistant

MOULD RESISTANT BUILDING CLADDING
MOISTURE & BACTERIA RESISTANT BUILDING BOARDS

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, FireCrunch 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 plasterboard see Safety Data Sheet –  certifications are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).

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.

LEARN MORE

SOUND RESISTANT
ACOUSTIC BUILDING BOARD

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 manufacturers in Australia and users should check first to verify the ability relevant to the Rw specifications and other requirements.

LEARN MORE
Sound Resistant
Termite Resistant

TERMITE RESISTANT
BUILDING BOARD

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.

LEARN MORE

FLOOD RESISTANT BUILDING MATERIALS
WATERPROOF BUILDING BOARD

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.

LEARN MORE
Flood Resistant
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FireCrunch Certification

CERTIFIERS & SPECIFIERS

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PROJECT MANAGERS

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QUANTITY SURVEYORS & ESTIMATORS

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TRADES

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BUSHFIRE PROTECTION

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FireCrunch - Australian Certified Building Solutions - environmentally-friendly and fireproof building boards

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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Architects

ARCHITECTS

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TRADES

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BUSHFIRE PROTECTION

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FireCrunch Certification

CERTIFIERS & SPECIFIERS

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PROJECT MANAGERS

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ESTIMATORS

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FireCrunch - Australian Certified Building Solutions - environmentally-friendly and fireproof building boards

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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KEY BENEFITS AND FACTS

FireCrunch FCA cuts fire wall costs with light-weight construction 50% less material 50% less labour, site handling, transport, weight and crane-up

  • Eliminates expensive cumbersome Hebel and Shaft liner systems
  • NATA/CSIRO fire wall penetrations / Fire collars walls floors
  • Fire Resistance of SNAP Fire Collars protecting various pipe system penetrations in FireCrunch lined walls when tested in accordance with AS 1530.4-2014 and assessed in accordance with AS 4072.1-2005
  • Fire separation walls interior/exterior FRL 90/90/90 and over
  • Environmentally responsible building material, only 5% CO2 compared to plasterboard products, tree friendly, no destruction for paper lined plasterboard
  • 1 x 10mm FCA Sheet FRL 90/90/90
  • High-rise residential and commercial construction
  • Floor ceiling fire separations
  • Boundary walls FRL 60/60/60 and 90/90/90
  • Timber appearance weather board for bush fire areas and general exterior cladding BAL FZ
  • High acoustic value Rw 62 plus CTR
  • Bush fire BAL FZ compliant also floors and decks 16mm and 19mm TG high density flooring 6.0kN loading / 450mm centres
  • Intertenancy fire walls

PRODUCT INFORMATION

FireCrunch Magnesium Oxide Fire Resistant Environmental Building Board

Installation Manuals

INSTALLATION MANUALS

  • 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.

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Fire testing

FIRE
TESTING

  • FireCrunch has been tested by Australia’s highest testing authority: CSIRO.
  • Light-weight construction, C1.10 fire hazard properties.
  • BCA Volume One 2014: C1.8.
  • AS 1530.4-2005 and AS 3837.
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RECOMMENDED
PRODUCTS

  • 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 our website.
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BCA COMPLIANCE

BCA COMPLIANCE
SYSTEM

  • FireCrunch has been fire-tested by CSIRO.
  • BCA Volume One 2014: C1.8.
  • Lightweight construction, C1.10 Fire hazard properties.
  • AS 1530.4-2005 FRL 90/90/90 & AS 3837 non-combustible material test (fire).
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Environmentally friendly

ENVIRONMENTAL
BUILDING BOARD

  • FireCrunch has established itself as not only a leader in quality, but also a leader in sustainable environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.
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Installation Manuals

INSTALLATION MANUALS

  • 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.

Read More
Fire testing

FIRE
TESTING

  • FireCrunch has been tested by Australia’s highest testing authority: CSIRO.
  • Light-weight construction, C1.10 fire hazard properties.
  • BCA Volume One 2014: C1.8.
  • AS 1530.4-2005 and AS 3837.
Read More

RECOMMENDED
PRODUCTS

  • 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 our website.
Read More
BCA COMPLIANCE

BCA COMPLIANCE
SYSTEM

  • FireCrunch has been fire-tested by CSIRO.
  • BCA Volume One 2014: C1.8.
  • Lightweight construction, C1.10 Fire hazard properties.
  • AS 1530.4-2005 FRL 90/90/90 & AS 3837 non-combustible material test (fire).
Read More
Environmentally friendly

ENVIRONMENTAL
BUILDING BOARD

  • FireCrunch has established itself as not only a leader in quality, but also a leader in sustainable environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.
Read More

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Fire resistance is measured to fire testing standards set by the Building Code of Australia (BCA) known as Fire Resistant Level (FRL).

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