FireCrunch is 100% resistant to fire damage. Australia is a country regularly ravaged by dangerous bushfires of varying proportions. The loss of life and property has been substantial since the first European settlers arrived in 1788 and still regrettably continues today.
Aboriginal tribes were well used those occurrences and had a definitive policy of clearing bush around all areas of protective concerns. Today we call that an Asset Protection Zone (APZ), which carries certain specifications and requirements for those building in bush fire prone areas. The Rural (RFS) and Country fire services (CFS) are the best source of local information in your area.READ MORE
FireCrunch is stronger and will last up to four times longer than a standard building board. Being a product of superior quality and build than conventional building boards, replacement and maintenance is never an issue.
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 whilst virtually zero with FireCrunch.READ MORE
FireCrunch is resistant to mould, does not retain moisture and repels bacteria. Being a health safe product, FireCrunch will not warp and degrade in wet areas and does not provide an environment for mould and bacteria spores to spread.
Mould and mildew will not easily form on FireCrunch and bacteria cannot survive on our building boards, instead it kills them almost instantly, which makes it suitable for family protection at home, medical centres, hospitals, schools, and other health concern areas.READ MORE
FireCrunch has a high acoustic rating in its natural format in 10 mm, and higher in greater thicknesses. It has an acoustic capability of up to Rw 62 + Ctr 52.
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. These are available from several manufacturers in Australia and users should check first to verify the ability relevant to those specified Rw 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, termites have no interest in FireCrunch. Householders and property owners suffer extensive damage to timber framed construction caused by the endemic termites in Australia. There are about eight destructive species in various forms, mainly distributed along the coast lines. FireCrunch and XCLAD cladding total protects all expensive timber framing.READ MORE
FireCrunch is primarily a fire protection product, however, it is also flood resistant. In cases of flooding, simply clean off the excess dirt and debris, and let it dry. 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
Fire Combat Australia PL is a proudly Australian owned and operated company under the brand name FireCrunch, a NATA/CSIRO BCA standard fire rated building board. We provide an extremely sustainable, low carbon dioxide (CO2) pollutant, fire resistant building board and cladding material which is also NATA certified asbestos free for interior and exterior use for 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.
Using our innovative magnesium oxide (MgO) technology, FireCrunch has achieved very high load bearing (55kN) CSIRO building verified products, whilst being ultra-lightweight and easy to install. FireCrunch is suitable for bushfire and flooding prone areas and available to our Australia wide clients, via local state distributors.
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).