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ABOUT FIRECRUNCH

 

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.

ABOUT FIRECRUNCH

FireCrunch is an Australian owned and operated company which focuses on providing high quality and sustainable fire-resistant building boards for interior and exterior settings in both residential and commercial properties. We nationally distribute our products in major capital cities, regional cities and country areas. We focus on CSIRO fire rated and NATA tested building boards that go above and beyond certifications in a progression to future-proof construction and high rise residential and commercial buildings today.

FireCrunch acknowledge the major threat of all fires and the need for bushfire resistant building boards to protect lives and homes against bushfires which destroy many homes every year in Australia.

FireCrunch meets the major threat of ALL fires and the need for bushfire resistant building boards to protect lives and homes in areas to BAL FZ for which it certified.
Our goal is also to protect and strengthen homes and properties from such unpredictable threats. Our CSIRO fire tested and approved building boards are unique and totally different to conventional plasterboard products. FireCrunch is high impact and termite resistant, whilst maintaining a very low carbon footprint of only 5% compared to cement based and plasterboard products.

Magnesium Oxide (MgO) / Sulphate FireCrunch is an innovative Magnesium Oxide (MgO) composite using only Magnesium Sulphate supplement (MgSO4) and not the metal corrosive Magnesium Chloride which is contained in all MgO available in Australia to date.

See our Manufacturers Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) more information about the benefits of FireCrunch.

Black Saturday 2009 was Australia’s most damaging bushfire in Victoria , with the death toll being 173. And over 2000 homes destroyed 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 real time CSIRO video located under” About Us” web site browser home page firecrunch.com.au showing it will ensure buildings constructed with this FireCrunch product will survive fire storms and was tested in real time live full scale Bushfire simulation test by the CSIRO the tests shows meets AS 1530.8.1.2 BAL FZ

See our Manufacturers Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) more information about the benefits of FireCrunch.

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FireCrunch Building board of the future!

AS 1530.4-2005 FRL 90/90/90.

FIRE SEPARATION WALL, SYSTEMS FIRE TESTED BY THE CSIRO, A NATA TESTING AUTHORITY FOR (BCA) Building Code of Australia COMPLIANCE.

FireCrunch is an environmental and extensively NATA tested 21st century building board used in modern construction. It is made from a composition of Magnesium Oxide (Mgo), non-organic minerals, bonders and fibre mesh composites. FireCrunch is completely free of toxins, including formaldehyde, silica, no asbestos, heavy metals, and organic solvents.

It is non-toxic, completely resistant to fire, water, impact, sound, termites, bacteria and mould. FireCrunch increases the R value in any panel insulation application. FireCrunch is recommended and CSIRO tested for bushfire safe building for home fire protection.

FireCrunch has extensive applications in construction for residential and commercial properties. It is a lightweight material and suitable for modern construction, where fire tested and fire rated building boards are mandatory in Australian standards. Construction in fire separation walls; FireCrunch is compliant with BCA standards fire tests. Fire Combat Australia Pty Ltd commissioned the CSIRO Infrastructure Technologies NATA accredited (North Ryde, NSW) to conduct these mandatory fire resistant building board tests under ISO/IEC 17025.

Non-asbestos content Australian tested certificates AS 4964. Ask us at technical@firecrunch.com.au

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FIRE SAFETY

Providing home fire protection to properties in Australia is our top priority. FireCrunch is a 21st century fire tested building board, non-comparable to fire rated plasterboards. Our fire rated building board wall panels have been thoroughly tried and tested to ensure all requirements have been met ( NATA/ CSIRO) and are therefore compliant with Australian building standards to AS1530.4-2005 then highest rating fire test in Australia. Here at FireCrunch, we prioritise safety and security.

Fire tested building boards and fire rated building boards are mandatory to comply with Australian standards in construction. In addition, fire separation walls and BCA standards fire tests are also obligatory. Our MBE, magnesium oxide building boards go through rigorous CSRIO testing, and FireCrunch is the top ranked light weight fire rated building board in Australia.

CSRIO (North Ryde, NSW) has approved our FireCrunch building boards through mandatory fire proof building board tests. Additionally, FireCrunch is a bushfire safe building board, fire tested with BCA standard Fire Certificates from the (CSIRO) Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation to FRL 90/90/90.

FireCrunch fire tested building boards are completely non-combustible. It will not burn at temperatures 1200⁰C (AS 3837) and is system tested fire separation walls under AS 1530.4-2005. It has a BAL rating to maximum BAL FZ Flame Zone and FireCrunch meets AS 3959, AS 3837 and AS 1530.8.2.

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Benefits & Costing

HEALTH SAFETY

FireCrunch is completely free of harmful toxins and free of asbestos, therefore you can avoid the risk of negative health impacts. Only environmentally friendly materials used to produce FireCrunch; mould, mildew and bacteria are unable to live or breed on it. This makes our leading building boards an ideal solution for health sensitive areas including medical centres, hospitals, age care centres and schools.

FireCrunch contains no asbestos or formaldehyde and no toxic chemicals. (See Technical/FAQs).

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Costing and Benefits

BENEFITS AND COSTING

Conventional building is not only expensive, but may well not protect your home in an event of a fire, the Black Saturday Fire storms in Victoria 2009 are testimony this fact when over 2000 conventionally built homes were lost and 173 people killed in a single days fire storm.

Typical 10mm non-fire rated plaster board or so called 13mm fire proof plasterboards as well as single sheets of plasterboard cannot meet high-rise and commercial building FRL Fire resistance levels over 30 minutes, without the need for multiple layers of fire proof plasterboard in fire separation walls.

Our 10mm FireCrunch fire proof building board will however move the fire resistance level to FRL 90/90/90 with one 10mm MgO sheet each side of a 92mm steel framed fire separation wall frame. This results in a huge reduction of direct costs in material; more so the expensive labour rate $30.00 per m2 to install, at least double, and in some cases three layers on each side. The extra hidden costs of the extra site work can increase time and delivery fees for double and even treble the material handling. This should not be overlooked and can vastly help to improve the all-important ROI for the developer builder.

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TOOL Requirements

No special tools are required to use FireCrunch. It can be sawn, drilled, screwed and planed just like timber. Once in position, our fire rated building boards have an exceptionally long-life span, exceeding that of all homes using conventional plasterboards, paper lined plasterboards or timber lining methods. In addition, no replacement is required after flooding; simply unscrew the building boards from the framing, dry it out, light sand and re-paint. FireCrunch is made for your convenience, adhering to the highest Australian (BCA) standards.

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