Our FCA fire rated and fire tested building boards have a low production and low labour cost. When using FireCrunch in high-rise construction, there are the benefits of less material costs with up to two-thirds of savings in labour installation of just one x 10mm FireCrunch board compared to multiple layers of 13mm building boards, or using a combination of 13mm and 16mm Fyrchek plasterboards.
A cost saving of at least 50% from direct labour cost can result from the use of FireCrunch building materials, including an increase in overall rental or lease space in major projects, therefore increasing the ROI. Just one layer of FireCrunch will fire load to 90 minutes, and for a higher FRL, using a additional FireCrunch 10mm building board layer will significantly increase the fire load to FRL 120/120 120 and more.
FireCrunch is more expensive than paper lined plasterboard; however, the fact that less sheets are required still lowers the overall material cost plus a substantial number of labour saving cost benefits well outweighs the end cost per. You are guaranteed excellent BCA complying results with highly durable, fire rated and fire safe building boards that are eight to ten times stronger than so called fireproof plasterboards. FireCrunch will also withstand bushfires and meets the maximum BAL FZ Flame Zone, when just one exterior sheet of 10mm is used in construction.
AS1530.4 (C1..C19)-/ 2025 CSIRO to FRL 90/90/90 including, bushfire home fire protection and bushfire safe building which has a BAL rating to max BAL FZ (Flame Zone) meeting AS 3959, AS 3837 and AS 1530.8.2. ( NCC)
For BCA compliance check test certificate under Certification.
FireCrunch meets FRL to 90/90/90 load bearing steel frame 55kN, 1.0 BMT Cold rolled formed steel framing.
Non-load bearing (2 x 10mm board each side of steel frame plus Rockwool fire batt 64kg ) FRL……/120/120.**
Timber frames are approved to BAL FZ ( NCC) FRL 30/30/30 to 60/60/60 (depends on timber type).
See FRL 60/60/60 certificate for timber framing (see fire manual under Technical Specifications or ask us.
Bushfire test report see Technical/FAQs.
For more information on fire manuals see Technical/FAQs.