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With a CSIRO certification AS 1530.4-2005 Fire Protection Level (FRL) of 90/90/90 and over and a competitive price to match, FireCrunch offers construction projects and project managers tendering for such work with a unique benefit of cost reduction in fire separation wall materials. More so in the expensive additional labour installation costs of multiple layers of so called fireproof 13mm and 16mm plasterboard on each side of framing.

Frequently, fire walls of FRL 60/60/60 and above require multiple layers of plasterboard and more the very expensive labour content of such installation which significantly affects margins. The cost of up to three times the material in transport (billed on weight), three times the site unload, three times the crane up load time, three times the number of sheets to be installed and set, is the reason why there is a fast growing huge shift in fire wall materials specification.

This weak and ineffective fire rated plasterboard material and expensive labour induced installation costs, can drop up to 70% when you choose FireCrunch. By using one layer of 10mm FireCrunch magnesium oxide building board, you can cut your costs significantly. Our FireCrunch XCLAD interior and exterior lining and facades board on each side of a single 90mm or 76mm x 2 double stud fire wall steel or timber frame dependent on the FRL required.

FireCrunch is applicable in all forms of fire rated and non-fire rated construction in wall cladding, flooring, ceilings, roofing, truss liners, fire separation walls, fire rated boundary walls and many more.

Load Bearing Fire Wall Construction


FireCrunch is suitable for load bearing or non-load bearing slab to slab requirements in the construction of fire separation walls to FRL 90/90/90 (55kN) 1.0 BMT, CRF steel framing. In addition, FireCrunch has a high acoustic rating in its natural format in 10mm, and the higher the acoustic rating, the greater the thickness is normally required.

The BCA requirements are met with 10mm FireCrunch by the addition of high density acoustic insulation batts placed to the architects or manufacturer’s specification.

Our magnesium oxide building boards come in 8mm, 10mm and 20mm thicknesses. Our 10mm FireCrunch building boards carry well over the minimum fire resistant FRL levels. The FireCrunch specifications meet the exact levels of BCA fire resistant building compliance in Australia.

FireCrunch is asbestos free, certificated by NATA accredited testing that affects each delivery batch, where ID batch numbers are marked on every fire proof building board.

FireCrunch lowers health and environmental risks with only a 5% Co2 emission from production. It is also approved for fire resistance levels in construction projects to FRL 90/90/90. FireCrunch is a very green low pollution building material.


NON Asbestos Content NATA Certification

All manufactured batches of FireCrunch are test accredited as non-asbestos content in country of origin are tested again on arrival in Australia by NATA accredited laboratories.

This is now a standard requirement by the Australian Border Force, before customs release. FireCrunch is supplied to various Government departments and associated listed authorities. Non-asbestos tests are an essential compliance requirement for all fire-resistant building materials. See Certifications web site firecrunch.com.au

The versatility of FireCrunch allows for multiple areas of production to be considered, walls, floors and ceiling and fire wall penetrations ,being the principal areas of importance, are all applicable.

The commercial and residential application is unlimited, especially when considering its top class five finish (as a fire board), this is unique and further contributes to cost savings in other wise requiring additional lining materials ( INEX Board) to gain surface quality.

FIRE and the CSIRO

Fire testing of FireCrunch has been carried out by the CSIRO Infrastructure Technologies, North Ryde NSW, renewed in 2016 to determine the BCA FRL level under (AS 1530 part 4-2005) in fire walls systems tests.

FireCrunch is approved for fire resistance levels in major construction projects to FRL 90/90/90 and all under that level including Bushfire building BAL FZ Flame Zone AS 1530.8.1 and AS 1530.8.2 at FRL 30/30/30.

For CSIRO certificates of fire compliance, click here, and the full range fire reports in each test are available on request to technical@firecrunch.com.au

Non-asbestos and Acoustics tests to Rw 62 (+ Ctr 52) and higher with denser kg batts are also to be found under Certification.

Call us on 1300 933 102 or email technical@firecrunch.com.au for more information.

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