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BAL 40 decking Board

IMPORTANT NOTICE: FireCrunch MgO Board FCA is a “Non-Metal Corrosive”, MgO “Sulphate” Board (MgSO4), Australian NATA Labs Certified, Click Here for Non Chloride Non Corrosive Content Certificate.

At FireCrunch, we are the leading provider of fire resistant BAL 40 decking board with second to none CSIRO fire tested certificates to our Australia wide clients. We acknowledge that Australia is a country regularly ravaged by dangerous bushfires of varying proportions which is why we have specifically and uniquely made our premium BAL 40 decking board from Magnesium Oxide (MgO), non-organic minerals, bonders and fibre mesh composites for a fireproof and resistant solution. Providing home fire protection to properties is our top priority and at FireCrunch, we have the perfect solution for a range of construction needs in one material.

By prioritising safety and security, our BAL 40 and BAL FZ decking board is a 21st century fire tested building board that has been thoroughly tested and approved with the highest certifications. Our BAL 40 BAL FZ AS 3959 decking products are non-combustible and has an exceptionally long lifespan, therefore maintenance and replacement is not an issue. Not only is our BAL 40 BAL FZ decking fire resistant, it also does not retain water, is impervious to termites, mould and bacteria do not grow on it, and is sound and impact resistant. FireCrunch meets all eight Australian climatic zones, making our BAL 40 AND BAL FZ decking board the smart and dependable choice.

Our quality BAL 40 and BAL FZ decking is also suitable for health areas as FireCrunch is completely free of harmful chemicals and toxins. Our environmentally friendly manufacturing process has allowed us to significantly reduce our carbon dioxide (Co2) emissions with our 100% recyclable BAL 40 decking board. Easy to use and install, no special tools are required to use FireCrunch. It can be sawn, drilled, and screwed, just like timber. To find out more information about our second to none BAL 40 decking product range, contact us at FireCrunch to talk to one of our specialists. Choose FireCrunch today.

Call us on 1300 933 102 or email sales@firecrunch.com.au for updated information and pricing checks.


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BAL 40 Decking

Quick Reference Topics

  • Fire resistant to extremely high temperatures (1200ºC).
  • Meets BAL FZ and up to FRL 90/90/90.
  • Non-combustible (AS 1530.1) and smoke release AS/3837.
  • Fire Tested (AS 1530.4/2016)
  • 30,60 90 Minute fire resistance
  • Non-asbestos, NATA Australian certification.
  • Resistant to flooding and prolonged water emersion.
  • Resistant to bacteria moisture, humidity, mould and mildew.
  • Completely resistant to termites and insects.
  • Low thermal conductivity ~0.44 (W/mk).
  • Higher R values than plasterboard.
  • Less expensive, eliminates multiple layers of plasterboard for high FRL.


Australian Standards (Certificated in Australia)

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1.5 hours 1 x 10mm sheet.

10 times stronger than plasterboard, load bearing 55kN (1.5 hrs) at 1200⁰C (see CSIRO fire test report).

Rw 62 AS/717.1 (see report certification).

Nil content test AS 4964 R and U value (see Tech info charts).

Cuts, saws, drills, routs, with timber tools, power gun screwing, massive time saving on installation

Labour cost benefits
FireCrunch Requires 1 sheet each side for FRL up to FRL 90/90/90 (p/ board needs 3 layers 13mm each side).

10 x Stronger than Plaster Board.

95% less Co2 Emission than Plaster Board

CSIRO Logo FireCrunch has been fire tested by Australia’s
highest testing authority, the CSIRO.

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