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Fire Protection for your home

Bushfire protection is what we do

Bushfire protection is what we do and after 10 years in the Fireboard industry, FireCrunch products are now used extensively throughout the country.

FireCrunch has been tested by NATA laboratories in Australia ( CSIRO) and others – see certifications.

The increasing intensity and duration of bushfires is what Australia has to contend with in dryer and longer summers. New regulation and modifications to older bushfire systems to eliminate exposed timber and use masonry walls in many cases have made this a very expensive exercise.

FireCrunch has however been able to design new systems under the new NCC structure (National Construction Code) that allows for “Alternative performance solutions” to be used to combat the burn down capability of homes in BAL FZ areas.

FireCrunch uses 22nd century materials which are totally non-combustible at 1000 deg c ( AS1530.1) and withstands fire at 1000 deg c up to a continuous 90 minutes (AS1530.8.2) and (AS1530.4 (C1..C19)-/ 2025 ) and more .

FireCrunch clad homes constructed to FireCrunch clad Manual specifications, will not burn down in firestorm, no matter how fierce.

So you don’t have to live in an ugly Concrete block house.

We have decorative external timber appearance weatherboard which can be set vertical or horizontal and exterior cladding, roofing and decking all BAL FZ approved. Interiors can bet set with our K-Clad TE10 finish board for plaster set joints or use the new fashionable match lining.

K-Wall can be set vertical or horizontal (A fire wall and finish wall), which can be painted texture painted or rendered to your choice.

If you are a bushfire victim and looking for assistance with rebuilding, please see bushfire victim support.

Call us for more info 1300 933 102 or technical@firecrunchaustralasia.com.au

 

bushfire victims

Help for Bushfire Victims

FireCrunch Australia is offering a 20% discount to all bushfire victims those who lost property in the recent Bushfires in Australia.

Over 18 million hectares have burned in the Australian bushfire season 2019–2020 as of mid-January according to media reports, destroying over 5,900 buildings including over 2,800 homes.

Protect your home from bushfires

Your home will be protected and safe in a firestorm if you use FireCrunch exterior cladding. Available in fashionable panel effects and timber / groove board (for vertical and horizontal set). All FireCrunch products are BAL FZ Certified. (AS/3959- AS/1530.8.2) BAL FZ.

  • K-Wall Timber appearance weatherboard or texture coated cement type appearance finishes.
  • K-Clad can be painted texture painted or rendered .
  • K-Clad is termite proof protects all timber framing.
  • K-Clad is economic at $20.00 per m2 use on timber or steel framing .
  • K-products cover walls, roofs, floors and Eaves all AS/3959 bush fire compliant certified.

Real benefits with FireCrunch K-Clad

  • Resistant to Fire
  • Resistant to Flood
  • Resistant to termites & bacteria
  • Impact resistant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Mould & mildew resistant
  • Made to meet Australian Conditions.

Check with your architect, project manager, and your local surveyor or certifier.

FireCrunch has full DTS or NCC regulation assessments and certification covering all of its products.

For more information and to get a quote for the assistance package, call 1300 933 102  or email support@firecrunchaustralasia.com.au.

Counting the cost

Counting the cost 2020

The entire country is counting the cost with many adversely affected in some way or another by these horrific bushfires that have decimated huge tracts of our land, caused many deaths and destroyed over 2000 homes and other commercial properties.

The 2020 Black Summer bushfires have killed a huge and unknown number of our amazing and diversified unique wild animal and bird life, Australia feels it…and the world knows.

Extra help for bushfire victims

FireCrunch Australia is providing direct assistance to bushfire victims those whose properties have been destroyed and are now counting the cost of re-building. Further discounts on our wholesale priced product range will assist these victims rebuild their homes.

FireCrunch warrants that with this NATA LABS CSIRO fire tested cladding, (a new form of MgO called FireCrunch (MgSO4) a composite fire protective material) that no home constructed with FireCrunch MgSO 4 K-Clad to our specifications, will ever burn down in a fire storm. All internal contents will stay protected, while the property stays unattended and the family leaves in good time.

FireCrunch is a sponsor of the Australian Volunteer Firefighters Association.  Support this amazing group of Australians.

Call us on 1300 933 102 to enquire for special assistance, refer enquiry to Bushfire support FCA

Fire Protection for your home

Fire Protection in Australia

Fire protection is essential in Australia. For most of us the home we live in is the largest single investment we normally make and in doing so the home becomes the centre of much that we do.

It’s the protection for the family and is usually designed to suite the personal aspirations we have in a comfortable and more and more so an environmental fire safe building product which reduces Co2 by up to 95% in manufacture protecting the environment  (New Scientist magazine USA).

Climatic variances are damaging

Unlike some countries Australia is subject to some extremes of weather and temperature and specific parameters of construction must be addressed to meet these variable conditions that have often proved fatal in the past fire, flood, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.

Bushfire safe building

Fire and bushfire safe building is one of these conditions as Australia experiences some of the world’s fiercest bushfires on a very regular basis throughout the hot dry summer months.

Bushfire safe building is essential and choosing the right type of fire tested and Fire resistant building materials is mandatory to survival of your home in Bushfire building areas such as BAL FZ.  FireCrunch meets the maximum requirement protection level of (Bushfire Attack Level) BAL FZ Flame Zone, Fire Tested by the CSIRO and AS 3959

Keeping you safe with fire protection products

FireCrunch is a new type of fireproof building board material which is a magnesium oxide building board, MgO board and features a total fire block to intensive fire storms over 1000 deg c. This bushfire-safe building board product has been tested and certificated to the BCA Australian standard FRL 90/90/90 which means 1.5 hours at a continuous 1000 deg c and meets the Australian Standards AS 1530.8.1 and 1530.8.2 FRL 30/30/30.

Fire resistant and fireproof building board exterior and interior for all bushfire safe building. It is fire tested compliant and ideal for boundary fire walls fire separation walls in detached homes townhouses semi detached duplexes and high rise residential and commercial buildings.

Interior/exterior wet areas, decking, floors, etc.

FireCrunch has several additional benefits over Gyprock alternative and gyprock paper-based plasterboard board, it can be used in all aspects of home building where fire resistant building boards are required. Withstands fire, floods, termites and impact.

Apart from being a much better gyprock alternative for  interiors as it is much stronger it will also not gather mould and mildew in wet areas and bacteria cannot survive on FireCrunch magnesium oxide MgO board so your home becomes a much healthier place also.

Termites walk away

70% of households are still being built with timber framing, Termites are repelled by MgO magnesium oxide board. They cannot reach Mgo enclosed timber framing and FireCrunch remains inert in water or flooding. FireCrunch is termite-proof.

Flooding

Just dry out the board and timber framing and reseal and repaint, try doing that with Gyprock plasterboard which just falls off the walls, makes an incredible mess when soaked, and cannot be reused at all.

Customer satisfaction

FireCrunch has been able to create a strong image by offering these new CSIRO Fire tested and fire resistant  magnesium oxide building products of highest standard all CSIRO Australian fire tested. Protecting  homes from a bushfire attack and determining that a bushfire safe and fire safe building plan is made much more affordable with FireCrunch fire resistant building and fire proof fire separation walls and boundary firewalls.

Call us for assistance or help!

Whether you are a major projects manager needing to get a better cladding option in less expensive product by eliminating  multiple layers  of plaster board to reach an FRL of  60/60/60 or 90/90/90 where one layer of 10mm FireCrunch achieves the same fire rating with a dramatic reduction in project labour costs.

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You are a homeowner wanting to upgrade fire protection in a Bushfire building area or any area or maybe building a new home in a Bushfire building area and are seeking a bushfire safe building process with substantial cost savings over brick and cement block type constructions as a gyprock alternative.

Call us any time on 1300 933 102 or email technical@firecrunchaustralasia.com.au

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