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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@firecrunch.com.au

Fire Proof Decking

Fire proof decking

FireCrunch K-Deck 16mm decking is the ideal fire proof decking for country cottage timber look feel and  meets the max flame zone ratings and bushfire attack level (BAL FZ).

  • CSIRO tested
  • Bushfire Attack Level (BAL FZ)
  • Flame Zone max rating (AS/ NZS 1530.8.1 and 2) issued under NCC alternative system AS/3959

As a leading fire resistant, CSIRO fire rated building board, FireCrunch is perfect for timber look non combustible, AS 1530.1, and fire proof flooring and fire proof decking and external fireproof weatherboard appearance, external weatherboard and external groove board applications for residential and commercial properties.

A strong, durable and lightweight fire resistant groove board, composite fire rated building material with several resistance factors of not only fire, but water, sound, impact, bacteria, mould and termite resistance.

Fireproof Decking (BAL FZ)

With a fire resistance level of FRL 90/90/90, K-Deck is 100% compliant for bushfire BAL FZ building prone areas BAL 12.5 , BAL 19, BAL 40 AND BAL FZ Flame Zone max (BAL FZ) and can withstand temperatures of up to 1200⁰C.

As an environmentally friendly, low C02 ,sustainable all in one building board, K-Deck is the smart and dependable choice.

Magnesium Oxide Cladding

Magnesium Oxide Cladding

Here at FireCrunch, we are an industry leading supplier of CSIRO tested by accredited NATA test laboratories in fire test certified magnesium oxide cladding at cost-effective prices.

Unlike all other imported MgO products used for modern construction, FireCrunch K-Clad exterior/interior cladding can be applied to both residential and commercial settings. As a proudly Australian owned and operated company, we have years of experience in the building and construction industry providing only environmentally friendly Magnesium Oxide cladding.

Magnesium Oxide Cladding

    • Distinguished and trusted within the field, our magnesium oxide cladding is completely resistant to fire having been rigorously tested and approved by the CSIRO
    • FireCrunch is resistant to mould to combat harmful bacteria from spreading in your home
    • Moisture resistant, FireCrunch is ideal for flood prone areas as our magnesium oxide cladding does not degrade or swell in water
    • Highly durable and strong, FireCrunch is eight to ten times stronger than plasterboard with a long lifespan exceeding that of conventional building boards
    • Has a high acoustic rating in its natural format of 10mm and results in Acoustics Rw 62 plus ctr in double stud frame formats only 220mm width collectively increasing the usable floor space area, the ROI to developer and margins to builder
    • Is impervious to termites and protects timber framing as it is not a timber based product and cannot be consumed by termites

Environmentally friendly

FireCrunch is committed to an environmentally friendly building process as we are conscious about the planet and the environment in which we live. Our magnesium oxide cladding is made from a 45% waste magnesium oxide composition which makes it 100% recyclable. By manufacturing our products with half the kiln temperature of cement based products, we contribute only a final net 5% of carbon dioxide emissions, with Co2 drawback of 90% during carbonation curing making FireCrunch a virtually carbon neutral product.

Custom engineered as a product designed to meet all of Australia’s unique climatic conditions, Choose FireCrunch today. Stop compromising your safety and budget on second rate cladding and contributing to millions of trees being lost each year with paper based plasterboard products, when our K-Clad exterior/interior cladding is what you are looking for.

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

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