Through the name it might be noted that FireCrunch is a building board that offers security and peace of mind to people living in potential or rebuilding in past bushfire zones. It does this though the use of innovative magnesium oxide and magnesium sulphate bushfire resistant building boards and materials that resist fire to up to 1200°C, all while being environmentally friendly and asbestos free.
The CSIRO have fire tested and certificated all the 10mm FireCrunch boards to a standard Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 90/90/90, with these in depth and the most “aggressive” AS 1530.4-2005 fire tests. The FRL obtained with 1 x 10mm sheet is FRL 90/90/90 on light steel frame cold rolled formed blue scope steel, gauge 1.0 BMT and a 55kN load bearing on the BCA minimum 3m x 3m frame. This is three times the level required for BAL FZ (See CSIRO Bushfire test video with FireCrunch, click here).
Fire Combat Australia (FCA) is proud of that result which ensures minimum cost for construction in bushfire areas right through to high rise residential and commercial construction where paramount concern is stability and safety.
It is important to build the correct housing for the appropriate locations and to minimise the risk of threats such as bushfires. Recognising how FireCrunch can be incorporated to the houses in bushfire prone areas is the first step to potentially being the difference between saving lives and even simply saving valuable personal belongings. FireCrunch eco-friendly building materials are also water, sound, impact, termite, mould, and bacteria resistant. We have incorporated these resistant factors by analysing current market standards and re-establishing them in order to protect buildings.