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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

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.

Are you Prepared for This Bushfire Season

WE COULD BE HEADING FOR A HORROR BUSHFIRE SEASON

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) is predicting a possible early start to the bushfire season in New South Wales as parts of the state continue to experience a prolonged dry spell.

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a neutral El Nino outlook over the next few months and some of the state’s most significant fires have flared up in similar weather.
Continue reading “Are you Prepared for This Bushfire Season”

Fight Flood with FireCrunch

At FireCrunch, we are devastated seeing and hearing about the floods currently affecting homes and communities in Queensland and Northern NSW.

Prevent the heartache and expensive flood damage in future, replace NOW with Xclad ( from FireCrunch) Flood resistant cladding,10m times stronger than Plasterboard, protects expensive timber framing from termite attack and is 100% CSIRO fire tested to Bushfire BAL FZ and well over. Meets the AUST BCA standard. Your insurer may assist in future premiums ask them!
Continue reading “Fight Flood with FireCrunch”

Non Combustible Decking

Non Combustible Decking

If you are looking for premium, cost-effective non combustible decking for your next building and construction project, FireCrunch has got the perfect solution for you.

With years of experience and expertise within the industry, we have become Australia’s leading supplier of non-combustible decking used for modern construction for both residential and commercial properties. Strong, durable and highly reliable non-combustible decking is what we provide to ensure you the peace of mind you deserve knowing you and your family are safe from fire.

Fire resistant

FireCrunch non-combustible decking has been rigorously tested in a full-scale fire test carried out by the CSIRO /NATA LABS under AS1530.4-2014 FCA IS t is fire resistant to extremely high temperatures of up to 1200⁰C. FireCrunch meets BAL FZ and up to a Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 90 90 90.

Decking resistance

    • Resistant to water as it will not deteriorate or degrade in floods
    • Impervious to termites and the like
      • Sound resistant with an acoustic capability of up to Rw 62 + Ctr 52
      • Resistant to mould, doesn’t retain moisture and repels bacteria
      • Highly impact resistant being eight to ten times stronger than plasterboard 10 Mpa over 450mm joists 5.8kN
    • Sound resistant with an acoustic capability of up to Rw 62 + Ctr 52
    • Resistant to mould, doesn’t retain moisture and repels bacteria
    • Highly impact resistant being eight to ten times stronger than plasterboard

Environmentally friendly manufacturing process

At FireCrunch we not only aim to provide home fire protection, but we are also highly conscious of the environment. For this reason, we are committed to an eco-friendly manufacturing process with only 5% carbon dioxide emissions, making our non-combustible decking virtually carbon neutral. Not only is FireCrunch an environmentally friendly product, it is a 100% health safe product suitable for schools and hospitals., medical centres, and public buildings of all kinds in high traffic areas.

We are the number one solution promoting quality in all aspects of sustainability and strength. Choose FireCrunch non-combustible decking today for all your construction needs.

FireCrunch MgO has no metal corrosive “Chloride content” (MgCl2) FCA uses mag sulphate as the 2nd bonder (MgSO4) which eliminates all and any corrosive metal action.

Buyers of MgO should make this clear in buying an MgO product and ask for NATA test certification showing no (MgCl2) see web site for FCA under certifications

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

Fire Rated Decking

Fire Rated Decking

Are you looking for high quality fire rated decking for your next residential or commercial project? In need of a cost-effective solution so you don’t have to worry about compromising your budget?

FireCrunch has got your building needs covered. With years of experience in the building and construction industry, FireCrunch fire resistant decking is an accredited and rigorously CSIRO tested building board. Highly fire resistant as well as water, termite, sound, impact, and mould resistant. An all in one multi-beneficial fire rated decking board excellent for interior and exterior applications meets all bushfire levels to BAL FZ.

FireCrunch features

    • 100% recyclable
    • Ultra-lightweight
    • Eight to ten times stronger than plasterboard
    • Up to 70% labour cost reduction
    • Strong and dense

FireCrunch is ideal for bushfire and flood prone areas with its high resistance to fires of up to 1200⁰C and does not deteriorate or degrade in water. If wet, our fire rated decking can be reused by simply uninstalling the decking board, let it dry out, give it a light sand and repaint.

Fire rated decking

Our decking board comes in a Tongue and Groove (T&G) flooring board which is available for decking and external applications. It is grooved done one long side with a matching tongue down the other. Easy to use where it cuts with timber tools, drills and saws, saving you a significant time in installation.

Fire resistance

Our main objective is home fire protection to our Australian wide customers as we acknowledge the need for durable and fire-resistant fire rated decking to help protect your family. With a Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 90/90/90, well above the standard, FireCrunch is ideal for bush fire building and bush fire prone areas.

Don’t wait and choose FireCrunch fire rated decking today for maximum fire protection.

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

Fire Resistant Decking

Distinguished and trusted within the field, FireCrunch has quickly become the smart and dependable choice for our innovative design, multi-functional and multi-beneficial fire-resistant decking boards. With years of experience and expertise within the field of building and constructing materials, we provide eco-friendly fire resistant decking materials made from only the finest materials.

Fire resistant decking features

    • Fire, water, impact, sound, termite and mould resistant
    • Highly durable
    • Ultra-lightweight
    • Long lasting
    • 100% recyclable
    • Free from harmful chemicals

Eight to ten times stronger than plasterboard, FireCrunch is the cost-effective solution you need to protect your home. Specifically formulated to suit the harsh Australian climatic conditions, our fire-resistant decking lifespan will exceed that of conventional decking.

Fire resistance

FireCrunch fireproof decking meets the maximum bushfire BAL FZ Flame Zone with a FRL of 90 90 90. Our range of products have been thoroughly tested by the CSIRO in a full-scale bushfire test and is fully compliant under the BCA. FireCrunch is perfect for bushfire prone areas as it can withstand temperatures of up to 1200⁰C. meets AS 1530.4 -14 and AS 3959.

Environmentally friendly decking

We are highly conscious of the environment planet and environment, which is why we are committed to an environmentally responsible manufacturing process. As a virtually carbon neutral product, we only contribute approximately 5% of carbon dioxide. FireCrunch does not deteriorate and can be reused when wet. Simply dry it out, give it a light sand and repaint.

We provide Australia wide delivery and our friendly representatives will be more than willing to help you with your fire resistant decking needs. Contact FireCrunch today or shop our premium range now.

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

Waterproof Flooring Boards

Waterproof flooring boards

Looking for waterproof flooring boards for your next construction project?

At FireCrunch, we have the perfect solution for you. We are Australia’s leading supplier of premium waterproof flooring boards for interior and exterior use in both residential and commercial properties. Our all in one FireCrunch solution allows for a durable, water resistant build for all types of cladding flooring and exterior decking. The multipurpose functions of our products can adapt to different environments utilising the strength and versatility of our magnesium oxide composite flooring boards.

FireCrunch waterproof flooring boards do not degrade in non-permanent water and remain inert. They are resistant to mould, will not retain moisture and repels bacteria. Just as it can be easily installed with timber tools, our waterproof flooring boards can be easily unscrewed after a flood to dry it out, light sand and repaint. No replacement or maintenance is required and can be reused. We strongly recommend the use of our waterproof flooring boards in flood prone areas and it can be used in multiple applications such as bathrooms, wet areas kitchens, decking and more.

By providing the highest convenience to our Australia wide clients, no special tools are required to fit our waterproof flooring boards, just like timber it can be sawn, drilled, and screwed. See manuals website under Tech Specs

FireCrunch is an environmentally responsible manufacturing procedure, our products are virtually carbon neutral with no harmful chemicals used. Choose FireCrunch for our versatile and reliable waterproof flooring boards today.

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

Waterproof Decking Boards

Waterproof Decking Boards

Are you in need of waterproof decking boards but cannot find what you are looking for?

Your search ends here at FireCrunch. We are your number one choice when it comes to durable water proof decking boards that are highly reliable and long lasting. As a proudly Australian owned and operated company, we understand the need for second to none building boards that can withstand Australia’s severe weather conditions.

A cost-effective solution that is ultra-lightweight and easy to install. Our tongue and groove waterproof decking boards and bushfire decking boards do not require any special tools and have the characteristics of timber, however are made from magnesium oxide, and IP compounds that make it 100% recyclable. Composed with the finest materials, our waterproof decking boards do not warp or swell, does not degrade in moist areas and does not have to be replaced after a flood.

Not only are our building boards waterproof, but they are totally a non-combustible building material being highly fire resistant, impervious to termites, sound proof, impact proof and mould resistant. An all in one waterproof decking boards solution for your construction needs. As we are distinguished and trusted within our field, we have ensured that all our products are safe and delivered with the highest level of customer service. At FireCrunch, we strive for excellence and ensure our waterproof decking boards are completely free of harmful toxins and chemicals. Stop compromising your budget when you discover the difference of FireCrunch’ s premium waterproof decking boards today.

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

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