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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.

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.

Non Combustible Cladding

Non Combustible Cladding

FireCrunch is a proudly Australian owned and operated company providing an extremely sustainable, low carbon dioxide pollutant, non-combustible cladding that is NATA certified asbestos and metal corrosive Chloride free. We acknowledge the absolute importance of high quality and durable cladding that will protect your home in an event of a fire. With FireCrunch you do not have to worry about replacement and maintenance of our cladding boards as it is also impact, water, sound, mould and termite resistant. An all in one, multi-beneficial product excellent for residential and commercial properties.

Fire resistance

FireCrunch non-combustible cladding has been tested and approved by the CSIRO in a full-scale fire test. With a Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 90 90 90, meeting the maximum BAL FZ Flame Zone, FireCrunch goes above and beyond certifications to ensure maximum protection from fires.3 x the bush fire building requirement at no extra cost.

Non combustible cladding features

    • Easy to use, if flooded simply dry it out, give it a sand and repaint
    • Easy to use, simply dry it out, give it a sand and repaint
    • Ultra-lightweight
    • Non-timber based
    • Unique Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Sulphate composition
    • Eight to ten times stronger than plasterboard
    • Higher R values that plasterboard
    • Long life span

Eco-friendly manufacturing process

Our non-combustible cladding products are produced with an environmentally friendly manufacturing process where only 5% of carbon dioxide emissions are produced. Virtually carbon neutral, FireCrunch is a sustainable product that is 100% recyclable. As a non-timber based non-combustible cladding product, no trees are felled during manufacturing unlike paper-based plaster board.

Customer service

Our team of experienced representatives can help you with all your questions and concerns. Whether you’re after more information about our second to none non-combustible cladding or where to purchase, we are available for your convenience.

Get in touch with us today at FireCrunch and discover the difference of quality building boards.

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

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 Wall Cladding

Fire Rated Wall Cladding

FireCrunch is a proudly Australian owned and operated company which solely focuses on providing the highest quality and environmentally friendly, fire resistant building boards, including our range of fire rated wall cladding. FireCrunch is perfect for modern construction for both residential and commercial properties.

Fire resistance

Our main priority is to provide homes and buildings across Australia maximum fire protection. We acknowledge the threat of all fires and the need for bushfire resistant fire rated wall cladding that has been tested in real life conditions. FireCrunch has been rigorously tested and approved by the CSIRO and has also meets the maximum Flame Zone (FZ) with a Fire Resistance Level of (FRL) of 90/90/90. Our fire resistant wall cladding go above and beyond certifications in a progression to future-proof building today.

Fire rated wall cladding features

We are committed to an environmentally friendly manufacturing process producing virtually a carbon neutral product. With FireCrunch’s unique composition of magnesium oxide and mesh fibre composites, our range of fire rated wall cladding can also resist:

    • Water
    • Sound
    • Mould
    • Termites
    • Impact
    • Bacteria

As an all in one, multi-beneficial product, FireCrunch surpasses that of conventional building boards. As a non-timber based product, our fire rated wall cladding is impervious to termites and with the absence of harmful chemicals or toxins, FireCrunch is a 100% safe product. Strong and durable, our cladding boards have a long lifespan and can be reused where replacement and maintenance are never an issue.

We distribute our fire rated wall cladding Australia wide and our expert representatives will be more than happy to help you out with your construction and building needs. Choose FireCrunch today and stop burdening your wallet or compromising your safety. Whether you are constructing for interior or exterior applications, our range of fire resistant cladding can be used for both settings. Not only are our products fireproof, but they are sustainable with its resistance to deterioration. As a very environmentally conscious company, we are dedicated to responsibly manufacturing our fire rated FireCrunch products.

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

Fire Rated External Wall Cladding

Looking for cost-effective fire rated external wall cladding to protect your home against unpredictable fires?

At FireCrunch, we have got the perfect solution for you. With years of experience in the building and construction field, we provide high quality fire rated wall cladding made from only the finest materials. Our main objective is to provide homes with maximum fire protection when you choose our fire resistant external wall cladding.

Fire resistance

FireCrunch fire rated external wall cladding is highly fire resistant as it has been thoroughly tested and approved by the CSIRO through a full-scale fire test AS1530.4-2014 (latest text level). It can withstand temperatures of up to 1200⁰C and our cladding products are strong and durable with a long lifespan. FireCrunch meets the maximum Flame Zone (FZ) with a Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 90 90 90.

Features

Our fire rated wall cladding is ultra-lightweight and is specifically designed to not only resist fire but also a number of other conditions including:

With a unique magnesium oxide composition, FireCrunch is 100% recyclable and does not degrade or deteriorate in water. Eight to ten times stronger than plasterboard, FireCrunch exceeds the lifespan of conventional building boards.

Eco-friendly manufacturing process

We are committed to sustaining our planet and the environment which is why we product a virtually carbon neutral product. Our fire rated external wall cladding uses 50% lower kiln temperatures during manufacturing compared to cement based products, having the carbon dioxide emissions. As FireCrunch is not a timber based product, no trees are felled during the production process.

Check out our fire rated wall cladding range or contact FireCrunch today for more information about our premium products.

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

Fire Rated External Cladding

Fire Rated External Cladding

Here at FireCrunch, we provide our Australia wide customers with second to none fire rated external cladding. Durable and ultra-lightweight, FireCrunch K-CLAD is an innovative fire rated external cladding used for modern construction for both residential and commercial properties. FireCrunch has quickly become the smart and dependable choice.

FireCrunch K-CLAD

Uniquely designed to resist not only fire but water, sound, termites, impact and mould, FireCrunch K-CLAD reinforces a high concern for safety and protection. Our products are also environmentally friendly and 100% recyclable. Our fire rated external cladding:

    • Is easy to use and install
    • Reduces labour costs up to 70%
    • Is cost-efficient
    • Has a long lifespan
    • Can be reused
    • Is completely free of harmful chemicals
    • Is manufactured from magnesium oxide composition

Fire resistance

Our K-CLAD fire resistant external cladding has been rigorously CSIRO tested and approved, withstanding temperatures up to 1200⁰C. Adhering to the highest Australian (BCA) standards, our fire rated external cladding is ideal for bushfire prone areas, meeting the maximum Flame Zone (FZ). With FRL 90 90 90, FireCrunch is well above the standard FRL 30 30 30. We go above and beyond the certifications to ensure the safety of our customers.

Customer service

Our team at FireCrunch strive for customer focused excellence prioritising your needs and requirements. As a proudly Australian owned and operated company, we understand the need for quality fire rated external cladding. Whatever your questions are, we can help you. We offer you the peace of mind you deserve.

Get in touch with us at FireCrunch for additional information about our premium fire rated external cladding products or shop our range today! Stop compromising your budget and safety when you discover the difference of our excellent quality cladding.

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

Fire Rated Cladding

Fire Rated Cladding

Here at FireCrunch, we prioritise safety and security. Providing home fire protection to properties in Australia is one of our main objectives. For this reason, we have attained Australian NATA accredited testing authorities such as the CSIRO to ensure our fire rated cladding provide maximum protection in an event of a fire. Rigorously tested and tried, FireCrunch fire rated cladding has become an industry leader with cost-effective prices reducing labour installation costs of up to 70%.

Fire rated cladding resistance

    • Fire resistant
    • Sound resistant
    • Mould resistant
    • Termite resistant
    • Water resistant
    • Impact resistant

FireCrunch is a highly durable building board made from a unique magnesium oxide composition which allows it to withstand a number of conditions. Our fire rated cladding is excellent for exterior settings as it does not degrade or deteriorate in water and it is impervious to termites as it is not a timber based product. Being eight to ten times stronger than plasterboard, and can be reused, replacement and maintenance is never an issue.

Environmentally friendly manufacturing process

As well as our goal for home fire protection, we are committed to an eco-friendly manufacturing process. We care about our planet and the environment which is why our fire rated cladding is virtually carbon neutral. FireCrunch is 100% recyclable and no trees are felled during the manufacturing process.

Customer service

Our team of experienced and knowledgeable representatives can help you with any questions or concerns you may have. We strive for customer focused excellence and enhanced customer experience to ensure the highest levels of satisfaction.

Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone or email. FireCrunch fire resistant cladding is your building solution for your next construction project. Choose FireCrunch fire rated cladding today and discover the difference.

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

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