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Certifiers & Specifiers

Certifiers

Certifiers & Specifiers

FireCrunch is NATA/CSIRO BCA fire tested building board to AS 1530.4-2005/16 TO FRL 90/90/90, achieved with a single 10mm sheet each side of the fire separation wall frame and above. When certifying certain jobs, it is important to understand the key characteristics of which products are required for which type of application.

Fireproof paper lined plasterboard does not really exist and certainly not in10mm thick sheets. It has not altered much in the past 60 years. Plasterboard is a weak, non-water-resistant product which fails immediately in prolonged submersion in water and flooding, causing home owners’ extensive distress in clean up. Additionally, there is the expensive entire replacement of plasterboard materials which will eventually collapse again in the next flood, if replaced with that material.

In General wear and tear FireCrunch and Xclad products are far superior and ideal for all development in public and hi traffic buildings, hospitals ,schools medical centres where unhealthy mould ,mildew ,and bacteria cannot form on( MgO).

FireCrunch boards do not require additional cladding over the boards have a top class 4/5 finish with sealer and 2 coats.

Eliminates the cost of expensive heavy weight Hebel 75mm and cumbersome expensive shaft liner 25mm plaster board systems which are still exposed to weather requiring pre installation before the roof in townhouses and cluster, terrace homes is on. Increases ROI as only 1 x10mm each side is required in 95% of fire separton.

When it comes to fire, whether it is free standing residential homes or high rise residential commercial and industrial buildings, to date ,so called fire resistant plasterboards and fire proof plasterboard building boards have been the only choice. All these products are not at all environmentally friendly using millions of trees each year to produce the paper lined plasterboard. They contribute approximately 95% more Carbon Dioxide (Co2) emissions during the manufacturing process than FireCrunch MgO Magnesium Oxide boards with higher composite strength. (See New Scientist Magazine ) USA magnesia materials.

Whilst an environmentally friendly building material with low Co2 emissions may not be a top priority yet in all construction, FireCrunch is virtually a carbon neutral product and is the way forward now.

When it comes to fire, whether it is free standing residential homes or high rise residential commercial and industrial buildings, to date ,so called fire resistant plasterboards and fire proof plasterboard building boards have been the only choice. All these products are not at all environmentally friendly using millions of trees each year to produce the paper lined plasterboard. They contribute approximately 95% more Carbon Dioxide (Co2) emissions during the manufacturing process than FireCrunch MgO Magnesium Oxide boards with higher composite strength. (See New Scientist Magazine ) USA magnesia materials.

Whilst an environmentally friendly building material with low Co2 emissions may not be a top priority yet in all construction, FireCrunch is virtually a carbon neutral product and is the way forward now.

When it comes to fire, whether it is free standing residential homes or high rise residential commercial and industrial buildings, to date ,so called fire resistant plasterboards and fire proof plasterboard building boards have been the only choice. All these products are not at all environmentally friendly using millions of trees each year to produce the paper lined plasterboard. They contribute approximately 95% more Carbon Dioxide (Co2) emissions during the manufacturing process than FireCrunch MgO Magnesium Oxide boards with higher composite strength. (See New Scientist Magazine ) USA magnesia materials

Whilst an environmentally friendly building material with low Co2 emissions may not be a top priority yet in all construction, FireCrunch is virtually a carbon neutral product and is the way forward now.

COSTS

Fyrchek however However ….FireCrunch only requires 1 x 10mm sheet on each side of framing compared to 2 and 3 layers for FRL 90/90/90 and up to 6 layers in some circumstances for FRL 240/240/240 which FireCrunch achieves in 2 and 3 layers. Only one 10mm fire proof board for a Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 60/60/60 and 90/90/90 is required The cost savings are in the region of 50% to 70% labour and materials:

  • 2 x Transport cost/weight rated
  • 2 x Labour to site unload
  • 2 x Crane up timev
  • 2 x Actual labour assembly 6 sheets versus 2
  • 2 sheets versus 4 where required the labour cost is halved more with three sheets FRL 90/90/90

FireCrunch has continued to differentiate by leading the industry in quality and specification requirements. FireCrunch has been extensively tested and has demonstrated its superior capability in low Co2 low carbon emission, eco-friendly building materials, plus in the areas of strength, acoustics Rw 62 10mm , fire and water resistance, termite resistance damage and NATA certified non-asbestos material content tests to ensure reliability and safety.

With a fire resistance level (FRL) of up to 90/90/90 with 1 x 10mm sheet per side and higher to FRL 120/120 /120, more with two sheets per side and temperature resistance of up to 1200°C, the FireCrunch building board is the industry choice leader in lightweight construction.

Fire Tested by the CSIRO under NATA accreditation for asbestos free building boards to ensure that buildings are above and beyond the minimum safety requirements. It also protects our customers against potential threats and damage whether it is caused by fire, water, impact, termites, bacteria, mould and mildew.

Myths and Facts about Magnesium Oxide Boards (MgO)

Most if not all MgO board comes from China. China has 60% or more of the worlds steel manufacturing, the Magnesium Oxide burned off in hot steel mill rolling is reactivated waste (45%) reused with a mix of Magnesium Chloride and other composites. This combination produces a virtually fire proof material resisting temperatures over 2000, yes 2000 deg c.

In the past the Magnesium Chloride content could in some circumstances create metal corrosion if the Chloride became wet or leached out of the board in contact with steel, or it was used in areas of continuous damp or humid conditions, the activated Chloride ions could corrode metal.

FireCrunch products contain no Magnesium Chloride , industrial chemists developed a Magnesium Sulphate bonder which eliminates totally any chance of metal corrosion while retaining all the other benefits in Fire resistance , water and flooding termites, impact blocks health affecting bacteria growth mildew and mould.

Buyers should consider this carefully and ask for such tests in non Magnesium Chloride content when purchasing any MgO Board in Australia and ensure all and only Australia certification is provided.

FCA PL/ FireCrunch Australia 2017

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