CERTIFIERS & SPECIFIERS
FireCrunch is a NATA/CSIRO/BCA fire tested building board to AS1530.4 (C1..C19)-/ 2025 FRL 90/90/90 and FRL 120/120/120. When certifying certain jobs, it is important to understand the key characteristics of which products are required for which type of application.
Fireproof plasterboard does not really exist and certainly not in 10mm 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 homeowners’ 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.
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 plasterboard and fireproof plasterboard building boards have been the only choice. All these products are not at all environmentally friendly using millions of oxygen producing trees each year to produce the paper lined plasterboard.
They contribute approximately 95% more carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions during the manufacturing process than FireCrunch magnesium oxide (MgSO4) oxysulphate building boards with higher composite strength 1.15g/m3.