Quantity Surveyors / Estimators
COST BENEFITS OF FIRECRUNCH XCLAD
Substantial cost reductions are obtained when up to three layers of 13mm and 16m fire rated, weak and ineffective high long term high maintenance Fyrechek and similar types of plaster board is eliminated and replaced by a single 10mm layer of FireCrunch Xclad for up to FRL 90/90/90. Improves ROI with rental / lease areas with narrower wall widths but high acoustic Rw 62
AUSTRALIAN NATA /CSIRO TESTED
Fire tested by NATA accredited labs CSIRO Infrastructure technologies North Ryde Centre to AS/1530.4-2005/16 ….Plus NATA/ CSIRO tests assessment using CSIRO fire tested AS/1530.4-2005/16 Snap Fire Systems , Snap fire penetrations for walls floors ceilings in hi rise residential and all commercial and industrial construction.
FireCrunch is Australia’s premium fire-resistant building board with strengths across all areas of the product. Its cost effectiveness AND 10MM PERFORMANCE being the most noteworthy In comparison to plasterboards.
Labour costs for handling and building are far superior using FCA products . FireCrunch being up to 50% to 70% the cost to complete fire walls of FRL 90/90/90 compared to regular plasterboard, when the substantially reduced labour of 1 x 10mm sheet of FireCrunch per side compared to multiple sheets of 13mm and 16mm conventional Fyrchek and similar building boards.
FASTER INSTALLATION POWER GUN RIBBED SELF C/S BUGLES
FireCrunch is also easier and faster to install and fix as it is a lightweight material and is another reason why FireCrunch has now become the most cost-effective fire-resistant building board in Australia. FCA FireCrunch contributes to substantial overall labour cost reductions with up to 70% less fire rated cladding, inbound transport, expensive crane up and site handling.
FireCrunch only requires 1 x 10mm sheet each side frames compared to multiple layers of plasterboard. The best example is FRL 90/90/90 where up to three layers of plasterboard can be required each side (6 sheets) compared to two sheets of FireCrunch.
The cost savings are further attributed in:
- 2 x more transport cost to site/weight rated
- 2 x more labour to site unload
- 2 x more Crane up time
- 2 x more actual labour assembly 6 sheets compared to 2
- Where 2 sheets compared to 4 are required the labour cost is halved
- Where 6 sheets required, it goes to 70% and on major projects these are significant sums
FireCrunch is also a fire and finish board with high surface quality providing a top rated commercial finish of class 4/5 with a sealer and two top coat finish.
Interiors and plaster set joints
Recessed edges for interior plaster set using standard compounds and tapes no special requirements except faster fix, with power gun fixing, using standard self c/s ribbed head bugle screws
No special tools , use regular timber tools ,saws and drills
Regular timber cutting and fixing tools are required to work with FCA fire-resistant building boards and do not require diamond tipped saws and drills. Less time is required and no pre-drilling is required as required with most CFC Products.
Last but no Least, Environmental responsible building.