Quantity Surveyors / Estimators
COST BENEFITS OF FIRECRUNCH XCLAD FIRE CLADDING NATA/CSIRO TESTED, BCA TTC
IMPORTANT NOTICE: FireCrunch MgO Board FCA is a “Non-Metal Corrosive”, MgO “Sulphate” Board (MgSO4), Australian NATA Labs Certified, Click Here for Non Chloride Non Corrosive Content Certificate.
FireCrunch is Australia’s premium fire-resistant building board with strengths across all areas of the product. Its cost effectiveness being the most noteworthy. In comparison to plasterboards, labour cost for handling ,installation and building are far superior.
FireCrunch is up to 50% the cost to complete fire walls of FRL 90/90/90 compared to regular plasterboard, where substantially reduced material and labour is required for just 1 x 10mm sheet of FireCrunch per side. This compares to multiple sheets of 13mm and 16mm conventional Fyrchek and similar building boards. Then there is at least double cost in transport (weight costed) double crane up, double site handling of the material and double the time to install 4 sheets instead of 2. Expect at least 50% overall reduction in materials and labour.
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 of 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. FCA IS now tested to FRL 90/90/90 ON TIMBER AND FRL 120/120/120 ON STEEL FRAMES ****
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
THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) IS RAISED WITH LOWER COSTS TO PLASTER BOARD AND ATTENDANT COST PLUS THE OVERALL FLOOR AREA FOR RESALE OR RENTAL IS INCREASED.
Regular timber cutting and fixing tools are required to work with our fire-resistant building boards and do not require diamond tipped saws and drills. Less time is required and no pre-drilling is required.
Single stud frames Rw49m and double stud acoustic frames TIMBER OR STEEL Rw 62 plus ctr and FRL to 90/90/90 1 x10mm sheet each side.