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Fire Rated Plasterboard Alternative

Fire Rated Plasterboard Alternative

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.

Do you live in a bushfire prone area and are in need for a fire rate plasterboard alternative?

Here at FireCrunch, we have the ideal solution for you. Our fire rated plasterboard alternatives are fire resistant and rigorously tried and tested for your fire protection and overall safety. We acknowledge the absolute importance of quality fire proof building boards; therefore, we produce our products with the finest materials. Our alternative MgO to fire rated plasterboard products are completely free of harmful toxins and chemicals so you do not have to worry about any health concerns. Your safety and security is our top priority and our building boards ARE FIRE TESTED to the BCA Australian building standards.

We strive to deliver second to none customer service with our experienced team of experts. With years of experience within the industry, you are guaranteed with expert advice to help you choose the most suitable board for your project. Our fire rated plasterboard substitute products come in an array number of sizes, weight, thickness, and edges for different uses. Whether you are constructing for interior or exterior applications, our range of fire resistant building board plasterboard alternatives can be used for both settings. Not only are our products fireproof, but they are very sustainable and resistant to deterioration .

As a highly environmentally conscious company, we are dedicated to responsibly manufacturing our fire resistant building board . FireCrunch is not a paper lined plaster board and it is not a timber based product, which means no trees are felled for production. Every FCA fire rated plasterboard alternative is 100% recyclable and can be recut and reused. Its resistance to humidity, mould and mildew prevent the growth of bacteria. Our premium fireproof building boards have pushed the market to higher standards. Don’t compromise your safety in homes in bush fire building areas and budget better when you choose our CSIRO fire tested fire resistant building boards.

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Fire Rated Plasterboard

Quick Reference Topics

  • Fire resistant to extremely high temperatures (1200ºC).
  • Meets BAL FZ and up to FRL 90/90/90.
  • Non-combustible (AS 3837).
  • Non-asbestos, Australian certification.
  • Resistant to flooding and prolonged water emersion.
  • Resistant to bacteria moisture, humidity, mould and mildew.
  • Completely resistant to termites and insects.
  • Low thermal conductivity ~0.44 (W/mk).
  • Higher R values than plasterboard.
  • Less expensive, eliminates multiple layers of plasterboard for high FRL.


Australian Standards (Certificated in Australia)

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1.5 hours 1 x 10mm sheet.

10 times stronger than plasterboard, load bearing 55kN (1.5 hrs) at 1200⁰C (see CSIRO fire test report).

Rw 62 AS/717.1 (see report certification).

Nil content test AS 4964 R and U value (see Tech info charts).

Cuts, saws, drills, routs, with timber tools, power gun screwing, massive time saving on installation

Labour cost benefits
FireCrunch Requires 1 sheet each side for FRL up to FRL 90/90/90 (p/ board needs 3 layers 13mm each side).

10 x Stronger than Plaster Board.

95% less Co2 Emission than Plaster Board

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highest testing authority, the CSIRO.

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