Fire Resistant Plasterboard

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Fire resistant plasterboard is only suitable for lightweight fire rated applications. FireCrunch fire resistant building board offers protection to 90 minutes at 1000 deg C FRL 90/90/90.

Since the middle of the last century, Gyprock plasterboard has gained tremendous popularity in the world of construction materials. Without any doubt, we too understand the importance of plasterboard when it comes to providing a simple interior cladding product as the best available for the last 70 years.

However the times have changed and demands from the buyer public and large corporations commissioning development of such new projects have become more discerning in the use of such Gyprock and plasterboard products which have a very low eco value and contribute heavily to CO2 pollution in manufacture. Gyprock alternative building board is now constantly sought for health (no bacteria as with paper lined products) and environmental reasons. Mgo magnesium oxide board meets these 21st century construction requirements.

FireCrunch offers a Gyprock alternative building board and fire tested building board as the best alternative plasterboard option available.

Why Choose FireCrunch instead of Gyprock Plasterboard?

FireCrunch, unlike Gyprock board, offers protection from:

  • Fire
  • Flooding
  • Termites
  • Acoustics
  • Bacteria
  • Mould & mildew
  • Is a virtual Carbon neutral product and
  • Is TEN times stronger than Gyprock plasterboard

Gyprock Board plaster products do none of these together, FireCrunch is a multipurpose building product, which will protect your family and your home against fire.

Whether you live in bushfire building area seeking bushfire safe building products, in a city apartment block, in a caravan or mobile home, in flood areas, termite infested parts of Australia, or  you are looking for a healthier home environment unaffected by mould mildew and bacteria, which lives in paper based Gyprock plasterboard, FireCrunch fire resistant walls, cladding, decking, flooring and roofs are your best choice!

FireCrunch does in one multipurpose fire tested building board what 14 other types of Gyprock Board and products do individually.

Others in the field

  • Fyrchek Fire only (multiple layers required)
  • Acoustic Stop (Heavy duty expensive material
  • Aquacheck (An additional Board to repel water)

There are many more and all Gyprock alternative board types of plaster based products none fully repel water flooding or termites and offer only marginal fire protection and none on a single 10mm fire tested plasterboard  FireCrunch 1 x 10mm board each side is 1.5 hours of protection at 1200 deg C board.

Fire resistant plasterboard should be very carefully considered in the range of capabilities it offers before buying. In the end it is only a Gyprock board plaster material between 2 sheets of paper and nothing else.

Fireproof plasterboard should be warranted carefully by the buyer and compare it closely to FireCrunch magnesium oxide building board or MgO building board first and check the other benefits provided by FireCrunch in health safety and the eco value in terms of our environment.

New fireproof building materials

No totally Fireproof plasterboard, or totally Fireproof building board products really exist but FireCrunch is a new form of magnesium oxide, fire resistant building board, with very high fire resistant values replacing weaker Fireproof Plasterboard, with a far superior stronger and longer lasting magnesium oxide BCA CSIRO fire tested product (MgO) FireCrunch Fire Resistant Building Board.

FireCrunch meets all Fireproof Building Board and Fireproof Plasterboard BCA Australian standards in CSIRO fire testing and is an Australian tested magnesium oxide board. Certificates issued by the CSIRO see Fire certification.

Fireproof Plasterboard is not always what it claims to be and you should consider the other values that “you need” in walls, ceilings, floors, decking and the long term maintenance costs of Gyprock alternative plasterboard before deciding on such Gyprock plasterboard products.

Give us a call and let us know about your requirements. Our experts will get back to you with the most appropriate solutions. Call 1300 933 102 or

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