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Gyprock Alternative

Gyprock 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.

Gyprock Board and plasterboard types have been sold for the last 60 years mainly because there has been nothing in an improvement in a Gyprock alternative or Fire tested building board . fire tested plaster board or environmental building board to better clad the interior and  exterior of homes and buildings.

FireCrunch has developed a wide range of interior and exterior use Gyprock alternative building board cladding products that have huge user benefits compared to weak high maintenance in “so called” Fire Proof Plaster Board , and the very harmful health effects of such paper based products in enabling mould mildew and bacteria to grow upon it. Homes schools and Hospitals are major beneficiaries of FireCrunch a Gyprock alternative Board. Gyprock has a weak structure and immediately dissolves in water or flooding

FireCrunch provides a huge frame bracing value and a class 4 and up to 5 surface finish so is ideal for a wide range of applications

Gyprock Alternative

Considering a Gyprock Alternative , FireCrunch is the real alternative , FireCrunch MGO magnesium oxide board is for the reasons out lined above a superior product in long term use, but it has some serious additional benefits which place it far ahead of its Gyprock alternative Board and Fire proof plaster board competition.

Fire, Flooding and Termites

Are three primary elements which cost Australian home owners million of dollars each year to say nothing of the Bushfire safe building needs   safety risks in metro and bushfire building areas. Gyprock Board is just a building cladding material and can only be used effectively for interior cladding. Gyprock has no way of combatting fire really effectively at all in a 10mm board hand requires multi layers of 13mm and 16mm Gyprock plaster board to Achieve a high 90/90/90 FRL . gyprock  has been an ecomomic disaster and a cost effective disaster for 60 years  .Gyprock Gypsum Fire tested building board just collapses in water or flooding and is no protection against termites who eat through the paper covering and then though the soft Gyprock plasterboard and start consuming the timber framing

Many benefits suiting Australian climatic conditions

The FireCrunch Fire Resistant Building Board compared to Gyprock Board is of enormous value; Gyprock Alternative board like Firecrunch provides protection against sustained fire attacks. Firecrunch board protects for up to 1.5 hours 90 minutes at 1200 deg c FRL 90/90/90 and is BCA Australian standards fire tested BCA approved product (With just 1 layer of 10mm FireCrunch. Gyprock Alternative Board and similar.

Fire Proof Plaster Board needs multiple layers with attendant substantial increase in material costs and heavy installation labour

Gyprock Board 10mm has no tested Fire separation wall  protection certification for FRL 90/90/90 and cannot protect against fire for 90 minutes with a single 10mm board as does FireCrunch

NOTE:

No totally Fire Proof Plaster Board, really exists but FireCrunch is a new form of Fire Resistant Building Board, made of magnesium oxide  MgO board  with very high fire resistant values replacing weak Fire Proof Plaster Board, and Fire resistant building board with a far superior stronger and longer lasting magnesium oxide board, MgO. FireCrunch Fire Resistant Building Board.

Bushfires  

In Australia, Bushfire breakout is a common issue that people face, particularly during the summer days. This is the reason why fire protection systems have become so important for people living in bushfire BAL FZ areas who really need to fire protect there homes with bushfire safe building using FireCrunch

GYPROCK IS NON ENVIRONMENTAL

Considering the Co2 damage that Gyprock does to the environment as it generates 95% more Co2 in manufcature that of MgO Magnesium oxide Firecrunch. Most people and certainly architects designers and Govt planning authorities now look towards MgO board to use a gyprock alterative Fire resistant building board such as FireCrunch

Why need Gyprock alternative?

So, these are a few important reasons  that should make you think about a Gyprock alternative. We at FireCrunch firmly believe that your house or residential building must be protected with the best options in the current building industry where fire resistant and fire proof building board is now a reality

As a matter of fact, the Gyprock boards contain gypsum and it is not recycable. Fire Crunch Mgo is 100% recyclable and is  composed of 45% recovered oxide waste

Non-recyclable Gyprock boards become a kind of waste and polluting material, and this is the reason why we focus so much on MgO or magnesium oxide board as well as for Fire resistance building.

Flooding and water damage

Another major reason that makes Gyprock plasterboard a poor choice is the solubility of gypsum in water. As a matter of fact, gypsum is highly soluble in water and just falls apart in flooding making a serious mess in the home.

The gyprock alternatve in the form of FireCrunch will not degrade in water as all

Just wait for 3 days in warm weather to dry it out , light surface sand and apply new sealer and paint

That’s a lot less mess, damage and expense to have the whole lot cleaned up and removed and new linings and expensive labour to replace it

A lot less expensive and a lot less damage to your home

Termite proof protection

Termites are another  reason that makes Fire crunch a better  gyprock alternative building board

Fire Crunch repels termites and will not accumulate bacteria mould or mildew

Gyprock board is a very  bad option for termite protection. The termites can easily munch through the paper layering, followed by eating away the soft plaster and into the timber framing. So, the Gyprock boards do not last for long. This is the reason why we firmly believe that it is better to invest a little more in the termite and fire and water resistant FireCrunch fireproof building products  Buy FireCrunch for a one time purchase and stay worry-free for a very long period. At our website, www.firecrunch.com.au you can choose from different sizes of Gyprock alternatives, based on your requirements and budget as well.

For this reason, our experts always provide the best services with the help of their in-depth experience. So, let us know what you need, and Fire Crunch Fire resistant building board will be ready to assist you anytime. Give us a call and let us know more about your requirements.

1300 933 102   or technical@firecrunch.com.au

Quick Reference Topics


  • Fire resistant to extremely high temperatures (1200ºC).
  • Meets BAL FZ and up to FRL 90/90/90.
  • Non-combustible (AS/NZS 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)

See certifications:

Fire
1.5 hours 1 x 10mm sheet.

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

Acoustics
Rw 62 AS/717.1 (see report certification).

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

Handling
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).

Strength
10 x Stronger than Plaster Board.

Eco-Friendly
95% less Co2 Emission than Plaster Board

CSIRO Logo FireCrunch has been fire tested by Australia’s
highest testing authority, the CSIRO.

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