Gyprock Alternative

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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 equivalent fire tested building 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” Fireproof Plasterboard, 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 outlined 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 Fireproof plasterboard 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 combating fire really effectively at all in a 10mm board hand requires multi layers of 13mm and 16mm Gyprock plasterboard to Achieve a high 90/90/90 FRL . gyprock  has been an economic 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.

Fireproof Plasterboard 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


No totally Fireproof Plasterboard, 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 Fireproof Plasterboard, and Fire resistant building board with a far superior stronger and longer lasting magnesium oxide board, MgO. FireCrunch Fire Resistant Building Board.


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 manufacture 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 alternative 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 fireproof building board is now a reality

As a matter of fact, the Gyprock boards contain gypsum and it is not recyclable. FireCrunch 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 alternative in the form of FireCrunch will not degrade in water at 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 FireCrunch a better  gyprock alternative building board. FireCrunch 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, 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 FireCrunch Fire resistant building board will be ready to assist you anytime. Give us a call and let us know more about your requirements.

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