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FireCrunch is easy to use but is not the same as other building products therefore FireCrunch must be installed in accordance with the installation manuals available from this website (See support and FAQ) Click here. Failure to do so may result in damage to the board and will be void of warranty.

Material description

FireCrunch is composed of a special mix of mineral and glass fibre mesh, the mix is non toxic and contains no asbestos, no formaldehyde and no toxic chemicals.

FireCrunch is generally chalky white in appearance with one smooth side and one textured.
Edges can be square, tapered (recessed), feathered, chamfered or tongue & groove.

FireCrunch Product Selection

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Manuals

Installation manuals for fire walls can be downloaded from here.

Installation manuals for interior walls can be downloaded from here.

Installation manuals for exterior walls can be downloaded from here.

Installation manuals for ceilings can be downloaded from here.

Description

The square edge board is a standard square cut on all sides for general installation.

Dimensions & Uses

Thickness (mm) Board Size (mm) Approx. Weight (kg) Use
6 2400 x 1200 17 Walls / Ceilings
6 2700 x 1200 19 Walls / Ceilings
6 3000 x 1200 21 Walls / Ceilings
10 2400 x 1200 28 Fire Walls & Ceilings
10 2700 x 1200 32 Fire Walls & Ceilings
10 3000 x 1200 35 Fire Walls & Ceilings
20 2700 x 600 32/39 Floors / Decks
20 2700 x 900 48/59 Floors / Decks / Walls

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Manuals

Installation manuals for fire walls can be downloaded from here.

Installation manuals for interior walls can be downloaded from here.

Installation manuals for exterior walls can be downloaded from here.

Installation manuals for ceilings can be downloaded from here.

Description

The tapered edge board has a recessed cut on both long sides 30mm from the edge and at a depth of 1.5mm

Dimensions & Uses

Thickness (mm) Board Size (mm) Approx. Weight (kg) Use
10 2400 x 1200 28 Fire Walls & Ceilings
10 2700 x 1200 32 Fire Walls & Ceilings
10 3000 x 1200 35 Fire Walls & Ceilings

The Tapered Edge board is designed for use in both internal and external applications where joint taping is required. The taper allows for tape to be used while still keeping a flush finish.


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Manuals

Installation manuals for interior walls can be downloaded from here.

Installation manuals for ceilings can be downloaded from here.

Description

The feather edge board has an angled edge cut on both long sides

Dimensions & Uses

Thickness (mm) Board Size (mm) Approx. Weight (kg) Use
6 2400 x 1200 17 Walls / Ceilings
6 2700 x 1200 19 Walls / Ceilings
6 3000 x 1200 21 Walls / Ceilings

The Feather Edge board similar to the tapered edge board for use except it is produced in 6mm only. It is designed for use in internal applications where joint taping is required. The feathering allows for tape to be used while still keeping a flush finish.


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Manuals

Installation manuals for flooring, for both SE and TG can be downloaded from here.

Description

The Tongue & Groove HD board a stronger and denser board grooved down one long side with a matching tongue down the other. This board comes in a dark grey finish distinguishing it from other T&G product.

Dimensions & Uses

Thickness (mm) Board Size (mm) Approx. Weight (kg) Use
20 2700 x 600 39 Floors/Decks
20 2700 x 900 58 Floors/Decks

The Tongue & Groove HD board is designed for flooring and decking over 600mm centres.

This board is a high density board making it stronger and more resilient. It also has a specially developed water proofing agent in the mix which makes it perfect for external use or high moisture areas.

Due to it’s higher density it is heavier than the standard board but is more suitable for more demanding applications.

Safety

Use in fire prone areas or where fire safety is critical, FireCrunch will not burn, will not combust at 800ºC and has no flame out at 1200ºC.

The CSIRO has completed testing of FireCrunch to Australian standard ratings and has issued a Group 1 fire rating under BCA ( Building Code of Australia) A2. 4 and C1.10a section 3(c) standard AS/NZS 3837:1998 at 50Kw/m2 irradiance. (CSIRO Report No.FNK 9471 Assessment NK 6016 . No.1278 July 2009)

FireCrunch is 8 to 10 times stronger than “Gypsum” type plasterboards.

Mould and mildew does not absorb into FireCrunch making it ideal for use in areas of high humidity when mildew, mould and other similar conditions exist (bathrooms, shower recess etc.).

Pests & Weather

FireCrunch is made from a fibre composite mix and so is impervious to termites and insects.

FireCrunch will not degrade in water from floods or similar conditions and unlike plasterboard, FireCrunch has zero water absorption when sealed correctly during installation.

Physical Properties (FireCrunch GA)

Characteristic Unit Unit Description
Density 0.95 (g/cm3) Grams per cubic centimetre
Tensile strength >5.5 (MPa) Megapascal units
Compressive Strength ~20 (MPa) Megapascal units
Striking resistant strength >6 (KJ/m2) Kilojoules per square metre
Dimensional Change 0.5 (%) Percentage of water absorption
Modulus of Elasticity ~6045 (N/mm2) Newton per square millimetre
Flexibility ~20.1 (N/mm2) Newton per square millimetre (max.)
Thermal conductivity ~0.152(W/mK) High Aust. Insulation Rating
Asbestos 0 % Absent – Not Measurable
Formaldehyde 0 % Absent – Not Measurable
Freeze Thawing Test No change after 25 cycles of freeze Thawing

Non Flammable Class (A)  AS/ Group 1 Non Flammable material. No combustion at 800ºC and no flame out at 1200ºC. (CSIRO Australian Standard AS/NZS 3837 Group 1). Meets  AS/NZS  FRL 30/30/30 to FRL 90/60/60 Fibreglass acoustic / fire batt R2.5.

DTS /BCA / NCC Alternate solutions available to FRL 120/120 /120 and –/180/180 using Rock wool HD Batts

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

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

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