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Exterior Protection - K-CLAD

FireCrunch K-Clad

FireCrunch K-Clad cladding is a unique 22nd century wall, ceiling, internal and external cladding used in lightweight construction formats and heavy weight formats. FireCrunch K-Clad is an innovative, durable and lighter weight building board for residential and commercial properties. Up to ten times stronger than plasterboard providing an environmentally responsible LOW Co2 building and manufacturing option.

Fire resistant claddingWhether your next construction project is a residential or commercial property, durable and reliable cladding is essential to ensure safety and longevity of the building. FireCrunch K-Clad is specifically, and uniquely, designed as an innovative all-in-one multi-beneficial solution for modern construction. FireCrunch K-Clad is a lightweight yet highly durable cladding building product that promotes and embodies all the benefits of FireCrunch.

FireCrunch supplies Australia-wide clients with fire resistant and sustainable building products that have been rigorously NATA fire tested and approved by NATA labs CSIRO.  Win tenders every time or if you already quoted with plasterboard. Increase your bottom line and change to K-Clad: half the quantity, half the weight, faster completions and environmentally friendly.

Standard K-Clad stock sizes

Board nameSize (width/length_ThicknessEdgeWeightPattern
K-Clad (SE10) Exterior1200x240010mmSQ Square28kgFlat/Smooth
K-Clad (SE10) Exterior1200x270010mmSQ Square32kgFlat/Smooth
K-Clad (SE10) Exterior1200x300010mmSQ Square36kgFlat/Smooth
K-Clad (TE10) Interior1200x240010mmRecessed28kgFlat/Smooth
K-Clad (TE10) Interior1200x270010mmRecessed32kgFlat/Smooth
K-Clad (TE10) Interior1200x300010mmRecessed36kgFlat/Smooth

At a glance

  • CSIRO NATA Labs certified. Fire Certificates of BCA compliance.
  • K-Clad 10mm sheet will hold fire for 90 minutes at 1000 deg c FRL 90/90/90 load bearing LIGHT GAUGE FRAME 1.15BMT 55kN and FRL 90/90/90 on a TIMBER double stud discontinuous acoustic Rw 62 provision in a fire separation intertenancy or party wall.
  • The extra space from thinner walls helps ROI in projects and at least 50% less labour site handling installation, crane up and transport weight cost.
  • K-Clad is a virtual carbon neutral product which unlike plaster board, does not destroy millions of oxygen generating Co2 absorbing trees to make the paper linings of CSR, Gyprock, Fyrchek and similar outmoded products.
  • K-Clad has recessed edges for internal plaster setting which is just as easy.

Not only is FireCrunch highly fire rated and tested for fire resistance, it is also water resistant where it does not degrade in water, high impact proof, termite, sound, mould and bacteria resistant. These are all important factors that need to be taken into consideration in construction.

Fire resistant cladding

K-Clad by FireCrunch withstands tested temperatures of up to 1200⁰C and meets the BAL FZ, (Bushfire Attack Level Flame Zone) and four times higher to FRL 90/90/90 which makes FIRECRUNCH the leading solution for sustainable, hard wearing, zero maintenance, cladding in commercial residential and industrial construction applications to FRL 120/120/120 minutes 2 hours and more, with a serious total capability or saving homes in firestorms. See certifications.

Your structure will not burn down in a fire storm attack or wild fire attack when correctly clad with roof linings ceilings floors and exterior walls using FireCrunch.

FireCrunch products are designed to withstand Australia’s many severe climatic conditions and reinforce a high concern for safety and protection. Whether it is a residential or commercial property, FireCrunch will ensure the longevity and durability of your next construction project.

SAVINGS IN FIRE WALL THICKNESS AND PRODUCT

Our K-Clad exterior lining and facades board in 10mm can be used on each side of a single 90 x 45mm stud frame or wider 64mm x 2 or 76mm x 2 double stud fire wall steel or timber frame, dependent on the FRL required up to FRL 90/90/90 . FireCrunch K-Klad requires only one single 10mm sheet on each side of steel or timber frames compared to multiple layers of plasterboard.

EASIER, FASTER INSTALLATION

Regular timber tools can be used to install FireCrunch K-Clad and no time consuming pre-drilling is required. FireCrunch K-Clad provides extensive protection and additional bracing integrity and structural integrity MgO to timber and steel framing when clad with FCA in fire and flood conditions, once pre sealed with recommended products in weather and water sealing.

FireCrunch K-Clad is a high impact resistant product which is quick and easy to install, significantly reducing labour costs up to 70%, versus fire rated plasterboard where only 1 x 10mm sheet is required instead of up to 3 layers of 13mm or 2 layers of 16mm Fyrchek and similar low capability fire rated plasterboard and Fyrechek and firecheck products.

The ease of use allows for a faster, cost-efficient construction process from small building all the way up to large construction projects.

TERMITE PROOF CLADDING

FireCrunch is of no interest to termites (who cannot live on or near it), therefore it enables total termite protection for timber framing in homes which otherwise can be a very costly and unhealthy experience for homeowners.

BACTERIA PROOF BUILDING PRODUCT

Bacteria cannot live on FireCrunch FCA magnesium oxide MgO, MgSO4, thereby improving health in wet areas at home and ideal for schools and hospitals, 10 times stronger than so called flood resistant plaster board and fire resistant plasterboard, FireCrunch, fireproof building materials are stronger, less damage and ensure super hygiene.

Environmentally Friendly Cladding

FireCrunch K-Clad differs from outdated high CO2 pollutive, weak, so called water resistant plasterboard and fire resistant plasterboard like Fyrecheck, Firecheck and similar plasterboards due to the multi-beneficial aspects of FireCrunch products. No trees are lost to make this planet-friendly, low co2 building low carbon footprint building product. FireCrunch is designed for safety and cost-effective building, convenience and adhering to the highest Australian (BCA) standards.

About FireCrunch

At FireCrunch, we are committed to the manufacture of our environmental building range in an environmentally friendly fashion and have successfully established a powerful and responsible image in the building market of fire rated building materials. Our boards and products are 10 times stronger than plasterboard and emit a final very low Co2 value of only 5%. Compared to 95% plaster board on an Index of 100.

Avoid compromising your budget and time searching for fire resistant building board options when you can select FireCrunch for all your cladding material needs. Our fire resistant building board with NATA BCA DTS TESTS and NCC alternative product range is specifically designed to withstand the harsh and unpredictable Australian climate and ensure maximum longevity.

For more details please submit an online enquiry. Or call 1300 933 102 or email sales@firecrunchaustralasia.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 1530.1) and smoke release AS/3837.
  • Fire Tested (AS 1530.4/2016)
  • 30,60 90 Minute fire resistance
  • Non-asbestos, NATA 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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