IMPORTANT NOTICE: FireCrunch MgO Board FCA is a “Non-Metal Corrosive”, MgO “Sulphate” Board (MgOS4), Australian NATA Labs Certified, Click Here for Non Chloride Non Corrosive Content Certificate.

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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.

FireCrunch is CSIRO BCA fire tested to AS 1530.4-2014 Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 90/90/90 and above in timber or steel framing, requiring only a single 10mm sheet of FireCrunch ( MgSO4) building board. Compare this to up to three layers of plasterboard to reach a high FRL of 90/90/90. This enables jobs that can be capitalised on by dumping plaster board Fyrchek converting to the 10mm FCA method and add more to the profit bottom line. Plus increase the project ROI and rentable or sales living areas, you will be well thanked for that!

Increases your profit margin immediately if you have already gone to tender and quotes have been accepted for expensive labour intensive plasterboard.

This change can provide extra margin back to the developer builder by changing the “specified” product to FCA FireCrunch.

This can immediately be converted into extra “bottom line profit “for the developer builder by switching to FireCrunch, with up to a 50 to 70% cost reduction in labour and materials and faster finish times ,easily obtainable with FireCrunch.

In applying for first up tenders, the same result, you will be able to quote a lower cost base against competitors when using FireCrunch where only 1 x 10mm sheet per side of a single stud fire separation or double studs using 76mm or 92mm steel framing to complete the entire job, while your competitors will still be quoting on multiple layers of plasterboard, in-comparable to FireCrunch.

Fireproof plasterboard and plasterboard cladding has not altered much in the past 60 years. Plasterboard is a weak, non-water-resistant product which fails immediately in prolonged submersion in water and flooding, causing home owners’ considerable distress in clean-up cost. Plus, expensive entire replacement of plasterboard which will collapse again in the next flood if not changed to Magnesium Oxide (MgSO4) building boards like FireCrunch.

When it comes to fire, whether it is free standing residential homes or high-rise residential or commercial buildings, to date ,conventional compressed fibre cement (CFC) building boards and plasterboard have been the only choice. However, now there is a BCA certified 21st century Product … FireCrunch. Kind to the environment and planet friendly only 5% Co2 pollutive value after manufacturing ,compared to 95% Co2 in plaster board and does not destroy millions of life preserving oxygen producing trees each year.

Environment Friendly FCA

Plasterboards are not produced with environmentally friendly building materials and in fact they are not eco-friendly at all destroying millions of oxygen producing trees each year to produce paper lined plasterboards. Conventional building and plasterboards contribute up to 95% more CO2 in manufacture than FireCrunch magnesium oxide boards and with much a higher composite strength. (New Scientist magazine USA on magnesia products)

Cost benefit material 15% labour 50%.

Whilst CO2 emissions may not be a priority consideration in construction just yet, FireCrunch is approximately one third more than Fyrchek per sheet but only one 10mm sheet is needed not up to 3. So even with two 16mm Fyrchek sheets the material cost is 15% less plus the site labour, transport weight double, site handling and double install labour, min 50% overall reduction per m2 installed is easily achieved.

FireCrunch only requires 1 x 10mm sheet on each side of framing compared to multiple layers of plasterboard. The best example is FRL 90/90/90 where up to three layers of 13mm fire rated Fyrchek or similar plasterboard is required on each side (six sheets) compared to only two sheets of FireCrunch. The cost savings are further attributed in:

  • 2x more transport cost/weight rated
  • 2x more labour to site unload
  • 2x more crane up time
  • 2x more actual labour assembly 6 sheets compared to 2
  • Where 2 sheets compared to 4 are required the labour cost is halved
  • Where 6 sheets required it goes to 70% and on major projects these are significant sums

FireCrunch has continued to differentiate by leading the industry in quality and specification requirements. FireCrunch has been extensively NATA / CSIRO tested and has demonstrated its superior capability in the areas of strength, acoustics, fire and water resistance, termite preventive design and certificated non-asbestos and NATA certified NON-metal Corrosive MgO CHLORIDE content to ensure reliability and durability.

With a fire resistance level (FRL) of up to 90/90/90 with two sheets and a higher FRL of 2 hours (120 mins) and more with 2 sheets per side and temperature resistance of up to 1200°C, the FireCrunch building board FRL of 120/120/120 and over is obtainable. (Ask us for more information)

FireCrunch is the now the industry choice leader in fire resistant building board and light weight construction materials. The CSIRO certification and NATA accreditation for asbestos free materials ensure that buildings constructed with FireCrunch are above and beyond the minimum BCA requirements. FireCrunch is a safeguarded against potential threats and damage, whether it is caused by fire or water, impact, termites, bacteria, mould and mildew.

Call 1300 933 102 or email for more information.

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