Project Managers

Project Managers

Project Managers

Increase your ROI by using, FCA, Fire resistant building cladding board.

Eliminate up to 3 layers of plaster board per side of frame and increase your rental space per floor .
Get FRL to 90/90/90 on a single 10mm sheet per side and acoustics way over BCA minimum of Rw 52 with standard double stud frame

Eliminate thick wall systems like floor space robbing Hebel, CSR and Boral Shaft liner systems and use our CSIRO fire tested Fire separation wall, fire penetration collars to FRL…./90/90

If as the builder you have already tendered the job in plaster board, get specification variation approved, use FCA and really increase your margins against the higher labour and attendant cost of expensive Fyrchek plaster board and show the developer the increased floor space and have a better product for the class 4 / 5 end finish.

If you are about to tender, specify FCA and always win the tender with less material and labour cost, against multiple layers PB and extra labour
NATA CSIRO/ BCA Fire tested

NEW, non metal corrosive magnesium sulphate boards from FCA

Most MgO product from China has a mix of Magnesium oxide and Magnesium Chloride and whilst ok for fire it was capable of rusting out steel and fixings within 6 weeks if not carefully pre sealed.

FCA uses only mag sulphate as the second bonder, FCA Oxy sulphate boards and has eliminated any steel corrosive action the mix is now (MgSO4)

Non chloride NATA test certificates on the web site under Certifications where all NATA and other test certification can be found. www.firecrunch.com.au/certification


FireCrunch is NATA / 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 Fyrechek plasterboard to reach a high FRL 90/90/90. This enables jobs that can be capitalised on by dumping Fyrchek plaster board converting to the 10mm FCA method and add more to the profit bottom line. Plus increase the project ROI with larger rentable or sales living areas, you will be well thanked for that!

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

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 Fire proof building boards where only 1 x 10mm sheet per side of a single stud fire separation wall or double studs using 76mm or 92mm steel framing to complete the entire job.

Your competitors will still be quoting on multiple layers of plasterboard and attendant labour, in comparison to FireCrunch, and you will win the tender. Plasterboard is never a nominated product, just specified, so the spec can be altered by the builder / project manager to FCA FireCrunch (MgSO4)

Water Resistant FireCrunch FCA

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 and replacement 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 , Co2 absorbing trees each year to produce paper lined plasterboards. Conventional building and fire resistant plasterboards contribute up to 95% more Co2 in manufacture than FireCrunch magnesium oxide boards ( MgSO4) and with a much higher composite strength. (New Scientist magazine USA on magnesia products)

Cost benefit labour and material 50% to 70%.

Whilst low Co2 emissions may not be a total 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 x13mm or 2 x 16mm So even with two 16mm Fyrchek sheets the material cost is 25% less, plus the site labour, transport weight double, site handling and double install labour, minimum 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 Fyrcheck 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 fire proof building board 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 building materials ensure that buildings constructed with FireCrunch are above and beyond the minimum BCA requirements. FireCrunch is safeguarded against potential threats and damage, whether it is caused by fire or water, impact, termites, bacteria, mould and mildew.

Call us on 1300 933 102 or email technical@firecrunch.com.au for more information.

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