AUSTRALIAN NATA FIRE TESTS
FireCrunch is NATA / CSIRO BCA fire tested to AS1530.4 (C1..C19)-/ 2025 Fire Resistance Level (FRL) of 90/90/90 and above in timber or light gauge steel framing, requiring only a single 10mm sheet of FireCrunch K-Clad (MgSO4) building board.
Compare this to up to three layers of 13mm, or two of 16mm Fyrechek plasterboard to reach a high FRL 90/90/90. This enables jobs that can be capitalised on by eliminating Fyrchek plasterboard converting to the 10mm FireCrunch method and adding more to the profit bottom line. Plus increase the project ROI with larger rentable or sales promoting larger living areas, you will be well thanked for that!
FireCrunch 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 FireCrunch.
This can immediately be converted into extra “bottom line profit “for the developer builder by switching to FireCrunch K-Clad, 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 fireproof 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 extra multi sheet 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 FireCrunch (MgSO4).
WATER RESISTANT WITH FIRECRUNCH K-CLAD
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 plasterboard and does not destroy millions of life preserving oxygen producing trees each year.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FIRECRUNCH
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 K-Clad, magnesium oxide boards (MgSO4) and with a much higher composite strength. (New Scientist magazine USA on magnesia products)