Trades: How to win more tenders


FireCrunch as of April 2023, Australia’s lowest CO2 cladding and is now also equal to, or lower in price than 95% pollutive Fyrchek plasterboard.

These should no longer be specified or used under the New Federal Govt Accord for 43% CO2 emission reductions by 2030.

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Trade Prices Pallet Lots Only - Sub Pallet Rates On Request

Board nameSize (width/length)$/PalletRate/m2ThicknessEdgeWeightPatternFull Pallet Qty
K-Floor/K-Roof600x2700$105$60.49 x 1.6219mmTongue & Groove36kgFlat/Smooth46
K-Deck600x2700$115$64.81 x 1.6216mmTongue & Groove32kgGroove48
K-Wall1000x2700$110$38.88 x 2.7012mmShip Lap36kgGroove55
K-Clad (SE10) Exterior1200x2400$63$15.62 x 2.8810mmSQ Square28kgFlat/Smooth40
K-Clad (SE10) Exterior1200x2700$69.50$15.43 x 3.2410mmSQ Square34kgFlat/Smooth40
K-Clad (SE10) Exterior1200x3000$72$15.27 x 3.6010mmSQ Square36kgFlat/Smooth40
K-Clad (TE10) Interior1200x2400$49$15.62 x 2.8810mmRecessed28kgFlat/Smooth40
K-Clad (TE10) Interior1200x2700$54$15.43 x 3.2410mmRecessed34kgFlat/Smooth40
K-Clad (TE10) Interior1200x3000$64$15.27 x 3.6010mmRecessed36kgFlat/Smooth40

Almost extinct, but not yet, dinosaurs like Fyrchek and MR 13mm and 16mm are highly pollutive and destroy millions of oxygen-generating CO2 absorbing trees each year, just to make not so cheap paper linings.

NATA Labs tested for 60 and 90 minutes FireCrunch with FRL 90/90/90 requires 60% less material than the 4 sheets of Fyrchek and only 1 sheet FCA 10mm per side.

Plus 50% freight cost, site handling, crane up and actual installation time and labour is halved by FireCrunch MgSO4 : The new wonder cladding NATA Labs CSIRO tested to various primary Australian Standards.


Easier handling, lighter weight and faster to fix, cuts with timber tools, longer life ZERO MAINTENANCE.

Added benefits, interior exterior applications high quality class 4/5 interior finish, no additional linings and wont crack on exterior joints like blue board . Render, bag, paint or texture paint the exterior.****

Protects against fire, floods, impact, termites, mould, bacteria.

Use a better sustainable product that is easy to install cuts and routs in seconds with timber tools and has a range of additional long term, low cost maintenance benefits, that plasterboard can’t provide in Impact, flooding, fire, termites, mould growth, and bacteria.

If you are tired of using hard to cut and fix Blueboard, Villaboard, Duraplank and other CFC cement cladding and flooring products that often need extra pre-drilling and cutting with expensive water cooled and diamond tipped saw blades.

FireCrunch handles Fire, Flooding, Impact, Termites (protects timber framing) eliminates mould mildew and bacteria can’t survive on FCA.

FIRE TESTED (AS1530.4 (C1..C19)-/ 2025 )


FireCrunch fire resistant building board for interior and exterior applications is the number one choice.
Cuts costs and gives bigger profits

FireCrunch FCA delivers the tradies answer in an all in one Australian standards tested, multipurpose, interior and exterior lining and cladding product. For walls, ceilings, floors, decking, eaves, soffits and boundary firewalls, plus wet areas, tile backer, shower recess. You can tile, paint, render or bag it. Versus the problems with Villa board, Blueboard, Duraplank and other CFC products and MDF etc.

Beats Plasterboard every time

Fireproof plasterboard really does not exist in the sense of the word, fire rated plasterboard has severe limitations requiring multiple layers of fire resistant plasterboard to achieve 1 .5 hours of fire protection.

One layer of 10mm FireCrunch replaces up to 3 layers of 13mm and 2 layers of 16mm plasterboard in all fire applications and is certified with 10mm sheets in fire wall penetrations up to FRL 120/120/120 IN STEEL AND FRL 90/90/90. In timber frames.

Win more tenders when you quote using FireCrunch FCA.

One 10mm sheet replaces up to 3 sheets of 13mm AND 2 x16mm Fyrchek plasterboard.

Huge tendering advantage against plasterboard

Your price will be 30% less than those quoting Fyrchek plasterboard with 2 and 3 layers v 1 layer 10mm FCA and as a supplier or contractor you will make a higher profit with LESS MATERIAL AND LABOUR time content..

All impact adhesives work well with FireCrunch. Plaster setters can snap 10mm sheets just like fire rated plasterboard and use a specified brand of base and topping and set with paper or fibre tapes in the usual way with the FCA recessed edge plaster set board TE10.

Flooring TG Board

Our internal fire tested 30% less than Scyon, Inex, Secura floor, Cemintel etc etc 19mm Tongue and Groove Board (T&G) flooring and exterior decking boards span tests take loadings of 6.1kN or 610 Kg /m2. Approx 1.2 tons

In installation treat FireCrunch just like plasterboard, it also comes with recessed edges for plaster setting but is lighter, faster to install 10 times stronger and fast power screw fix to steel or timber framing. (See Installation Manuals) plus SQ edge, recessed edge and groove board timber appearance TS board and TG 19mm flooring and 16mm decking.

Easy cut, knife score

Plaster setters can knife score trim and snap 10mm sheets just the same as plasterboard but FireCrunch is up to ten times the impact strength. FireCrunch will not degrade in water or flooding and will dry out over three to four days in warm weather, then just clean surface, reseal and repaint. Try doing that with plasterboard!

Your customers will love you for this product recommendation. Fire, water, impact, sound, mould, bacteria and termite resistance, FireCrunch has got you covered.

K-Clad products K-Wall, K-Deck, K-Floor and K-Roof.

Are all fire tested to the BCA standards by NATA Labs like CSIRO and others to Australian fire standards in systems tests using steel and timber framing

All FCA K products have a low CO2 low carbon footprint, 95% better that plasterboard which also destroys millions of Oxygen generating CO2 absorbing trees to make paper the linings. The plaster product has been around for 60 years and until recently was all that was available. Now all construction can help make a change for the better in the longer term benefits of our planet and the air we all need to breath see environmental benefits on web site check with your customers and show them the benefits

Sustains against FIRE, FLOODS, TERMITES, MOULD,MILDEW,IMACT and bacteria which cannot survive on MgSO4.

Try that with plasterboard Fyrchek, Gyprock etc

FireCrunch completely protects expensive timber framing and plastic covered electrical wiring from aggressive Australian termites. Plus, if you are asked to quote on fire separation walls, FireCrunch requires only one layer of 10mm on each side of a single steel frame 90 X45mm or double stud timber frame fire wall to FRL 90/90/90.

Remember FireCrunch is NATA / CSIRO fire tested (See Certifications). You can eliminate up to 3 layers of fire rated Fyrchek plasterboard and 3 times less the labour cost in installation with FireCrunch fire resistant building board.

Talk to us on 1300 933 102, and we will show you how. EMAIL for technical information at

Only timber tools are required, REGULAR TOOLS which builders and tradies would already have, no special diamond tipped cutting tools or drills are required for FireCrunch products.

R and U values are high, plus fire and water resistance, sound proofing, and an overall strength are not to be overlooked when understanding the true potential that FireCrunch offers. (Ask us)

Generic plasterboard roughly costs businesses around $15 per m2 to install just in labour cost. FireCrunch, however, due to its simple and ‘easy to use’ form factor, plus, requiring only one sheet 10mm per side compared to plasterboard with up to 2 and 4 sheets per side of 13mm and 16mm Fyrchek plasterboards, depending on FRL., reduces such labour costs enormously.

FCA reduces such labour costs enormously, in most cases by 50% to 70% so your tender using FireCrunch will win every time on labour reduction alone versus quoting against plasterboard like Fyrchek, etc.

Call 1300 933 102 or email for further technical information, pricing and suppliers near you.