Gyprock FyrchekMR™

 

  1. General
  2. Technical
  3. Installation Guide
  4. Technical Guide
  5. MSDS

Gyprock Fyrchek MR

Gyprock Fyrchek MR is part of Gyprock’s specialty range of plasterboards. It has a specially processed glass fibre-reinforced gypsum core and is a fire and acoustic grade board with high moisture resistance properties (MR). It is primarily intended for walls and ceilings in wet area rooms, soffits and external eaves that must achieve fire resistance.

Other fire resistant plasterboards from Gyprock include:

Other moisture resistant plasterboards from Gyprock include:

Gyprock Fyrchek MR is manufactured in Australia to Australian Standard AS2588 and the heavy-duty face paper is a blue colour.

Product Options

Gyprock Fyrchek MR is available in 13mm and 16mm thickness in a 1200mm x 2700mm sheet size. The long edges are recessed for flush jointing.

Fyrchek MR is predominantly specified for commercial installations in high moisture or wet areas where there is a higher level of fire resistance and/or acoustic performance required.

More information about fire solutions can be found under the Technical Guide tab above.

Typical applications:

  • Wet area intertenancy walls and party walls
  • Fire rated soffits and eaves
  • Wet area fire separation or smoke walls
  • Lift wells
  • Plant rooms

Installation

Comprehensive installation instructions for Gyprock Fyrchek MR can be found under the Installation Guide tab.

Endorsements

Manufactured For Life Recycling

Gyprock products are manufactured for life with all CSR products designed to achieve optimal performance when part of a CSR integrated system.

Clean offcuts of Gyprock Fyrchek® MR are suitable for the Gyprock Recycling service, where available.

 

Gyprock Fyrchek

 

Product Availability

Thickness (mm) Width (mm) Length (mm)
2400 2700 2740 3000 3600 4200 4800 5400 6000
13mm 1200   Available  

       
16mm 1200
Available  

       

Plasterboard Manufacture

Gyprock Fyrchek MR is manufactured to AS/NZS 2588 Gypsum Plasterboard. Gyprock factories conduct regular testing under a Quality Management System complying with ISO 9001/2000.

Plasterboard Installation

AS/NZS2589: Gypsum linings – Application and Finishing outlines the procedures for the installation and finishing of plasterboard in conjunction with additional details for Gyprock Fyrchek MR contained in Gyprock Technical Literature.

Levels of Finish

A Level of Finish sets out the minimum specifications for installation processes from framing preparation to painting and decoration. The levels are defined in AS/NZS 2589.1, and are intended to provide builders, installers and homeowners with defined methods and practices necessary to meet expectations in terms of the Level of Finish. They are not applicable to fire rated construction.
The level of finish should be specified prior to construction as it can be affected at different stages of construction and tolerances must be adhered to:

  • Frame construction

  • Plasterboard fixing and back-blocking

  • Plasterboard jointing and setting

Level 3 Finish is for areas that do not require painting and decoration such as above ceilings and inside service shafts.

A Level 4 Finish is the generally accepted level for domestic construction

A level 5 Finish should be specified wherever gloss, semi-gloss or dark coloured paints are to be used, or where critical glancing light conditions are likely.

More information on Levels of Finish can be found in the Gyprock Residential Installation Guide

Painting and Decoration

Finishes applied to plasterboard surfaces can have a significant effect on the perceived quality of the installation, particularly where critical lighting conditions exist.

  • Textured or heavy patterned finishes tend to hide imperfections
  • Matt finishes minimise imperfection visibility
  • Semi-gloss and gloss finishes highlight imperfections
  • Light colours are less likely to show imperfections and impact damage

Gyprock recommends paint systems consisting of one coat of a plasterboard sealer followed by two coats of finishing paint. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application and recoating.

Gyprock recommend decoration in line with Master Painters Australia.

Manufacturing Tolerances
Nominal thickness 13mm and 16mm ± 0.5mm
Nominal widths 1200mm ± 3mm
Nominal lengths 2700mm ± 5mm
Squareness Cut ends + 3mm in the width of the board

 

Physical Properties
  13mm 16mm
Board Weight 10.5kg/m2 13.5 kg/m2
Thermal Performance - R Values 0.05 – 0.07 m2K/W 0.07 – 0.09 m2k/w
Fire Hazard assessed to AS/NZS3837 cone calorimeter test Average Specific Extinction Area (ASEA) < 250 m2/kg
Group Number 1
Report Reference WFRA 45759
Combustibility In accordance with BCA Clause C1.12, Gyprock Fyrchek may be used wherever a non-combustible material is required by the Code.

Material Safety

MSDS

A Material Safety Data Sheet for Gyprock Fyrchek MR is available above.

Handling

For guidelines on the safe handling of Gyprock Plasterboard CD reference should be made to the Gypsum Board Manufacturers of Australasia (GBMA) publication “Move it the GMBA Way – A Safe Manual Handling Guide for the Plasterboard Industry – Training Guide” (Reference SS172).

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