How we help

THE DESIGNFIRE team includes experienced fire consultants and engineers. We design to make your building project fire-safe, integrating residential, commercial or industrial building design with fire engineering and passive fire design.

We specialise in fire design, passive fire design and emergency lighting design.

THE DESIGNFIRE is one of only a few Auckland architecture firms with in-house fire consultants offering this level of expertise.

We have an in-depth understanding of current New Zealand fire regulations and provide reliable fire stopping and fire protection to detailed fire engineering reports to be submitted with your building consent application. Having this work done at the same time, by the same firm that does your building design helps to create time efficiencies and cost savings.

Please get in touch to learn more about our fire safety designs or NZ fire regulations for commercial, residential, and industrial properties.

types of work

Fire Engineering

Our highly experienced fire engineers are able to integrate residential, commercial, and industrial building design with fire engineering New Zealand-wide. We have an in-depth understanding of fire regulations in NZ and are experts at preparing fire reports to be submitted with your building consent application.

Passive Fire Design

THE DESIGNFIRE’s leading fire engineering design services also cover passive fire prevention and engineering consultancy. With our extensive building and compliance knowledge, we are uniquely positioned to offer the highest calibre service to our clients and architects.

Emergency Lighting

To complement our expertise in fire consulting and passive fire design, we work closely with our certified emergency lighting engineer. We offer emergency lighting coverage design as part of our fire consulting service where needed for building consent submissions.

our clients

“There are 81 units being developed on the site; the majority of the units are terraced houses. We are proud of the scale of the project and the opportunity it brings for new home buyers to get onto the property market. We needed a fire report for our development Building Consent application.

The site was pretty tight with lots quite near to each other; THE DESIGNFIRE was quick to respond to our enquiry and forthcome with a strategy to get the documentation together in line with our Building Consent lodgement target dates. They listened to our needs and were finding ways to make the process efficient.

THE DESIGNFIRE was very responsive and willing to assist in clarifying matters with the structural engineer and architect to deliver their outputs. We are very happy with the result.”

—Mante Masela, Kingston Property

“My name is Farzbod Taefi. I am the director of Skills Update Training Institute. About five years ago, in conjunction with NMIT, we purchased a site on 42 Upper Queen Street. This building needed a lot of renovation and make-over.

We found them very flexible and receptive to our comments and ideas. I think it was the winning card for us as the client. Getting the permits through the council is not an easy task. They had good contacts in the council, they were well known to the council, and that really speeded up the process. I think if we’ve chosen another group, this project may have taken twice as long. We have recommended THE DESIGNFIRE to many people and referred them to Louie. You know the sample of his work is here, and people can see what they can get.”

—Farzbod Taefi, Skills Update Training Institute

“THE DESIGNFIRE and their team of various expertise helped us to complete our Complex commercial building, involving multi-tenancy occupancy. THE DESIGNFIRE team came up with a resolution which was cost-effective and workable. Without THE DESIGNFIRE, we would have a difficult time completing it.”

—Paul Singh, APL Windows 

“With a long relationship with THE DESIGNFIRE, they have a strong background on fire engineering as well as precise design and consultation. Happy working with them and willing to do other projects together again.”

—Jae Hyun

“Louie has been a precious asset in developing fire engineering for our second dwelling project. His price was very reasonable, his communication prompt and helpful. I would recommend him and use his services again.”

—Dave