The DESIGNFIRE’s fire team includes experienced fire engineering designers and consultants. We provide fire protection system designs which enhance fire safety of your building. For our projects, we have effectively integrated residential, commercial or industrial building designs with modern fire safety engineering and passive fire designs. Our designs are based on the Acceptable Solutions of the NZ building codes.

How we help

Fire & Safety Consultants in Auckland, New Zealand

We specialise in fire design, passive fire design and emergency lighting design.
THE DESIGNFIRE is a unique architect firm that also offers this fire-related service under a different hat. We are a silver member of the Fire Protection Association NZ Inc. We follow their code of ethics when we conduct our fire design services.

We have an in-depth understanding of the current New Zealand building code fire regulations. Our team provides reliable fire protection and detailed fire engineering reports to be submitted with your building consent applications. We save time and money for our clients by being able to integrate fire safety designs as a fire designer in accordance with the building code requirement. Get in touch to learn more about what we can deliver for your commercial, residential, and industrial projects.

We use the Acceptable Solution Method. In most cases, the Acceptable Solution Method increases the speed of the consenting process and reduces consultation times. We work closely with our business associate chartered fire engineers when verification methods or alternative solutions are necessary.

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

types of fire protection work

Fire Engineering

Our experienced fire engineering consultants integrate residential, commercial, and industrial building design with fire engineering design New Zealand-wide. We have an in-depth understanding of NZ building code’s fire regulations. Our team are experts at preparing fire reports under the Acceptable Solutions Method for building consent applications. Also, our business associate chartered fire engineers, who are highly regarded fire engineers, can provide specific fire engineering C/VM2 designs.

Passive Fire Design

THE DESIGNFIRE’s leading fire engineering related services also cover passive fire protection design. With our design, building and compliance knowledge, we are uniquely positioned to offer quality service to our clients and architects.

Emergency Lighting

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

our clients

Many past clients have been thrilled with the work they received from DESIGNFIRE.
See how they benefited from our work in the testimonials below.

“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