Fire Engineering/ Passive Fire Design

Residential Development Fire Engineering, Mt. Albert Road

The brief was to design a medium-sized industrial building sited on the prominent Great South Road corner that also showcases all the latest APL window solutions in the showroom.
Project Snapshot
Year Completed: 2019
Location: Confidential as advised.
Professional Service/s: Fire Engineering, Passive Fire Design.


The site as presented was a gentle flat ground with two separate titles of land which united to form the industrial building. The industrial building itself had a 2,170m² floor area that accommodated showroom, office, storage and manufacturing factory for manufacturing the APL’s windows, doors and hardware.


Our primary responsibility was to ensure that the correct fire engineering principle into this architecturally designed building. The front part of the building is a full three-level structure, comprised of showroom and offices. With the proposed height, facade requires to be carefully designed to ensure appropriate passive fire design principle can be incorporated. With our thoughtful consulting input early on the project provided client options and risk to choose to move forward with the project.

THE DESIGNFIRE also provided full passive fire design specification and emergency lighting design.

In Detail

The quality of spaces was generous and flexible, allowing future adaption, and expressing the unique qualities of APL. As well as demonstrating the company’s continual commitment to push the limits of window and door technology to make tomorrow’s visionary buildings a reality.


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I have worked with THE DESIGNFIRE on a few projects and they have been a pleasure to work with.
They always respond very quickly to any queries I have and deliver plans and drawings in a timely manner. They’ve just completed the concepts and Resource Consent plans for a set of 2 Duplex units on a difficult corner site with two arterial roads. My requests were well-considered and they worked very well with my planner to deliver a design that meets my brief and maximizes the sites’ potential by pushing the limits of the Planning regulations but is still acceptable by the Council’s planners. I have other on-going projects with them and would highly recommend them to anyone else requiring architectural services.
Paul Singh
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