Fire Engineering / Passive Fire Design

Residential development stage 2 Fire Engineering, Grove Road

62 Units Residential Housing Development
Project Snapshot
Year Completed: 2020
Location: 61 Grove Road, Papakura
Professional Service/s: Resource Consent, Building Consent, Fire engineering
Size:62 residential units, 5 bedrooms and two levels about 150m2


The project began in 2016 as THE DESIGNFIRE was engaged in providing full engineering design packages for the new residential development for the super lot at 61 Grove Road.


An approved Resource Consent was complete, and challenges quickly surfaced. Splitting the site into three stages helped clarify what was needed from every consultant on board. Working closely with Auckland Council, structural and other engineers, each unit was redesigned from steel to timber framing, adding fire compliance while maintaining the clean weatherboard finish across all 61 Grove developments. The result was seven unique house plans with single garage spread across 52 units which we prepared as completed engineering packages ready to lodge.

THE DESIGNFIRE developed an overall fire engineering design strategy to the whole of 61 units, outlining in the details relating to fire rating requirement. As part of the fire engineering strategy, THE DESIGNFIRE also developed passive fire specification and details for contractors to follow.

This project was completed without any significant constraints, and the building has been successfully handed over to the satisfied client.

In Detail

Today, many units have satisfied families already moved in, with the rest on the way and finishing by 2020.

With a job well done, many clients came back satisfied and referred THE DESIGNFIRE to their friends and family in their own projects across New Zealand.


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THE DESIGNFIRE architects have worked closely with KN Building on numerous projects.
They have always delivered on what has been agreed to and are a cost-effective architectural solution. They offer the complete package from simple designs to design and build with all engineering aspects taken care of through their network of partners they have formed over the years. THE DESIGNFIRE is KN Building’s first choice when architectural elements are required for any project.
J Boom
KN Building
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