MBIE issues fire design guidance for fire stations

Posted: 23 March 2016

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) has developed a design guide for fire stations to meet Building Code requirements for fire safety (the C clauses).

NZFS will apply the design guide to develop specific designs (Alternative Solutions) for both new buildings and alterations to existing buildings.  The use of the design guide is aimed at reducing the time and cost to develop fire designs, and ensuring quality fire designs that comply with the Building Code.

Read the s175 Guidance and the design guides

The guidance describes how the design guide should be applied by designers and how Building Consent Authorities should use it when considering building consent applications.

If you are a designer and have any questions about the design guides, please contact engineers@fire.org.nz

If you are a Building Consent Authority and have any questions about the design guides, please contact firereview@mbie.govt.nz

MBIE has been approached by other parties with specialist buildings about the possibility of developing a design guide, and will support the development of further guidance. For more information about this work, please email firereview@mbie.govt.nz

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: