Fire safety design guidelines

All content related to C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6

About this document

  • Published on 1 September 2011
  • Of interest to New Zealand Fire Service, Registered architect, Building consent authorities, Designers, Engineers,
  • 1st edition


Fire designers need to adequately describe a building project's fire engineering design solution, and this practice note explains the type and extent of information required.


Fire safety design must be properly communicated and incorporated into a building's design documentation. The documentation must describe and justify the fire safety design to enable a building consent to be issued.

The New Zealand fire engineering profession and MBIE regard these guidelines as outlining the minimum level of documentation required.

This is a practical guide about the type of documentation required, and does not offer guidance in relation to specific fire safety solutions, methodologies, calculations or justifications.

All guidance documents related to C1 Objectives of Clauses C2 to C6

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