Fire Safety Services

Fire Equipment Sales & Service

Fire Equipment Sales & Service

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Fire Alarm Design & Install

Fire Alarm Design & Install

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Flow Tests

Flow Tests

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Evacuation Schemes

Evacuation Schemes

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Fire Sprinkler Design & Install

Fire Sprinkler Design & Install

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Fire Safety & Evacuation Consultants

Fire Safety & Evacuation Consultants

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Trial Evacuations

Trial Evacuations

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Building Warrant of Fitness

Building Warrant of Fitness

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IQP Inspections

IQP Inspections

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Fire Suppression Systems

Fire Suppression Systems

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Other Services

Other Services

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Fire Equipment Sales & Service

Fire Equipment Sales & Service

We help with all your fire equipment needs, including supply of a wide range of products, an installation service and servicing your equipment.

We help Northland businesses to decide what they might need when building a new building or renovating an existing one, and provide regular inspections following an equipment register so everything is logged for you.

We are fire equipment specialists, across all business types, across all industries.

Our technicians come to your site and assess your fire safety needs for buildings, fixed and mobile plant equipment and vehicles. Our technicians review your location, the fire risk at your site, the type of equipment, work carried out on your site, and the size of your site when assessing your fire equipment compliance and requirements.

Alternatively, you can also call our office and one of our friendly team members will be able to give you the assistance, advice, or help you need.

We are your fire, safety, and compliance experts, happy to help with building fire solutions, recommending the products you need, as well as installing and servicing them for you. We carry out annual inspections and five yearly pressure tests for our clients, issuing you a compliance certificate to state that your site meets NZS:4503 requirements.

Fire Extinguishers

We provide a wide range of fire extinguishers and cabinets to cover different environments and types of fire and can assist with supply, install and compliance requirements and carry out annual inspections and five yearly pressure tests.

We stock and source carbon dioxide, foam, dry powder, water, and wet chemical extinguishers, with a variety of sizes available.

Alarm Systems

We work with a variety of fire, evacuation, and sprinkler alarms, to design and install the optimal alarm system for your site.

Speak to our team to receive information about our range of fire safety equipment to suit your needs.

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Fire Alarm Design & Install (NZS 4512)

Fire Alarm Design & Install

Building & Fire Services have the capacity to design a fire alarm system solution to suit your project – from small refurbishments to an existing building, to large construction projects. We provide a design which will not only provide effective and efficient protection, but also be cost effective to your overall budget.

We consult with you to ensure you get the right fire alarm system for your business. Our experienced team provide a quality service, ensuring industry standards are met and that your business premises will be protected with the right fire alarm system for your business.

Building & Fire Services can provide:

  • Addressable and conventional system
  • A choice of automatic or manual systems
  • VESDA – Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus
  • EWIS – Emergency Warning Intercommunication Systems

The New Zealand Building Code acceptable solution C/AS1 classifies the types of fire alarm systems as follows:

  • Type 2 – A manual fire alarm system only, activated by manual call points
  • Type 3 – An automatic fire alarm activated by heat detectors and manual call points
  • Type 4 – An automatic fire alarm system, activated by smoke detectors and manual call points
  • Type 5 – A variation to a Type 4 that allows smoke detectors in some fire cells to sound as a local alarm only, provided that heat detectors are also installed in those fire cells
  • Type 6 – This is an automatic sprinkler system and a Type 2 alarm system
  • Type 7 – This is a combined Type 6 and Type 4 alarm system (including a Type 2 system) Sprinkler installation should comply with the requirements of a Type 6 system
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Flow Tests
( For risers on in-ground hydrants )

Flow Tests

We perform fire hydrant and riser flow tests all around Northland. We carry out these tests, with a comprehensive flow test report to help you see what water is available for fire fighting to create safe designs. A flow test determines if there are suitable water supplies available for sprinklers, risers, and hydrants.

We’re ISO 9001:2015 certified, and an AON approved Sprinkler Design and Installation company.

A flow test would need to be carried out if there is a new build, renovations or new subdivisions. We undertake these tests for engineers who may need to include the flow test results in their reports or for Project Managers.

Before carrying out these tests, we liaise with the relevant authority, such as the council or fire and emergency, to see if they have any prior information about the area that could help us. To carry out the tests, a qualified fire systems technician will use a Giddans Hydrant Flow Meter, which is certified flow test equipment. 

Talk with our team to find out how we can help you with your fire hydrant flow testing.

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Evacuation Schemes

Evacuation Schemes

Many commercial properties may require an Approved Evacuation Scheme and your building needs to comply with particular standards and regulations.

A building will generally require a fire evacuation scheme if you employ more than 10 people, if you are selling accommodation for more than 5 people, or you are gathering 100 people in an area for any particular reason.

We assist our clients in creating their fire evacuation scheme, creating the floor plan with locations of exits and fire extinguishers and submitting the scheme to Fire & Emergency NZ for approval.

Get in touch with our team to talk about your business’ evacuation scheme.

 

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Fire Sprinkler System Design & Installation (NZS 4541)

Fire Sprinkler Design & Install

Building & Fire Services design and install fire sprinkler systems for safety and property protection. We look at flow tests, your documents and all the requirements to decide what you need for your building.

When designing a sprinkler system, we will ensure that:

  • The occupancy of the risk to be protected is identified according to the amount of combustibility of the contents and the likely fire intensity, in order to determine the density of water needed to control the fire.
  • The water distributing system (the pipework arrangement) is designed so it will be capable of delivering water throughout the premises with the most economic array to suit the water supply.

These sprinkler systems are important for safety and prevent fires from reaching destructive proportions, which could mean the difference between a minor interruption and an extended or permanent shutdown. All our sprinkler systems fully comply to industry standards and local government regulations.

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Fire Safety and Evacuation Consultants

Fire Safety & Evacuation Consultants

We work with business owners from the start of their building projects through to completion, sharing our expert knowledge to help guide you through the process around fire safety and compliance.

In today’s fast paced and complicated business world, compliance and building costs have to be monitored very closely to ensure the modern business is successful and profitable, as well as being a safe place for staff and the public.

We offer our project management services to manage fire protection projects professionally and objectively to ensure the project budgets are not exceeded and all the legal, building, fire and compliance requirements are met, whilst delivering you the productive service you have requested.

On a consultancy basis, we carry out a Fire & Safety Compliance Assessment of your business and provide you with a detailed report of the current state of your business from a fire safety and compliance point of view.

We will be happy to meet with you free of charge and with no obligation, to discuss, in full, what we can offer to help you and your business succeed and prosper.

Talk to our team today to find out how we could assist you with your upcoming project or to create a Fire & Safety Compliance Assessment.

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Trial Evacuations

Trial Evacuations

When was the last time that you and your staff completed a trial evacuation? Do your staff know where the “Place of Safety” is at your site or where the nearest fire exit is? Completing six-monthly trial evacuations are essential for all businesses to help remind your staff the essentials of an evacuation.

We travel to your site and safely turn on and off the alarm. When all of the staff are coming out of the building, we complete a report and note anything that could be improved such as warden duties, staff knowing where the exits are, appropriate place of safety and much more.

Key things to remember:

  • Where is the nearest exit? Familiarise yourself with which pathway you need to take.
  • If you hear the alarm go off, stop what you are doing immediately and leave. Do not stop to gather your belongings.
  • Report to your Head or Deputy Warden once you are at the place of safety.

Contact our team to organise your own trial evacuations.

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Building WOF

Building Warrant of Fitness

A Building Warrant of Fitness certifies that specialised systems like a fire alarm, sprinkler system, lift, or automatic doors often in commercial buildings are safe and the building is safe to occupy.

We offer assistance with creating a Building WOF and help guide you through this process. Don’t take the risk, get your building checked today.

Many commercial properties, under the Building Act 2004, require an annual Building Warrant of Fitness if they have certain types of systems installed. A BWOF may also be required in the event of changes to a building or compliance schedule. Contact our team today to arrange a free, no obligation appraisal of your building or project.

You need a specialist who understands building law requirements and can advise you on your legal requirements as an owner/tenant/occupier. We are able to offer assistance and help guide you through this process.

We are passionate about learning and development which means we know our staff and systems are always up to date and work at the highest standard. We aim to keep you safe from both physical and economic harm.

Give our team a call to receive a free appraisal of your building or project.

 

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IQP Inspections

IQP Inspections

Your specialised systems need to be tested by an Independently Qualified Person, who needs to be registered for the item with the council to ensure there won’t be any loss of property or safety concerns from the equipment in your building. Building & Fire Services holds IQP Registration with the Whangarei, Kaipara and Far North District Councils (multiple IQP features) along with the Auckland Region.

We’re IQP registered across Northland and Auckland for a range of items including fire alarms, sprinklers, emergency lights, fire and smoke separations, exits and signage, Automatic Doors & Access Control and fire and smoke separations.

Our staff have a range of qualifications, including but not limited to:

  • National Certificate Fixed Fire Protection Level 4
  • National Certificate Portable Fire Equipment Level 3
  • National Certificate Fire Detection Alarm Systems Level 3 and 4
  • National Certificate Level 4 – Passive Fire Protection (Building Consent Inspection)
  • Certified NZQA Assessors – Unit Standard 4098

Give our team a call to chat about your IQP Inspection requirements.

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Fire Suppression Systems

Fire Suppression Systems

We provide a wide range of fire suppression systems suitable for different environments and can assist with choosing the correct system for your business as well as your supply, install and compliance requirements. We offer specialist fire suppression for restaurants, vehicles and fixed hazards.

We work with hose reels, fire blankets, inert gas flood, water or foam based systems to protect your people and your property.

Speak with our team to talk about your building and system needs.

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Other Services We Offer

Other Services

As an IQP Registered Fire Safety Provider, we visit sites on a regular basis. This gives us the advantage of being able to report to the owner or tenant of a building if we see something out of the ordinary, or even dangerous.

We can offer our client’s a service to complete a variety of inspections outside our normal scope. Some examples of this could be monthly owner’s inspections of exits or safety barriers in a building, or a visual check of the status of health and safety items at a customer site on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Contact our team to talk about how we can help you.

Passive Fire & Smoke Stopping Consultancy

We assess compliance with the required standards for Fire and Smoke Stopping, monitor construction, provide tailor made training and manage the supply and install.

We hold a Level 4 NZQA Passive Fire Protection (Building Consent Inspections).

Signage

We provide signage for fire and safety requirements, across fire related signs, emergency, exit and visibility signage.

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