COVID-19 Update 28/3/2020:

Please be assured we are continuing working during the NZ government's lockdown period. 

Our contact details are at the bottom of the page.



After many years of practicing, the company was setup in 2000 with Principal Philip Ballard who has an M.Arch in NZ Fire Protection Design (University of Auckland) 1994.

After a successful establishing of the business in Auckland it was moved to Dunedin in 2001.

The work completed by the business ranges from domestic to multi storied mixed use commercial projects, alterations, conservation and new builds.

Philip is affiliated to FPANZ, ENZ and SFPE professional bodies.


Preconstruction Planning

We can contribute to Design Team meetings or give preliminary assessments of concept designs.

This can save time and cost with early input.

Fire Design Documentation

If you have a commercial building project that requires a building consent,


if you have a residential building project in mind that:

  • requires a building consent, and

  • is single level and less than one metre from the boundary, or

  • is two to three stories and less than five metres from the boundary, or

  • is more than three stories


you will need a fire report.

We can provide a fire design for your building consent that will comply with current building code requirements.

Building Assessment

If you are considering buying, altering a building or changing its use and want to know what needs to be done to bring it up to compliance we can report on your building project.






For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call 021-287-0051 or fill out the following form and send


712 Portobello Road

Broad Bay, Dunedin 9014

Get a quote: 021-287-0051

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