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Fire safety design

Fire safety design aims to reduce the impact of fires in Aotearoa New Zealand buildings.

Fire safety has always been a priority for BRANZ. We have carried out fire research, testing and modelling for over 50 years. With the move to increased housing densification, there is an increasing need for ensuring medium-density and high-density housing is safe from fire. The BRANZ fire team are supporting this with a targeted research programme and testing activities. This includes the fire performance of façade systems and solutions to limit the external spread of fire, safe use of engineered wood products and solutions for egress in high-density housing.


Outputs from BRANZ fire team research include fire modelling software, study reports and resources such as Build articles, fact sheets and publications.