The term passive fire protection is used to define products and systems which are a vital part of the construction of a building and are intended to protect the structure by containing fires and smoke within designated compartments to significantly eradicate or slow the extent of the fire spreading through the building. 

By doing this it provides safe egress for the building occupants and permits safe admission for fire fighters and emergency services.  As passive system works purely on the fact that no electrical or mechanical forces are needed to make it function, the only requirement is correct application of prescribed products.

Fire is a serious threat to people and property. It’s flow on effect can lead to financial state of instability for companies and their employees.  The Passive Fire Company can assist you to optimise the fire protection of multi-use buildings such as offices, shopping malls, high rise blocks, hospitals, schools, aged care facilities and public buildings. We use officially tested systems that are based on proven modern and innovative designs. All our work is installed to meet AS 1530.4 & AS4072.1. We not only offer system solutions but also extensive support during planning and construction. Our unrivaled industry expertise continues to be at the front of protecting lives and property against fire.  Whether you are looking to integrate into an existing building, or a project that is at the drawing board or planning stage, we can ensure that fundamental principles of fire protection are not compromised and stringent New Zealand requirements met.

Contact us today for a technical consultation or estimate.


Intumescent Paints for Structural Fire Protection

  • The most common use for intumescent paint in architecture is to provide an aesthetically pleasing finish on exposed structural steel members.

  • Typical spray applied fireproofing provides a thick and spongey surface that requires a finished surround to hide and protect the steel member. Intumescent paint provides the same level of protection in a coating that looks like a thin layer of paint.

  • The paint product is applied to the steel in layers as needed to generate the thickness that corresponds to the level of protection mandated by the building code. A final layer of intumescent paint is mixed with pigments that provide the desired finish colour for the steel.

  • Intumescent coatings, referred to as intumescent paint, are used in buildings as a passive fire resistance measure. They can be applied to structural members as an aesthetically pleasing fireproofing product. The key feature of intumescents is that they expand significantly when exposed to high temperatures, such as those found in a fire. Some intumescent products can expand to more than 100-times the original thickness. As the product expands it becomes much less dense, which makes it act as in insulator that keeps the high temperatures away from structural members or protected openings. 


Contact us today for a technical consultation or estimate.


  • A Producer Statement (PS) 3. We are PS3 authors in Auckland, Tauranga and Hamilton.

  • Professional Advice and guidance

  • Trained and skilled Passive Fire Installers

  • Detailed record keeping of each penetration

  • A description of what we have done

  • A before and a after picture of the penetrations worked on

  • A exact loaction of where we did the work



  • Installers use a mobile Device to record all site work.

  • Live Real Time view of all works

  • Digital Marked Up Drawings Locating All Seals with a unique ID tag

  • Full location and description of works

  • Full in depth reports: Handovers, Quality.

  • Digital photos: Before & After

  • Price engine in real time giving a running cost of works installed.

  • PDF & Excel Report creator

  • Storage facility on server so environmental friendly