Crossfire are fire safety experts advising property owners, occupiers, architects, design teams and builder construction teams on the best ways to design and create safe buildings. Our collaborations with the fire protection industry, the New Zealand Fire Service and local councils deliver practical solutions.
Crossfire delivers fire engineering designs using the NZ Building Code Acceptable Solutions and the Verification Method and is a leading provider of PS2 Peer Reviews.
The team draws expertise from private engineering practice, the public sector building consenting and operational fire fighting. This gives clients the best all-round advice and shortcuts design decisions because Crossfire knows what works, is cost effective and fully compliant.
Our portfolio of work covers public and private buildings across retail, office, industrial and residential. Crossfire is trusted by fellow professionals to deliver fire engineering designs and PS2 Peer Reviews using the NZ Building Code Acceptable Solutions and the Verification Method.
Crossfire’s fire engineers enjoy working as part of the building design team with the other design disciplines to ensure fire ratings, egress and fire safety systems meet the requirements of the building code. Building owners and insurers trust Crossfire to design buildings that are Building Code compliant in order to protect people, property and their environments from the harmful and destructive effects of fire and smoke.
Fire engineers have had a tough time in recent years - changes to the fire code limit their ability to offer alternative solutions. I’ve been frustrated with other fire engineers who cannot think outside the square. Others can’t see beyond the constraints of the building code which are now immense. Michael explains the problems carefully, I can always give him a call and he will be obliging and give me an answer. He’s a person I rely on and he’s generous with his time.Michael Thomson, Director - Architectus
I've been involved in the development of commercial, retail and industrial projects in the Auckland and Wellington area with Michael. It's a pleasure working with him as he is able to deal with challenges and provide solutions which is what a client like me needs. The length of time we’ve worked together is testimony in itself.Howard J Trautvetter, General Manager - Kiwi Self Storage Limited
We worked on Building C, 8 Nugent Street, Auckland which is 92 apartments. Crossfire has done the fire report for both the building consent and tender documents. I have worked with Michael and the team and they have been great - they got on with the job and we got the documents in the timeframe. We only surround ourselves with people we know and trust and who will produce the goods, that’s why we work with Crossfire.James Rigg, Neil Group
I have worked with Michael Dixon for about 15 years. Crossfire give a very responsive service providing quality, timely and personal design advice. The main things I notice is their responsiveness and flexibility - they create innovative solutions to tailor advice to the problem at hand. As an example, for the Vodafone building we had to assess options for increasing occupant headcount density on each floor.Lincoln Fraser, Development Director - Newcrest
I am a project manager and recently worked with Crossfire on an upgrade to a 1926 concrete building in central Auckland, this involved conversion to 30 apartments, an existing retail space and a seismic upgrade. Crossfire have been good to work with, extremely helpful and always prompt and thorough in their responses.Donna Young, Greenstone Group
I am a founder client of Crossfire. They are consistently accurate and prompt with their documentation and unsurpassed in the level of feedback I get - without this feedback, it’s difficult to know whether we can build a building let alone design one. We have worked together on the Pak’nSave & NW Supermarkets and the Tauranga Crossing shopping centre. On our own office design, we had a tricky fire egress situation. Xfire recommended a simple and cost-effective solution that complied with body corporate and the fire egress requirements in the fire code.Rob Guild, The Buchan Group
I’ve worked with Crossfire since 2013 on two projects - the North West Shopping Centre at Westgate, and now the retail development called North West Two. I worked closely with all members of the design team. I found Crossfire excellent to work with. Every question we’ve had on fire engineering was always answered within 24 hours. That’s exceptional. Usually I have to wait much longer and chase for those answers. Jeff Parkinson was very, very easy to deal with and showed a lot of interest in the project way beyond his defined role - it was pleasing to work with him.Andy Mallard, Xigo
I have known the Crossfire team for 2 years and we worked on the Palmers Planet job on Zone 9 of the Westgate Town Centre. They’ve also done the peer review work on Zone 7, I am a project architect on the scheme. I have worked with Jeff Parkinson and can genuinely say he’s been very professional, very prompt in response and provides practical solutions in a timely manner. I’ve no reservation in recommending Crossfire and I’d be more than happy to work with them on other projects and hopefully that will eventuate.Mark Oakley, New Zealand Retail Property Group
I’ve worked with Michael Dixon and the team over the past 2 years on a range of projects for the Saint Kentigern Trust Board. Fire engineering is an area that has a limited number of experienced practitioners and the good ones have found themselves to be pretty sought after - I would put Crossfire in that category. They have performed beyond our experience of other firms in the area. They are very good to work with and have always been responsive to our project needs and always seem to perform well even when time frames are constrained.Malcolm Bowes, Architectus