The Fire Guys were stoked to win the Fire Protection Design/Build packages for two America’s Cup related projects down at Wynyard Quarter. The buildings are Head Quarters for both the ‘American Magic’ (US) and the ‘Luna Rossa’ (Italy) Americas Cup teams. The Fire Guys were awarded the fire protection subcontract packages by Vivian Construction, after successfully tendering the works earlier this year.
The projects are on track to deliver top quality, compliant fire protection systems, including fire sprinklers, alarms and portable firefighting equipment.
Nido Living is the largest retail store in New Zealand. The Fire Guys competitively tendered and secured the full active fire protection for this landmark project. The systems installed included over 7000 sprinklers across 2 systems and involved installing over 1000 sprinklers throughout a 20+ metre high automated racking system. There are also 3 intelligent automatic fire detection systems onsite, which will protect occupants throughout 2 huge retail floors and a multi-storey car park.
The Fire Guys were successful in their tender for the design/build, active fire protection services (Type 7 Sprinkler and Type 5/7 Fire Alarm) throughout this two-building project. Bracewell construction were the main contractor appointed to build this 71-unit accommodation development for Kainga Ora in Onehunga. There was an extremely tight program and The Fire Guys successfully delivered COC on time and under budget.
Form Construction is currently building two brand new primary schools in Pukekohe and have awarded the full active fire protection packages on both projects to The Fire Guys. Both developments are very similar in scope of works, consisting of Type 7 fire sprinkler/alarm systems and include integrated class change, PA/VA and lockdown facilities.
The Fire Guys are the preferred supplier for The Catholic Diocese of Auckland and were subsequently nominated to carry out the fire protection systems throughout the construction of a new 3-storey block at Rosmini College, Takapuna. The new development consists of a fully analogue addressable, automatic fire alarm system and large building hydrant. The larger project scope includes integrating 12 standalone antiquated systems across the campuses school blocks, back onto one site-wide fire alarm system, including PA, school bell and lockdown systems.
This new high end multi-storey office development consisted of a Type 6 Automatic Sprinkler System, and Manual Fire Alarm System. It was great to be a part of this unique landmark project, and to work closely with the Unispace team whilst carrying out extravagant floor fitout’s to some of the levels.
We would highly recommend The Fire Guys to anyone looking to engage the services of a Fire protection company. Russell and his team have a great approach to everything they do, from the tendering process right through to project handover and will always go the extra mile, even when future coordination is required after the fact. As a construction company we rely on specialist subcontractors to provide us with quality, reliable systems that do exactly as they are designed to. The Fire Guys have a great attitude, especially with regards to their communication skills and attention to detail. These qualities give us great confidence that we are getting the best possible product available. Euroclass have used The Fire Guys on countless projects nationwide and they have never let us down, so would happily vouch for their services anytime.
Contracts Administration, Euroclass
This landmark project was a great achievement for our hardworking team. The process was far from straightforward, as this existing multi-storey office block was renovated into a high-end apartment complex. The systems installed throughout this project consisted of a Type 5 Fire Alarm System and a Building Hydrant System with electric booster pump.
Every now and again we come across people in our line of work that exceed expectations. We have been very happy with the work Russell has carried out on our new building. He has a great attitude, very helpful with solutions to the typical site issues and reliable prompt when we needed him to work through a staggered install programme. You can feel confident when you have him carrying out your installation works.
Director, Reg. Architect FNZIA, March
This new warehouse and office development project consisted of a Type 3 Fire Alarm System in the Warehouse, and Type 4 Fire Alarm System in the Offices. Our team had to be in close coordination with other trades onsite, in order to successfully interface our system to roller shutter doors, electric gates, HVAC, security and emergency lighting systems.
As a Site Manager for Euroclass I would highly recommend The Fire Guys to the industry. Their experience, communication, workmanship and reliability are miles ahead of the opposition. Russ and his team stick to their time frames and are easy people to work along with. The Fire Guys have completed many commercial projects for Euroclass around NZ that have been all on time, within budget and to a high level of workmanship. The Fire Guys take pride in their work and are not afraid of going the extra mile and staying a step in front.
Site Manager, Euroclass
This large new development project consisted of a 155 room Hotel complex, with luxury restaurant and kitchen. We negotiated directly with the developer, and were awarded the project after successful negotiations. We completed the installation of this extremely large Type 5 fire alarm system, which included a full charged building hydrant system. We delivered this project on time, on budget and with zero health and safety issues along the way.
When it comes to fire protection contractors there are plenty out there and they all talk a good game, but Russell and the team truly deliver. They have performed for our clients from day one and continue to do so with a high level of professional commitment and practical solutions. Often it is what you see rather than what you are told, so all you need to do is go and have a look at one of the Fire Guys installations and you will know you are dealing with a high quality supplier.
National Manager, ECL Group Compliance Services Limited
Installation of a brand new Type 3 Fire Alarm system, throughout Eden Business Park’s existing multi-storey carpark. We utilised the latest technology equipment (Linear Heat Detection), in order to carry out an installation process of the highest standard, whilst causing as little disruption as possible. Our hardworking team worked afterhours, for weeks on end, to help prevent any health and safety concerns that can arise whilst working around moving vehicles. Our intricate design and installation training processes, left us with a very happy key client and another top class / compliant system.
I would like to thank Russell for his component of our upgrade Project. Russell you and your team have been a pleasure to deal with for the following reasons: • Understanding and adapting to the challenges of the site • Identifying efficiencies and innovative solutions • Care and attention to H&S • Great communication (Keeping me posted along the way) • Most of all it is the amazing work ethic that shows a pride in a job well done that distinguishes a craftsman from a run of the mill contractor. These guys are keepers! Thanks for assigning them to my site they exceeded expectations.
Facilities Manager, Property & Asset Management, Jones Lang LaSalle
Retro-fit installation of a brand new Analogue Addressable Type 5 Fire Alarm system, throughout an existing heritage property. This particular project was made more intricate, as it is an emergency accommodation facility. Our team managed to carry out their works in a staged manner, always liaising closely with the staff onsite to organise access to rooms whilst they were unoccupied. Strict health and safety protocols were followed throughout the installation process, as there were always young families in close proximity.
We have reduced our compliance costs by over 50% since changing providers in October 2017. We are also happy to report that we have had no false alarm callouts since switching providers. Prior to this change we were having repeated false alarm activations, caused by maintenance failures and lack of support by our contracted provider. This has not only reduced costs, but has also meant that the stress caused to families living in our emergency accommodation is significantly reduced.
General Manager, De Paul House
A key client of ours recommended us for this large negotiated project in Granada, Wellington. The system we installed was engineered as Type 4 Fire Alarm system in the office areas, and Type 3 Fire alarm system in the Warehouse. We installed over 2 Kilometres of Linear Heat Detection at high level throughout the warehouse and canopies, with low level accessible test points. The Fire Guys love utilising this equipment as it’s great from a future servicing and maintenance perspective. There are no serviceable parts, therefore the odds of any false alarm activations are slashed.
The Fire Guys are our preferred contractor for Fire Protection Services. They meet all our expectations as a Head Contractor. From prompt and thorough pricing at the beginning of a project, through to timely delivery of the build on site, great workmanship and outstanding communication throughout. I would recommend them to anyone looking to add a Fire protection contractor To their project teams.
Our team worked closely with the main contractor on this historic building refurbishment project, located in the heart of Kingsland. We installed a Type 4 fire alarm system throughout the office areas, including customised black detection devices for aesthetic purposes. We also installed Type 3 linear heat detection throughout the large workshop and underground car parking areas.
The Fire Guys have delivered excellent fire protection services work across a range of commercial and industrial projects for us over the last few years. These have been either competitively bid, negotiated design build or cost-plus engagements. Russell and his team consistently deliver safely, on time and to the standards required – both on and off site. They are capable, professional, ethical and a pleasure to work with. In short, Fire Guys are a first choice fire services contractor.
Director, Cassidy Construction Ltd
Our expert team installed a Type 2 fire alarm system on a pro bono basis, throughout a premises which is well on course to being crowned the most sustainable building in NZ. This was a really exciting project, which we are very proud to of been a part of.
As Co-Founder and CEO of The Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust, I would highly recommend working with Russell Hogg and his team The Fire Guys. They assisted with a generous contribution to our Flagship Education Centre in the Wynyard Quarter of Auckland’s waterfront. The project is on track towards certification as a living building, which will make it the most sustainable commercial building in New Zealand. It has already received significant accolades, including being named as a finalist in the Best Design Awards and receiving the most prestigious youth award for sustainability on the planet. It was an absolute pleasure working with The Fire Guys. His impeccable service came when we were right in the middle of the highly challenging process of developing a solution for a Living Building. His team went beyond generosity they combined high quality modern equipment with excellent old fashioned service that went far beyond expectations. I have no hesitation in recommending the Fire Guys for any project where you want fire protection to be made easy and enjoyable.
Co-Founder and CEO, The Sustainable Coastlines Charitable Trust