Fire Engineering is a specialised technical field that uses design, modelling, and technology to develop safe buildings and structures. Chester has an in-house team of dedicated Fire Engineers with collective experience totalling over 80 years.

Typically this type of report is required if your development involves the following:

  • Terraced Houses
  • Apartment
  • Warehouses
  • Commercial / Retail Developments

Typically this type of report is required if your development involves changing the use case of the building. Some examples include:

  • Office to Apartment
  • Warehouse to office
  • Commercial to Residential

Typically this type of report is required if your development involves changing the use case of the building. Some examples include:

  • Building Extension
  • Construction of Mezzanine Floor
  • Internal Fitout
  • Internal portioning e.g. open plan to individual rooms

Typically this type of report is required  if you are subdividing an existing building:

  • Residential Unit Subdivision
  • Commercial Unit Subdivision

Typically an evacuation scheme is required if your development includes:

  • Buildings that can hold 100 or more people.
  • Buildings where 10 or more people work.
  • Buildings where 6 or more people sleep, unless there are 3 or fewer households.
  • Buildings storing certain levels of hazardous substances.
  • Buildings used for early childhood, medical, and disabled care services, unless the building is a normal home.
  • Prisons and holding cells.

New Zealand Legislation - Building Act


If Council has asked you for Section 115 then please click on this page as we can discuss what that means and how we can help you.

If Council has asked you for Section 116 then please click on this page as we can discuss what that means and how we can help you.