Our Story

Since 1984 we’ve been putting fire-rated doors between people and flames. As masters of passive fire protection, we never forget that our doors are built to give occupants enough time to escape burning buildings. You might think we’re in the door business, but really we’re in the life saving business.

Knowledge and experience

From the moment we opened our plant in Ellerslie and launched our first product range, we’ve been accumulating knowledge and experience about fire doors and fire windows. Our development team is actively engaged in ongoing research to keep our product range relevant, cost-effective and versatile. Our production team understand the life or death importance of precision manufacturing. And our sales reps are walking, talking encyclopaedias of passive fire protection.

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A total willingness to help

In the market we’re known for our willingness to solve problems. We hate to say “no”, “you can’t” or “sorry”. It’s our philosophy instead to ask questions and source extra information, so that we can fix you up with the right solution – even if that means referring you to another company.  We recently introduced the ability to obtain a quote online, because it’s quick and easy for some customers, but we’ll never step away from our policy of great personal service over the phone and through sales visits.

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We’re all part of the solution

Permeating our company at every level is a continuous improvement philosophy that keeps us on our toes. Every individual working for NZ Fire Doors is encouraged to share their ideas for process and customer service improvement. Ours is a flat, democratic structure that encourages everyone to see themselves as a part of the solution. 

Some global with the local

NZ Fire Doors is a 100% New Zealand-owned company that takes pride in using responsibly-sourced New Zealand-materials, however we use global development connections in Australia, UK, Europe and Asia to ensure our products will always be world-class. Complementing our technical expertise is a respect for architectural ambitions – we know that fine aesthetics and fire protection must be able to co-exist without compromise.

A partner you can trust

If you think “a fire door is a fire door”, we challenge you to take a look behind any of our doors to discover the gold that lies behind - an immense resource of expertise and helpfulness. We’re in this for the long-haul, so we make a great ongoing partner who’ll remember your name, understand your requirements and go the extra mile to keep you happy.

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"NZFD provided us with a fire engineer who was prepared to look into alternative FRR timber framed window solutions. No other company was prepared to even discuss the idea of an alternative solution. NZFD are easy to communicate with and follow up with their technical information quickly."

Ruth Findlay, Fat Parrot Architecture