Wang Food Market

Working alongside THE DESIGNFIRE was easy – it couldn’t have been better. They handled the council work, provided fast responses to minor variations and the team on site found the plans easy to read. We did have challenges, with the change of specifications for a couple of products. Throughout the job we had to hold up, waiting for the consents for the minor changes. THE DESIGNFIRE handled all of this work, and we found it easy. THE DESIGNFIRE handled the architectural and the passive fire work which made it easy for us. We had a few challenges on-site with passive fire, but due to the fact that we’re dealing with one team, that was resolved quickly and efficiently. We definitely would recommend THE DESIGNFIRE. We look forward to working with them again in the future. They are easy to work with, and we really enjoyed working with them.
Harland Murray
Wang Food Market from the entrance
Wang Food Market interior and racking
Side of Wang Food Market
Image from the top of Wang Food Market
Front image of Wang Food Market
Wang Food Market from the dron

Happy Turtle Childcare Centre 

THE DESIGNFIRE has taken care of the whole project for the Happy Turtle Childcare Centre, with a detail-oriented approach. There was no confusion during the process. Everything was very clear and set out according to the requirements of the fire compliance of the building. Our fire report was in details, like how to get out when it’s on fire, and like a visual assembly point.

We had one concern from CCC, that our bridge which was done by the landscape people was quite small. THE DESIGNFIRE contacted them and helped us to solve our problem, and in our next CCC visit, we passed.

When the parents come to visit our centre, we talk about our fire curtain. This is our additional feature for if there’s a fire or anything in the kitchen. They are quite happy with children’s safety and everything.

We would like to use THE DESIGNFIRE in our next projects, also would like to recommend them to our friends and others.

Kashmira Sheth
107 Old Wairoa Rd (7)
107 Old Wairoa Rd (4)
107 Old Wairoa Rd (10)
107 Old Wairoa Rd (10)


About 5 years ago, in conjunction with NMIT, we purchased a site on 42 Upper Queen Street.

This building needed a lot of renovation and make-over, so we handed the design amongst a number of architectural firms, and the most attractive design came from THE DESIGNFIRE. We found them very flexible and receptive to our comments and ideas. I think it was the winning card for us as the client. Getting the permits through the council is not an easy task. They had good contacts in the council, they were well known to the council, and that really speeded up the process. I think if we’ve chosen another group of architects, this project may have taken twice as long. We have recommended THE DESIGNFIRE to many people and referred them to Louie. You know the sample of his work is here, and people can see what they can get.

Farzbod Taefi
42 Upper Queen St-NMIT (6)
42 Upper Queen St-NMIT (12)
42 Upper Queen St-NMIT (18)
42 Upper Queen St-NMIT (2)