Passive Fire NZ was founded to bring the industry a new level of transparency and certainty. We pride ourselves on introducing leading edge technology and the superior quality and standards we feel the industry deserves.

After witnessing a host of non-compliant solutions and applications in the construction industry, Passive Fire NZ decided it was time for New Zealand to start to lead the way with our passive fire standards.


Doing so greatly reduces the risk of lives lost and property damage in commercial buildings and structures. A cause which drives the Passive Fire NZ team to do the job once and do it right. Our team is committed to install your PFP requirements to a standard and quality that we would be comfortable to work and live in ourselves.

Passive Fire NZ is an industry leader in Health and Safety standards, being both Site Wise Gold Accredited and Safe365 compliant.


We have a full time Health & Safety representative, and pride ourselves on not only keeping the buildings we work on safe, but our team, and all those we work with.

Our Standards

The PFNZ Way – “The Way We Roll”

We do the right thing

We do our best

We show others that we care

Our People


Awen Guttenbeil

Ngāpuhi, NgātiWai, Ngāti Tonga-Vava’u Founder and CEO

Joe Pope

Operations Manager
Pedro Costa – Service Manager at Passive Fire NZ

Pedro Costa

Service Manager

Dean Kouka-Smith

Project Manager
Erueti Ramsay – Project Manager at Passive Fire NZ

Erueti Ramsay

Project Manager
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Adam McDonald

Project Manager

Ian Shackell

Head Quantity Surveyor
Claudio Moscoso – Head Software Developer at Passive Fire NZ

Claudio Moscoso

Head Software Developer

Cris Viray

Quantity Surveyor

Randell Mercado

QA Specialist
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Lionel Clarin

QA Engineer
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Czel Gabuna

Quantity Surveyor

Tash Guttenbeil

Ngāi Tahu, Te Arawa, Business & H&S Administrator

Benjamin Castañeda

General Accountant

Paula Arzadon

Accounts Analyst

Kiwi Owned and Operated.

Proud supporters of the Warriors.

If you’re having compliance issues, we can help.

From evaluation to implementation, we work with you to eliminate your risk.