Permax Protection

Reduce overall project costs, prevent delays and streamline your processes

Changes in the Building Code, advances in technology and an ever increasing amount of responsibility for anyone involved in construction, means trying to understand the highly technical world of fire rating compliance can be a difficult one. Recognising this, we have an engineering team who are available to help you with your construction project. Our technical and structural engineering department can provide you with an optimised solution based on your specific structural loadings and fire performance requirements

We can assist in four distinct ways:


The Permax team are on hand to advise if the design details are compatible with the intumescent design requirements or work with you to ensure steel selected in the design can be fire protected to achieve the required Fire Rating Level (FRL).

Involving the Permax team at an early stage can reduce overall project costs, prevent delays as well as streamline the application and logistics process for on-site and off-site projects.

Going to Tender

At the tender stage, we can assist with quotations and technical requirements inclusive of Bill of Quantites (BOQ), FRL, steel critical temperature and on-site/off-site options for application. Specifications can be provided for steel preparation in regards to primed or galvanised substrates including detail on compatible top seals.

Under Construction

Where projects are already underway we can assist project managers and builders with structural steel fire protection requirements for construction scenarios where fire rating has not been considered.. We can also assist in qualifying whether adequate spacing for char expansion has been provided, and sufficient clearance for installers to apply intumescent is available. Advise can be given regarding non-standard design scenarios that require passive fire protection.


Where existing buildings require fire rating upgrades Nullifire can assist you in understanding the available options to achieve you’re the proposed FRL.We can also aid with providing solutions to repair damaged or replace failed passive fire protection systems on existing structural steel.

Key projects

Nullifire products have been proudly used as the intumescent of choice on a number of recent constructions including:

5 Martin Place SYDNEY Old Commonwealth Bank Building ‘The Money Box’

Nullifire SC902 “Fast Track’ Hybrid intumescent basecoat was sele...

Brisbane International Airport - Air New Zealand lounge

Brisbane International Airport is mid-way through planned upgrade works. Perm...

Carrara Gardens Golf & Tennis Academy - Gold Coast

Nullifire SC902 was selected for this project for its proven track record of ...

Gold Coast Turf Club

Originally we were requested to fire rate all structural steel on the project...