New Services

Our Growing Presence in Australia

Jensen Hughes has acquired Warringtonfire Australia*, a leading fire testing and fire safety engineering consulting firm in Australia, from Element Materials Technology. Following the previous acquisitions of BCA Logic and MGAC, this strategic acquisition expands the rapidly growing global enterprise’s presence in Australia and helps position the company exceptionally well for future expansion across Australia and New Zealand, as well as regionally. This carve out from the international operations of Element is specific to the Australian business which was established following the purchase of the Fire Testing Laboratory business from Exova and the acquisition of Defire’s Fire Safety Engineering operation in 2017. They bring a group of 85 employees with 5 consulting locations and a Fire Testing Laboratory in Victoria into the Jensen Hughes global organization.

New Fire Testing + Assessment Service Offerings

Fire Testing

Fire resistance testing capabilities

  • Bushfire testing
  • Ducts, dampers
  • Electrical cables
  • Glazed systems
  • Intumescent seals
  • Penetration seals
  • Timber and steel fire doors
  • Steelwork protection

Reaction to fire testing capabilities

  • Combustibility
  • External cladding
  • Walls and ceiling linings

Technical Fire Assessment

Our team of fire assessment engineers offer the following services:

  • Advice on new product ranges to determine the minimum testing requirements
  • Fire assessment reports to address variations to tested products or systems
  • Generate evidence of suitability based on rigorous scientific and engineering principles
  • Structural and thermal finite element analysis
  • Technical assessments made by an Accredited Testing Authority

Fire Resistance Testing

Fire resistance tests determine the likely behaviour of construction material when subjected to a fully developed fire. We perform tests to determine the functionality of large-scale structures, evaluating load-bearing capacity, integrity and insulation performance. Our fire resistance testing covers various standards including AS, BS, EN, IMO, ASTM, UL and NFPA.

Reaction to Fire Testing

Reaction to fire tests are used to determine properties which influence the initiation, growth and spread of fire to determine the survival of humans exposed to a fire scenario. Our capabilities include AS ISO 9705, ISO 9705-1, AS/NZS 3837, ISO 5660-1, AS 1530.1, ISO 1182, BS 8414, AS 5113, ISO 1716, ASTMS D5630.

Technical Fire Assessments

Our experts perform technical fire assessments on products and systems, assessing performance in the event of a fire. These assessments range from simple product or design revisions to more in-depth engineering studies on large building systems.

Local Reach, Global Presence

With offices spanning New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, and Queensland, our experts provide a comprehensive range of building and safety services including building code consulting, universal design and accessibility, fire safety engineering, energy and sustainability engineering, independent fire testing, technical fire assessment, and product certification.

Rebranding to Jensen Hughes

Over the next year, we will begin integrating our new services and offices while continuing to operate as Warringtonfire Australia during this transition period.

*The name "Warringtonfire" and its associated IP and branding is used by Warringtonfire Australia Pty Ltd in Australia under licence from Warringtonfire Testing and Certification Limited (based in the UK) for a transitional period following the acquisition of Warringtonfire Australia Pty Limited. The Warringtonfire Testing and Certification Limited continues to own the rights to "Warringtonfire" and continues to operate the global "Warringtonfire business" outside of Australia.