Spencer Holmes Limited is a professional and highly reputable company that specialises in structural, fire, and civil engineering. Our highly skilled team of experienced engineers provide innovative and efficient solutions in multiple disciplines for a wide range of construction projects. Spencer Holmes has been delivering high quality engineering solutions across the greater Wellington Region and throughout New Zealand for over six decades.

In the field of structural engineering, Spencer Holmes focuses on designing and analysing structures to ensure their safety, stability, and durability. We work closely with architects, contractors, and other professionals to develop cost-effective and sustainable designs that meet the specific needs and requirements of each project. Using a common-sense approach along with vast technical understanding, Spencer Holmes delivers optimised designs that keep construction costs under control while demonstrating compliance with building codes and regulations.

In addition to structural engineering, Spencer Holmes specialises in fire engineering, providing cost effective design solutions to maximise both the protection of life and property at a realistic cost. Our expertise includes fire engineering design for new buildings, specific fire engineering design for change of use and alterations, fire safety assessments for existing buildings and industrial processes, and Independent Qualified Persons (IQP) inspections.

Furthermore, Spencer Holmes offers civil engineering services, which involve the design of infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, water supply systems, and drainage systems.

We have a deep understanding of civil engineering principles and use our expertise to develop sustainable and efficient solutions that meet the needs of the community. We primarily provide three water design solutions from single lots to large subdivisions. In addition, we provide building services designs for Mechanical and plumbing services for multi-unit residential, commercial & industrial buildings.

With a strong commitment to excellence, Spencer Holmes strives to deliver high-quality engineering solutions that meet the highest standards of safety, functionality, and sustainability. We prioritise client satisfaction and maintain open lines of communication throughout the project, ensuring that all stakeholders are informed and involved in the decision-making process.

Overall, Spencer Holmes is a trusted partner for your structural, fire, and civil engineering needs for any construction project. We provide expertise, innovation, and reliability in multiple disciplines, ensuring the successful delivery of high-quality projects in a cost-effective manner. Contact us today to discuss your engineering needs and experience the difference of working with a leading professional engineering company.


Low Level Residential Construction

  • Residential standalone new builds and alterations
  • Townhouses
  • Car decks
  • Garages

Multi-unit Residential, Commercial and Industrial Construction

  • Commercial buildings
  • Warehouses
  • Multi Storey buildings

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Design of Seismic Restraint of Services

Building Seismic Assessments

  • Initial Seismic Assessments giving an indication of buildings %MBS rating
  • Detailed Seismic Assessments giving an accurate %NBS rating for a building

Fire Engineering Expertise

  • Fire Report
  • Section 112 Assessment

Civil Engineering Expertise

Three Waters Design Solutions

  • Sewer Systems
  • Potable Water Systems
  • Soak Pits Disposal Systems
  • Piped Stormwater infrastructure Systems
  • Stormwater Detention and Attenuation Systems
  • Hydraulic Neutrality Designs

Driveways and Roading

Plumbing Services

Mechanical Services


Recent Projects:

Tesla Warehouse - 1 Malvern Road

Building Internal Render

Spencer Holmes was initially engaged to provided fire and civil engineering services along with surveying services for the new Tesla warehouse development.

J H Whittakers Stage 9


NZIA Wellington Architecture Award 2021

Pirie Terraces


Spencer Holmes was engaged to provide structural, fire, civil and surveying services for the new townhouse development, working alongside Novak + Middleton Architecture.

Wharekai - Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua

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Spencer Holmes was engaged to provide structural and fire engineering services for a new Wharekai (commercial) building at Te Puia, working alongside architect Allistar Cox Architecture Limited.