We are a Cape Town-based fire resistance testing laboratory.

The company is headed by a qualified, professional engineer, registered with ECSA. The Ignis Testing team has a wealth of experience in the building industry, contracting and manufacturing. 

And yes, we like playing with fire. 

What we do

Fire Resistant Testing

Building Elements

We do fire resistance testing as per requirements of SANS 10177-2 and other relevant codes such as SANS 1253. This entails vertical and horizontal furnace testing for building elements such as doors, panels, dampers, ceilings, beams, etc. 

Short Lead Times

We can perform tests on short lead times and issue reports promptly after testing. We allow clients to witness tests so that they can learn about testing and the mechanisms of failure to enhance product development for improved fire-resistant products. 

Our Clients

Our professional assistance and support are directed at manufacturers, importers and distributors of fire-resistant products; consulting fire engineers and fire chiefs; as well as educational institutions involved in fire engineering.

What we do Not do

We are not fire-consulting engineers. Thus, we do not draw up fire plans or do rational or product designs. We issue a test report, not a certificate.

New times means new people.

It is a pleasure to welcome Marisse Whitehead to the Ignis Testing team. Marisse, a mechanical engineering graduate, completed her post-graduate studies as a Masters student at the University of Stellenbosch end of October 2021. She did a thesis on fire testing standards for building materials under Prof. Richard Walls. Marisse will be the manager of Ignis Testing fire laboratory.

It is true that the youth are more creative and equipped with advanced analytical skills. The appointment will blow some fresh air into a sector that has become stale. With the assistance of Marisse, Ignis Testing will deliver an elevated level of professionalism. The focus of Ignis Testing is to develop the field of fire testing and support students with research test work.

The ultimate goal is to support and service the fire industry. Although testing is also a business, the priority of Ignis Testing remains to advance the fire engineering knowledge so that the industry can deliver safer buildings. Marisse bought into this philosophy and will be a valuable asset for the fire engineering industry in time to come.

We wish her a prosperous career in fire engineering.

Dirk Streicher (Owner Ignis Testing)

We are experienced

Our Team

The members of our team were involved in joinery and fire door manufacturing. This expertise and interest led to fire testing research and development and eventually to building full-scale testing furnaces to support the building industry.

We later became involved in support testing for Stellenbosch University, which currently operates the only fire engineering research unit in South Africa. 

We have many satisfied clients who appreciate our input and support prior, during and after a test.

Ignis Testing has grown into a reputable company, fulfilling a crucial role in the building industry where a gap existed. Due to our successes, we are “fired up”, so to speak, to take the company to further heights in the near future.

Our Guarantee

We promise our clients high levels of professionality and expertise. We are devoted to reporting truthfully on what we tested, measured and observed. 

If a test should fail due to an error on our side, we will redo it on a new sample from the client, at no additional cost. Before issuing the final report, we send a draft to the client to scrutinise and ensure all the technical information of the product and test sample is correct. 

We show empathy if a test failed. (No jokes about your work going down in flames – promise!)

High Quality, Ethical Testing
Fast Turnaround Times
Supreme Technology
Honest Prices



Laboratory Location

20 Chardonnay Road, Saxenburg, Blackheath, Kuilsrivier, 7580

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am – 5pm


‭(021) 919-4299‬
(021) 905 0322

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