Codes and Standards

Steel can provide superior quality,
safety and security to your building
or dwelling.

NASH Standards (deemed-to-satisfy solutions)

NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria (2006)

NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 2: Design Solutions (2014)

NASH Standard - Steel Framed Construction in Bushfire Areas (2014)

NASH Handbook - Residential and Low-Rise Steel Framing (2009)

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Other Codes and Standards

National Construction Code (NCC)

  • Volume One - Class 2 - 9 Buildings
  • Volume Two - Class 1 and 10a Buildings

AS/NZS 4600 Cold-formed steel structures (supersedes AS 1538 – 1988 Cold-formed Steel Structures Code)

AS/NZS 1170 series Minimum design loads on structures

AS4055 Wind loads for housing

AS 1397 Steel sheet and strip – Hot-dipped zinc-coated or aluminium/zince coated

AS 3660 Termite management

AS 3700 Masonry Code

Other References

NASH Handbook - Residential and Low-Rise Steel Framing (2009)

Design of Cold-formed Steel Structures (to AS/NZS 4600), by Gregory J. Hancock

The Use of Steel in Homes, Published by the Australian Steel Institute (ASI)