NASH Standards

NASH Standards and Handbooks available for purchase

These NASH Publications are referenced in the National Construction code (NCC) and therefore form a deemed-to-satisfy solution.


To order any of the listed publications below


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

This Standard covers both residential and commercial low-rise steel framed buildings and is fully limit-state based and will enable structural engineers to create efficient and economical steel framing systems. it sets structural adequacy and serviceablility aspects of the design criteria for everyday steel-framed structures like houses as well as other low-rise residential and commercial buildings.

For Amendments (free download)


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

This Standard provides design solutions for wind classifications N1 to N4 and C1 to C2.  The Standard is set out in the order of the design process ie starting at the roof and continuing through to the foundations.  The Standard covers roof beams and rafters, walls, floors, bracing, connections, durability, tolerances etc. 

The Standard allows for items to be designed in accordance with NASH Standard Part 1.  These items can also be used in conjunction with items designed in accordance with Part 2. 

For more information.

For Amendment A (free download)


NASH Standard - Steel Framed Construction in Bushfire Area

This Standard is based on non-combustible construction using steel framing.  It was developed following full scale bushfire simulation complemented by small scale tests and the application of fire engineering principles.  It gives two solutions, one covering lower BAL's (BAL-12.5, BAL-19, BAL-29 and BAL-40) and a separate solution for flame zone (BAL-FZ), based on AS 3959 BAL definitions. 

For more information

Amendment A (free download)


NASH Handbook - Design of Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing

This Handbook supports the previously released NASH Standard - Residential and Low-rise Steel Framing, Part 1: Design Criteria.  It covers the structural design of floor, wall, roof and bracing systems as well as assisting with the design of connections, testing structures, durability, fabrication and construction practices.  Design tables and manufacturers testing data are included for connections.

The NASH Handbook and the NASH Standard Part 1 do not include steel framing span tables and related information; the span tables are available as separate publications.

For Corrigenda (free download)


NASH Handbook - Design Solutions for Fire Resistance and Sound Insulation: Part 1 (Class 1 and 10a)

This Handbook has been developed to assist in the preparation of efficeint solutions for the design of fire and sound insulation for National Construction Code (NCC) Class 1 and 1a buildings.