Welcome to the National Association of Steel Framed Housing (NASH), an industry association that champions the performance, productivity, and sustainability benefits of light steel structural framing systems for residential and low-rise construction in New Zealand.

Photo credit: Builder: Anthem Homes Architect: Riley Jones. Engineer: EQStruc

Building beyond today

Houses are generally the most significant investment New Zealanders will make.

NASH provides the industry expertise and advocacy to ensure these houses are designed and constructed to the highest standards using strong, sustainable, and enduringly effective light steel framing.

We help lead research and development, delivering invaluable technical information and innovative solutions. We help New Zealand move toward a future of home construction that we can all be proud of.

Building smarter

Faster. Thanks to advanced manufacturing techniques modular steel framework can be quickly transported to site and just as quickly erected. Everything is easier (and more cost-effective).

Stronger. With incredible weather and seismic capabilities, steel withstands the demands of an ever-changing world. For peace of mind, there’s nothing better.

Better. Both lightweight and exceptionally strong, steel delivers enduring efficiency in design, production, and construction.

Living better

Healthy. Steel does not absorb moisture or contain hard chemicals like its timber counterpart, making it the healthier option for strong, dry, and safe housing.

Beautiful. The strength of steel means architects
can deliver innovative, eye-catching design without compromising structural integrity – or the build budget.

Sustainable. With an incredibly long product life cycle and far less waste and transport weight, steel helps
New Zealand build a more sustainable tomorrow for all.

Join us

Our members represent a broad range of companies and organisations, including fabricators, manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, service providers and other stakeholders.

All members have a vested interest in the quality, capability, growth, and sustainability of NZ light gauge steel framing solutions.

We are proud to offer our members a range of benefits, including, but not limited to:

– Technical support and solutions
– Marketing assistance
– Standards information
– Education / knowledge sharing
– Industry advocacy and advancement
– Networking opportunities

Our latest resources

  • In the news

    Accumulated wisdom

    Well versed in all aspects of light steel framing, Tibor Kiss, co-owner and design manager at 80 Structures, draws on his broad knowledge to bring accuracy and down-the-line efficiency to every project.

    Click here to read the full article: Accumulated wisdom

  • In the news

    Engineered to Succeed

    With an education spanning from Fiji to the University of Auckland engineering department, Sidhant Pawan Kumar now works as a light steel frame design specialist at Redco – in this article, he lets us know what’s on the immediate steel frame horizon and shares a lesser-known advantage of light steel over timber framing.)  

    Click here to read the full article: Engineered to Succeed

  • In the news

    An informed perspective on steel framing

    Steven Cook’s career has touched on several aspects of steel framing, leading to his current role as general manager at SteelHaus – he reflects eloquently on the role NASH plays in our industry. Logical Progression Looking at Steven Cook’s early career path, he seemed destined for a career involving steel framing. From early on he…

    Click here to read the full article: An informed perspective on steel framing