NASH is an active industry association centred on light structural framing systems for residential and similar construction.

NASH represents the interests of:

  • suppliers,
  • practitioners, and
  • customers of steel framing systems.

Businesses in the industry join NASH to support cooperative programs for developing the market and industry infrastructure for all light structural steel framing, regardless of manufacturer.

NASH is active in:

  • regulatory processes affecting steel-framed housing,
  • contributing to New Zealand Standards and the Building Code of New Zealand, and
  • working closely with government planning agencies.


  • supports building trades education and training,
  • conducts generic product promotions,
  • facilitates technology transfer and product development,
  • provides well researched and balanced information to the public.

NASH Standards:

  • NASH Standard Part 2: 2019 and NASH Building Envelope Solutions  2019 are cited as Acceptable Solutions in the New Zealand Building Code.   NASH wants to make them publicly available, and downloadable from our website. Click here to access to the Publications page to download the latest NASH standards.




To grow and sustain the light structural steel framing industry in New Zealand.


  • Industry growth and development
  • Identify opportunities and obstacles to the growth of the industry
  • Assist members to maximise opportunities for the industry
  • Overcome industry obstacles through focussed research and effective communication
  • Promote and encourage technical improvement of steel framing products and systems
  • Support the development of industry capacity and infrastructure in line with customer need
  • Increase the number of builders conversant with steel framing
  • Facilitate the training of sufficient trades people in steel framing skills



Join Nash

NASH represents and supports long term growth and sustainability of the residential and low-rise light steel frame industry.

NASH will assist members by:

  • Representing the Industry to politicians, policy makers, regulators and bodies responsible for codes and standards.
  • Developing standards and quality systems for the steel framing industry.
  • Generating business leads for members by referring enquiries to suppliers.
  • Promoting members through the NASH website.
  • Actively facilitating training in and for the Industry.
  • Supporting the continuing professional development of trades’ people.
  • Providing a forum for members to meet and discuss industry issues.
  • Keeping members up-to-date with Industry activity and development.

In joining NASH, members must abide by the NASH Constitution, Membership Contract & Code of Ethics.


NASH Board Members

NASH Board Members

Gary Knofflock – Director of Silver Frames Ltd & Chair


Daniel Spencer – Framecad Sales Manager & NASH Deputy Chairman

Sid – Reco

Sidhant completed his BE in Fiji National University, representing Fiji Government and University at Capstone, undertaking Masters of Engineering Studies at the University of Auckland before commencing full-time work in New Zealand specialising in Light Gauge Steel design with LGSC and with Redco NZ Ltd, Tauranga for the past 3.5 years. Sid recently joining NASH Board has considerable experience in Light Steel Framing in residential, industrial and commercial designs.    

Paul Jenkins – New Zealand Steel

Paul is from New Zealand Steel and has been involved in the steel industry in various roles since 2005, he has had the role of Key Account Manager since 2011 looking after the New Zealand market. He has spent some years involved in Steel Framing through managing the Frametek account. One of the best parts of the role is visiting customers, getting a better understanding of what they do with steel, discussing the challenges and assisting to create a possible solutions that supports the growth of steel in the New Zealand building industry.

Outside of work Paul and his wife are busy with three children who all play sport from club to representative levels. Paul enjoys fishing, squash and generally keeping fit.

Nick Collins 

Nick wears many different hats, he is CEO of Metals New Zealand and for the last 12 months has been leading the programme of work to establish the Sustainable Steel Council.  Nick is passionate about the future for Light Steel frame (LSF) construction.

Prior to his time with Metals, Nick led Beacon Pathway, a not for profit which was focused on making New Zealand’s homes and neighborhoods more sustainable.

Nick is committed to living more sustainably, trialing the work commute by electric bike and train. Nick has installed alternative technology on his houses for years, using photovoltaic systems, solar heating, green roofs,  & rainwater collection. His philosophy is to reduce your footprint, while still ensuring you have fun, but not at the expense of future generations.

Bhaskar Sharma – Alrite Steel & Services Ltd

Bhaskar Sharma was exposed to “Steel” some 40 years ago.  After Studying Civil Engineering Bhaskar worked for a small building company, Hawkins Reinforcing Limited, Fletcher Reinforcing, Fletcher Steel and as International Business Sales & Marketing Manager for Fletcher Challenge Steel International Limited and later with a private export trading company in Auckland, NZ.

Vicki Rose – Steel Rite Framing


Dr Charles Clifton – University of Auckland Associate Professor-Board adviser.

Charles Clifton graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) in 1978 and a Master of Civil Engineering in 1979. From 1979 to 1981 he worked for a major New Zealand consulting engineering firm, then from 1981 to 1983 for a joint UK/Saudi Arabian consulting engineering firm in London. In 1983 Charles joined the New Zealand Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) first as Structural Engineer then as Senior Structural Engineer, with responsibility for promoting the efficient and effective use of structural steel in buildings. A long and productive collaboration with The University of Auckland whilst at HERA saw several innovations researched, developed and adopted by the profession and also the award of his PhD in 2005. The principal outcome of his PhD was two new forms of semi-rigid beam to column connections for moment-resisting steel frames which are now used in a number of high profile New Zealand buildings.