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  Building Basics: Lightweight Steel Framing 2nd edition

The aim of this Building Basics: Lightweight Steel Framing 2nd edition guide is to provide easy-to-follow practical design and construction information for designers, builders and building consent authorities (BCAs) who are unfamiliar with lightweight steel framing. This second edition has been updated and revised to align with the most recent standards from the National Association of Steel Framed Housing (NASH).

This guide covers: 

  • What is steel framing
  • Statutory requirements
  • Steel framing materials
  • Thermal break
  • Fabrication process
  • Design and erection
  • Roof and wall underlays
  • Windows and external doors
  • Wall claddings
  • Roof claddings
  • Insulation
  • Wiring and piping installation
  • Internal fit-out