Central Steel Framing's 90mm Framing is made from AXXIS® Steel for Framing using Howick FRAMA™ technology - so you know your framing is strong, straight, and built to last.
Our 90mm Framing is manufactured with precision to deliver straight walls, square corners and high-quality finishes. It makes fitting internal linings, kitchens and cupboards a breeze, and it will stay true its entire life.
No contracting or expanding with moisture changes, and no warping, twisting, sagging or shrinking.
That means no builder call-backs for maintenance issues.
We supply 90mm Framing pre-assembled or flat packed, delivered to site. Frames are clearly marked so you will know where it all goes.
Frame components are also self-locating and manufactured with pinpoint accurate punching and fixing holes. These qualities make it easy to assemble and work with. And, because steel does not absorb moisture, you do not have to wait for frames to dry, which saves you more time.
Our 90mm Framing remains sturdy and true for years to come, lowering frame movement issues, and builder call-backs. Precision accuracy in manufacturing the frame components helps minimise any re-work and wastage. It is also lighter, at approximately one-third the weight of timber framing, which makes it easier to move around onsite.
Our 150mm Framing is manufactured from Axxis® Steel. This is a New Zealand Steel product, designed for New Zealand houses and buildings, and made from galvanised, high tensile steel. Simply put, it is built to last.
Our 90mm Framing is fire resistant, and has great seismic and wind load strength. It does not rot, support mould, borer or other insects, and is protected against corrosion in a well-constructed building.
Our 90mm Framing also has a unique end bearing stud. This allows you to build load-bearing and multi-storeyed structures, with the stud, rather than the fixing, carrying the load exerted on the frame.
Steel has none of the additional preservative chemicals associated with timber. This makes a real difference to the health of builders and tradesmen working with the product. It is electrically safe and fire resistant, and a healthy option for homeowners as steel does not support the growth of mould or rot.
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The National Association of Steel Framed Housing (NASH) has a range of helpful documents about NZ Building Code compliant design solutions for light gauge steel framing used in houses and low-rise commercial buildings. You can download the NASH documents here.
The documents include:
We make 90mm Framing from AXXIS® Steel. It is hot-dipped galvanised steel with a Z275 coating weight and backed by New Zealand Steel’s 50-year Durability Statement.
This gives good protection in most exposed internal environments, and for external use in moderate marine environments. If you are using it in a lined interior dwelling, a thermal break should be installed between the framing and the cladding to avoid thermal bridging.
If you want the best life out of your 90mm Framing, make sure you avoid contact or run-off from materials that are not compatible with zinc.
Store your 90mm Framing in a dry location because any water that gets between the close-stacked sections will cause early corrosion. After you install frames and wrap the building, give the upper frames a quick blow-down to get rid of any loose swarf and excess moisture. Also vacuum out the bottom track before organising a pre-line inspection.
Where sections are exposed to salt spray but not rain washing, maintenance is required to remove any build-up of salt deposits on the surface.
It is best to cut our 90mm Framing with tin snips, hacksaw or cold cut saw. If you do use an abrasive disc blades, be careful of the flammable swarf produced. Make sure it does not affect other materials, and clean off the burred edge after you finish cutting.
AS/NZS 4600 Cold-Formed Steel Structures.