AXXIS® Steel for Framing is a brand of galvanised, hi-tensile steel manufactured and supplied by New Zealand Steel to New Zealand's house framing market.
Steel strip Galvanised: 275g/m2 (Z 275) Steel grade range G550 for BMT <1.00mm G500 for BMT 1.00mm >1.5mm G450 for BMT 1.5mm> Steel thickness range 0.5 to 2.25mm manufactured to Standard AS1397: Steel sheet & strip - hot dipped zinc coated or aluminium/zinc coated.
AXXIS Steel for Framing is rollformed and fabricated as a framed structure, or as part of a flush-lined partitioning system: for load bearing structures non load bearing partitioning Fabricators use one of the five systems; Howick, Framecad, Frametek, Scottsdale and Hayes and, each system has subtle differences and individual span tables. Fabricators may supply frames pre-assembled or in component form. The frames come with dimpled screw holes and service holes pre-punched and with plastic grommets.
New Zealand Building Code (NZBC)
The product will, if employed in accordance with the supplier's installation and maintenance requirements, assist with meeting the following provisions of the building code:
- Clause B1 Structure: Performance B1.3.1, B1.3.2
- Clause B2 Durability: Performance B2.3.1, B2.3.1(a)
The product meets the requirements set out in the following documents, or relevant parts of cited standards within the documents:
Frame suppliers will be able to advise which steel framing system they use, provide frame and truss detail drawings and a Producer Statement (PS1) to demonstrate compliance with NZBC Clause B1 - Structure. NASH 3405 an Alternative Solution is the current standard referred to by local Building Consent Authorities NASH Standard Residential and Low-Rise Steel Framing Part 1: Design Criteria Version 2: October 2010. 50-year Durability Statement for AXXIS Steel for framing is available from New Zealand Steel. Steel is non-combustible. GIB® Fire Rated Systems are available for load bearing and non load bearing steel frame walls and load bearing floor/ceiling systems (www.gib.co.nz). The Steel Construction Institute (SCI) in the UK has recently carried out a fire test on a light steel floor that achieved 90 minutes fire resistance to the BS EN 1365 fire test. See www.steelconstruction.org
The product has and can make available the following additional evidence to support the above statements:
- NZ NASH 3405: An alternative solution for steel framed buildings
- NZ NASH Handbook - Design of Residential and low-rise Steel Framing Pt.1 Design Criteria
- AS/NZS 1170.0 Structural design actions - General principles
- AS/NZS 1170.2 Wind Actions
- NZS 2295 Pliable permeable building underlays
- NZS 3604 Timber framed buildings
- NASH N10 Thermal break and Cavity Construction NASH
- N11 Nash house Insulation Guilde
- BRANZ BU 454 Avoiding thermal bridging in steel-framed houses
- BRANZ House Insulation Guide
Co-ordination Ensure details and fixings required are provided for in the steel fabricators framing system. Refer to all drawings and calculations. Installation Install AXXIS roll formed framing to any technical recommendations or instructions given by the steel frame fabricator. Qualifications Work to be carried out by tradespeople experienced, competent and familiar with the materials and techniques specified. Information The steel frame supplier will provide a territorial authority- approved producer statement(design) and supplementary drawings showing dimensions, bracing and assembly
Environmentally sustainable manufactured from locally mined iron-sand New Zealand Steel is ISO14001 accredited Minimal manufacturing & rollforming wasteage. Steel is100% recyclable and/or able to be reassembled at another site. www.sustainablesteel.co.nz
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