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Axxis® Steel

Axxis Steel, made by New Zealand Steel, is the steel substrate used by Frametek.  Frametek exclusively uses Axxis steel due to its suitability for New Zealand's environmental conditions and 50 year durability warranty. For more information or to learn more visit

Axxis® Steel for Framing:  The smart choice for a quality home

When building a home, it’s important that your framing is strong, straight and built to last. Made by New Zealand Steel, Axxis® Steel is galvanised, high-tensile steel specifically designed for New Zealand’s house-framing market. By framing your home with Axxis® Steel, you’re looking after your family and your future.

A better quality home

Steel-framing is a straight and stable product that delivers a perfect finish. Steel won’t warp or twist because it doesn’t absorb moisture. This means less maintenance problems like cracked linings and sticking doors. You will enjoy straight walls, square corners and smooth-flush surfaces for the entire life of your home.

The strength of steel

Axxis® Steel is exceptionally strong and built for the toughest conditions. It is fire resistant and strong and has been shown to have excellent earthquake resistance. Its durability means that it won’t rot or support mould growth and it won’t suffer from borer or other insects. It’s also galvanised to prevent corrosion when good weathertightness principles are applied to the cladding design and installation.

Peace of mind: A 50-year Durability Statement

Axxis® Steel has been developed and tested by New Zealand Steel,
for New Zealand conditions. Galvanised with a 100% zinc coating for protection, it is backed by a 50–year Durability Statement, so you can trust that Axxis® Steel will stand the test of time.

Versatility of design

Steel-framing opens up a variety of design possibilities. Steel’s high strength-to-weight ratio gives it excellent spanning capability, providing more design freedom to cost-effectively create wide, open spaces.

An environmentally sustainable choice

Axxis® Steel is made with consideration for the environment. It is manufactured in New Zealand from locally mined west coast iron-sand and is made with a component of recycled steel. Steel-framing requires no additional preservative chemicals and as it’s pre-manufactured there’s minimal wastage, reducing the environmental impact from waste going  to landfill. Steel is also 100% recyclable, again and again, without losing its properties.

Value for money

Axxis® Steel, combined with the rollforming technology behind steel-framing, allows every framing member to be straight, strong and stable. This means that when you build with Axxis® Steel you’re building with a top quality product so you’re ensured a quality finish every time and less maintenance in the future. Steel-framing is a complete system, cost competitive with timber-framing, and depending on the design of your home it can be cheaper.

A healthy home

Axxis® Steel is non-allergenic and has been recognised by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand as a ‘Sensitive Choice’. Axxis® Steel doesn’t support mould growth or rot, and its stability gives it the potential to reduce cracks in claddings and linings. Axxis® Steel does not contain additional preservative chemicals and won’t give off gases or emit VOC’s.

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