Strength, Stiffness
and Ductility.

The strength, stiffness and ductility of the Hardy Frame System enable architectural design that maximizes window and door openings without compromising structural integrity.

Overview

HARDY FRAME SHEAR WALL SYSTEM

The Hardy Frame Shear Wall System is the leading pre-fabricated shear wall in the residential and multi-family building industry. The strength, stiffness and ductility of the Hardy Frame System enable architectural design without compromising the structural integrity.

HFX Panel: Increase the effective sections

The Hardy Frame Panel comes in widths of 9”, 12”, 15”, 18”, 21” and 24”. The 9” through 18” widths are a one-piece C-Section that is enclosed at the top and bottom with channels.

The bottom channel has a 3/4” thick, 3-1/2” wide plate washer built in, that extends the entire width of the Panel. There are slotted holes at each end of the product for hold down bolts and screw holes for attaching to wood floor systems.

The top channel has a screw hole pattern, which facilitates attachment to members above. The top channel slotted holes mirror those in the bottom, but there is no plate washer.

The 21” and 24” wide Panel differs from the other widths by the addition of two “Z” shapes, welded inside the one-piece C-Section, forming a post at each Panel end. The inclusion of posts serves to increase the effective section while decreasing the effective, unsupported Panel width.

Hardy Frame HFX Brace Frame resist lateral loads in both tension and compression.

The Hardy Frame® HFX-Series Brace Frame are available in widths of 32” and 44”.

Brace Frames are a rectangular shape with a single diagonal member, which resists lateral loads in both tension and compression. The two vertical end posts and the diagonal member are rectangular, tube shapes. All four corners have 3/4” thick plate washers for built-in hold downs. The vertical and diagonal members are capped at the top and bottom with channels. These channels mirror each other with a stamped hole pattern hold down anchors and screws. There is also non-structural “field” for attaching surface finishes.

Hardy Frame® Brace Frames are also available in the HFX/S-Series, manufactured to standard cold formed steel (cf-s) stud heights. For non-standard applications, custom heights up to the maximum listed in our catalog tables may be ordered.

ACCESSORIES & TOOLS

HFX-Series Template

HFX-Series Template

HFX-Series Template Kit

HFX-Series Template Kit

Tension Connectors

Tension Connectors

Stacking Washer

Stacking Washer

Bearing Plate

Bearing Plate

Back to Back Template

Back to Back Template

Anchor Bolt Assemblies

Anchor Bolt Assemblies

Base Extension

Base Extension

Hardy Frame Saddle

Hardy Frame Saddle

Hardy Frame Post

Hardy Frame Post

PANEL

Concrete

Panel on Concrete 

Wood Sill

Panel on Woodsill

Raised Floor

Panel on Raised Floor 

Upper Floor

Panel on Upper Floor 

Steel Framing

Panel for Steel