The New Hardy Frame® Cold Formed Steel Portal and Picture Frames are the only pre-manufactured Cold Formed Steel Moment Frames in the Industry.
Hardy Frame® introduces a family of Cold Formed Steel Moment Frames specifically designed for light construction.
Hardy Frame CFS Portal Frame
The new Hardy Frame® CFS Portal Frame is a pre-engineered, pre-manufactured Moment Frame designed for narrow wall lengths with high capacities at significant cost savings over structural steel moment frames. The CFS Portal Frame is a standardized, mass-produced Moment Frame that is easy to ship, install, and inspect.
Hardy Frame CFS Picture Frame
The new, easily stackable Hardy Frame® CFS Picture Frame is a revolution in shear wall technology. This standardized cold-formed steel moment frame has been specifically designed for multi-story, light-wood frame construction. The innovative design distributes compression over more wall length that extends below window openings where vertical members can’t be installed, thereby allowing larger window openings and greater design options.
Z4 Cinch Nut
The Hardy Frame CFS Picture Frame uses our unique continuous self-ratching Z4 system, connections stay tight even when wood members shrink. Z4 is used in multi-story buildings to transfer uplift tension forces that result from earthquake and wind loading to the foundation.