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