Shaftwall Studs

Create Smarter Shaftwall Systems. Steeler Shaftwall Studs (also known as C-H Studs) can be easily combined with J Track to craft economical yet tough shaftwall systems. With a fire rating of up to 2 hours, Steeler C-H Studs are UL certified for Fire Resistance Rating, meaning peace-of-mind for designers and elevated safety for occupants. Steeler C-H Studs are hemmed, so they are safer and easier to work with on-the-job. For fire resistant stairways, elevator shafts and more, bolster your project with Steeler Shaftwall Studs.

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Steeler Shaftwall Studs are offered in the following gauges: 25, 30ES, 22, 20DW (030 mils), 20 (033 mils), and 18.

Our C-H Studs meets or exceed all applicable UL/USG system design and Fire Resistance ratings and are therefore acceptable for use with listed wallboard gypsum products bearing the UL classification marking. Steeler Shaftwall Studs meet or exceed ASTM A370, A1003, C754, C645 (non-structural), C955 (structural), C1513, E90, and E119.

  • No knockouts means stronger Shaftwall systems: Steeler C-H studs do not require knockout tabs to hold the shaft liner in place, meaning uncompromised strength where you need it most.
  • Save money in the long-term: We use a full zinc coating to greatly minimize rust formation, meaning your walls will last longer. Steel framing is not compromised by termites or mold, and holds up better against acts of nature when compared to wood framing. Hemmed edges mean fewer liability claims and safer installation.
  • Earn LEED Credits: Due to levels of recycled content in the coils we use, our steel studs are considered a green product, which can earn your projects LEED® points.

Web Size Offerings: 2-1/2”, 4", and 6”.

Flange Offering: 1-1/2”.

For UL information, please visit our Codes & Ratings page

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For Shaftwall Systems and More. Steeler J-Track can be installed with Shaftwall Studs (or "C-H Studs") to craft economical yet tough shaftwall systems. The longer leg in J-Track gives you extra support on one side for when you need it most. J-Track can also act as a shelf angle in floor joist systems, saving you money as a replacement for traditional even-legged track.