Fire Rated Products are available with a Beaded (BF) or Picture Frame (PF) and up to 1 hour or 2 hours fire rating. Panelcraft Access Panels are manufactured from Zintec steel for a corrosion-resistant finish.
All of our Panels are independently tested in a UKAS-approved Test House and have certified fire ratings from both sides.
Products are tested to B.S.476: Part 22:1987 and Part J Compliant and supplied as standard with a budget lock. A Variety of locking alternatives are available.





FAQ's:

  • Fire Rating

    Access Panels can be produced with a Fire Rating or without.

    When Do I need a Fire Rated Panel?

    A Fire rated access panel is required to maintain the structural integrity of the wall or ceiling that it is to be installed in, whilst at the same time functioning as an inspection or access point.

    It is important to ensure that the panel you are installing is at least of the same fire rating as the surrounding wall or ceiling.

    There are some scenarios where a residential building will require a Fire Rated panel, for both safety and insurance purposes, for instance in a garage. If in doubt, please check with the relevant building authority.

    Do I need a 1 or 2 hour Fire Rated Panel?

    This again, depends on individual situations, but for larger properties we highly recommend a 2-hour fire rating, allowing for a longer evacuation time during an unforeseen fire.

  • Delivery

    Delivery on Panelcraft bespoke made products can range from 5-10 working days for access panels and 10-14 days for Panelcraft loft hatches.

    Our bespoke made products are non returnable.
  • Sizes

    We are able to make most bespoke panels to any required size up to 2280mm x 1200mm, and 1700mm x 600mm for Riser Doors.

    Please view our Standard Products to see if we have a stock item that will suit your requirements first.
  • Frame Options

    Access Panels can be produced with two types of frames

    Picture Frame (PF)

    A solid metal frame, ideally suited for retro fitting into a prefinished wall or ceiling. The simple, non-obtrusive design allows for a neat finish

    Beaded Frame (BF)

    The beaded frame is designed to make for a more discreet finish, designed to be installed before the wall or ceiling finish has been applied, the frame can then be skimmed over allowing the panel to blend in.
MADE IN THE UK

FIREPAN
PF60

High Quality 1-Hour Fire Rated Picture Frame Access Panels Are Designed For Plasterboard Drywall And Ceiling Use Inside Buildings.

FIREPAN
BF60

High Quality 1-Hour Fire Rated Beaded Frame Access Panels Are Designed For Plasterboard Drywall And Ceiling Use Inside Buildings.

METER
OVERBOX

1-Hour Fire Rated electrity meter over boxes are designed to provide fire protection for meters inside buildings.

FIREPAN BUDGET
PF120

High Quality 2-Hour Fire Rated (both directions), 3 Point Locking, Picture Frame Access Panel.

FIREPAN BUDGET
BF120

High Quality 2-Hour Fire Rated (both directions), 3 Point Locking, Beaded Frame Access Panel.

DUPLEX RISER DOOR
PF90

90 Minute Fire Rated, And Picture Frame Riser Door, Providing Vital Fire Protection To Riser Openings In Multistorey Buildings.

DUPLEX RISER DOOR
BF90

90 Minute Fire Rated, And Beaded Frame Riser Door, Providing Vital Fire Protection To Riser Openings In Multistorey Buildings.

DUPLEX DOUBLE
RISER DOOR PF90

High Quality 90 Minute Fire Rated Picture Frame Access Panels Are Designed For Plasterboard Drywall And Ceiling Use Inside Buildings.

DUPLEX DOUBLE
RISER DOOR BF90

High Quality 90 Minute Fire Rated Beaded Frame Access Panels Are Designed For Plasterboard Drywall And Ceiling Use Inside Buildings.

DUPLEX RISER DOOR
PF120

2 Hour Fire Rated, And Picture Frame Riser Door, Providing Vital Fire Protection To Riser Openings In Multistorey Buildings.

DUPLEX RISER DOOR
BF120

2 Hour Fire Rated, And Beaded Frame Riser Door, Providing Vital Fire Protection To Riser Openings In Multistorey Buildings.

FIREPAN ANTI-LIGATURE
PF60

Firepan Anti-Ligature PF60 (Picture Frame) provides an effective safe solution for vulnerable applications.

FIREPAN ANTI-LIGATURE
BF60

Firepan Anti-Ligature BF60 (Beaded Frame) provides an effective safe solution for vulnerable applications.