7000 Series Access Panel

The 7000 series range of hinged steel access panels provides regular access into jointless plasterboard or plaster ceiling systems that may require up to one hour fire resistance, for where access to mechanical and electrical services is required.

The welded metal frame holds a metal door tray that is hinged via fully adjustable concealed hinges and is held closed by either a budget lock (BL) or a security key lock (SL). The door then opens down towards the user. The door can be plasterboard lined (PD) or flush metal faced (MD). Both are removable to aid installation or if damage occurs.

Panel frames are manufactured either as fully concealed, so that after installation only a 2 mm wide door line is visible (BF), or alternatively, manufactured for retrofitting where the 25 mm picture frame surround is visible (PF).

A constant door gap is maintained between the door and frame by the fully adjustable hinge and dome location system. Panels are supplied powder coated white primer all-over as standard on concealed frame options and semi-gloss white for the picture frame option.

Suitable for internal use and only in areas of normal humidity. The panel is only for installation in plaster and plasterboard ceiling systems. The beaded frame is suitable for horizontal use where the panel is being installed prior to any tape or jointing/skim finish or plastering and the picture frame panel is suitable for horizontal use where the panel is being installed after all finishing work is complete.

Customization of the access panel may be possible including alterative sizes, lock and paint colours, consult manufacturer for details.

General information


300 x 300 mm

300 x 600 mm

450 x 450 mm

600 x 600 mm

600 x 900 mm

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Specification data - Access panels

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300 x 300 mm

300 x 600 mm

450 x 450 mm

600 x 600 mm

600 x 900 mm

900 x 900 mm

600 x 1200 mm

1200 x 1200 mm

Double door unit.

Standard product features

Frame depth:

Overall frame depth is 86 mm.

Product Options

Product reference:

- NFR/7000/PD or MD / BF / BL or SL:

  • Frame: 1.2 mm thick, factory welded, electro-galvanised carbon steel with concealed beaded frame (BF) or plaster frame for plaster finishing. Finished powder coated primer white all-over and fitted with foam dust gasket to all sides.
  • Door: 0.9 mm thick, electro-galvanised carbon steel flush door tray (MD) fitted with fully adjustable hinges and finished powder coated semi-gloss white all-over, whilst the plasterboard faced door option (PD) has a primer finish.
  • Locks: Select from concealed budget lock (BL), or security lock (SL) mounted on the rear of the door, operated from the front face with an included 8 mm square drive or security key. A white, round removable cap on the door face conceals the keyhole or is an integral chrome escutcheon for the SL option.

- NFR/7000/PF

All as above options but with visible 25 mm picture frame surround for retro fitting.

- 1FR/7000/PD or MD/BF/BL or SL

All as above but with 25 mm layer of fire rated mineral wool and foil sheet in back of door tray.


All as above but with 25 mm layer of fire rated mineral wool and foil sheet in back of door tray.

Fire performance:

A one hour fire resistance test to BS 476-22 which was carried out on a 750 x 1000 mm 1FR access panel which maintained the integrity criteria for 72 minutes. Test number CHIL\1F01033 (25 May 2001).


All panels are single door except the 1200 x 1200 mm, which is a double door unit. 7000 series panels can be manufactured in any size from 150 x 150 mm. There is effectively no upper size limit as larger panels can be manufactured as double door (DS) or multiple door continuous access (CA). Contact manufacturer for details.

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