In today’s article, we will first discover what is an access panel. Then, we will discuss about its use and its composition. In addition, we will mention its numerous advantages. To finish, we will go through the 6 easy steps to apply it on your own.
What Is An Access Panel ?
Drywall Access Panel
First of all, the access panel is a construction material mainly used in bathrooms to hide interventions areas. In other words, it allows to hide and to access crawlspace safely. For instance, it is used in plasterboard ceilings and walls. By this way, you can easily hide:
Electric wires and cables
Air conditioning unit
Fire safety equipment
How To Use An Access Panel ?
Similarly, the panel is perfectly suitable for humid places. Such as bathrooms and kitchens. Also, it can be used in buildings as wall as in companies, hospitals and so one.
Therefore, you can easily change the appearance of a space that look awkward to the eye into a decorative one. In fact, it is almost invisible to the naked eye. In other words, it’s as if your wall or ceiling hasn’t seen any change. Indeed, the changes made are not visible.
Composition Of The Access Panel
On the other hand, the access panel has an aluminium frame with electrostatic powder paint.. Besides, it has a switch hinge and a zinc hook for security. Also, we use water and moisture resistant Knauf plasterboard.
Advantages Of The Access Panel
Hence, the advantages of the access panel are numerous ! For instance, the “push-open” system makes its use easier to use. Besides, the dimensions are customizable! Meaning that, they are available from 20×20 to 120×120. Including plasterboards with thickness of 12.5, 15, 20 and 25mm. On the other hand, depending on the size requested, the panel can be produced in two, three or four opening extensions, with a single maximum opening of 70×140.
How To Apply An Access Panel ?
Firstly, the application of the access panel is as simple as you can imagine ! That’s why, we highly suggest you to follow our steps and realize your own installations. In addition, you can use these steps as instructions for your future works. Also, if you have 2 minutes, you can check this video on how to install an access panel in 2 minutes !
Step 1: Measuring And Drawing The Framework
First of all, take a et square (triangle). Then, start by measuring the panel frame on the wall or the ceiling where you want to in stall the opening. After that, by using a pen, be sure to draw the frame.
Step 2: Cutting Out The Marking
Secondly, take your keyhole saw. Thus, cut out the marking that you have previously established.
Step 3: Placing The Frame
After that, make sure to place the panel frame in the location you want to place it. The edges and angles must be inside the wall or false ceiling.
Step 4: Screwing The Frame
Here, get yourself screws and a drill. In fact, we have to screw the frame. For that, we have to make sure that the framing is well fixed.
Step 5: Applying The Joint Compound
The joint between the frame and the plaster will be covered. Therefore, you will need to apply a plasterboard plaster. Good news ! We have all you need ! For example, you can use one of our joint compounds for an easy and clean application.
Step 6: Installing The Access Panel
Finally, make sure the joint compound is completely dry. By this way, you can install the panel on the hinges.
As Board & Wall Co. we are drywall materials supplier company based in Istanbul, Turkey. We are currently exporting to 25 countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East, The Caribbean.