GC Products offers a lineup of glass fiber reinforced access panels constructed from lightweight and durable GFRG. Our ready to order access panels offer an affordable and attractive way to add access panels.
We have designed our access panels to meet the requirements and building codes for the majority of properties and access panel uses to make it easy to add a GFRG access panel wherever a panel is called for on your property.
Sizing Options and Product Information for GFRG Access Panels
Glass fiber reinforced gypsum is a mix of gypsum and alkali resistant glass fibers to create a strong material with interior support and a lightweight. Our GFRG access panels at GC Products are available in the drop in or hinged style depending on your specific needs.
The resulting panel will have only a small gap between the panel itself and the surrounding wall or ceiling. The gypsum surface can also be finished in the same way melting in the same way as walls, resulting in an extremely low profile access panel.
There is no additional equipment or special skills required to install a GFRG access panel. The panel will need to be fixed to studs or blocks, but does not require any framing to support its weight because the GFRG is so lightweight. Instead, framing will depend on access needs and building standards.
To secure the panel, the contractor will need to use #6 bugle head screws. You can cover the join between the access panel and the surrounding wall with joint tape, and sanding and painting should sufficiently cover the join to make it invisible. This avoids any visible exterior flange that is present with access panels of other materials.
Sizing Options for GFRG Access Panels
We produce our GFRG access panels in seven standard sizes and corresponding standard weights. These are:
- 9” x 9” – 4 lbs
- 12” x 12” – 6 lbs
- 16” x 16” – 8 lbs
- 18” x 18” – 9 lbs
- 24” x 24” – 12 lbs
- 22 ½” x 30” – 18 lbs
- 30” x 30” – 19 lbs
We also have the ability to make custom sizes and larger access panels for projects that require a different size panel.
Technical Specifications for GFRG Access Panels
GFRG access panels have the following physical specifications which will satisfy most building codes. If your property type or location has additional building codes, we can discuss how a GFRG access panel may satisfy these requirements.
The specs of GFRG access panels include:
- Shell Thickness – ⅛” to 3/16”
- Fastener Test Pull Out (Wood Stud) – 525 lbs Average
- Fastener Test Pull Out (Metal Stud) – 215 lbs Average
- Push Through Test – 350 lbs Average
- Flame Spread (ATSM E84) – 0
- Smoke Index (ATSM E84) – 5
- Combustion (ATSM E84) – None
- Classification (ATSM E84) – A
- Fire Rating – Non Rated
- Meets California Department of Public Health Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emissions Requirements
If you are searching for a convenient, highly effective access panel to use for your building project, all at an affordable price, contact GC Products to learn more about our GFRG access panels and place an order.