Access Panel Solutions - Custom Access Doors and Hatches for walls and ceilings

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Your partner for architectural access panels and access doors.

Manufacturing virtually invisible wall and ceiling access panels for gypsum board. Custom Solutions, Design Consultation, Concealed Frame and Hardware. Our panels work with your project features.

Access Panel Solutions - Custom Access Doors and Hatches for walls and ceilings - since 1995

Your partner for architectural access panels and access doors.

Manufacturing virtually invisible wall and ceiling access panels for gypsum board. Custom Solutions, Design Consultation, Concealed Frame and Hardware. Our panels work with your project features.

Access Panel Solutions - Custom Access Doors and Hatches for walls and ceilings
Since 1995

Your partner for architectural access panels and access doors.

Manufacturing virtually invisible wall and ceiling access panels for gypsum board.
Custom Solutions, Design Consultation, Concealed Frame and Hardware.
Our panels work with your project features.

Click To Get an Access Panel Quote
CALL TOLL FREE
1.877.592.0033
(250.592.0033)

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Acoustic Properties

Bauco has been supplying access panels to construction projects across North America since 1995.  In this time we repeatedly have had acoustical engineers show interest in our doors because of their superior sound transmission resistance.  There are two main features that make our panels desirable in this respect.  

Our bauco plus II access panel has been designed to integrate with either 1/2" (12.7 mm) or 5/8" (15.9 mm) gypsum wallboard (GWB) and is supplied with the same GWB in the door panel itself.  This design ensures that the consistent mass of the GWB continues across the closed access opening.  In addition, a gasket in the panel's frame makes the door virtually air-tight and thereby prevents sound transmission through the frame.  As a result, a wall assembly of either 1/2" (12.7 mm) or 5/8" (15.9 mm) GWB has the same acoustic qualities with or without a bauco plus II access panel penetrating the membrane (Independent Testing Wakefield Acoustics Ltd., 2010).

Some customers have used bauco plus II access panels in assemblies with more than one layer of GWB or with membranes other than GWB.  For such applications, bauco plus II frames can be factory-modified by the addition of a second layer of GWB laminated to the back of the door to increase the mass.  The bauco plus II frame is then installed into the outermost layer of the wall membrane (framing instructions provided).  In some cases customers requested the use of acoustical board (such as Quietrock and SilentFX) instead of regular GWB or the addition of a layer of barium rubber matting to the back of the GWB in our door frame. 

Bauco can custom design the bauco plus II access panel to almost any size to suit your project. Inquire!

Any STC rating applies not to our access panels directly, but rather to the wall or ceiling assembly in which the access panel is used.  Our independent testing only indicates that bauco plus II access panels do not reduce the STC rating of an assembly with a single layer of GWB.  

Additional Acoustic Options:

  • Second layer of gypsum wallboard laminated to the back of the door to increase mass
  • Barymat 5 - barium loaded rubber mat attached to either 1/2” (12.7 mm) or 5/8” (15.9 mm) gypsum board inlay
  • Acoustically enhanced gypsum board inlay can be supplied as an alternative

Documents of Interest

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