Gas Flue Inspection
Specifically designed and tested to comply with the Gas Safe Regulations this panel provides a high quality robust opening solution to inspect flues installed in voids. In addition to the two sizes required by the legislation The Access Panel Company can manufacture compliant hatches to any size.
Since January 2013 Gas Engineers must be able to inspect the full length of the flue from the boiler. In many circumstances this is not a problem. However in apartment buildings and flats where space saving advances have allowed boilers to be fitted in wall and ceiling spaces the whole flue may not be visible for inspection. In these circumstances an access panel is required for inspection.
Failure to install an access panel to facilitate inspection will mean that the Gas Engineer will deem the boiler “At Risk” and recommend it be turned off until a full flue inspection can be made.
The panel is available with two frame options that suit both a retrofit as well as a new build scenario. The two frame types are: A beaded frame type (SBF) with perforated flange to key into the surrounding membrane. This is used where the surface has yet to be skimmed or tape and jointed. Or the picture frame, (PF), where the solid flange sits on the surface of the wall or ceiling. This covers the cut edge of the aperture and is used when the surface has already been finished and decorated.
Fire tested for 2 hours to BS476 Part 22.
Acoustic reductions from 34dB to 45dB. Tested to BS EN ISO 140-3:1995.
Fitted with rubber seals.
For the minimalist look, skim or tape & joint this frame into the surface.
For finished surfaces cover the cut edge of the aperture with this frame type.
Ask for our patented "Spring Loaded Invisible Keyhole"
For use in both walls and ceilings.
Various insulation options are available up to 0.35 u-value target.
Durable powder coated finish in any RAL colour. RAL9010 white as standard.
Can be fitted with various lock options.
Flash over the powder coated surface with 180 grit & emulsion to match the surrounding surface.
- Complies with gas safe regulations.
- Picture or Beaded Frame options.
- 'SLIK' Invisible Keyhole as standard.
- Air-tight seals to all sides.
- Powder coated white RAL9010.
- We recommend the prepared opening be 10mm larger than the panel ordered.
- Please note, on orders over 300 x 300mm the panel depth increases to 50mm.