Access range of ceiling systems consists of Access panels and Connect Access grid, designed for corridors or areas with service installations in the ceiling void where frequent access is required. The system is arranged in rows, with a 23 mm space between individual panels and is mounted wall-to-wall, with or without margins.

In large areas, the Access system can be installed in rows to create a grid pattern. The absorber panels are manufactured from high density glass wool; the visible surface has an Akutex FT coating and the back of the panel is covered with glass tissue.

The simple suspension system allows the panels to be easily lowered from either side allowing the panels to drop down with a hinge effect. The panels can be opened fully in long "lanes" for servicing and other work. There are no cross suspension components.

Components of suspension system:

  • Wall brackets for wall junctions and for one piece panels across the full width of the corridor.
  • Double carrier profile for adjacent rows of panels.
  • Transition profile for junctions with suspended ceilings, Access frieze panels or plasterboard margin.
  • Perforated suspension bars and brackets.
  • Space between panels: 23 mm (side to side), 20 mm between panel and transition profile at each end.
  • The sound absorber panels are framed on all sides with a white painted steel channel.

Related literature

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Standard product features

Panel:

- Finish:

Akutex FT – The surface allows almost 100% of the sound energy to penetrate into and be absorbed by the glass wool.

Grid:

- Type:

Connect access grid system.

Weight (including suspension grid system):

Approximately 4 kg/m².

Demounting depth (minimum):

  • Access A: 80 mm.
  • Access C: 90 mm.

Overall depth of system (minimum):

  • Access A: 120 mm.
  • Access C: 130 mm.

- Performance data:

Indoor climate:

  • Recommended by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association.
  • Certified as A+ by French VOC.
  • Emission classification of building materials M1.

- Moisture resistance:

Tested in accordance with EN 13964 and can withstand a permanent ambient relative humidity of up to 95% at 30°C without sagging, warping or delaminating.

Fire safety:

Complies with BS EN 13501-1, Class A2-s1, d0.

Sound absorption:

200 mm deep system: In accordance with EN ISO 11654, Class A.

Access:

Panels hinge downwards for full access.

Cleaning:

The ceiling system can withstand daily dusting, vacuum cleaning and weekly wet cleaning.

Options

Product reference:

- Access A:

  • Panel: Square edged.
  • Sound absorber thickness: 27 mm.
  • Perimeter channel frame: Semi-exposed.

- Access C:

  • Panel: Bevelled edged.
  • Sound absorber thickness: 37 mm.
  • Perimeter channel frame: Semi-exposed.

Colour:

  • Cloudy Day - nearest NCS colour sample S 1500-N, 62% light reflectance.
  • Dark Diamond - nearest NCS colour sample S 9000-N, 4% light reflectance.
  • Golden Field - nearest NCS colour sample S 1040-G90Y, 61% light reflectance.
  • Highland Fog - nearest NCS colour sample S 2005-G, 55% light reflectance.
  • Moonlight Sky – nearest NCS colour sample S 7020-R90B, 7% light reflectance.
  • Morning Drizzle - nearest NCS colour sample S 1002-B, 69% light reflectance.
  • Ocean Storm – nearest NCS colour sample S 4020-R90B, 24% light reflectance.
  • Pale Pearl - nearest NCS colour sample S 2005-R30B, 55% light reflectance.
  • Ruby Rock - nearest NCS colour sample S 4050-R10B, 7% light reflectance.
  • Silent Steam – nearest NCS colour sample S 2010-B, 45% light reflectance.
  • Silk Slate – nearest NCS colour sample 7000-N, 13% light reflectance.
  • Silver Stone - nearest NCS colour sample S 4502-Y, 29% light reflectance.
  • Summer Breeze – nearest NCS colour sample S 1515-B50G, 54% light reflectance.
  • Sunset Heat - nearest NCS colour sample S 2070-Y60R, 20% light reflectance.
  • Volcanic Ash - nearest NCS colour sample 2002-Y, 56% light reflectance.
  • White frost - (Standard) White 500, Nearest NCS colour sample S 0500-N, 85% light reflectance (of which more than 99% is diffuse reflection). Retro reflection coefficient 63 mcd/(m2lx). Gloss < 1.

Trim:

Wall fixing plate or transition profile.

Accessories:

- Access frieze panels:

  • For margins between the hinged panels and the wall.
  • Designed for margin widths up to 600 mm, the tile can be cut in two and used for narrow margins less than 300 mm.
  • Available in the same material and surface finish as Access panels.
  • Dimensions: 2400 x 600 x 20 mm.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
20-10-20/190 Unit (modular) suspended ceiling system

Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

Saint-Gobain Ecophon

Tel:

+44 (0)1256 855280

Product reference

[Access A]
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27 mm panel thickness.
[Access C]
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37 mm panel thickness.

Panel size

 - Width:
[577 mm]
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600 mm modular.
[1177 mm]
-
1200 mm modular.
 
 - Length:
[ ______ ]
 

Accessories

[None]
[Access 0147 wall brackets at 1800 mm centres]
[Access 0151 transition profile at junctions with suspended ceilings]
[Access frieze panels]

Manufacturer details

Old Brick Kiln,
Ramsdell,
Tadley,
Hampshire, RG26 5PP
Tel +44 (0)1256 855280
Fax +44 (0)1256 851550
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