PROFAB ACCESS LTD
UNIT C&D RIVERDALE ROAD
CARLYON ROAD IND ESTATE
WARWICKSHIRE CV9 1FA
Tel: 01827 718222
Fax: 01827 818680
Suppliers of: Access Panels, Access Doors, Riser Doors, wall Access Hatches, ceiling access panels, steel security doors, loft access doors, loft doors, access doors
Profab Access Ltd supply a wide range of Access Panels, Riser Doors and Steel Doors suitable for all types of projects. Our range of products provide elegant and seamless access to a wide range of services whilst maintaining aesthetics without compromise.
Profab Access Panels:
Profab Access Ltd has been a household name for quality None Fire Rated & Fire Rated Access Panels since 2001. Our products have developed over the years predominantly lead by architects looking for high-quality products with the option of fire performance, without compromising on aesthetics. Frequently specified in commercial and residential buildings where clean and concealed maintenance-free access is required to mechanical or electrical services within ceilings and walls.
Designed and manufactured in our UK factory to your exact specification, Profab Access Panels fit seamlessly in masonry walls, shaft walls & drywall partitions.
CERTIFIRE Access Panels Only Available by Profab. Please visit our website to view our certification.
- Acoustic Rated up to 39dB
- Part L Compliant
- Part J Compliant
- Smoke Seals
- Choice of Fire Rating to suit Requirements
- Non-Fire Rated
- 1 Hour Fire Rated
- 2 Hour Fire Rated
- Choice of Door Finish to suit Finishing Requirements
- Metal Door
- Plasterboard Door
- Tile/Clad Door
- Choice of Frame Profiles to suit Finishing Requirements
- Beaded Frame
- Picture Frame
- Choice of Lock Profiles to suit Finishing Requirements
- Budget Lock
- Push Catch
- Security Lock
Please contact our technical team for further information on our Access Panels.
Profab Concealed Riser Doors have evolved over 16 years, predominantly lead by architects looking for a higher fire performing an alternative to traditional timber riser doors, without compromising on aesthetics. Frequently specified by architects in commercial and residential buildings where clean and concealed maintenance-free access is required to mechanical or electrical services within the riser shaft.
Designed and manufactured in our UK factory to your exact specification, Profab Riser Doors fit seamlessly in masonry walls, shaft walls & drywall partitions.
As standard, our metal riser doors come 2-hour fire rated 3rd party certified by CERTIFIRE, 35dB acoustic rated, smoke sealed & Airtight to Part L.
Riser doors can be upgraded to achieve 42dB and 44dB acoustic ratings.
CERTIFIRE Riser Doors Only Available by Profab. Please visit our website to view our certification.
- Certifire Fire Rated to 240: Minutes
- 35dB Acoustic Shielding
- Airtight to Part L
- Frame Construction: 1.5mm Zintec
- Door Construction: 1.2mm Zintec
- Rockwool Core Door Leaf
- Intumescent Smoke Seals
- Fully Welded Rigid Box Section Frame
- Multi-Point Locking
- Concealed Continuous Piano Hinge
- Fully Powered Coated Matt RAL9010
- Suitable for Finishing On-Site
Please contact our technical team for further information on our Riser Doors.
Profab certified fire rated steel doorsets have evolved over 7 years. Frequently specified by architects for back of house or basements areas as well as sports halls and pedestrian fire escapes. Designed with the industry expected adjustable fixings and security capping channels as well as integrated astragals and stainless steel top and bottom channels.
Designed and manufactured in our UK factory, Profab offers a totally bespoke service with all products manufactured to order.
As standard, fire rated steel doors come 3rd party certified by Certifire and CE marked were applicable. With the options of smoke seals, acoustic ratings and U-Values.
Profab Access Ahead of the Curve with Fire Testing
Profab Access Ltd, part of the Access 360 portfolio, is prioritising fire safety in buildings with the introduction of fire testing for both sides of its 4000 Series riser door range.
Established in 2001, Profab Access Ltd is a leading UK manufacturer of wall and ceiling access panels and riser doors. The company employs a team of 71 and operates from a 46,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Atherstone, Warwickshire. All aspects of the design and manufacturing process are carried out onsite.
Profab has been working with the global testing, inspection and certification company, Warrington Fire, for several years and has the CERTIFIRE independent third party certification for its 4000 Series riser doors, 8000 Series access panels for tiled walls, 1000 Series access panels and steel doors. The 4000 and 8000 Series ranges are available with up to a 4 hour CERTIFIRE rating.
Since the Grenfell Tower fire the issue of fire safety has dominated the construction sector. Following the Hackitt Review and the subsequent Government Implementation Plan, published in December 2018, four key areas were highlighted for improvement, including “Clearer standards and guidance, and product safety”.
James Fisher, Managing Director of Access 360, comments, “From our perspective actions speak louder than words. In the spirit of the Hackitt Review we wanted to ‘start living the cultural shift’ and to lead the industry by investing in testing and certification because we believe it’s the right thing to do and not just because it’s a legal requirement.”
“Fire testing from both sides is a significant investment on our part, in terms of time and cost. It takes nearly twice as long to test from both sides, requires two doors to be tested on opposite sides and doubles the cost of the testing and certification process. The benefit to our customers is that they can have absolute confidence that when they specify a Profab fire rated riser door its performance has been tested and independently verified above and beyond what is legally required.”
“We want all our customers to have this level of peace of mind and it is our intention to conduct fire testing from both sides on all the products in the Profab range. Testing on the 1000 Series access panels is already under way.”
Warrington Fire, now a part of the Element Group, is a UKAS accredited laboratory which specialises in fire resistance testing for passive fire protection products. The testing process is stringent, from start to finish. The testing personnel from Warrington Fire come to the Profab Access manufacturing facility to personally select the riser doors they wish to test. Both the doors and frames are signed by the testers to ensure the correct products are delivered to them for testing.
Once at the laboratory the riser doors are tested to BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2018, the standard for fire resistance and smoke control. The testing process involves the riser doors being held in a rig in front of a kiln. The size of the rig, 3 metres high by 3 metres wide, enables testing of single, double or triple riser doors to be carried out.
The riser doors are tested to measure the integrity of the door and frame when subjected to fire. The process involves ensuring that flaming cannot occur on the unexposed face of the door for longer than 10 seconds and that a 25 mm rod cannot be passed through the specimen. The transfer of radiant heat though the surface of the doors is also measured. Limiting the transmission of heat from one side of the door to the other to protect building occupants so they can safely exit the building is paramount.
Amendments have already been made to the Building Regulations Approved Document B (Fire Safety), notably the ban on combustible cladding on all new buildings over 18 metres in height. Further changes are expected as a result of the call for evidence for the technical review of Approved Document B, which closed in March. By taking the lead in fire testing both sides of the 4000 Series riser doors Profab Access is future proofing the products being used in the construction sector. When it comes to riser doors building professionals now have the opportunity to specify products that exceed the legal requirements.
To find out more about the range of fire rated products available from Profab Access please visit www.profabaccess.com or call the Technical team on 01827 719051.
Three brands, one objective – safe access all areas
Three brands, one objective – safe access all areas
Three of the UK’s leading access specialists have come together to form the Access 360 portfolio, providing a total manufacturing solution for roof, ceiling, wall and floor access products for the construction industry.
Access 360 comprises Bilco UK, Profab Access and Howe Green. These well-established brands all have a strong reputation for delivering innovative solutions to address the challenges of safe access within a building or external environment.
The brand identities have been updated, reflecting the holistic offer that Access 360 presents to the market, to represent the synergy between the brands and the complementary nature of the products.
Bilco UK is a horizontal access specialist supplying the commercial market with standard and bespoke roof access hatches, ladders, smoke vents and floor doors. Founded in the USA in 1926 the company has been operating in the UK since 1989.
Following the acquisition of Bilco by the Tyman Group in 2016 Bilco UK became part of home security specialist ERA in April 2017.
Howe Green was acquired by Bilco UK in 2017. The company manufactures fabricated floor access covers, linear drainage, tree pit covers and bespoke metalwork from a manufacturing facility in Hertfordshire. Incorporated in 1983 Howe Green access covers are specified across a diversity of industry sectors.
In August 2018 Profab Access, a leading manufacturer of vertical access panels, riser doors and steel doors was acquired. Established in 2001 Profab employs a team of 71 and operates from a 46,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and distribution facility in Warwickshire.
The strategic acquisitions of Howe Green and Profab Access were designed to strengthen Bilco UK’s “Safe Access All Areas” proposition. The three companies serve the same market, working with architects, specifiers and building service professionals to provide trusted, high quality, safe access solutions.
James Fisher, Managing Director of Access 360, explains the rationale behind the creation of Access 360 and the new brand identities. “Since the acquisition of Howe Green and Profab Access we have been promoting our ability to provide an unparalleled range of access solutions. From an operational perspective it soon became obvious that we needed a name and an identity that could encompass all three companies, whilst retaining the established and trusted brand names.
“We have members of the team whose responsibilities cover the three brands, including myself, our Sales Director, Technical Director, Marketing Manager, SHEQ Manager, New Product Development Engineer and our sales force.
“The name Access 360 represents what we have to offer the construction sector – products that cover the complete spectrum of access solutions. We have a new brand mark for each company to illustrate how the brands, and respective products, complement each other. We are delighted to present Access 360 to the world and to announce the bringing together of three brands with one specific objective – safe access all areas.”
To find out more about the range of products available from Access 360 please visit www.access-360.co.uk.