The BAUCO® air is an aluminum linear bar air return grille that installs via a rear-mount frame into any drywall surface or comes integrated into BAUCO drywall access panels. The removable grille core consists of vanes fixed at 45 degrees providing 48% free area. The BAUCO® air finishes flush and frameless with the surrounding surface for a clean minimalist effect.
Concealed hardware and flush finish frame provide a clean and crisp result that minimizes disruption to the design.
Tool free removal of the aluminum linear bar grille core with concealed touch latches provides durability, smooth access and easy cleaning
Standard grille core finish in white powder coat or clear annodized. Mill finish can be supplied for paint on site. In larger quantities, custom colour powder coat finish available.
Custom dimensions starting at 6” up to 48". Available in several standard sizes.
Grille opening size (X and/or Y) is the clear opening with the grille removed. Some hardware may infringe slightly. Design provides 48% free area.
Cut opening (B) is the opening in the drywall. With BAUCO rear mount frame products, the drywall overlaps the framing on all sides and the access panel frame is located on the back of the drywall. (B= X or Y + 3/8”)
Rough framed opening (C) is the distance between framing members that provide structural opening for access panel. (C= X or Y + 2-1/2”)
Custom sizes available with short lead times.
Standard: Concealed mechanical touch latch for easy core removal
Grille core is removable with tools for security
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In addition to the standard installation and finishing, BAUCO works with design and construction professionals to develop custom solutions that allow our grilles to integrate with your unique application and compliment your design . Contact us to discuss your project.
BAUCO® air return grilles integrate frameless and flush into any drywall surface. Standard grille core comes white powder coated or clear annodized. Custom colour powder coating available with quantity.
BAUCO® air return grilles can be factory installed into the drywall inlays of our access panels (BAUCO® plus II, BAUCO® XL, BAUCO® rondo, and BAUCO® plus) Grille cores can be removed independently of the access panel door leaf.
The BAUCO air grille core component can be supplied with raw mill finish for preparation and painting on site.
The new Arts Student Centre is the newest on an ever-growing list of University of British Columbia projects where BAUCO Access Panels have been selected, including UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Student Union Building, Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Laboratories and Student Residences.View Project
Can the grille be completely removed?
Yes. The grilles can be completely removed from their frame.
Can I order just the grille and frame for a wall or ceiling installation without the access door?
Yes. You can purchase just the grilles and frameless finish without the access panel.