The BAUCO plus II is the model with the most applications in drywall construction. The concealed frame sits behind the board (rear-mount) and provides a finishing edge. Concealed hardware and continuous flush finishing, with only the narrow perimeter gap visible, allow the BAUCO plus II to integrate into its surroundings and maintain the aesthetics of the space while providing discreet and functional access when needed.
Concealed hardware, flush install and finish and narrow perimeter gap ensure an elegant and virtually invisible finish. The access panel surface can be covered with a wide variety of materials like paint, wallpaper and tile to match the surrounding wall or ceiling decor.
Custom sizing starting at 6” up to 60 ft. Large access openings without cross bars customized with short lead times. Unique shapes, specialized hardware, alternate inlays/preparations for specialty finishes or for installation in non-standard substrates. The BAUCO plus II delivers custom solutions.
The airtight gasket and the mass of the drywall inlay combine to deliver superior sound transmission resistance. Installation of the BAUCO plus II in a typical assembly does not significantly reduce acoustic properties. Third party testing is available.
Equipped with a continuous EPDM rubber gasket for an airtight seal, the BAUCO plus II is ideal for plenum access, clinical environments and applications with sound transmission concerns. Third party testing is available.
Accepts a wide variety of facing materials. The free pivoting hinge accommodates the thickness of the facing material and flush integration with the substrate allows continuity of material from the surrounding surfaces. The result is clean and continuous finish across the access panel for a functional and aesthetically pleasing solution.
The strong components are scaled up to provide dependable access to large equipment and systems while maintaining the elegant BAUCO finish. From the common double leaf solutions for access to air handling units to expansive service corridor access, the BAUCO plus II multi-leaf design provides for crossbar free large access.
Door size (X and/or Y) is the clear opening with the door leaf removed. Some hardware may infringe slightly (3/8″ along latch side)
Cut opening in the drywall (B) is about 3/8″ larger than Door Size. The wall’s boarding extends into the framed R.O. on all 4 sides.(B = X + 3/8”)
Rough framed opening (C) is the distance between framing members that provide structural opening for access panel. (C= X + 2 1/2” or C= Y + 2 1/2″)
Custom sizes available with short lead times.
The standard BAUCO plus II is supplied with concealed mechanical touch latches. The following are additional latch options.
Standard: Mechanical touch latch
Slotted screwdriver cam latch
Tamper-resistant torx head cam latches
Key-operated cylinder lock, (2) keys per lock, keyed alike
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In addition to various common finishing options and typical substrates, BAUCO works with design and construction professionals to develop custom solutions that allow our access panels to blend into your design and integrate with your unique application. Contact us to discuss your project.
For typical drywall finishing, the standard BAUCO plus II is supplied with a moisture and mold resistant drywall inlay. Once finished, the access panel blends seamlessly into the surrounding drywall wall or ceiling.
With this time saving option, you no longer need to finish the door leaves of BAUCO plus II, BAUCO XL, and BAUCO rondo access panels. BAUCO paint-ready finished panels ship to you with a highly durable, factory-primed drywall door leaf. Skilled trades need only to install and finish the access panel outer frame and then simply insert the BAUCO paint-ready leaf right before painting.
Wallpaper can be applied directly to the surface of the access panel door leaf, allowing the access panel to blend in with the wall or ceiling finish. For this treatment, it is recommended that the standard access panel be finished and coated to prepare for application.
As with millwork and other build up of facing material, tile can be can be adhered to the door leaf continuous with the surrounding wall or ceiling. To facilitate application of tile (by others) onsite, the BAUCO plus II access panel can be supplied with a tile backer or cement board and can be precisely sized to align with tile size and grout line width. Contact us to discuss your tile application.
As with all veneer finish treatments, wood veneer continues from the surrounding wall or ceiling across the face of the access panel. The standard BAUCO plus II access panel with the drywall inlay can be prepared on site for application of various veneers.
The free pivot hinge and the alignment of the installed door leaf and with the substrate surfaces allows for facing materials of varied thicknesses to be applied. The access panel can be supplied with an alternate inlay such as plywood for facing or provided as the access panel frame only to prepare for inlay by skilled trades on site. Dimensions of the access panel can be accurately customized to align with plank width. Contact us to discuss your millwork application.
SilverLining Inc. has completed over 3000 exceptional high-end construction and renovation projects. Since 2007, BAUCO access panel solutions have been part of their standard of execution.View Project
BAUCO supplied over 1,200 wall and ceiling access panels with short lead times to this Multi-Family Highrise project. One solution was a custom bathroom ceiling access for air handlers and other equipment in tightly packed plenums.View Project
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
Apple broke ground on its new $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot campus in Austin, TX early 2019. The campus will initially house 5,000 employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, and is expected to open in 2022.View Project
The project was designed by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, in conjunction with Vancouver’s Merrick Architecture. This is Kengo Kuma’s first residential design in North America and with its unique features, it is already being noted as one of the most recognizable and iconic buildings in the world.View Project
Are custom sizes for the BAUCO® plus II available?
Yes. The models with gypsum board inlay (BAUCO® plus and BAUCO® plus II) are frequently customized. We can build the BAUCO® plus II in dimensions of 6" x 6" (152.4 x 152.4 mm) and up.
Are the concealed touch latches strong enough?
Yes. The latches are mechanical and not magnetic. Each individual latch is rated for over 50 lbs (22.68 kg) and the number of latches varies with the door size. For example, a 24" x 24" (609.6 x 609.6 mm) door weighs only 14 lbs (6.35 kg) and has two latches.
Can BAUCO® plus II access doors be installed in walls or ceilings?
Yes. All BAUCO® plus II doors can be installed in both walls and ceilings. For larger custom-sized openings, we need to know at the time of your order where the panel will be installed so that we can configure some hardware items accordingly.
Can BAUCO® plus II access panels be covered with different finishes and treatments?
Yes. The BAUCO® plus II can receive treatments of tile, wall coverings, tongue and groove wood, fabrics, stucco plaster, etc. Really, the door is an extension of the surrounding gypsum board surface.
Can you make large custom doors, such as 32" x 48.5" (812.8 x 1231.9 mm)?
Yes. We produce custom doors all the time. For larger sizes, the door leaf may be divided into two or more segments (for example, a 48" x 60" /1219.2 x 1524 mm into two leaves 48" x 30" /1219.2 x 762 mm). Some constraints exist, so it is best if we know as much as possible about your application. Call and inquire about your custom door requirements.
How quickly can I get my doors?
Small orders, within days; large orders, within a few weeks. In any case, you will receive detailed information on all options. The detailed quotations that we provide include value of goods, estimated lead time from date of order, and cost and transit times for a variety of shipping options to help you get your panels when you need them. Custom sized door orders may vary a little more, but on average will not add more than a couple of days to each of the approximate ranges. We are happy to work with your schedule to help you keep your project on track.
Do you have a local distributor/store?
Because our doors are highly customizable, we find it best to manufacture and distribute our own product. We ship worldwide daily and have very competitive shipping rates and a variety of shipping options.