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Here at Best Access Doors, we are confident that we will always provide the quality products of your preference. We are proud to introduce the industry-leading BA-FRU Fire Rated Access Panel Insulated Upward Opening from Best Access Doors. This access door is both practical and ascetically pleasing thanks to its continuous piano hinge, steel frame, and self-closing and self-locking mechanism for easy access on either side. Contractors across North America prefer the BA-FRU because of its easy access to electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and other fixtures inside your fire-rated walls or ceilings.

Our fire-rated insulated access panels allow quick access through fire-rated walls and ceilings, which is typically required by code.

The BA-FRU offers a 16-gauge cold-rolled steel frame and 20-gauge galvanneal steel door, 2-inch mineral wool for fire-rated insulation, a continuous piano hinge, an inside panel release standard on all doors over 12" x 12". As an added benefit, this access door also provides an easy-to-operate automatic panel closer (which is standard on all FRU doors). This access door is finished with the DuPont high-quality white powder coat, which you can paint right after installation is complete!

For installation in vertical wall assemblies, the BA-FRU insulated access door has a fire rating of up to 3 hours. Whereas, for installation in horizontal ceilings, the fire rating measures up to 3 hours in noncombustible construction and 1-hour fire rating incombustible construction.

We also offer a wide variety of custom latch options. For the FRI-SS, the door comes standard with a ring/tool key operated slam latch and can also be equipped with a key-operated cylinder cam latch, 4" handle operated slam latch, hex head slam latch, and mortise slam latch.

In addition to customizing the latch, we also offer the popular finish of #304 stainless steel. Our fire-rated access panels are made of high-quality materials and meet NFPA standards. Another benefit of installing our BA-FRU fire-rated door is that it can contribute directly to a project's ability to achieve LEED certification in new construction and major renovations such as schools and commercial interiors.


Material: 20-gauge galvanneal steel door 16 gauge cold rolled steel frame

Hinge: Continuous piano hinge. Hinge location: Hinges must be located on the second dimension (height).

Locking mechanism: Hex head slam latch outside and a self-latching ring operated slam latch inside

Flange: 1" exposed flange

Frame: 3" in depth, made of cold-rolled steel

Rough opening: Door sizes + ¼" or + 6mm

Insulation: 2" thick fire-rated mineral wool

Finish: High-quality white powder coat primer.

Fire-rated access doors, for horizontal use, are subject to the following:

 Horizontal ceiling assemblies

 Certification: ASTM E119 (2012), CAN/ULC S101 (2007)

 Rating Achieved: 3 hours in noncombustible construction and 1 hour in combustible construction

 Maximum size: 24 "X36" (610 mm X 914 mm) (hinges and latches on the side of 36"), tolerance on dimension limitations are more or less 3" (76 mm) as long as the area does not exceed 864 in².

Lastly, we take pride in giving you a wide variety of shipping options directly to your job site. Need a custom size? We can manufacture and ship in as little as five days!

Our world-class customer service team looks forward to discussing all your Access Door needs today! Feel free to contact us at (800) 483-0823 or by email via


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