The general purpose panels are practical for indoor or outdoor use and often installed in ceilings or walls. Plus, for the more attractive finish they can include the recess to frames with flush latches and concealed hinges to avoid interrupting the existing surface finish. This type of panel is perfect to install where it isn’t necessary to conceal high security items or comply with specific fire codes. The type of doors in this category includes those that have code locking, temperature control and draft resistant designs.
Most of the commercial and residential buildings have walls with drywall that fills an area of steel or wood framing. In the event of needing to complete plumbing or electrical repairs, it is usually necessary to cut into this area of drywall to reach the parts that need repairing. But with a proper drywall access point it is much easier to complete the repairs without causing unnecessary damage. Most of these openings are designed to fit flush to the wall surface and can be painted to match the existing decor to completely blend with the surrounding environment. For greater security, it is possible to install a concealed safety system that can prevent children or strangers from opening these areas.
If the ceilings or walls are made of plaster, the preferred option is the plaster bead access panels that are less likely to cause any interference with the plaster surface or structural integrity. Plaster is significantly less resilient than the more hard-wearing drywall, so it is necessary to use a different method of insulation. This is achieved by using a very strong frame that can accept the door and also prevent issues with chipping. The preferred style includes those that have a recessed frame to make sure it is able to stay flush with either the ceiling or wall surface.