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1 hour fire rated loft hatch from Profab Access
ALTA 3000 Series Ceiling Panels
FIRE RATED (up to 1hr)

The ALTA 3000-1FR is a 1 hour fire rated loft hatch, typically used in residential properties to provide permanent access between 50mm wide timber truss/joisted plaster/plasterboard ceilings, where access to the loft space is required.

Specify options for frame edge profile and locking to suit the application.



Features / Benefits


The metal frame holds a flush metal door through adjustable hinges to one side.

The door opens down towards the user and can be removed during installation or if damage occurs. Door is held closed with lock (see below)

  • Fire rated up to 60 minutes
  • Clean, discreet design with flush metal door
  • Fast and simple to install, lockable
  • Fully adjustable hinges for ease of installation and fit
  • Rubber, compressable draught seals to all sides
  • Etch primed for decorating on site, to match adjacent finishes
  • Single door (SD) configuration
  • Fully recyclable at end of life


1.2mm thick electro-galvanised mild steel, incorporating either a simulated dry wall edge bead or picture frame profile.

  • Rubber foam compressible dust seals fitted all round
  • White powder coated primer suitable for finishing on site
  • Adjustable hinges maintain a 2mm gap between the door and frame


0.9mm thick, electro-galvanised mild steel flush-faced tray

  • The door is lined with foil-backed mineral wool insulation.
  • White powder coat primer suitable for finishing on site.
  • Single door (SD) configuration only
  • Door opens downward towards the user
  • Removable door during installation or if damage occurs


The ALTA 3000 fire rated series is available with a choice of two frame edge profiles to suit your application;

  • Beaded frame (BF)

The beaded frame edge profile is suitable for ceilings where the panel is being installed prior to any tape and jointing or skim-coat plastering.

  • Picture frame (PF)

The picture frame edge profile is suitable for retro-fit to ceilings where the panel is being installed after finishing work is complete. The panel is factory finished powder coated in matt RAL 9010 white for finishing on site.


The door is held closed by a lock. Locks are concealed on the rear of the door but operated from the front face. 3000-1FR is available with;

  • Budget lock (BL)

Budget lock (T bar key included), economy steel lock supplied with White plastic bung cover.

  • Security lock (SL)

Security key lock (keys included) with Chrome escutcheon to door face for captive key entry.


The ALTA 3000-1FR access panel has a 1 hour fire rating.



631 x 542mm - 8.5kg
746 x 542mm - 9.8kg

Available from stock.


All doors hinge along dimension Y

Performance Standards ALTA 3000 SERIES - FIRE RATED

Fire Testing Fire Rated for 1 hour
Acoustic Shielding 23dB Acoustic shielded as standard

Guide Specification ALTA 3000 SERIES - FIRE RATED

MATERIALFrame 1.2mm / Door 0.9mm thick electro-galvanised mild steel. Door lined with foil backed mineral wool insulation.
FRAME EDGEBeaded frame (BF) / Picture frame (PF) (See OPTIONS)
FRAME DEPTHOverall frame depth - 80mm
FINISHWhite powder coated frame and door
STRUCTURAL OPENINGX and Y dimensions are outside frame sizes. Structural Opening requirement for installation is (X+5) x (Y+5) mm
CLEAR OPENINGClear available access when installed, with door in open position is (X-65mm) x (Y-35mm) Push catch reduces clear opening of Dim.Y by additional 20mm (localised)
QUALITYCNC manufactured in the UK to ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015
FIRE TESTINGA 1 hour fire resistance test to BS 476: part 22: 1987 was carried out on a 800mm x 800mm single door. It maintained the integrity criteria for 90 minutes. Test No. 146556. Dated 17th August 2005 Warringtion Fire (UK).
NotesFor technical assistance, please contact our Technical Department on +44 (0)1827 719051

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