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Panther Access Panels
Description

Panther Access Panels offer a range of panels for both residential and commercial applications. The Standard range includes sound-rated panels and metal-face budget panels, that can be installed in both steel stud and masonry walls, and in suspended ceilings. Fire-rated panels are suitable for suspended ceilings.

Panels are available in five standard sizes, and custom sizes can be ordered. Surround finishes can be Flanged or Set Bead, and a variety of lock options are available.

Standard Panels:

  • Sound Rated
  • Metal-Faced 
  • Aluminium Manhole Frames
  • Fire Rated — 1 Hour, 2 Hour

Specialised Architectural Panels:

This range includes panels with polymer doors and polymer frame for wet areas, or panels for high security facilities, such as prisons, that have galvanised or stainless steel doors and specialised locking systems.

  • Tile
  • Wet Area
  • Security — galvanised steel frame and door, welded door skins
  • Perforated Plasterboard
  • Stainless Steel
  • Corrugated Sheeting
  • High Performance — exceeds acoustic performance requirements for service shafts
Key Features
  • Standard Sound Rated panels made with a unique polymer frame; 30% lighter
  • Selection of surround finishes (Flanged or Set Bead)
  • Wide variety of locks — key budget lock, numbered key cam, concealed touch latch, magnetic catch and coin lock
  • Five standard sizes, custom sizes can be ordered
  • Standard Sound Rated Panels can be face fixed initially, to achieve faster and safer installation
Scope of Use
  • Commercial or residential applications

Standard Range:

  • Sound Rated and Metal Faced panels can be installed in masonry and steel stud walls, and suspended ceilings
  • Fire Rated panels for suspended ceilings only

Specialised Architectural Panels:

  • Tiled, Perforated Plasterboard — panels to match specialised wall or ceiling finishes are also available by order
  • Wet Areas
  • Security Panels for applications requiring secure installation
  • The High Performance HP51 Panel has high sounding for service shafts and is suitable for walls or vertical bulkheads where access to concealed services is required
Limitations on Use
  • Fire-rated Access Panels have been tested for ceiling applications only and cannot be installed in walls
  • Tile Panels are made to order — tiles are not supplied
  • Rondo recommends installation by a qualified tradesperson, and in accordance with the Panther Access Panels Design Manual
In-Service History

Used in projects including:

  • NZ Hillary Field Centre upgrade, Antarctica
  • C2 Esplanade, Darwin — multimillion dollar service apartment complex
  • 400 George Street, Brisbane — five-Star, Green Star rated office building
Other Performance Attributes
  • Each access panel has been rigorously tested for both quality and performance, particularly in regards to fire ratings and acoustic ratings
  • Sound Rated Access Panels have a polymer frame unique to Rondo which is 30% lighter and means they are easier and quicker to install, saving time on site.
Documents
Complete Rondo Design Manual
Design Manual: Panther Access Panels
Panther Access Panels Range

2018

Rondo Design Wizards
Sample Warranty
Project: Antarctica NZ Hillary Field Centre Upgrade
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