Ledge Products offers the best shower niche available on the market today. Made of GFRC, our shower niche products are made with the highest quality material and designed with several distinctive designs that fit perfectly into most homes.
GFRC is an extremely durable material that is known for its strength, water resistance, and longevity. It is also very easy to install and lightweight, requiring almost no additional support. Ledge Products is a subsidiary of GC Products, Inc., which manufacturers some of the best available GFRC products available today. That is why we are able to sell these shower niche products for wholesale costs. Our niches frequently cost less than even the low quality plastic shower shelves that you may find at retail outlets, like Home Depot, and yet their quality and craftsmanship is second to none.
If you have a large scale project, or you need some type of custom niche, we can help there as well. That means that not only are you getting a better, more affordable product, but you're getting it backed by our individual customer service.
Contact Ledge Products today if you would like to learn more about our shower shelves or access panels. You can also order a Ledge Shower Niche right here online, or call us to make an order over the phone for even faster service.
Every building has systems that are put in place during construction - electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and more. But even when the building is complete, there will still be a need to access these systems to repair malfunctioning components or complete upgrades. A hole cut into the wall or ceiling provides this access, and an access panel hides it from sight when not in use.
Access panels will also protect the components they hide, providing waterproofing and fire prevention and acting as a barrier to dust and unauthorized entry. Since access panels are often a different material than the ceiling or wall in which they are installed, choosing a panel that can be finished to blend in makes for a sleeker look.
GFRG Access Panel Solutions
The majority of access panels are made of plastic or metal, although more specialized ones can be made from wood, drywall, and other material. Plastic and metal are some of the more affordable options because of their mass production.
GFRG is an alternative substrate for access panels that provides several advantages over conventional materials while still being affordable, both to purchase and install. This material is made by combining gypsum, glassfiber, and additives. The finished access panel is lighter weight and stronger than plain gypsum due to the composition. This is ideal for an access panel that might see frequent use.
At Ledge Products, we fabricate standard access panels measuring 9”x9” to 24”x24”. The range in sizing makes them ideal for any type of access point and our GFRG access panels can be used as:
- Ceiling Access Panels
- Electrical Access Panels
- Bathroom Access Panels
- Crawl Space Access Panels
- Plumbing Access Panels
All GFRG access panels are fire resistant to meet the strictest building standards. They are manufactured at our facilities and shipped to your job site where they are finished on site.
Installation requires minimal tools and can be done by any contractor. The lightweight panel is attached to a stud and sealed with joint tape. When complete, no frame shows around the access panel, giving it a low profile finish.
Order Your GFRG Access Panels from Ledge Products
For any interior access panel, one made of GFRG provides a quality panel that fits into your budget for construction or renovation. Our standard panels are readily available through our site at wholesale pricing.
We also offer the option to create custom access panels through our parent company, GC Products. Panels of a special size or made of waterproof GFRC are all possible as a solution for your property. Contact us to order your GFRG access panels or learn more about the benefits of this material in construction.
The pieces of a building’s plumbing system run behind walls, above ceilings, and underneath floors in the majority of homes and commercial properties. This out of the way location keeps often unattractive pipes from view. It also protects the plumbing. An accidental bump or freezing temperatures can lead to costly plumbing issues, and an interior location provides an insulated barrier.
Because different parts of a plumbing system may need ongoing access or maintenance, a hole in the wall allows a plumber or contractor to reach hidden pipes and valves. An access panel seals up that hole, but can be easily opened when necessary.
Where to Place a Plumbing Access Panel
The location of plumbing components will determine where the access panel is placed, making kitchens and bathrooms common locations. Many property owners prefer to place panels closer to the floor or behind an object for aesthetic reasons, especially when using a panel made of a substrate that stands out from the wall. Access panels are often installed over:
- Water Shut Off Valves
- Water Pumps
- Pipe Couplings
- Water Heaters
- Leaking Pipes
While some plumbing access panels may be installed during construction or renovation, it is also common to place them when a repair requires cutting away a portion of the wall. Rather than replacing a section of drywall, installing an access panel offers a simpler and often more affordable fix that offers the benefit of allowing future access to the same pipes in the future.
Pros and Cons of Plumbing Access Panel Materials
Of the available materials, plumbing access panels made of metal, plastic, and glass fiber reinforced gypsum (GFRG) are the most typically used. Each has certain advantages that make it ideal for different uses.
- Pros - Often made of galvanized or stainless steel, metal panels are waterproof and resistant to rust. They will not break, even over years of use. Many metal access panels can be primed and finished as desired.
- Cons - Metal is a heavier material, making installation more rigorous to give these panels the support they need. Because of the durability and material cost, metal tends to be a more expensive option.
- Pros - Chosen for its affordability, plastic panels are often simple to install. Many rely on adhesive rather than hardware to hold them to the wall. These panels are lightweight and readily available at most hardware stores.
- Cons - Plastic can warp in heat and offers little insulating effect. It can last for several years, but will often show wear sooner than other materials. Cheaper commercially available plastic access panels are harder to conceal, giving a less professional look.
- Pros - Plumbing access panels from GFRG are resistant to scratching, breaking, and warping. It is lightweight for convenient installation and able to be painted or finished in the same method as the rest of the wall because of its similar composition. GFRG access panels are the most inconspicuous material and will not stand out.
- Cons - GFRG is not waterproof, and should not be used in an area where it is likely to get wet. If waterproofing is needed, the related GFRC should be used.
GFRG plumbing access panels from Ledge Products are made from 100% recycled content that offers all the benefits of reinforced materials. But our standard of production also sets these panels apart from others on the market. With decades of experience working with GFRG through our parent company GC Products, we are able to make the highest quality access panels and competitive prices.
Whether you are a contractor or private individual, choosing a GFRG access panel from Ledge Products gives you the most functional and attractive access panel on the market. Browse the wholesale access panels on our website or contact us with any questions.
A visible mess of electrical wires and cables is not only an eyesore, it’s unsafe. Tampering with the electrical system of a building can cause malfunctions and injuries. This is why electronics are run through walls and ceilings whenever possible.
When choosing the electrical access panel during construction or to insert into an existing wall, most contractors and property owners select a commercially available panel. They come in a range of sizes measuring between 6” and 24”. Access panels come in polystyrene plastic, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and GFRG. Additional features like locks or hinged openings will vary by manufacturer.
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