Profab Access supports construction industry in overcoming skills shortages

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With plasterers and dryliners officially listed on the UK Government’s shortage occupations list in August 2023, Profab Access is helping to combat the current shortage of construction professionals through its continuous commitment to innovation.

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of riser doors and access panels, Profab Access is calling for dryliners to adopt an alternative approach to the installation of riser doors that can cut fitting times by up to 30%, without negatively impacting compliance or performance.

This can be achieved by utilising Profab Access’ patented PRECISION Adjustable Frame system, which is supplied as standard with its VEGA 1500 Series and INTEGRA 4000 Series riser doors to support fast, safe and simpler installation methods.

The expertly engineered frame streamlines the installation process as it can be fully adjusted to meet the specific dimensions of each structural opening when installed into a flexible or solid wall construction.


Featuring a continual adjustable steel packer system, the PRECISION adjustable frame ensures the installation is fit for purpose by providing the highest standards in accuracy, whilst also removing the requirement for traditionally used packers during installation.

It also features built in factory applied intumescent fire rated mastic strips to the outer frame, which provides fire stopping between the wall and the frame. This eliminates the reliance on the correct thickness of intumescent mastic bead being applied, removing any potential margin for error and ensuring compliance and adequacy of the entire installation.

The PRECISION Adjustable Frame has been bi-directionally fire tested and certified by accredited third parties as an entire doorset with the VEGA 1500 Series for up to 60 minutes and INTEGRA 4000 Series for up to 120 minutes to comply with the latest building regulations.

This provides dryliners with a completely certified solution as both the frame and the riser door have been bi-directionally tested as a single doorset and are supplied with comprehensive documentation to evidence their performance credentials and adherence to all relevant regulations, including BS EN 1634-1:2014 +A1:2018.

Marcus Parnham, Commercial Director at Profab Access, said: “As one of the industry’s leading manufacturers, we are committed to continuous product innovation and development to support construction professionals in meeting the ever-increasing demands of the sector, without compromising on compliance.

“That’s why our PRECISION adjustable frame represents a real step change for the industry, as it supports professionals in fulfilling their duty of care by going above and beyond current legislation, whilst cutting fitting times by a third.”

For further information on Profab Access and its range of riser doors, access panels, and steel doors, call +44(0)1827 719051 or visit

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