Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Each house or apartment has communications that are hidden from human eyes. However, over time, they require access for maintenance, so the openings should not be completely sealed. Inspection hatches look beautiful and practical. A wide range of products from different manufacturers is presented on the domestic market. They differ in design, texture, color, price, etc. Some models are designed for floor mounting, there are modifications for wall and ceiling installation. The recommendations of our experts will help potential buyers make the right choice.
Recommendations for choosing an inspection hatch
Hatch design. Despite the differences in purpose and design, the inspection hatches have a similar design.
- The frame is the main element of the hatch, it must be strong and durable. Non-adjustable hatches are of final dimensions; the manufacturer does not provide for changes in dimensions. The good thing about adjustable frames is that they allow users to adjust the dimensions exactly to the opening of the inspection window.
- The door allows easy and convenient access to communications. Ease of opening depends on the type of hinges, the possibility of their adjustment. Locks of different types are used for fixing. On some models, the door is magnetically held.
- There are frameless products that are attached to the revision opening using magnets and steel plates.
Opening mechanism. Many revision openings are located in hard-to-reach places in the bath or toilet. This feature should be taken into account when choosing an opening mechanism.
- The most convenient option is the swing design. The user needs to decide on the left- or right-hand mechanism.
- If there is no room for opening, then it is worth considering a sliding system. It allows you to move the door along the plane of the base to one side.
- A flip-up design is a great option if the door cannot be opened or moved.
Materials. Access doors are made from several popular materials.
- Plastic is a common option in manhole doors. The pluses of the material include a rich selection of textures and colors. The disadvantage is low strength.
- Aluminum is used for the manufacture of the frame and door. To give the metal an aesthetic look, it is covered with polymer paint. Aluminum models are more expensive than plastic or steel ones.
- The frame and door can be made of steel. Ordinary steel is inexpensive, but is afraid of moisture. Therefore, the durability of the hatch largely depends on the quality of the paintwork.
- Sometimes you can find stainless steel in premium products. It is highly resistant to corrosion.
We have selected the top 6 manufacturers of inspection hatches for our review. All of them sell their products on the Russian market. When allocating seats, the editorial board of the magazine relied on the opinion of experts, taking into account the feedback from domestic consumers.
Rating of the best manufacturers of inspection hatches
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The domestic company PRAKTIKA has been operating since 2003. The design and production enterprise specializes in the design and production of inspection hatches. Experts have appreciated the unique designs with front opening. A novelty is the invisible hatches, which are now mastered by other manufacturers. The team works tirelessly on new models, which allows us to be always in the lead. The striving to increase the rigidity of the structure by using an aluminum profile deserves praise. The introduction of sleeve bearings made it possible to reduce friction and eliminate backlash. The brand becomes the winner of our review.
Domestic users speak flatteringly about a 5-year warranty, high quality, fire resistance and a democratic price.
- own developments;
- 5-year warranty;
- high quality;
- fire safety.
- not detected.
The production company Luker also mastered the production of invisible hatches. Experts found in the manufacturer's catalog both budget models and products for wealthy Russians. The most affordable hatches are made of sheet steel, which is protected from corrosion by a polymer paint and varnish coating. This collection includes doors with a push lock and non-adjustable hinges. Aluminum hatches are equipped with adjustable hinges, push locks, locking elements with suction cups, as well as electric mechanisms are offered to the consumer. It is also not difficult to choose a texture for wallpaper, tiles or laminate.
Russian homeowners praise Luker inspection hatches for their rich assortment, the ability to choose invisibility for different types of finishes, and reliable fittings.
- wide range of models;
- prices for all walks of life;
- quality fittings.
- not detected.
Another Russian company rises to the prize pedestal of our review. The Inspector factory has been manufacturing hatches since 2007. Despite its young age, the company managed to create a modern production base, establish sales in different regions of Russia, and open an online store. Among the important advantages of the company, experts note a wide range of models, the development of new products. In the catalog, consumers can choose hatches for painting or tiles, insulated or budget, floor or plumbing. In the production cycle, only high-quality steel and aluminum profiles are used, stainless steel models stand apart.
Users identified minor flaws that prevented the brand from getting ahead of the leaders. Doors are often wedged, fragile latches come across.
- reliable design;
- quality materials;
- rich assortment;
- simple installation.
- constructive flaws.
The Ukrainian company “Ventilation Systems” supplies inspection hatches under the VENTS brand to the Russian market. The company started its activity in the 90s of the last century. Today the manufacturer supplies a wide range of ventilation systems to different countries of the world, including Russia. Thanks to its own research and development center, the company manages to produce competitive products. The experts were pleasantly surprised by the richest assortment, the catalog contains over 10 thousand items. Consumers are offered access doors for the ceiling and walls, outdoor and indoor use, for ceramic tiles and plastic.
The brand stops one step away from the pedestal, yielding to the leaders in quality of workmanship.
- affordable prices;
- rich assortment;
- own research center;
- many brands.
- work on the quality of workmanship.
The first inspection hatches of its own production were presented by Hammer in 2002. These were models for concealed installation. Employees of the company studied foreign experience, developed products taking into account Russian operating conditions. The production sites are equipped with modern equipment that quickly adjusts to the release of new products. Experts have appreciated the variety of models, the consumer will find an inspection hatch for any type of finish. The catalog contains products for wall, floor or ceiling installation. Unfortunately, under the Hammer brand there are fakes that undermine the credibility of the domestic manufacturer.
Domestic users like the good quality of the hatches, the variety of textures and colors, and their durability. The disadvantage is the overpriced.
- modern technologies;
- a wide range of;
- good quality;
- there are fakes.
In 2004, the Era trademark appeared on the Russian market. It quickly gained popularity due to its wide range of products. The catalog contains a wide range of electrical products (bulbs, lanterns, lamps, switches, sockets, etc.), and inspection hatches and ventilation equipment are produced under the EVECS brand. Experts included the manufacturer in the TOP-6 for ease of installation, affordable prices and high-quality manufacturing. The hatches are based on 0.7 mm thick sheet steel. To strengthen the structure, an all-metal expanded metal mesh is used. Corrosion protection is carried out with a powder paint coating.
Russian consumers are satisfied with the affordable price and ease of installation. The downside is paint flaking and the appearance of rust.
- easy installation;
- low prices;
- beautiful appearance.
- paint peels off;
- corrosion appears.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.