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About J-Bead Frame for Perforated Grilles


J-Bead Frame for Perforated Grilles


Advanced Architectural Grilleworks, the innovator of the Plaster J-Bead® frame for linear bar grilles, has developed a similar product for perforated metal grilles that will improve installation speed and accuracy while providing a strong and seamless finished result.

“HVAC Industry standards were not satisfying our customers’ requirements so we undertook extensive testing and development with some of our key HVAC clients and engineers.  The resulting solution is a J-Bead frame for perforated grilles with numerous unique features including multiple core mounting options.”



There are no unsightly rivets, welds or seams that can crack or pull-apart as is the current industry standard. The flange provides multiple recessed capture areas for plaster or “mud” and there is a step enabling the finishers to smoothly and cleanly apply an initial coat and a final skim coat. Additionally, there are numerous pre-punched holes designed to accept standard wall board screws with spacing to accommodate any wall condition.

The perforated grille J-Bead style frame can be provided in any shape or configuration (fixed or removable; with or without a door) and will accommodate either filter slots or opposed blade dampers.

The frame is available in aluminum with a full range of finishes: satin #4, satin – clear anodized, mirror polish #8, prime painted, or powder coated.

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Metallic Finishes
Black Anodized Aluminum, Black Powder Coat Aluminum, Brushed Stainless Steel, Clear Anodized Aluminum, Dark Duranodic Aluminum, Dark Statuary, Light Duranodic Aluminum, Light Statuary, Medium Duranodic Aluminum, Medium Statuary, Mirror Polished Aluminum, Mirror Polished Brass, Mirror Polished Stainless Steel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Primed Aluminum, Satin Aluminum, Satin Brass, Satin Bronze, Statuary Powder Coat Aluminum, Sun Gold, White Powder Coat Aluminum
RAL Finishes
RAL is a coding system to define colors, for example coating colors. The system was developed in 1927 in Germany and stands for ReichsAusschuss für Lieferbedingungen (Imperial Commission for Delivery Terms). The color definitions are the industry standard in many markets, such as construction and traffic safety.

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News archive:
Introducing the JBead Frame for Perforated Grilles (Mar 20, 2016)

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10240 - Grilles and Screen
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05 58 19 - Heating/Cooling Unit Covers
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