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  1. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    I hate the stuff and haven't fitted it for years.......but have a customer that wont be persuaded and wants brushed steel screw less flat plate accessories. The job is huge (in the region of 600 points altogether) so want to find something that's not going to be a PITA. Any recommendations? Quick look online and the BG nexus range doesn't look to sad...has any used this range in screw less flat plate? Appreciate any feed back.
     
  2. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Get some white plastic accessories with the little plastic inserts :D

    But seriously I don't think I've ever installed screw less accessories. So can't be much help sorry.
    Best of luck keeping your sanity lol
     
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  3. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Unless the wall is completely true then they look proper shite but its want the customer wants :mad:
     
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  4. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Yeah when the walls all off and there's great big gaps around the faceless socket.
    When all is well though they do look rather snazzy.
    There's been a couple of times I had to look behind one they can be a nightmare to get off so got to say click the fronts on after everything's done. Plus saves the fronts from getting scratched.

    They all seem to be the same method of clicking onto the frame of the front not sure how much different one brand is from another.
     
  5. Richard Burns
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    I too avoid screwless flat plate wherever possible.
    I have not used the BG screwless ones but the screwed flat plate seem OK (except for the terminal locations on all their fused spurs), I like that they do not use plastic around the switch actuators. (but I think they are what toolstation sell!)
    I would also be prepared to consider Schneider ultimate or click definity.
    Just remembered that I saw some accessories with a magnetic fixing that I thought would either be wonderful or a nightmare and I could see them falling off non flat walls!
     
  6. LankyWill
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    LankyWill Electrician's Arms

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    Feel your pain Lee, only ever fitted the Schneider flat plate. Absolute pig of a job, had to chop nearly 60% back due to the slightly proud metal boxes.
     
  7. stummish
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    stummish Electrician's Arms

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    Schneider ultimate for me too. Best screw less accessories I've fitted. And they look the best too I think. Only bad thing is the usb double sockets need a 35mm back box if I remember right.
     
  8. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    All flat plate should be fitted in 35mm boxes..... And cooker isolators 45mm
     
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  9. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Did a kitchen job for a mate, who bought all his fittings. He used screw less, can't remember make, but it was rather tedious!

    I used 35mm back boxes, but luckily for me I chopped them in a bit and he covered with glass splash backs, 'cos I don't think there would have been enough space.

    USB sockets I would install 47mm back boxes.

    I would experiment on that Lee, with you chosen make.

    Tell your customer, they'll be forever pushing the plates back on!
     
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  10. jackhammerJIM
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    jackhammerJIM Regular EF Member

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    Fitted the BG flat plate last week that a customer provided . 2 out 0f the 4 prongs had fallen off of the 4 gang dimmer faceplate so i wasn't impressed .

    Have installed varilight brushed chrome which did look superb . The way the face plates click into the socket is always going to cause problems .

    How about RAKO ? o_O
     
  11. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    I still prefer my idea of white plastic with the screw hole plugs! :D
    Or caulk if you're not that fancy lol
     
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  12. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    13 of the rooms are having RAKO :eek:
     
  13. jackhammerJIM
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    jackhammerJIM Regular EF Member

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    If they can afford RAKO they can afford better than BG .
     
  14. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Yeah its a 30K rewire for me but the more expensive I go the more it eats in to my bottom line :D
     
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  15. D00DY_T00DY
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    D00DY_T00DY Gorilla Whisperer Electrician's Arms

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    Telling you mate few tubes of caulk. Few plastic sockets you'll be eating steak in a couple weeks:D
     
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