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  1. Jon Lee
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    Jon Lee EF Member

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    I have to install roughly 150 points at a large property. The client is style conscious and wants to install Brushed Steel / Chrome / Nickel Flat plate sockets and switches.

    Is BG Nexus a good and sturdy brand? Not shoddy quality like LAP which keep falling off / failing. Mainly worked with MK before (Which was initially recommended).

    Other option is Heritage Brass but that is just too expensive for the client.

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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    i've installed quite a few BG nexus with no problems. even the usb sockets are reliable.not done any screwless ones though.
     
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  3. Jon Lee
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    Jon Lee EF Member

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    Thank you... So no complaints.
     
  4. kingeri
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    kingeri Trusted Advisor

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    I wouldn't fancy doing 150 flat plate points! I hope you have deep back boxes. :bomb:
     
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  5. Jon Lee
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    Jon Lee EF Member

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    Lol no it’s only 50-60. Rest are pendants etc
     
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  6. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    and flat walls.
     
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  7. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    35mm boxes all round then.
     
  8. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    I've just fitted over 200 points of BG nexus screwless flat plate on a newbuild. Customer wanted it because of the grey inserts instead of the usual black or white. Found it good to install and also fits on existing 25mm boxes if need be (apart from the USB sockets).

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  9. 1Justin
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    1Justin Electrician's Arms

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    I always warn customers with existing installations against it. Stiff old cables, too may connections jammed inside boxes and wonky walls don't go with any screwless stuff. Also the wall coverage is often smaller, meaning openings round the edges get revealed.
    Just about OK on new build provided the plasterers to a neat job and you use nice deep boxes for plenty of cable space. Brand-wise, I'd also avoid Varilight. - They seem particularly flimsy in my experience, with very bendy and thin plastic backplates.
     
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  10. Jon Lee
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    Jon Lee EF Member

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    Well its a complete rewire ... so hopefully should work.. seems like a crime to suggest Heritage Brass with 4 times the prices ....
     
  11. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Haven't fitted any brass in years!
     
  12. Lee42
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    Lee42 Lee

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    Fitted plenty of the bg nexus flat plate over the years which had the sector branding.
    Not been back to one yet (touch wood)
    Mk is always been my usual choice, but for the price u can't go wrong
     
  13. Des 56
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    BG Nexus :thumbsup:
    BG Chrome with grey inserts :thumbsup::handok:

    Any type of flat plate (BG included) :thumbsdown: :eek: :thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
    Modern Mk accessories :praying::thumbsdown:
     
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  14. NDG Elecs
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    NDG Elecs Electrician's Arms

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    I fitted five customer supplied BG screwless flat plates last Friday. The SOs fitted ok in approx 30mm deep back boxes (25mm plus 5mm of plaster). The FCU was ok too. They also had a double dimmer which was by far the heftiest. Decent quality IMO. And this was on an old install with old walls. Looked ok. She said she paid £65 for a double dimmer, 3xDSSOs and a FCU. Must admit my heart sank when she presented the plates too me! She didn't seem the 'slick and sleek' type to me.
    My choice out of preference would be the Schneider flat plate range. Bit pricey but nice gear.
     
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  15. Jon Lee
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    Jon Lee EF Member

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    Ok all. This is so helpful. I will ask customer to order Schneider 1-2 for comparison. Never done flat plat before. So generally a pain to fit? Do you usually get the finish that the customer must be hoping to get?
     
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