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  1. Andy Hunt
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    Andy Hunt New EF Member

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    Morning, can anyone tell me which is the most widely used brand name/type or best known manufacturer of electrical backbox's (plastic and/or metal) in the UK market? Thanks v much! Andy
     
  2. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    Simple answer

    Which ever is cheapest
     
  3. Spoon
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    Hi mate. Welcome to the forum.
    Is this for research purposes?
    Curious as to why you are asking.
     
  4. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    Applby back box was my favorite.now it now cheap has chips now .costcutter i get my gear from.
     
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  5. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    I get my usb double sockets from Aldi....

    Yes seriously

    On offer at £4.99 a pop
     
  6. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

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    As long as they are to bs4662 all ok..
    Appleby for quality or Finelite as they have 20 & 25mm knockouts
     
  7. ferg
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    ferg Electrician's Arms

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    Galv boxes. Whatever is cheapest.

    Dry lining boxes. Appleby every time.
     
  8. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

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    These are are easy

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  9. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    I have actually Used circular boxes for some foreign roomstats and heating controllers etc

    Very nice to use
     
  10. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear please let me back in to the prison cell. Electrician's Arms

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    what a pvc front to do with a back box !.
     
  11. Andy Hunt
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    Andy Hunt New EF Member

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    Hi Spoon, I am a Brit living in Slovenia and there are many UK citizens who bought houses and are doing them up. I know some of them and talking to some local electricians, they were interested in UK companies supplying decent quality products as quality can be dubious from Eastern Europe. When in the UK, I will buy some units for some mates but would prefer to buy British ( if there any manufacturers left). I don't want any Chinese or Asian stuff rebranded as EU or UK stuff. Cheers. Andy
     
  12. Barnaby Stedman
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    Barnaby Stedman Regular EF Member

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    to be honest you cant go too far wrong with a backbox - as long as it stays in the wall and doesn't lose its threads and is up to regs then they're all the same. if ur talking about drywall backboxes then i would be a bit more choosy.
     
  13. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

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    You can go wrong if you’re using schuko sockets and get the wrong backboxes..
    Best sticking to euro back boxes, like the photo I put up
     
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  14. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    I would imagine that every Back box sold in the UK is manufactured somewhere else.
    It’s not where they are manufactured that matters, it’s the quality of the manufacturing that matters.
     
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