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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:56 am 
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We have just purchased a new property which needs complete modernisation and are having a full rewire. We are supplying our own switches, sockets and backboxes and my husband is doing the chasing out.

Can anybody offer any advice on which brands of sockets and switches to use and which to steer clear off? Looking at the brushed steel faceplates for majority of rooms.
Same with downlights for kitchen and bathroom.
Is there a brand of backboxes to steer clear off?

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Dont know about the pros but for my new build I an using all "Legrand". I guess you get what you pay for IMHO. Nos


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Everyone has their own opinion.

I usually fit https://www.scolmore.com/

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also be aware that if you are fitting flat face/flush face units you may need slighter deeper back boxes...

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I have used Legrand before and they seemed OK. As good as other "branded" sockets. I would happily use Legrand sockets in my house. Ditto MK or Crabtree.

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