Rated 1 out of 5Â by RichAnd0 complete cheapo rubbish
have used the Crabtree ones for years. i am a pro tradesman so i have plenty of experience of the vast range of materials out there.
i can honestly say i have never come accross such cheap rubbish as these sockets.
Screwfix has decided not to stock the crabtree ones now (probably because they are expensive but with good reason). so when i went in for some i had no choice other than these "LAP" ones.
very week plastic backs to them.
very thin/week "clip on" fronts.
most of all, they are so BADLY designed that UNLESS you are fitting these into a new build with todays metal boxes, they practically do not fit the old boxes. they are so tight you lose the ability to move the virtical adjustment.
if you are replacing old sockets on an existing installation, you can quite easily find you have 4 additional lugs on your back box, you have to hammer them flat otherwise you CANNOT get these cheap & nasty sockets into them.
would i ever buy them again? i wouldn't use them if they were GIVEN to me.
for any DIYer looking at using these, they are a very cheap & nasty version of the quality ones Screwfix do now not stock. do not waste your money on cheap sockets, it doesn't pay in the end. i should have known better so the cost loss is my own fault.
4 Aug 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Bessieboo Nice but.......
Good value for money. However, i had to return these as due to the connections being located at the lower end of the rear of the socket the electric cables in our house would not stretch that far. The old socket that we took off for had the connections more towards the top and so did not cause a problem. Also i noticed that the back plate is plastic, our older ones were made of metal. This wasnt a big issue as you dont see the back plate, this was merely an observation.
21 Apr 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by debs59 Lovely sockets
Ordered 3 packs of 5 sockets & light switches to match for our new extension, very pleased with the quality & the prompt delivery, very good price, well done Screwfix !
18 Aug 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by 1chigley best valve Double scoket ever
great valve when you buy 5 at a time, no screws to be seen bought these for kitchen and living room for a touch of class..
4 Aug 2012