British General 2-Gang Surface Pattress Mounting Box… (2034F)

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British General 2-Gang Surface Pattress Mounting Box 47mm (2034F)

Mounting box for quadruple plates. Separate boxes for high power and low voltage modules.

  • Fixed Lugs
  • Top, Bottom & Side Knockouts

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Measure, then measure again! This back box is solely for the BG Nexus media face plates that are on Screwfix's website. I got this and used the brushed steel faceplate. I tested all the screw holes (8 in total) aligned up and did this again with all the euro modules I planned on using - in case the modules pushed the face plate out of alignment. This is essentially four 45mm 2 gang back boxes riveted to a thick back plate which aligns them exactly with the faceplate. I ended up chasing out a 50mm opening to fit this in, so if you have thin walls then it may not work for you. I went online and bought all the euro modules I needed in grey to match the 3 pin plugs. BG do them on various sites. Overall I'm happy with the end result, but won't be installing another in a hurry. It's a bit of a pain to wire up the two power sockets as they are fixed to the face plate so you need to do the bottom one first so the wires won't get in the way. As the box is so deep though, it's a breeze to put the face plate back on.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Garbage I bought this as needed to fit a multi socket. Upon checking I found that the backing boxes screw holes do not line up with the screw holes on the faceplate. To make it fit I drilled out the 8 rivets holding the four backing boxes to the flat metal plate, screwed all the now loose backing boxes to the faceplace, turned the faceplace upside down, sat the metal plate back onto the four backing boxes, then drilled 8 holes, two in each back box, through the metal plate, then fitted 8 blind rivets. Now that I knew all four back boxes were securely fixed to the metal plate again and also all screwed to the faceplate, all four boxes were now aligned correctly. I then unscrewed the faceplace from the boxes and could then finally sink the back boxes into the wall. Complete farce. Something so simple completely destroyed.
Date published: 2022-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unfunny Practical Joke The description states 'Mounting box for quadruple plates.' Unfortunately after having this plastered into my new extension I find that it is impossible to have two double outlets be it power or modular plates for network/aerial outlets attached (all bought from Screwfix) because 1 plate completely fills the lateral space between the two outlets. Probably the only factor to consider when designing this product would be the spacing between outlets? I'm now going to have to go away and make a wooden backplate to sit on top of this abomination that I can actually screw the outlets into. Not the best use of my time.
Date published: 2020-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Caution for looks AND function The backbox is well constructed and well suited for its purpose. However, the metal faceplates (the only ones Screwfix stock) make the whole thing look cheap with the white modules and blanking plates. If only Screwfix stocked the white moulded facias to go with the euro modules. Not very sensible product choice for a new range.
Date published: 2015-01-24
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Can this be used with any 2 gang sockets fronts?

Asked by: Cypchris
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. This British General Mounting Box Steel is specifically designed for use with either the British General 13A 2 x 2-Gang Combination Plate Brushed Steel (3241F) or the British General 13A 2 x 2-Gang Combination Plate Polished Chrome (3112F).
Answered by: Luceco Technical Team
Date published: 2017-07-24

Please confirm that this box is intended to be installed into a 100mm thick breeze block. I was under the impression that electrical installations were not supposed to be more than one third of the depth of the wall or is that just for the conduit?

Also in light of the size of the hole required could this cause the wall above to crack?
Asked by: Fuzzyphil
Hi Fuzzyphil Yes you are right. With reference to Building Regs Part A 1/2 para 2C30 states:- vertical chases maximum depth 1/3 of wall thickness. Horizontal chases maximum chase depth 1/6 of wall thickness, so box depth will be a maximum of 1/3
Answered by: petr21
Date published: 2020-01-01

Is it safe to fit this back box (50mm deep) into a breeze block wall

The block wall is made of 100mm thick breeze blocks which have been rendered and plastered.
Asked by: Fuzzyphil
Hi, thank you for your product enquiry. Yes, it is completely safe to install this metal knock-out box into an appropriately sized void in breeze block.
Answered by: Luceco Technical Team
Date published: 2017-08-14
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Specification
Back Box Type Surface Pattress
Box Depth Internal 47 mm
Brand British General
Construction Material (Electrical) Steel
Fixings Supplied Fixings Not Supplied
Knockout Size Various
Manufacturer Guarantee 25 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
Model No HGS07/C4
No. of Earth Terminals 4
Number of Gangs 2 Gang
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour Steel
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Product Type Mounting Box
Switches & Sockets Product Type Surface Box