"Yes they're plastic. Yes they don't fit absolutely flush to the wall but surely all clip on faceplates clip onto a backplate which by definition must be larger than the back box hole. Yes, they fit best on flat walls - but don't all sockets fit better on flat walls? I've only ever had one pop off because it wasn't clipped on fully.
So make sure the opening around the socket is flat. Overpaint the edges of the plate over which the front plate clips to hide it's edges. Then ensure that the front plate is fully cliped on.
I'm pleased with my results."
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Review 3 for Varilight 2-Gang 13A Ice White Double Pole Switch Socket with Metal Rockers
"Well i bought a selection of this range for my kitchen as we weren't keen on following the norm and having "polished chrome" like everyone else these days. I'm an electrician myself, and normally i'm not keen on any of the flat plate clip on range such as this, but thought i'd give these a try. Just to clarify for you the front white plate is plastic, not metal powder coated like i thought they were, which personally makes them look a little cheap, but ok. The next thing is the common problem across all of flat plate clip on ranges, no matter which manufacturer were talking about. They simply haven't given enough thought to the marriage of plate with socket. They are ALL fiddly, and take a bit of work to encourage the plate to clip onto the socket. Overall, personally i find that flatplate ranges with clip on fronts only work on new builds with perfectly flat and square walls. The smallest discrepancy causes the backplate to sit twisted against the wall, hence making the front plate difficult to clip on, which encourages them to fall of when plugging or unplugging appliances. Oh, and some of the terminals are a little on the small side especially the earths! On the plus side, this range is good value for money if you want an alternative to the usual hum drum of polished chrome and brushed chrome, and don't want the blandness of plain plastic white sockets. I would use them again, but only on a new build."
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Review 4 for Varilight 2-Gang 13A Ice White Double Pole Switch Socket with Metal Rockers