"They look the nuts, really give a top finish - obviously crabtree is a brand name and has been for years but these are the new kids on the block. I'm happy with them. Only downside was they are a tight fit, couple of times for example, splash backs in kitchens were cut out by the carpenter but because they were out by only 3mm or so, the socket wouldn't align, which caused aggro (i got round it but it took a bit more time than i would have liked)"
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Review 5 for LAP 13A 2-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket Black Nickel
"I ordered these Lap sockets and switches in error but as they were very similar in appearance to the Crabtree ones I'd used elsewhere in the house I decided to "make do". All was well except where I had 2 socket side by side eg a double electrical socket and a coax output. I then discovered that the Lap sockets are bigger and thus I ended up having to move the backboxes. Additionally I found that unless you are very careful it is very easy to strip the thread when securing the electric cable. Now that's frustrating!"
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Review 7 for LAP 13A 2-Gang DP Switched Plug Socket Black Nickel
"I bought a couple of these because Screwfix stopped stocking the Crabtree Platinum range.
Having fitted dozens of the Crabtrees, I though these would be just as easy. I was wrong!
The clips which hold the metal face-plate on are tiny and rely on the plastic face of the socket being completely flat. The socket bends a little when the screws are tightened which stops the clips from working.
After 45 mins faffing, I gave up with them and bought another brand (GET) elsewhere. I fitted them in 3 mins, no problems.
These would probably be OK if you have perfect walls, really deep pattress boxes and 2.5 not stiffer 4mm T&E. Avoid otherwise, the potential for faff is not worth the money you'd save!"