Unit Overview
Electrical Screw Driver
Wire Strippers
Spirit Level
Wire Cutters
Test Meter
Measuring Tape
Cable
Sockets
Light Switch
Ceiling Rose
Fused Spur
Plastic Conduit
Back Box
Surface Box
Cable Clip
Risk Assessment
Selection of Tools

metal surface mountSurface Mount Box

Description / Function

The purpose of a surface mount box is to support items such as a sockets and switches.

 

Rather than mounting into the wall they are place in front of the wall.

 

Suitable for single and double sockets or switches.

 

Can be made from hard plastic so will not conduct electricity.

 

Metal versions can be found in commercial settings

 

Often used with conduit.

 

single surface mountSafe Use

Needs to be securely screwed back to wall.

 

Check for any breaks or cracks before using.

 

Storage

Can break if dropped so keep stored in original packaging if possible.

 

Take care not to create trip hazards on site.

 

 

Evaluation

Easy to mount.

Can be hard to fit conduit to and need cutting with junior hacksaw at times.