FAQs

QuestionAnswer
What distance will the box span across?The screw/ nail holes are already moulded for 400mm and 450mm centres. However the box can also span small centres down to 380mm
What are the points for on the front face?When the plasterer places his board up to a wall with a StudBox fitted, he bangs the board in the area of StudBox and it leaves marks at the corners of each box cavity so the hole can been cut out exactly and without measurement being required.
What happens if I only need to use a twin or single box?Cut the points off the box cavity/s not being used with snips and board over them.
Why cut the points off the box cavities not being used?By snipping off the points on the unused box cavities this guarantees that the plasterer marks and cuts out the correct box cavity.
Why does the StudBox have arrows in the back saying "single box" and "Double box"?If you require another socket or switch at a later date the arrows show you which side to cut the hole in board.
What happens if one of the brass threads gets damage?Drill out the damaged insert with a 5mm drill and we can supply a M3.5 brass insert that self taps from the front.
What other variations of box do you make?The original Studbox does 6 variations in one. As shown on the Website . We plan to make a Studbox with 2 twin boxes. Coming soon!
Where can I buy Studbox?See our Stockists
Where is Studbox manufactured?Here in the UK
Will Studbox break or shatter?No, StudBox is made from Polycarbonate an engineering plastic which means its both strong and flexible. The flanges can be bent completely backwards and they won't break.
Is StudBox fire resistant?StudBox is made from Polycarbonate which is described as a 'Self Extinguishing' material and has a fire rating of UL94 V-2 @1.6mm thick.
Does the box push the plasterboard forward?The flanges are only 1.8mm thick so it is not noticeable when the board is in place.
I notice the box is flexible when 1st fixed.This flexibility helps with any knocks or bangs it may receive. When 2nd fixed it is completely solid.
What happens if I have any problems purchasing or fitting a Studbox?Contact StudBox via this website and we will be happy to help.
Can you fit Grid switches and decorative sockets? Yes. As sockets and switches from different manufactures are all slightly different in shape and size, when the plastered board is fitted the extra space allows the sockets to be moved into place.