• Description
  • How it works
  • How to use it
  • Packs and prices
  • Re-use and recycling


It’s a familiar problem for electricians everywhere. During plastering, wet plaster finds its way into back boxes and dries into a solid mass that the electrician has to remove. But with BoxMate, digging out plaster becomes a thing of the past.

BoxMate is a temporary back box cover that keeps plaster out. Thanks to its unique design, BoxMate can adapt to minor variations in box size and shape. So BoxMate will stay in place when you leave site after first fix, and can be quickly removed when you return to fit the cover plates.

Many small electrical businesses have discovered the benefits of BoxMate and are now placing repeat orders. BoxMate is used by a number of specialist electrical contractors, including Core (Positive Solution Services Ltd), and Hinchliffe Electrical Ltd.
BoxMate is now specified by housebuilders Ben Bailey Homes (Conroy Brook), and has just been adopted by a major London-based fit-out company.

Instead of putting up with this …

… far better to work with this:



Save time and money! BoxMate costs as little as 5p per use, when re-used five times.

Order by selecting from Size/ Quantity/ Qty options below.

Key Features
  • Top tabs compress or deflect to accommodate variations in box height
  • Material compresses sideways to accommodate variations in box width
  • If the fit is very tight, the central tab can be opened before fitting to allow the BoxMate to compress even more. The tab can then be pushed back into place after the BoxMate has been fitted.
  • BoxMate can be re-used several times.

BoxMate comes in Single Gang and Double Gang versions.

Each size of BoxMate is available in the following pack quantities:

  • Bags of 10 (ideal as a trial pack)
  • Bags of 25 (for occasional users)
  • Cartons of 100 (more economical if you're working on a large renovation or new build)

Order by selecting from Size/ Quantity/ Qty options below.

Fitting BoxMate is simple.

Ensure cables are coiled up and tucked into the back of the box:


Rest the bottom edge of BoxMate on the bottom edge of the installed box:

Use both thumbs to press the top edge home. Make sure the BoxMate is pushed fully into the box and rests against the fixing lugs:


There is likely to be a skin of plaster on part of the face of the BoxMate. This can easily be removed with a few taps from a small hammer or a screwdriver handle:

Just push in the central door, hook your finger inside, and pull out the BoxMate:

... and the box is ready for wiring.

Order by selecting from Size/ Quantity/ Qty options below.

Packs and prices

Pack detailsPrice excl. VATPrice incl. VAT
Bag of 10 - Single Gang£4.99£5.99
Bag of 10 - Double Gang£5.83£6.99
Bag of 25 – Single Gang£9.16£10.99
Bag of 25 – Double Gang£10.41£12.49
Box of 100  – Single Gang£23.33£27.99
Box of 100  – Double Gang£29.99£35.99

BoxMate costs as little as 5p per use, when bought in cartons of 100 and re-used five times.

Delivery: £3.15 + VAT per order. Sent by Royal Mail. Usually delivered within 3-4 days.
Delivery free on all orders over £50 before VAT.

Order by selecting from Size/ Quantity/ Qty options below.

Re-use and recycling

  • Is BoxMate re-usable?
    Yes, BoxMate can be re-used several times. In tests BoxMate has been plastered over and successfully re-used up to six times, which brings the cost per use down to around 4p for the single size (when bought in boxes of 100). We can’t guarantee a set number, because of the variables involved. But if you follow the removal instructions, you should have no problem achieving several uses.
  • Is BoxMate recyclable?
    Not at the moment. We are in discussions with product life cycle specialists to see if a BoxMate collection and recycling system is viable.

Order by selecting from Size/ Quantity/ Qty options below.