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How to measure around an Electrical Socket

how to measure around an electrical socket Diagram 2 shows the required measurements for a socket cut-out.

The dotted line shows the actual cut-out size which should be 3-4mm inside the perimeter of the socket front.

Once the glass is fitted and the socket front replaced, the hole will not be visible if measured correctly.

Please note that toughened glass can not be cut or altered in anyway so we would advise that you take time to get the measurements as accurate as possible.

A physical template (we recommend 6mm thick mdf) may be a better option if there are multiple cut-outs required as this will reduce the possibility of error.

We can arrange to have any templates collected by our courier service for you.
We also have further tutorials on how to measure shaped splashbacks, upstands and full wall coverings should you need them.