Residential bespoke screwless project

  Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:12
Residential bespoke screwless project

Focus SB enjoy an enviable reputation for creating bespoke designs and finishes for all types of interior design projects, but this one was special.

The vastly experienced engineering and design team have overcome many challenges over the years, helping to achieve exactly what the client requires. Despite all this experience sometimes a job comes along which stands out and presents the team with a real challenge.

This project was a particularly testing one for the engineering design team, but the end result is something they can be justly proud of. They not only look amazing, but they involved many production and technical challenges along the way. These challenges tested every one of our engineering, design and manufacturing departments, all of which rose to the challenge and helped create a beautiful end product.

The client supplied a plastic screwless plate design for one particular product on their project, which had been specified by their design team, and they approached Focus SB with a view to replacing the plastic plate with a high quality metal one, finished in a Black Nickel finish. After several design iterations and samples produced by Focus SB, the client decided to commission Focus SB to provide all of the electrical, AV and communications plates in the same design. The final design involved the use of a CNC milling machine to form the base plates from a solid slab of brass, these base plates also needed counter sunk recesses to accept small magnets, which are fixed to the front plate, to hold the front plate on with no visible fixings. The tolerances were extremely tight and all processes needed optimum precision, to ensure a perfect fit with no visible gaps. Finally they were finished in a highly polished Black Nickel, which is available from Focus SB as a special order only.

Gary Stevens, CEO at Focus SB adds, “Unfortunately we cannot disclose the end client, but we believe the electrical accessories are for a private residence of a world famous engineer and designer. We worked closely with our customer and the electrical contractor to help fulfil the clients exacting brief, a great example of team work throughout the whole process. It is an example of British precision engineering at its absolute best, and one that we are all extremely proud to be associated with.”

Do you have something special in mind for a future project? If so, be sure to contact Focus SB and let us help make your vision a reality.


Speaker back plate

Speaker with front plate in place

Single speaker plate with front plate in place


Single speaker with front plate

Single socket back plate

Single socket with front plate


Single socket with front plate in place

Double plate with single socket and integrated USB

Lock back plate with front plate


Close up showing precision fitting with minimal gap

Lock plate with front plate in place

Close up of speaker grill


Close up of socket plate