Roo Alba Matt Socket

Roo Alba Matt Socket

From £75.00

A new addition to the white Roo Alba range of switches and sockets, featuring a very unusual matt finish.

These classic round porcelain sockets come from a small team of makers in Bohemia. Katy Paty products are solid, virtually indestructible and have a charming retro feel to them.

Our Katy Paty sockets are only available as unswitched singles and need a single European back box.

They can be installed next to each other using “chamfered” backplates, if a double socket is required. Choose “Double Unswitched” as the function below and add one of the special double back boxes, found here (for hollow walls). For solid walls, please order two of our single back boxes, which can be pushed together to create a double.



Because of its round backplate shape, this switch doesn't fit the regular British square or rectangular wall boxes. The corners of the back box (or the hole the switch is going into) WILL SHOW.

It is perfectly possible to fit a European-style round back box, which the backplate will cover. We sell these boxes here. But this will require electrical work and decorating/plastering to make good the new wall box.

Please be aware that we don't accept returns of this product after 14 days if you find that the necessary installation/decorating work is too extensive. We kindly ask that you and your electrician make sure that they are aware of the back box incompatibility before ordering this product.

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What you need to know

What’s in the box?

You will receive a modular socket set, consisting of a socket insert, a round 1-gang frame and a front plate with fixing screws.

(Click image to enlarge. Pictures for illustration only. Number of gangs and/or finishes might vary)

What does an electrician call this?

This is a 1-gang 2-pole 13A socket or 2-gang 2-pole 13A socket

Where is this used in the home?

This is a single/double mains power outlet (British Standard).



Katy Paty switches require a bit more patience to wire up, simply because they are modelled on original designs and don’t have the modern conveniences of push-contacts and encapsulated backplates.

Just follow the step-by-step pictures below or go to our Katy Paty switch installation page. Don’t forget you need a European round box for this product!


Katy Paty 1-gang switch wiring

Please refer to our Installation section for more installation advice, manuals and helpful videos.



Does this cover a standard british back box?
No, a 70mm round back box is required. Check the available options below.

How deep does the back box need to be?
This needs a slightly deeper box, at least 35mm.