GIRA’s basic range of simple but stylish frames is available in three finishes and a huge choice of possible functions. We think Standard 55 is a great option for the budget-conscious designer, with all the quality assurance and functionality you come to expect from a brand like GIRA. It features an easy-to-clean glossy surface and both switched and unswitched units.
PLEASE NOTE: The frames of this range require some additional rendering to hide the edges of the metal socket part underneath. Please get in touch to check the exact details before ordering!
Gira sockets are available with and without small isolation switches. Unswitched sockets are less common in the UK, but they are perfectly safe and compliant with building regulations.
Gira has a huge range of wiring products, functions and devices that can be combined with these frames. Contact us for information on other options if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
What’s in the box?
You will receive a modular socket set, consisting of a socket insert including cover, and a 1-gang or 2-gang frame.
(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).
Gira British Standard sockets are straightforward to install. The insert is connected and screwed into the back box, the frame is placed over the insert and the cover is pushed into four slots in the insert, securing the frame. Finally the small isolating switch covers (if you are installing a switched socket) are pushed onto the switches in the insert.
Please refer to our Installation section for more installation advice, manuals and helpful videos.
Does this cover a standard british back box?
Yes, this product covers standard square knockout and drywall boxes comfortably.
How deep does the back box need to be?
This needs a slightly deeper box, at least 35mm.