Save time, cost and resources with our range of specialised bead products — using BeadMaster™ will save you around £400–700 on a typical house build, reducing time on site by 2–5 days.
What is it?
BeadMaster products deliver a perfect finish around sockets, switches, downlights and sprinklers; first time, every time.
How does it work?
The plastic cover plate is stapled to the plasterboard, enabling plasterers to skim over socket, switch, downlight and sprinkler holes quickly and easily. The centre is then removed to reveal smooth, rigid edges and a perfect finish.
What does it mean for you?
Not only does BeadMaster enable your plasterers and electricians to work together safely and happily (see, miracles can happen), it also delivers an immaculate finish first time, which reduces time spent on re-work and snagging. Like all great inventions, it’s hard to believe no one has come up with the idea of BeadMaster until now.
See the benefits
Less snagging and re‑work
Enhances your reputation
Efficiently run sites
100% recyclable PP5 rated
BeadMaster improves quality with the introduction of a neat, well dressed and solid socket surround. Efficiency is improved as the operation is only carried out once rather than multiple times and then having to snag and revisit work. Not having to revisit means waste has been eliminated and therefore costs saved. Definitely recommend.
The FIS is always keen to champion new and disruptive thinking. BeadMaster is a great example of an innovative approach to an age-old issue. It is simple to use and focussed on repeatability, consistency and control quality, helping to speed up electrical installations and reduce snags.
No one knows more than Pete Carter about the problems plasterers and electricians face on site, as they jostle with each other to complete work. For 35 years, he’s been both.
Pete likes nothing better than an easy life, and it was a desire to reduce on-site friction that led him to dream up, design and patent BeadMaster. The fact that his innovative beads lead to a higher quality of work and huge time and cost savings was a welcome bonus.
Having helped plasterers and electricians live in harmony, he’s now working on his next invention to achieve the same results with his lovely wife at home. Watch this space.
I know my product will make the installation of switches, sockets and downlights more efficient, with a superior finish for the client. It also has the unique benefit of improving H&S on site, while providing IP54 for follow‑on trades.
Frequently asked questions
On each BeadMaster product page you'll find an easy to download Install Guide; just select the product of interest on the Products page.
The min & max values for the cut outs are defined on each product page; simply select the product of interest the Products page.
The product is designed to suit the standard size single switch & socket at 74 × 74mm and double at 134 × 74mm.
We offer three separate sizes covering holes from 46mm through to 86mm; view the Products for more details.
Yes, the centre section can be removed after the plaster is dry or alternatively after the paint is dry.
Yes, provided the product is stapled in position and is not pierced prior to plastering.
No, the product has a flame retardant additive which achieves a UL94 V2 rating, the product will self-extinguish within 30 seconds.
Yes it is 100% recyclable.
The external flange can be trimmed, ensure additional staples are used to fix the bead in place.
Yes, this is the great advantage of the product, ensure the live wires are terminated correctly, for example with a Wago terminal.
We are working with a number of installers and aim to provide a BeadMaster Pro accreditation.
Yes, we will visit your site or trade centre to demonstrate the advantages of the product and provide installation advice.