Like all great inventions, it’s hard to believe no one has come up with the idea of BeadMaster until now. Our products make the job easier and faster for plasterers and electricians alike, while also improving the quality of the work.

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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?

BeadMaster means doing a better job, faster. It puts an end to well-known problems such as plaster inside sockets and switches, the need to cut random holes through freshly-applied plaster in search of missing cables and safety issues caused by stray live wires. Better still, because BeadMaster delivers a perfect finish, it also cuts down on re-work and snagging.

See the benefits

Work faster
Perfect finish every time
Protects your work
Skim straight over
Plaster-free sockets
Strong clean edges
No cable hunts
No stray live wires
Flame retardant
100% recyclable PP5 rated
Reduces snagging
Less aggro on site
Protection from
liquids and dust
Enhances your reputation
I thought they were a brilliant idea and the finish was exceptional. Overall, I saved about £700 on my build as there were no revisits to make good.
Chris Turner
GCT Builders
I used the downlight bead and fitted these. The plasterer had not seen this idea before and was amazed how easy it made plastering the ceiling — no plaster down the back of the neck. I would definitely recommend these products.
Richard Popple
Electrician
Definitely saved time. No need to measure up and cut out once plastered. Yes, I’d use them again.
Adam Shephard
Plasterer

Peter Carter

BeadMaster™ Inventor

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.

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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

From electricians

On each product page you'll find an easy to download Install Guide; just select the product of interest on the Products page.

If the metal box sits to the face of the wall, then staples are enough. But if the box sits further than 9.5mm from the surface then the indentations should be pushed through and socket screws used. This ensures alignment to the back box.

A couple of good taps to the centre of the bead once the plaster has full set (ideally a couple of days), remove the plaster from the face. We then recommend either a specialist cutting tool with a hooked blade, as these can’t easily slip or damage the cables.

If an outlet needs to have the faceplate in position. We recommend the use of either Sockitz or Yoozybox to be fitted, in conjunction with BeadMaster. This works well as the bead stops the plaster from tightening against the Yoozybox and gives the plasterer an edge to work to, preventing direct electrical contact.

From plasterers

On each product page you'll find an easy to download Install Guide; just select the product of interest on the Products page.

If sockets or switches are close together, then simply cut down the adjoining beaded frame with scissors or tin snips and position side by side.

The products have been designed to allow for a 2-3mm skim coat of plaster.

They can either be visually be seen or by simple tapping on the area. Audibly there will be a difference in sound.

If the metal box sits to the face of the wall, then staples are enough. But if the box sits further than 9.5mm from the surface then the indentations should be pushed through and socket screws used. This ensures alignment to the back box.

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