Shower first-fix using the RSWB

Published on: 1 September 2021

The Britclips® RSWB was originally designed for fixing electrical boxes and pipes between joists, but it has now become a really versatile product with both electricians and plumbers finding different ways of using it.

We’ve received many installation examples from plumbers who find the RSWB really handy for first-fixing showers.

Focus on shower first-fix

shower first-fixThe RSWB is easier and more convenient to use than wooden noggins because it is a ready-made solution which is adjustable in length, with pre-drilled holes for quick and easy fixing.

The RSWBs can be positioned in any direction, close together for the valve fixings, and even overlap each other as can be seen here in this installation by HBS Plumbing & Heating. Craig said this installation was “..way too easy with these brackets from Walraven…great time-saving system”.

Complete fixing solution

Shower first-fix also involves securing hot and cold water supply pipes and waste water pipes which can also be fixed with RSWBs. So where traditionally you may have cut numerous wooden noggins to make the installation, you can now save time with ready-made metal noggins.

Here is a great install by Eco Plumb Hull showing how RSWBs can be used throughout a shower first-fix. Eco Plumb Hull commented: “Really versatile bracket that certainly speeds things up.”

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So why use RSWBs for shower first-fix?

  • Quicker and easier than wooden noggins
  • Two sizes available so can span joists 25-60cm
  • Versatile in use – fix the shower valves, pipe runs, waste water pipes and more
  • Available in boxes of 50 for you to keep a supply to-hand
  • Installers think they are a game changer!

To try the RSWB for yourself you can request a free sample from us. You can buy the RSWB easily online from some of our main stockists. Find out where to buy here, or call one of our Walraven sales representatives for more options.

Shower first-fix installation gallery

Here are a selection of shower installation examples we have received from our Instagram followers. Hopefully they will provide some inspiration, they did for us!

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Plumbing Tool Fool                                             Leggy the Plumber


MG Plumbing and Gas                                       Jag Heating Solutions


Glister Services                                                      Dulwich Plumber

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