How to install the RSWB in a step-by-step guide

The RSWB is an adjustable metal bracket which can be used for all first fixing from mounting pipework in floor joists or stud walls to bathroom/shower fixings and electrical first fixing.

The feedback that we have had shows that the RSWB is a much faster and more convenient method compared to using traditional wooden noggins.

This step-by-step guide shows you just how easy it is!

Step 1

The RSWB brackets are supplied in two connected halves. So the first step is to gently bend them to snap the brackets apart


Step 2

Slide the two halves together to form the complete bracket.

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Step 3

Bend the fixing tabs at both ends and adjust the bracket to the required length for your installation. There are two brackets available, a 10-16” (25-40cm) RSWB and a 16-24” (40-60cm) RSWB depending on the joist width.

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Step 4

Set the bracket back into the joist at the depth required. The bracket can be placed at any depth needed. If it needs to be close to the top of the joist, the fixing plates can be bent easily along the slotted markers to sit flat on the front of the joist, or bend back inwards out of the way.


Step 5

Screw into the joist with two screws through each fixing plate.

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Step 6

Pre-drilled holes along the bracket allow you to secure your electrical box, conduit clip or pipe clips quickly and easily.

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Installer views

Amigo Electrical uses them as standard for electrical first fixing: “We use the RSWB as standard now for all our first fixing. It’s so convenient, cost-effective and is a huge time-saver.” 

Craig from HB Plumbing and Heating uses the RSWB. He said: “We keep a box of RSWB brackets on all our work vans, the time-saving element is key for us. We’re using the bracket on almost all of our installations now from bathroom first fixing, long pipe runs through timber joists and stud walls, to repair works. They have really changed the way we work. It’s such a versatile product which helps us get our jobs done quicker and they look great too!”

Request a free sample

The RSWB is widely available to purchase from electrical wholesalers, fixings merchants and online from a number of merchants. If you would like to try a free sample before you buy, follow the link below.

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