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Old 16.02.2011, 12:00
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Hello all,
I'm looking for brass switches but can't find anything in Switzerland, they all seem to be white plastic. Does anyone know the equivalent to B&Q in France, Italy and Germany? Maybe it's worth having a look over the border.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 16.02.2011, 16:59
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Re: brass switches

Oh well, I guess it was a long shot
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Re: brass switches

give these a go
http://www.bauhaus.ch/
closest to a uk diy store I have found here, or just get them from ebay, I just bought a load from ebay way cheaper then here and no import duty
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Re: brass switches

Yes, or just buy them at B&Q next time you're in the UK?

My in-laws did that with door handles and replaced all the tacky white 1970s door handles in their house with nice brass ones. They then discovered that they wouldn't fit on 1970s Swiss doors and had a carpenter in to modify the doors but they still didn't regret the change.

With electrical switches, that's not likely to be a problem so just do it.
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give these a go
http://www.bauhaus.ch/
closest to a uk diy store I have found here, or just get them from ebay, I just bought a load from ebay way cheaper then here and no import duty
Thanks for the tip bigblue2, the catalogue is excellent. And I will have a look on ebay, I just didn't think of looking there for light switches.
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Re: brass switches

Well, you are right, it is the perfect excuse for a shopping trip to the UK...(that and proper tea ).

And now that you mention door handles, I've been giving mine a dirty look for quite some time...

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My in-laws did that with door handles and replaced all the tacky white 1970s door handles in their house with nice brass ones. They then discovered that they wouldn't fit on 1970s Swiss doors and had a carpenter in to modify the doors but they still didn't regret the change.

With electrical switches, that's not likely to be a problem so just do it.
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