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Pattress Fitting Guide

What is a pattress?

Wiring in period homes can be a tricky business as electrics need to be hidden in wall or ceiling cavities that are not always possible to make in older properties.

Building materials such as stone, old brick, or plaster and lathe, will not tolerate being dug into, which is why our design team have come up with a brilliantly versatile, neat little pattress to give your lights some extra depth to the ceiling rose or backplate.

The pattress screws onto your existing Jim Lawrence ceiling rose or backplate to give it extra space to house the connections and wiring where no other space is available, or where external wiring is required.

(Product shown on the right is the Fisher Wall Light)
Fisher wall light with pattress



Works with our standard Georgian ceiling roses and some of our wall lights that have the Georgian rose as a backplate. It is available in a wide range of finishes to give you a subtle, but practical wiring solution.

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Georgian pattress
Pattress Fixing


We also have a wall fitting version for use with our Club, Holt, Fisher, Salthouse and Carrick wall lights.

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Club/Holt/Fisher/Salthouse Pattress
Club/Holt/Fisher Pattress fixing on wall


  • These fitting instructions are for the Georgian Ceiling Pattress and the Club / Holt / Fisher Lighting Pattress.
  • Please familiarise yourself with the lights' fitting instructions and ensure the mains electricity is turned off  before installing your lighting pattress. 
  • We recommend installation is carried out by a qualified electrician
  • Required tools: Pencil or Marking Tool, Drill, Wall Fixings (if applicable), screwdriver (flat head and cross head)

Step 1.

Offer the pattress to the ceiling or wall where you would like to position your light. Ensure you have a strong fixing point – a joist or batten is ideal.
Offer pattress to wall

Step 2.

Make sure the two threaded holes on the pattress are aligned with the hole spacing and orientation of your light.
Align screw holes and orientation

Step 3.

Mark and drill the holes for the fixing screws taking care not to damage any electrical cables. In many older properties this step can take a little longer to prepare.
Mark and drill holes

Step 4.

Using the three wood screws provided, screw the pattress to the wall / ceiling, ensuring you feed your supply cable through the central cut out first.
Screw pattress to the wall

Step 5.

Wire your light following the lights' fitting instructions and then place over the pattress. If you are unfamiliar with electrics or wiring, stop and consult a qualified electrician.
Follow fitting instructions for wiring

Step 6.

Use the two countersunk machine screws supplied to fix the light to the pattress.
Screw light to pattress


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Suffolk, IP7 6BQ

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