Focus SB Limited
Napier Road, Castleham Industrial Estate, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, Hastings, East Sussex, TN38 9NY
Focus SB® is an established award winning British premium electrical wiring accessories manufacturer based across three sites in St Leonards on Sea in East Sussex, manufacturing and finishing in-house in the UK.
The company commenced trading in 1979 and exports to Asia, West Africa, Malta and the Middle East, becoming the only UK manufacturer in its industry with total control of its production processes in-house in 2004.
In 2017 Focus SB made history in its industry when the company became the first and only British and European manufacturer to gain CQC factory accreditation to supply and sell wiring accessories directly from Europe to China, also gaining full CCC licence for all of its products for the Chinese marketplace.
The company launched an exclusive collection designed in collaboration with British interior designer Kelly Hoppen CBE in 2019.
Combining traditional methods of manufacturing complemented by the latest technology, Focus SB’s distinctive faceplates and switches feature elements of hand finishing by its artisans and every product is hand assembled in Great Britain. Made from quality stainless steel and solid brass raw materials, products are approved to British Standards and independently tested by Intertek for safety.
Focus SB offers comprehensive design and consultancy services due to the nature of its unique product offering.
Specialist capabilities: electrical accessory design, development and testing; bespoke metal plate design and manufacture; metal finishing; laser marking for custom text and iconography; complex supply chain project management.
Unique and flexible services: face to face product consultancy; in-house project management; CAD design and sample service, including product presentations; custom finishing; specialist control plates integration for design and finish continuity throughout a project; hosted factory visits.
Focus SB’s faceplate designs range from decorative metal to sleek flat plates to suit different architectural styles, complemented by finely finished light switches and dimmers featuring superior functionality:
- Leading-edge rotary dimmer employs advanced Zero Cross technology making it compatible with a wider range of LEDs than a standard leading-edge dimmer.
- Intelligent load detection rotary dimmers for LED dimming have the ability to switch between trailing and leading-edge modes, eliminating potential compatibility issues.
- Innovative latching push button switch, the only one of its kind on the market that can be used to replace any conventional light switch up to the rating of 6AX. Two push button functionality options available, conventional on/off light switch and retractive.
Working closely with major building and smart home systems integrators, hospitality designers and fire and security specialists, Focus SB manufactures custom keypad faceplates compatible with Lutron, Rako, Crestron, Control4 and iLight controls systems, enabling designers to complement hardware and design details throughout a project.
The company manufactures and finishes retractive switches for lighting and shading control. Established and proven in the market Focus SB’s centre off retractive toggle and rocker switches will operate with inline dimmers by some other manufacturers. Its double throw centre off retractive switches are suitable for both mains voltage and ELV.
Products are specified by prominent architects and design consultants for world class hospitality and leisure resorts, prime residential developments, heritage buildings, royal residences, commercial projects and superyachts both domestically and internationally.
Projects: Chelsea Barracks, Chiltern Firehouse London, Corinthia London, Hampton Court Palace, MGM Cotai, One Aldwych, One Park Drive Canary Wharf, Renowned tennis club in Wimbledon London, The Glebe, The Londoner Macao, The Ritz London, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Satellite Hall, St Andrews & Gleneagles golf resorts, Twenty Grosvenor Square Mayfair, W London.