Ah yes I hadn't factored that in! I'll take the sockets off and take a look where they are fed from and confirm it is indeed a ring main, I've got a few possible installation options now.
Thanks for the tips and suggestions everyone.
Two singles isn't an option in this case as the socket wouldn't match and that would annoy me more than taking a chisel to the wall and putting a deeper back box in.
It's good to know though in case I come across this situation again.
That all makes sense to me. I have flat screw less sockets so the ring main extension will in all likelihood work better for me as 4mm2 cable to create a spur will be very stiff and most probably bend the socket outward in the middle.
My only question is if I am able to replace the cable going...
Your assumptions are correct the offset would be about half a socket to the left of the existing one and the second socket would be horizontal to the new raised socket.
If I do decide to go down the ring main option can I run a new cable from the new socket to the next socket along to complete...
I'll take a picture and annotate it when I get home. The sockets will be directly above possible off set slightly to the left.
If you shouldn't hide the joints where is the best place to make the joint and have it accessible?
As the walls are dot and dab glue permitting can't I just fish the...
Thanks for the responses everyone I'll try and respond in the order people posted.
From what I can tell the socket is original to the house the property is 23 years old so I have no reason to think it's anything other than on the ring main. How would I confirm this?
There is a socket on the...
I would like to add two sockets to the ring main, specifically above an existing socket for a TV. I do not want to move the socket that is there I want to add two double sockets above it in the ring main.
I understand the wiring but practically how do I extend the wiring from the...
I need to get a new alarm for my home, I have lots of smart tech in the house so my ideal alarm would be one that supported Apple Homekit for integration reasons but from looking around there don't seem to be any professional grade ones available and I'm not interested in the DIY app...