Concealing Telephone Cables

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  1. Rosstitute

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    Hello,

    Im in the process of removing some ancient wallpaper from one of our spare bedrooms in prepartion of having the walls skimmed by a plasterer.

    We have some unsightly telephone cables which go round the door frame which are giving us concern as Im worried that it will look awful once the plasterer has skimmed the walls. I would remove them altogether (we dont need telephone cables upstairs) but Im not 100% sure if these are part of the cable where the phoneline comes into our building therefore reluctant to do so.

    Can anyone recommend a solution to conceal these cables that they may have used or possible ideas to hide them - open to suggestions!

    Pictures below...thanks for your feedback



     
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    There are several possibilities that I can think of.

    1. Trace where the cable goes to, and from and if it can be removed, remove it.

    2. Trace where the cable goes to, and from. If it is still required, re-route it under the floorboards.

    3. Install slim trunking around the edge of the existing architrave to contain it. Standard trunking can be used, mitre the corners and then paint it to match the existing woodwork so that it looks like a decorative part of the molding. Or use trunking specifically designed for the purpose. Something like this.

    4. Remove the existing architrave and replace it with one that incorporates an integral cable duct. Something like this. Smaller versions are available.

    5. Un-clip the cable and lay it on the floor whilst the plastering is in process, and then clip it back to the edge of the architrave as neatly as you can after the plastering is finished. This is not ideal, but at least your plastering will be OK and you can hide it later if required.
     
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    Replace the existing architrave with something slightly wider and hide cable behind, put a timber baton stop on after removing the existing for the plasterer to work to, this will leave a gap behind the new architrave.
     
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