Installing new circuit info required

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I want to add some electrics into the loft, to power a couple of PCs (servers), exterior security lights, CCTV cameras and some lighting in the loft.

I have a spare way I can use in the main CU.

What would be the best way to go about achieving this?
 
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Notify your Building Control office, they will have some forms and a fee to pay.

Buy yourself a book on Wiring and Lighting so that you do it properly

Have a look at the Wiki and FAQ on http://www.diynot.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=8

Run a 20A radial in 2.5mm T&E. Install plenty of sockets.

You can either take the lights off the existing lighting circuit which doubtless passes through the loft, or a 5A FCU off your new radial.

Have it inspected and certificated by the BCO.

Otherwise, ask your friends and neighbours for recommendations of a good local electrician, and check that he is a member of a self-certification scheme and will issue you with an installation certificate himself.
 
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Seems to be many people who install 'servers' in their lofts.

What they actually usually mean is "a computer running some form of server software". A server differs hugely from a desktop PC!

And the LOFT issue - Any computer relies on being able to remove heat from the power supply and the motherboard containing the all important chip. A computer in a loft is going to run warmer than it should, and its cooling fans will be little use.
 
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Lectrician said:
And the LOFT issue - Any computer relies on being able to remove heat from the power supply and the motherboard containing the all important chip. A computer in a loft is going to run warmer than it should, and its cooling fans will be little use.

Don't reduce the market for replacement mother boards. Loft cooked mother boards are a good source of income for IT repair people.
 
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