Kettle and toaster plugged in under worktop?

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  1. carlsbergy

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    i would like to tidy up the clutter of cables on a small kitchen worktop. Am I able to have the sockets for the kettle and toaster under the worktop and the cables drilled through the worktop and then plugged into the sockets under the worktop? Thanks in advance
     
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    Yes, but how would that help?
     
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    It would be easier to cut the cables to six inches long and re-attach the plugs. Such short flexes would not cause clutter.
     
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    Thanks for suggestion , but would having sockets under the worktop comply with regulations?
     
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    Kettles and tosters don’t last long enough to be hard wired in
     
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    I want to take plug off kettle, reattach plug under worktop and then plug in socket.
     
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    Yes.

    No different to sockets for washing machines, ovens, etc, etc.
     
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    I think that will cause you problems with the worktop... How do you intend to seal the raw core of the worktop in the drillings? And for other problems - What about the water and muck that will go down the drilled holes in the worktop? Where will it go? what else will ruin? Do forget crumbs etc that are left in hidey holes will be very attractive to flys, ants, cockroaches, even mice or rats.
     
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    Could also make it difficult to sell the house in future. I, for one would think got to put a new worktop in.
     
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    Thanks for all the feedback. If I decide to site the sockets under the worktop, would it comply with regulations?
     
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    "Where socket outlets are concealed, such as to the rear of white goods in a
    kitchen , separate switching should be provided in an accessible position, to allow appliances to be isolated."

    Scottish building regs
     
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    He is in Berkshire, not Scotland. There is no requirement in England for separate local isolation.

    Appliances can be isolated by pulling the plugs or switching at the CU.
     
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    Thanks, so in theory if the cables went through a cable grommet that Gasguru sent the link, and the kettle and toaster were then plugged into a socket that would comply with regs?
     
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    See post number 2 and 7!!!
     
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