Kitchen Wiring

21 Feb 2007
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United Kingdom
Thinking about fitting a new kitchen. My plan for the mains wiring is as follows. Above worktop level - make chases in the plaster down to the brick for the cables (in the safe zones of course) fix the cables with T+E clips that go into pin type rawl plugs in the chases. Chase the plaster down to the brick for the metal socket boxes. then cover the whole lot with plasterboard fixed with board cement (make holes in the plasterboard for the socket boxes to poke through of course). Plasterboard will be easy to tile onto.

Below worktop level, behind the base units I was just going to pin the T+E to the plaster surface. Do I still need to run in the safe zones if the T+E is surface clipped?

Does this seem a reasonable way of doing this job?
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Looks ok. cables dont have to be in safe zones if clipped direct but I would recommend you place them in plastic trunking looks neater and offers extra protection.

This is notifiable work BTW so inform your LABC before you start work and they will arrange an inspection when complete.

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