Loft aerial cable through wall

17 Sep 2005
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I have purchased a loft aerial, and I want to drop the wire down into the cavity between an internal wall and install an aerial socket for the TV in the master bedroom. (hope that makes sense)

Sounded simple. up into the loft and there appears to be a wooden joist covering the cavity. Tried drilling a hole through this but then hit something very solid seeming, stone/concrete or metal.

I really don't want to make a hole in the ceiling as this looks crap

Any advice/help would be most appreciated

It's a 60's detached house in Bristol


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Cables should not really be installed in cavities. Building regulations say that that you should not bridge the cavity in a way likely to lead to the ingress of water. Anything inside a cavity, except specially designed building components such as wall ties (maybe this is the metal you have hit) or cavity trays could transfer moisture from the outside skin to the inside. Also if cavity wall insulation was added later this could damage a cable.

Is there an alternative route? for example down through an airing cupboard, built in wardrobe, or behind the curtains.

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