Spuring plug using a junction box?

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  1. Evostance

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    I need to spur a plug, however due to the location of the new plug, every socket is a complete pita to get to. The easiest one to get to has been fully plastered into the wall, which makes trying to get a new cable into it a nightmare.

    I then came across this site which appears to say you can wire into a junction bob under the floorboards and feed the wires into that, so there would be 3 wires entering - 2 for the sockets and one feeding:
    http://www.diyfixit.co.uk/electrics/socket-outlets-spur-from-a-junction-box.html

    I thought, and maybe I thought incorrectly that you weren't allowed to do this as all JBs had to be accessible?

    Can someone advise please as it'd make life a hell of a lot easier if I can do that.
     
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    I looked at the link and the bit I liked (sarcasm) was the simplistic "47. Check your new socket to ensure that it is working properly.". I'd like to see a lot more details on how to test the circuit than that.
     
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    You have to buy several different pieces of Wago plus the box but I believe they do count as MF.

    Why bother?
     
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    You don't spur plugs. You can spur sockets however.
     
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    The box with cable grips is required when taking a spur from a plug to hold the flex, in the main however using in line switches seems to be the favourite way, I have some Ikea spot lights which do it that way. However you state "under floor boards" that is not permitted, from the plug all cables should be visible. You can hide cables up to the socket, but after that point they should be visible and in free air for cooling.
     
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