Just a bit of advice really if anyone can help :? , try to keep brief.
Bolier in upstairs small bedroom is a few years old but relatively new, but is plugged in to a mains socket like a tv 3 pin plug !!! (I know rubbish !) cable runs across the bedroom floor to a double socket about 3 feet away (Was like that when I moved in) which makes it easy to switch off by mistake too. 3 bed semi, combi boiler with built in timer. I have no seperate wall mounted temp thermostat either, rad & hot water can be turned up or down on boiler with dials. The boiler is in a small cupboard within the room, so ideally I need the boiler to plug into a new socket inside the cupboard (hard wired on the ring ?), also MUST i have a seperate thermostat dial ? (I know I can control heating better that way). There is a spare double socket across the room to extend from, tho annoyingly all the upstairs floors have a type of screeded / concrete base (not floorboards !). Guess a channel will have to be grooved out along the floor to reach from socket to cupboard. Not sure what hardware Ill need ? Im confident to do the work myself as long as I know what I need - & Im doing it the right way - however if Im not sure OR if legislation / laws say I cannot touch this then Ill get somone in to do the work correctly.
Quick other question - the double socket I mention is too low on the wall (& in way of new skirting) needs moving up to the standard height. Just wanted to know how electricians join cabling & cover them safetly ? ,luckily the skirting will cover old metal socket housing so there will be loads of room to join & cover over - could i just put a block in and join new solid core cabling to it - to go to new socket Ill put in ? (is this safe ?) - main priority is safety in all this. - No more questions now :D
Any feedback, however small would be great, thanks in advance to anyone, great site for knowledge. :P