Please could someone confirm whether it is acceptable practice to enclose a 2.5mm twin and earth ring mains cable within a wooden batten type enclose.
The cable is currently installed using cable clips within a wooden summerhouse and the owner wishes to disguise this by covering in a wooden batten type affair. My recollections are that when I used to be involved with electrictal contracting was that because of fire hazard, this was not allowed. I do not know what the current regulation are and therfore would like a difinitive answer, which would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Old spark,
can't see a problem, no different from plastic mini-trunking from a heat dissipation point. I notice some DIY sheds now selling old cap & casing type wooden trunking nicely moulded to look 1940's retro, like original singles used to be done in, usually found in the racks with other mouldings in B&Q /Wickes, bit dear if need much, or do as I do & use corner mouldings inside-out ie bought concave- use convex! careful with the panel pins!!!
regards older SPARX
DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!