I would be grateful for advice on fitting electrical sockets to lath and plaster walls.
Our house is over 100 years old and all internal walls are lath and plaster construction. Most electrical sockets are fitted onto the wooden skirting boards, which is OK, but sometimes inconveniently low, and sometimes so close to the carpet that plugging in some appliances can be awkward. I would like to add a number of spur sockets in some areas, and would prefer to fit them above the skirting boards, about 18 to 24 inches above floor level, into the lath and plaster walls; in fact there are a few sockets already so fitted (not by me, but prior to us occupying the house). I would like advice on how best to achieve this, and specifically whether the dry wall socket design is suitable for this purpose.
All advice gratefully received.