Before I get the electrician in I want to understand what would be the 'tidiest' way to do everything in my new kitchen layout. Historically everything has been done to the 'easiest for the electrician' specification (ex-council).....as I have external conduit covering the supply to my boiler FCU and next to it an external box with cover plate where he has connected a terminal 'choc' block inside to run off to the thermostat.....none of it looks good. This time I intend to pay for a proper job, but dont want to be persuaded into the 'best' way by a bias electrician.
I assume I have to have an FCU for a new hood (or can i use a 10A isolation switch?? screwfix quote 41580), another FCU for the new gas hobs (ie.ignition), the current FCU for the boiler.
Can I reduce the number of FCU's? The combi boiler and gas hobs will both be off 3A.
I expect the electrician will want to spur off sockets to fit FCU's, but my concern is on a 2m wide wall it will look cluttered. I currently have 2 double sockets and the FCU for the boiler and the junction box/cover plate for the run to the thermostat. (im adding up 6 electrical plates in about a 1m gap becuse you obviously cant put them behind the hobs or boiler)
Is there any way to reduce all this potential clutter?
Is there a reason why I cant have the pvc conduit replaced with galvanised capping and back boxes and put a false wall to conseal everything? (rather than hacking into the wall and replastering).
And may I quickly ask rather than adding a new topic, is a dishwasher and washing machine ok to run off a 13A double spurred socket if its the only spur from another 13A double ring main socket?
I would apprieciate any response so I at least sound clued up for when i get quotes. Thanks.