Hello, i want to fit a new powerpoint into a false/stud wall in our house. there is already one on the other side of the wall, so i am thinking to pick up the cables required for the new powerpoint from the existing one (so this would be an extension of the existing one). Can I do that or is it a bit more complicated than that ...?
It depends on how it is currently wired, you do not give this information.
If it is on a ring I would split the ring between the old and new sockets, then to restore the ring install a new cable between the old and new socket. Of course, you would have to prove it is on a ring first.
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!