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Height of sockets ??

Postby stevemcn » Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:37 pm

I read that the suggested height of sockets should be 450 from floor, I was told that 300 would be ok(although I think this is too high). Can anyone tell me what height would keep the inspector happy.
Thanks. Stveve
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Postby thedoctor » Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:10 pm

See our projects section as advised. Electrical- height of sockets
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Postby 333rocky333 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:41 am

In addition minimum 150mm above the work surfaces in kitchens .

The 450mm was introduced to assist less abled people, and applies to all new dwellings approved document M

In rewires there are exceptions to this as long as upon completion the building is no worse in terms of the level of compliance with the other Parts of Schedule 1 to the building regs.

otherwise stick to the 450mm and should be ok
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Postby ericmark » Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:33 am

It does say in rooms likely to be used by visitors but in real terms one can find you need to show the regs to the inspector and have a right fight to get it passed so I would stick to limits shown in guide to 16th Edition it's not in 16th Edition as its not an electrical regulation.

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