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New ring main in kitchen for sockets

No cables have been chased on, builder/electrician said not necessary, cupboards will be covering them! is this legal?

3 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

It is permitted, but its a cheaper way of doing the job and the cables will be very susceptible to vermin damage. Its very common for mice to chew exposed cable insulation behind the kitchen units. Would be a nicer job if cables were chased into the wall, or at least installed in mini-trunking so they have some protection.


Answered 14th Sep 2015

Would look and be a bit of a lash up if no cables were chased in or covered with plastic trunking. Permissible but not really good practice.


Answered 14th Sep 2015

Only if the circuit is RCD protected then it is legal, but as above stated would have been a bit nicer in mini trunking or chased.


Answered 14th Sep 2015

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