"Andy Coleman" wrote
| In our dining room we have some wall lights but the previous owner
| of the house took the light fittings with them so all we have is
| the wires coming out of the wall. I'm about to start decorating
| the room and we have decided to do away with the lights altogether.
| Should I remove the wires completely then just repair the damage to
| the wall or can I just cut the wires back and plaster over the wire?
If the wall lights were retro fitted by the previous occupants you may well
find a junction box or wiring under a loose floorboard in the bedroom above,
which will be a convenient place to disconnect the wire.
The wires in the wall *must* be isolated and properly taped off at their