I am buying a new lower flat and have been told by the builders that it is
not permitted to cut a hole which is bigger that a hole to take a wire for a
light because I would be cutting the fireproof ceiling plaster and creating
a fire hazard to the people above.
Is this true?
I live in Scotland in case that makes a difference to the rules
Basically yes. You might be able to do it safely with the correct parts (not
just cutting a hole and inserting fittings), but the fittings will be
unventilated, run overly hot and probably ping bulbs once a week. Besides,
halogen downlighters are totally inappropriate to general lighting, as the
illumination pattern is far from ideal. People fit them for "fashion"
reasons, but they'll look pretty dated in a couple of years anyway, like
Artex and laminate flooring.
LV DOWNLIGHTS REFELECT HEAT BACKWARDS;there have been fires where stuff
in loft has been placed on or near the back of these units with no
smoke hoods fitted.
Manufacturers of plasterboard spend a fortune on getting products fire
Some more expensive d/lights now have heat protection at rear as
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