"Christian McArdle" wrote
| >Buried horizontally is allowed by the regulations surely!?
| It is looked down upon as it isn't quite as safe as vertical runs
| (the exception being kitchen worktop sockets). Also, it can be
| difficult to maintain around fiddly bits where there are no
| accessories on that particular bit of wall. I suspect with the
| increased number of sockets that need to be installed, combined
| with the increased height of sockets and more use of concrete
| floors, that horizontal runs will get more popular, though.
Horizontal runs should be in the permitted zone from accessory to accessory,
and especially with the trend/requirement to mount sockets higher they
should be well above skirting level.
My objection is that it then makes it difficult to mount any other accessory
(phone, data, speaker outlet etc) so that it lines up wiht the mains
sockets. However if the mains is brought down in the corner and then
horizontal to the socket near the corner, the low-voltage can line up in the
middle of the walls eg
| *mains (in permitted zone in corner or horiz from accessory)
| ****SKT****SKT TELE DATA
| & &