I live in a timber-framed and timber-FACED house. (Built around 1960
from Swedish Timber.) At the bottom of the house, all around, there
are about some layers of brick, which appears to be at cellar level.
I want to fit some PIR security lights on the outside of the house,
but I'm not sure how the electrical cables from the light unit should
be run to the house.
We've been told that you can't just drill through the house (not that
we would anyway) because it'll breach the damp-proof membrane in the
The only path I can see is to come down the (timber) face of the house
and gain access through the bricks, under the floorboards and then
back up through the floorboards to the consumer unit.
Can anyone advise for/against this?
Who'd be the best type of person to install PIRs - electrician? Would
your average electrician be aware of not just drilling through
buildings and breaching the membrane?
Thanks in advance for any help!
- posted 12 years ago