Am finally getting round to replacing the old rewireable fuse box with a
split load consumer unit. Wondered if anyone could clear up the following:
1) I am limited to how much space I have - the supply company changed the
meter to a small digital one at some point before we bought the house and it
was fitted centrally to the board with no concern for space conservation!
The problem I have is that there is not enough room on the board with the
meter/main fuse to fit a consumer unit of any reasonable size. There is
also not enough room on the wall next to the board. My question is, is it
permissible for me to put a board of my own (Plywood or MDF or some such)
alongside and flush with the existing board, and then fix the new CU accross
these two boards?
2) Going back to the size issue, it is severely limiting my choice of CUs-
the only real split load candidate at the moment is a Wylex NHRS6304 but
this seems more expensive than other (sometimes larger) CUs. Can anyone
recommend any makes/models that are notably small in width? I am limited to
a bout 340mm wide (Providing I can do what I outlined in 1!)
I don't really want to go down the non split load board with a mixture of
MCBs/RCBOs unless I really have to.
Any help muchly appreciated,