The introduction of the Part P Electrical Installations legislation on
January 1st has galvanised me into sorting out the ring mains in my two
bed terraced house before Christmas.
At the moment there are two rings.
One services the kitchen, three double and two single sockets. The only
one in permanent use is the one for the fridge/freezer. The rest draw
power intermittently for the microwave, washing machine, food blender
[There is a totally separate circuit from the fuse box for the cooker]
The second ring services the two bedrooms up stairs, six double sockets
and one single socket. From this circuit there are four spurs providing
two sockets in the living room and two sockets in the dining room.
The number of sockets in the living room and dining room is woefully
insufficient and they are also badly positioned. I'd like four double
sockets in the dining room and four double sockets in the living room
(not that I intend to have heavy duty appliances plugged in to all of
them, but to give flexibility of positioning stuff).
My plan is fairly simple, that is, to extend the ring that services the
kitchen so that it would incorporate the lounge and dining room and get
rid of the spurs (access for wiring downstairs is easy due to basement
and wooden floors). I would end up with:
* an upstairs ring with six double sockets and one single socket (and no
* a downstairs a ring with eleven double and two single sockets.
* a separate circuit for the cooker
Does this make sense?
Thanks in advance,