Thats what I'm planning upstairs, as I have a small peice of wall 4"
(100mm). I'm going to remove the plaster and run two large pecies of
conduit floor to ceiling and fill the gaps with plaster. Chimney breast is
a good idea but ideally I want the run from the hall to landing for easy
access in the future and its more central.
Thanks, To my delilght I've found I do have cavity insulation. Found this
when I started installing security lighting outside, thought then I could
drop the wires down the cavity, in the end I located the lights at the first
floor level and drilled a hole straight in under the floorboards.
Didn't know that, I'm not disagreeing but do you have a reference in the
regs where this is stipulated. I have seen lots of houses where the mains
wiring is run in the cavity, mainly for outside lights. Also why would this
be a problem?
I don't have a copy of the regs to refer to, but this point was
recently mentioned in this ng. Other than the possibility than the
cables might become overheated due to the cavities being later filled
with insulation, I cannot think of any other obvious reasons.
It used to be permitted.
Interesting. I don't have a copy of the Regs to hand, but can't recall that
it's addressed in the Regs either way and would welcome a reference.
Personally, I wouldn't install mains cables in a cavity wall!
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