Given the 'workshop' element, I want to fit one ring of surface-mounted metal-clad sockets (probably these: http://preview.tinyurl.com/2vda3wg ) and was going to use surface-mounted PVC conduit (it's a single-thickness block-building). Thing is, although I've done plenty of wiring before I've never used conduit and am not entirely sure how to go about it: I could really use an on-line how-to-do-it guide but can't find one - is there such a resource around?
To be honest I have no intention of taking this to Building Control but still want the work to be up to standard. Is PVC conduit considered acceptable in this sort of environment? (We're talking a very low-key, domestic, end-of-garage-type workshop, not one with lots of massive machine tools etc).
Do you have to use single-core wires; ie, will two 2.5mm2 T&E cables not fit down a standard 20mm PVC conduit? And/or does that present potential overheating problems? I'd rather not have to use single-core stuff if I can help it, as I've got plenty of T&E, and you can only buy the singles in 100m lengths AFAICS.
How do the couplers, male and female adaptors etc work in connecting up conduit boxes and socket boxes etc? Probably be obvious when I've got them in my hands, but I'm putting together an on-line shopping list...
As I say - a simple Noddy guide is probably what I need!