• Welcome to the new forum. We're now hosted on ElectriciansForums.net rather than ElectriciansForums.co.uk - Chat about the forum upgrade by CLICKING HERE

Welcome to our Electrical Forum - We started out providing electrical advice just for the UK - But now we have specific advice for the USA too! - Register for free and share American Electrical Advice.


  1. l4urence

    Timber framed buildings... and the temple of doom

    All. Bear with me. I'm doing some research into electrical installation into timber framed buildings. This is not about a new build in first fix but much later modification. These constructions provide a thin service void which may or not be fit for purpose but I'm specifically interested in any...
  2. A

    Best way to add new sockets in existing stud wall

    hi all, My house is a typical 1930s semi. Seems that the partition walls between each room are stud walls. There is only one single socket in each bedroom which is clearly not ideal therefore i want to add more. The upstairs sockets are fed off a 4mm radial so I am thinking of ripping it out...
  3. M


    Have you seen this vid. I'd cycled straight on & bought a lottery ticket; Cyclist luckily escapes falling tree - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-45834019/lewisham-video-shows-falling-tree-narrowly-missing-cyclist
  4. DAvid Prosser

    Extractor fan through a timber frame wall.

    Hi any one got some advice on putting a cooker extractor hood discharge through timber frame house wall. Reason I ask is that I use to work (labourer) on timber frame houses a long time ago and think there could be some sort o guide lines related to going through the timber wall and membrane ...
  5. S

    D-light for timber. Recommendations please.

    Evening all, As the title says, I need recommendations for a down-light that can sit in timber. As far as I am aware the light needs to be "F" marked, for flammable surfaces. Ideally the light would be fairly shallow too. Thanks for your replies, James
  6. N

    Passive houses timber frame

    Hi guys Ive been offered an opportunity to wire 12 timber frame passive houses, is there anything I should be doing differently as there passive? Thanks
  7. J

    New build timber framed problem

    Hi everyone, Thought I'd post here to see if any of you have wired new builds single storey, no loft with foil back insulation. Its a high spec new build - downlights, data cables, speakers wires etc I have attached a pic of the ceiling which has just been finished. The problems i've got...
  8. Dan

    Can you waterproof timber joist.

    Can you waterproof timber joist. advice reviews and feedback 2017 Hi. Im doing a stud wall. Whats the best product to coat onto timber joists to protect them from water. As the joist are going against an old tiled wall but this is a cold surface which... Can you waterproof timber joist. Are...
  9. F

    industrial supply question.

    i have been to look at a small timber yard this morning with a small build ajoining the main building to look at some work her wants doing. the owner is looking to lease this ajoining building to a mechanic so a small garage mot center is going to be next door. the timber yard owner , owns the...
  10. Murdoch

    Mounting IP sockets in a gardden

    As the title suggests I have a task to "remount" some existing IP sockets in a garden. They were previously mounted on timber posts - is there anything more durable that members can suggest? Thanks
  11. R

    Domestic Installing boxes (and cabling) in Bellrock Plaster walls

    Anyone had any experience with Bellrock Plaster Partitions ? Seemed to be popular with John Lawrence (Glasgow) builders in the mid-late 1950s but I can't find may other examples of them. The entire wall is constructed from a sort of plaster honeycomb (approx 6" wide hexagons made of solid...
Electrical Insurance
ElectriciansForums.net (formerly known as ElectriciansForums.co.uk) was setup in April 2006 to provide free electrical advice to both professional and DIY electricians. Whether seeking advice for auto electrics, trying to find electrical installation condition reports (EICR) form downloads, or whether you're here just to talk to other electricians; we've been a first-choice website for tens of thousands of sparkies for well over a decade.