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Hi guys,
I'm just looking over a job putting power to a summer house but am wondering if anyone has any recommendations on how to lay the cable.

The cable length from the house is 50M going up the house side wall, across a patio, up a 10m wall (onto a balcony garden) then across a balcony garden (through shrubbery and banking up at a 40 degree gradient) to the summer house. The garden is open to the neighbours gardens (so potential trip hazzard / eye sore) and there is a tree in the direct path of the cable meaning roots (so no trench).

I see 3 options: swa on cable tray on posts, t&e in rigid metal conduit on posts, t&e in flexible metal conduit on posts

If anyone has done similar and has an opinion would be appreciated?
 
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This sounds like an interesting one. Can't wait to see what idea's come up.

Will the customer be happy with cable tray on posts or is that an eye sore, if it's not going round the edge of the property?
Any pics of proposed route? Hard to envisage route from description.
 
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Squid

It's Manchester any sh!te will do just hang some fairy lights on the span to give it the WoW factor........

Tel will nick it in a week anyways.........
 
Some people have no standards just lash it in "it will do"" a blind man will be happy to see that".
I've lost count of how many times I have seen so called sparks just leaving swa laying on the earth/grass or clipped to wooden fences. I have lost many jobs where I refuse to do that.

I would only ever use swa and can't see any benefit to running singles or twin/earth in trunking.
 
I've lost count of how many times I have seen so called sparks just leaving swa laying on the earth/grass or clipped to wooden fences.
standard modern install

See this all the time

SWA thrown in , the occasional cleat on every other fence post. Sometimes a bit of top Soil thrown over it for a pukka job...
Of course Not glanded properly , no earth connection on the armour.
 
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How comes whenever we have three core SWA for single phase installations it comes three phase coloured and we have to tape it.
 

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Glad I haven't got to route that cable.

Bare overhead cables on insulators. Cheap and discreet.
 

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You can buy 3 core armoured in single phase colours from any good wholesaler.

The problem is they often don't stock it in the branch as it costs slightly more than 3 phase colours.
 

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The left had side of the property looks like it would be a ball-ache to do something with the cable, once you get to the top of the stairs. All being open to next doors garden, SWA clipped to posts will look shoddy.
Is there a route on the right hand side?
I see a fence at the back of the shed and a bust line on the right hand side. Is there a fence or is that open to the neighbours on the right?
Yes the run would be longer if you went on the right hand side.
What load are they looking at having?
 
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Whats behind the fence of the summer house, maybe "tap" into their electrics? Just a thought.......
 

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Can I just clarify something..... In my post above I meant to put 'bush line' not 'bust line'... even though the latter sounds better to have in your garden....
 
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