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Chasing holes for new sockets in kitchen. What height should they be to top of socket. i was thinking 1100mm to top of socket. i also would like to put one low down at 450mm for fridge and washer.

one more thing, how far should they be from cooker and sink.

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Any work in a kitchen is notifiable. Are you Part P registered or are you informing building control?
 
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i am working with a part P eletrician. he did not seem to be very clear on the last visit. he just said 300mm from a sink. and 8 inches off worktop
 
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Ask your Part P electrician.

He must be back from his holliday by now.
 
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Hi mate,

min height is 450mm to the bottom of the socket outlet from the finished floor level, when you are cutting/chasing the wall for your back boxes allow an extra 25mm at least higher, to take into account the amount of overlap of the accessory.

I had an arsey BC control inspector once pull me on it, I usually allow an extra 50mm higher now if the floor is not finished.
 
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hmmm, that didnt help much. just looking for advice then when he visits next i can show him where i would like to put stuff. i would like show him i have an idea or things thats all
 
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1shortcircuit

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Chasing holes for new sockets in kitchen. What height should they be to top of socket. i was thinking 1100mm to top of socket. i also would like to put one low down at 450mm for fridge and washer.

one more thing, how far should they be from cooker and sink.

Thanks eveyone !
i am working with a part P eletrician. he did not seem to be very clear on the last visit. he just said 300mm from a sink. and 8 inches off worktop
You've answered your own question. If your Part P Electrician has given you the measurements then do as he says. If you alter his instructions then he may not sign off your work.
 
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RISElectrical

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The electrician should be able to tell you as he would have designed the job and therefore know what is what. If your working with him then why cant you just ring him, 10 times quicker than asking on here.
 
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Height off the work top depends on if you're having an upstand (usually 100mm), but 200 to 240mm would be OK.
300mm from a sink or cooker would be a minimum, further away would be better.
Low socket for any appliance would require a DP isolator above work top. There is no height requirement below a worktop.
 
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tedglen2

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thanks everyone. He did not mention isoloter needed for me 450mm socket : $
 
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1shortcircuit

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thanks everyone. He did not mention isoloter needed for me 450mm socket : $
Only needed if the appliance is built in, if it's free standing then no requirement as the appliance can be pulled out and unplugged in order to achieve safe isolation.
 

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There is always something irritating about deception
I detest the part p nonsense, but screwing with peoples good intentions and assistance is another turkey that should be put on the table

Untrained people are more and more gleaming bits of information to carry out these projects, that they are either not trained to safely do, or are performing illegally
There should either be a competent Spark in full control of this job,or guidance given from the Labc that has recieved the notification fee
 
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tedglen2

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how much is notifcation fee too Labc. thought it would be easier to go with a part P ?
 

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