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Hi All,
Do the heights of Sockets & Light Switches in a New Extension to an older property (one room) have to abide by the new regs for heights or can they be at the same height as the existing sockets etc?
 
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Mac

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I usually try and keep the sockets and switches at the same height as the old build.:D
 
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acat

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You should be ok leaving them at the same height as the main building part M applies to all new dwellings you have an extension to an existing dwelling.


Chris
 
If this project is to be inspected by the local building inspector then I would suggest that it is worth asking him first before fitting the sockets & switches outside of the disabled zones.
 
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Spudnik

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As the chaps have said, there is no requirement to install new sockets in an addition to the new, Pat M, heights.

They can match the existing installation.
 
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joe kane

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use r wrong the regulations state that the sockets have to be 450mm from ground and light switches 120mm to top.If u certify this u could get into trouble because u arnt following regulations.If u rewire a house u have to abide by the regulations at the right heights.Keep yourself right.Approved contractor
 
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Spudnik

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Joe,

All the documents state that existing installations DO NOT have to have additions installed to the new heights.

Part M generally applies to substantially refurbished and new build properties only.

To this day, I have never been pulled up on it.
 
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joe kane

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This doesnt comply with bs7671 part p.
 
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lister

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use r wrong the regulations state that the sockets have to be 450mm from ground and light switches 120mm to top.If u certify this u could get into trouble because u arnt following regulations.If u rewire a house u have to abide by the regulations at the right heights.Keep yourself right.Approved contractor

rubbish- who told you that, this only applies to new builds not extensions or rewires to old properties , if in doubt ring your part p sheme provider and ask them they will say same.
 

scotsparky

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Joe Kane Part P is building Regulations.

onsite guide figure 10.7.1

That figure is a direct copy from the Building regulations Hand book. It is not a regulation it is there as illustration only. If you read the text then it says where they copyed the Drawing from.
 
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dkent5

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You're splitting hairs here Joe, I'd go with Jason on this as it is not a new dwelling and the customer would prefer an asthetically pleasing installation.
 

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use r wrong the regulations state that the sockets have to be 450mm from ground and light switches 120mm to top.If u certify this u could get into trouble because u arnt following regulations.If u rewire a house u have to abide by the regulations at the right heights.Keep yourself right.Approved contractor
You are tending to take building regulations and interpret that advise as IEE regs

There seems to be quite a lot of confusion since domestic installations were included in the building regs,so you are not on your own with this confusion,but time will eventually assist the industry to have a clearer picture
 
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