Please read the disclaimer
before attempting any electrical work. If
you are uncertain then contact
a qualified electrician.
When it comes to routing a cable it is
possibly more time consuming and difficult
that you would first expect it to be. There
are a lot of different rules and regulations
when it comes to electricity and they are
there for your own safety and protection.
Homes are wired in different ways depending
upon whether wood or solid floors are in
place. It’s a lot easier getting wires
underneath a wooden floor but it is impossible
to get wires under a concrete floor. If
you have a concrete floor the easiest way
is to feed the wires from above.
The picture that is shown
above is a typical arrangement, the lighting
is being fed from the ceiling and the sockets
are being fed from the floor, this is the
easiest and most time saving way to wire
a domestic house.
The picture above shows a
wiring arrangement where the cables for
the lighting and the sockets come from the
ceiling. This type of cabling is easier
when there is a concrete floor in the house.
It's usually a good idea to
plan where your cables are going to go before
The newest requirements
for routing your cables is shown below
The diagram shown above shows
you where you are allowed to run your cables.
All wires have to run horizontally or vertically
unless the cables are deeper than 50mm and
in mechanical protection.