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Topic Title: Cables behind skirting boards
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Created On: 07 September 2017 05:27 PM
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 Cables behind skirting boards   - mapj1 - 07 September 2017 09:33 PM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - OlympusMons - 07 September 2017 11:29 PM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - ebee - 08 September 2017 07:16 AM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - tomgunn - 09 September 2017 08:40 AM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - daveparry1 - 09 September 2017 08:59 AM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - tomgunn - 10 September 2017 10:12 AM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - ebee - 09 September 2017 09:06 AM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - weirdbeard - 07 September 2017 09:42 PM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - dustydazzler - 07 September 2017 09:48 PM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - weirdbeard - 11 September 2017 05:47 PM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - ebee - 12 September 2017 11:23 PM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - OlympusMons - 13 September 2017 12:37 AM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - dustydazzler - 07 September 2017 09:42 PM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - dustydazzler - 09 September 2017 09:17 AM  
 ICables behind skirting boards   - ebee - 09 September 2017 10:55 AM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - tomgunn - 10 September 2017 10:15 AM  
 Cables behind skirting boards   - ebee - 10 September 2017 11:02 AM  
 ICables behind skirting boards   - Jon74 - 10 September 2017 04:20 PM  
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 07 September 2017 09:42 PM
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weirdbeard

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Originally posted by: dustydazzler


To our surprise all the ring main cables for the sockets are loose laid (no capping or conduit) and run behind the skirting boards. I know this is a breach of the safety wiring zones.


Which of the wiring safety zones are breached?

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 07 September 2017 09:48 PM
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dustydazzler

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Originally posted by: weirdbeard

Originally posted by: dustydazzler





To our surprise all the ring main cables for the sockets are loose laid (no capping or conduit) and run behind the skirting boards. I know this is a breach of the safety wiring zones.





Which of the wiring safety zones are breached?


They aren't in the traditional safe zones that one would expect if you look at the picture of the old zone illustration diagram ?
 11 September 2017 05:47 PM
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weirdbeard

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Originally posted by: dustydazzler

Originally posted by: weirdbeard

Originally posted by: dustydazzler

To our surprise all the ring main cables for the sockets are loose laid (no capping or conduit) and run behind the skirting boards. I know this is a breach of the safety wiring zones.



Which of the wiring safety zones are breached?


They aren't in the traditional safe zones that one would expect if you look at the picture of the old zone illustration diagram ?


The cables don't sound like they are concealed in a wall, they are concealed behind a skirting board.

Here's a related topic:

http://www.theiet.org/forums/f...205&threadid=%2056376



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ebee

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Cables behind skirtings (in the wall it`s fixed to ) are permitted providing they are vertical to sockets/switches etc.

I suppose ditto horozontal but you would never put a socket/witch etc at skirting height. Would you?

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 13 September 2017 12:37 AM
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OlympusMons

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Originally posted by: ebee

Cables behind skirtings (in the wall it`s fixed to ) are permitted providing they are vertical to sockets/switches etc.



I suppose ditto horozontal but you would never put a socket/witch etc at skirting height. Would you?

Depends on the height of the skirting. Some are huge, especially in older properties.
The diagram showing permitted zones does not have a skirting, so it makes sense not to bury cables there in case they are fitted later.
If they are surface fixed and the carpenter fitting the skirting can see it, then there shouldn't be a problem. A skirting is not part of a wall.
I am not saying I have done this, but, from the regs, I can see why others have done this and thought it to be compliant.
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