Easy way to rewire house without damaging fitted wood floors.

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by 8768b, May 17, 2023.

  1. 8768b

    8768b New Member

    I made a mistake and several years ago had new, real wood floors and skirting fitted throughout the house.
    We lack power points etc.

    I've been looking at Google/etc for a few weeks to see if just disconnecting old wiring etc and creating new channels etc and keeping some old routes open to pull wires through will work with minimal damage to new flooring. Any damage/cuts could be under were the furniture sits. This will cost more in labout

    Any ideas, tips?
  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo Screwfix Select

    Well you either go up or down or on the surface. Existing wires are likely to be clipped so probably can’t be used as draws.
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  3. stevie22

    stevie22 Screwfix Select

    Can't you get enough extra points by running cables horizontally. How you do it would depend on the current installation but safe zones run horizontally as well as vertically.

    Alternatively drop down from the first floor, with access through the ceiling if the posh floors are upstairs too.
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  4. 8768b

    8768b New Member

    Cheers, all. Yes, "posh" floors first floor as well. Kicking myself but I think there is no simple solution.
  5. bright_Spark

    bright_Spark Screwfix Select

    I recall going into someone’s house years ago and they had just laid a new carpet and decorated. Wanted me to add 3 extra double sockets without lifting the carpet or chasing the walls. Some jobs just cannot be done
  6. 8768b

    8768b New Member

    That's the conclusion I've now reached. :(
  7. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    There’s always a way, but you need a sympathetic sparks willing to go the extra mile.

    Give some more details about the age of house, downstairs floor construction etc. Reg downstairs floors, take off the skt face plates and see wether cables come from above or below.
    longboat likes this.

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