I have just laid a new floor in my son's bedroom. Laminate on floorboards and it isn't coming up even though my son has now decided to reorganize the layout and his computer set up will be against a wall with no power plugs!! It is a large room as is victorian house. Nearest socket is 5m away. I want to get a surge protector that will take 6 or 8 sockets but they don't come with 5m of cable, well not that I can find anyway. My question is if I run an extension lead and plug the surge protector into that and then the 6 or so plugs into that, is that ok? One is always told not to run many items off an extension lead, but a surge protector is an extension? and will take 8 items. I know it is not the ideal set up but presumably no issues? I just don't like the thought of one extension lead into another.