light and sockets

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by oakesj, May 27, 2009.

  1. oakesj

    oakesj New Member

    high

    what are the recommended hights for light switch and plug sockets, are there any stated in the 17th regs
     
  2. fooman

    fooman New Member

    new build or existing ?
     
  3. stoneroses

    stoneroses New Member

    High?

    Between 450mm and 1200mm, but as you are rewiring a bungalow and not wiring a new build I would put them where ever you wish.
     
  4. state-it

    state-it New Member

    They're not stated in the Wiring Regs.

    They're mentioned in Building Regs
     
  5. saj

    saj New Member

  6. JHman

    JHman New Member

    for the outlet box about 13" above the floor.
    For light switches, go 42" to the bottom of the switchbox.
    For counter top receptacles/switches go 46" to the bottom of the box is what i use for new builds

    <u>___________________________</u>
    UK Electrician - Electrical Maintenance and Repair Services
     
  7. Adam Amp

    Adam Amp New Member

    Re: light and sockets
    Posted: Jun 1, 2009 12:28 PM

    for the outlet box about 13" above the floor.
    For light switches, go 42" to the bottom of the switchbox.
    For counter top receptacles/switches go 46" to the bottom of the box is what i use for new builds

    <u>___________________________</u>
    UK Electrician - Electrical Maintenance and Repair Services


    When do 'UK Electrician' plan to go metric then:|
     
  8. syholl

    syholl New Member

    Never mind metric...!!! What about the building regs. UK Electrician have just stated that they fit sockets at 13", which is somewhere in the region of 325mm.... Well below the building regulations stated heights. Not the best advice to be giving out is it...?
     

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