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 Post subject: House re-wire
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My house is currently being fully rewired due the the existing cable being original (approx 1950's) and new sockets will be added at this time. The electrician is chasing all the wires in to the wall but not putting the new cables into any form of conduit, he is either using cable clips or small plastic strips screwed either side of a bunch of cables to hold them against the wall. Can anyone confirm if this is standard practice these days, I have had a look online and all suggestions seem to point towards cables being run through conduit.


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My understanding is that buried wiring under 50mm from the surface should be in either conduit or have some form of capping to protect it. I am not a sparks but I am sure one of our qualified electricians will answer later to give a definitive answer from the regulations.

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dewaltdisney wrote:
My understanding is that buried wiring under 50mm from the surface should be in either conduit or have some form of capping to protect it. I am not a sparks but I am sure one of our qualified electricians will answer later to give a definitive answer from the regulations.

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No need for the conduit or capping at under 50mm depth if the wiring is horizontally or vertically within the width/height of the socket/switch.

@ OP I take it the sparks doing the rewire is a member of one of the trade bodies (NICEIC/NAPIT ) and will be providing a certificate after the rewire ?

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Just as a point of note, you don't put twin and earth in conduit any way. Conduit is for "singles"

Below is 20mm conduit.
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It can be done, but you would struggle to get 2 x 2.5 Twin and earth cables in it.

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My house is currently being fully rewired due the the existing cable being original (approx 1950's) and new sockets will be added at this time. The electrician is chasing all the wires in to the wall but not putting the new cables into any form of conduit, he is either using cable clips or small plastic strips screwed either side of a bunch of cables to hold them against the wall. Can anyone confirm if this is standard practice these days, I have had a look online and all suggestions seem to point towards cables being run through conduit.



Standard practice these days. And allowed by the regs.


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Is allowed by regs although you can use 25mm conduit also another product I recommend is flexiconn I always use conduit as makes easier to replace wire without having to chase wall out.

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Many thanks for all the replies, puts my mind at ease that's for sure, electrician is a member of NICEIC, will ask about certificate if it's not offered at sign off.



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