Can I install new electrical sockets in my home?

Due to renovations in my home, I will need some additional electrical sockets installed in a bedroom.
Currently we have electrical sockets on the wall directly opposite where we want the new electrical sockets. The room itself is approximately 9ft squared.
Is this sort of installation something I can do myself and if so, what considerations will I need to take into account?
Could I install the new sockets and use a connection to the existing sockets for the power and will it be safe?
I want to be very sure that everything will be safe. Any advice from electricians with experience of this type of scenario would be appreciated!
Many Thanks

Asked by lauren on 16th Jul 2019
Expert Trade Answers
"You need to ensure to continue the ring main, make sure it is a continuous circuit, you need straight through crimps in heat shrink or wago connectors in a wago box, don't use connector block or junction box."
Answered on 16th Jul 2019 - Member since May 2018 - report
"Hi no only trained professionals can undertake that work and if you do work yourself and it causes a fire or damage your insurance would be invalid ."
Answered on 30th Sep 2019 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
"Hi, if you follow the guidance of BS7671 you should be okay.
Before any work is carried out, you will need to check the protective binding to gas and water, the main earth and that the fusebox has a 30mA Rcd. The work has to be tested and certified."
Answered on 20th May 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"The answer is no
All electrical work in England must be carried out by a competent electrician"
Answered on 27th Jan 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"Strongly advise using a qualified and competent person when working with Electricity. You can never be too careful. This will require some sockets needing rewired to the points and fitting out by professionals. Where about’s are you based?"
Answered on 17th Jul 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"I'd leave it to an electrician to do your work, as to depending what you fit and where may depend on Building Control being notified."
Answered on 1st May 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"Hi John,

I recommend you investigate first if is a radial or ring circuit. If it s a ring you have to make sure you'll keep it one ring.
Then make sure the old circuit is sound.Check and test the condition of cables including continuity test,Insulation resistance test, Zs test..."
Answered on 18th Jul 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
"If you want safe then get an electrician to install and test and certify the installion of the extra sockets or the insurance people won't ever in case of an electrical fault starting a fire !"
Answered on 20th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
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