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    Electric double socket


    Is it possible to have double socket on wall that has no sockets previously?

    Asked by Carol on 21st Mar 2020
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    Pierce Electric

    "If there’s a socket on the other side of that wall then yes."

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Lumia Av & Electrical car charging

    "Hi Carol. Yes it is possible. However, it depends on a couple of factors. Wall construction i.e plasterboard or brick. Brick, the wall would have to be chased if you didn't want trunking or cables to show. Plasterboard, if a hollow wall cables running on the inside. If there is a socket close by then new socket can either be run as a spur or part of the existing ring or radial. This works is notifiable and requires a minor electrical works certificate."

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Decent Construction Ltd

    "Yes it’s is possible. But you need to run power from previous socket and need trundling towards now points."

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Green Electrical T/A AM Property Services

    "Yes absolutely
    But bear in mind you have to get a cable to it"

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Maxpower Limited

    "Yes, the job can sometimes be an easy one if a socket on wall from another room or more complex ie going under floorboards and chasing walls."

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since May 2016 - report
    Nick Mitchell Electrical

    "Yes it is.

    All you need is an existing socket and an appropriate route for the cable.

    Depending on where the nearest socket is the cable could be routed under floorboards, in loft space, chased into the wall or surface mounted in trunking.

    I hope this helps."

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Livewires Electrical Ltd

    "Yes, the ring main could be extended to accommodate another socket on the wall in question or a spur could be taken from another socket near by."

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report

    "Every situation is different. In some cases it is simple to install a socket with no damage to the wall, other situations may involve damaging the wall and making it good afterwards. You would need to get an electrician in to have a look and give you a quotation to know fully"

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Smartlec systems ltd

    "Yes you can add a double or single socket on any wall you choose when added to the ring main or radial circuit."

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

    "You can certainly have single/double sockets any where you desire. You can either run the supplier into the socket via trunking or chase the wall and bury cables in wall. But that will require making good, plastering and painting so the choice is yours really"

    Answered on 28th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    Powernet Electricals

    "Yes it is possible to have a new socket on a wall were there are no electrics. At times depending on were it's going to be it can be easy, but sometimes it's not always a straightforward job but it can be done."

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2014 - report
    Ct Electrics Limited

    "Yes its definitely possible to install a double socket but more work may be required which means the price could go up. It Also depends if you'd like the appliance to be on the surface or flush mounted."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    S&L Electrical London Ltd

    "It is so long as you can take a feed from somewhere else or pull in a new circuit post a job and I can discuss it further"

    Answered on 21st Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    Aura electrical southern ltd

    "Yes, of course, you can have a double socket if there's been no socket previously. There are two choices, either having it chased into the wall or surface in trunking."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2018 - report

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