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› Do your tenants need more power socket outlets?

› Tired of using adaptors and extension leads?

› Are your socket outlets generally overloaded?

The increasing demand for today’s modern electrical appliances and equipment means that there is a greater need for additional socket outlets within the home.

Older properties in particular had a standard design which catered for less socket outlets than what is required for today’s usage.

The current BS7671 Wiring Regulations recommend that the following minimum numbers of installed double socket-outlets are used for standard homes:

Room Type Smaller Rooms Medium Rooms Large Rooms
(Up to 12m²) (12-25m²) (more than 25m²)
Main Living Room 4 6 8
Dining Room 3 4 5
Single Bedroom 2 3 4
Double Bedroom 3 4 5
Bedsitting Room 4 5 6
Study 4 5 6
Utility Room 3 4 5
Kitchen 6 8 10
Garage 2 3 4
Conservatory 3 4 5
Hallway 1 2 3
Loft 1 2 3

Since the introduction of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations 2008, it is likely that every socket outlet in a domestic installation will now require RCD protection not exceeding 30mA.

Test It Electrical can help!

■ We can test and ensure that your socket outlet wiring circuits are safe, protected and not overloaded.
■ Supply and install brand new or extra power socket outlets in your home.
■ Offer a wide range of socket outlet finishes.
■ Notify the Local Building Control Authority on your behalf – if required
■ Issue you with an Electrical Certificate for the work carried out.


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Note: The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994 require landlords to ensure that their electrical installations and appliances are safe when a tenancy begins, and that it is maintained in a safe condition throughout that tenancy.

One way to ensuring safety is to undertake a regular formal inspection of the fixed wiring together with any supplied electrical appliances such as cookers, kettles, toasters, washing machines and immersion heaters etc.

See Periodic Inspection & Testing, Visual Condition Reports, PAT Testing.