Putting an electrical socket in the right place seems a simple task, but it is not. There many things to keep in mind, such as the type of socket housings, the height, the existing wiring, etc. Below you can find a few tips to help you get the placement of your electrical socket correct.

Electric sockets in walls

Are you going out to buy built-in boxes for your electrical sockets? Then take the type of mounting into account. We have built-in boxes for solid walls and cavity walls. Furthermore, there are special built-in boxes for cookers. Furthermore, you should consider the height. Built-in electrical sockets are usually placed ± 25 cm from the finished floor (from the plinth). If you plan to cut your own pipes for the electrical sockets, don’t forget the construction of the floor. For example, with 10 cm of floor insulation and 7 cm of screed on top of the concrete slab, you will need to install the recessed boxes at a height of 42 cm (or 10 cm + 7 cm + 25 cm).

Electrical sockets in the floor

It can sometimes be useful to place an electrical socket in the floor, for example under a desk or cubicles. Special built-in boxes have been developed for this. These can also be found in our webshop . You can see step-by-step instructions for installation of such an electrical floor socket in the video below.

Outdoor electrical sockets

An electrical socket in the garden always comes in handy. You can plug in many types of devices, such as a radio, garden lamp, Christmas decorations, etc. Special waterproof electrical sockets are available for outdoor use. This means the socket is protected from rain and other bad weather. In the past, they were only available in a grey colour; nowadays they are also available in white and black. You also have a choice between built-in and surface-mounted sockets.

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