Lavender Electrical is one of the chosen electrical subcontractors for Wickes kitchen installations. Kitchens are one of the most popular gathering places of the whole house.
Whether you enjoy practical cooking functionality or friendly entertainment, improvements within the kitchen electrical wiring systems will add greatly to this all important gathering area.
If you are planning to refurbish your kitchen, you must also ensure main bonding and earthing is brought up to standard. A review of the wiring is also required to know if the fuse board will need to be upgraded. If the fuse board is an old re-wireable type, a fuse board upgrade would be advised, but will need to be assessed - possibly putting the new circuits on a separate fuse board would suffice.
Lavender Electrical will typically ring circuit to all sockets and a switched spur on the ring for the cooker hood. Each free-standing appliance has a single socket (or double if close enough) either behind it, under the work top or in an adjacent cupboard. Integrated appliances need a socket in an adjacent cupboard. There is no real need to have additional switches above the worktop for appliances but some customers prefer it. The standard way of wiring in cooking appliances is a 32A radial circuit wired in 6mm2 T&E (twin and earth) off a 32A mcb to a cooker control, with a tail that connects to the hob and/or oven. The hob will be wired directly in to this circuit. Ensure you have sufficient double sockets around your worktop for your kettle, toaster, microwave, coffee machine etc. Guidance on distances away from edges of sinks and hobs is 300mm minimum.
As of April 2013, kitchen wiring is no longer notifiable in accordance with Part P; however, it is all standard wiring practice, and should you have any doubts, please contact Lavender Electrical for further assistance.