What position should my new switches and sockets be?
General advice for countertop sockets position:
- Above the countertop
- Disabled friendly- ‘Less than 1200mm from the floor and a minimum of 350mm from room corner’ (reference)
- Safety- Minimum of 300mm from sink & hob (reference).
- Appliance plug- Bottom of the socket outlet to be a minimum of 100mm from the worktop / Center of the socket outlet to be minimum of 150mm from work surface to not damage plug of appliance. (reference)
- Aesthetics- Low enough to allow appliances to be positioned in front to ‘hide’ it. My appliance height is at least 20cm.
It turned out to be:
Dry kitchen countertop sockets: 100-110cm from the floor (Countertop height 90cm)
Wet Kitchen countertop sockets: 100-110cm from the floor (Countertop height 85cm)
Light switches 115cm-130cm
Next up: Kitchen Electrical Wiring Part 6: First fix completed!