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What position should my new switches and sockets be?


General advice for countertop sockets position:


  1. Above the countertop
  2. Disabled friendly- ‘Less than 1200mm from the floor and a minimum of 350mm from room corner’ (reference
  3. Safety- Minimum of 300mm from sink & hob (reference).
  4. 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)
  5. 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:

Wet Kitchen Countertop Sockets Position

Dry kitchen countertop sockets: 100-110cm from the floor (Countertop height 90cm)

Wet Kitchen countertop sockets: 100-110cm from the floor (Countertop height 85cm)


Kitchen Light Switch Position

Light switches 115cm-130cm


Next up: Kitchen Electrical Wiring Part 6: First fix completed!

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