We want to install floor sockets how many inches should they be from floor?

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Part M of the Building Regulations requires that sockets are installed between 450mm and 1200mm above floor level

Answered by Sarah, Electrical Safety Expert

Part M of the Building Regulations requires that sockets are installed between 450mm and 1200mm above floor level. For new installations, sockets need to be installed at least 450mm up from the floor level of a room. Adding new or replacing sockets in existing buildings must not make the building less satisfactory in relation to Part M than it was before.

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