What is the required height from the floor for a telephone outlet?

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For new installations, sockets need to be installed at least 450mm up from the floor level of a room

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

For new installations, sockets need to be installed at least 450mm up from the floor level of a room.

TV points, telephone points, doorbells and light switches should be a max height of 1200mm from the floor. Electrical sockets, switches and other electrical control devices should be a minimum of 350mm from corners of a room.

For existing installations, the height of the new telephone outlet should be no worse/lower than the previous one.

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