Anybody up with building regs?

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Found 20th Jan 2010
As above, can i put network cable in the cavities of my house?

Thanks in advance

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Original Poster

I have a house, with cavities, i am wanting to put network cables from my loft into the lounge and three bedrooms. Can i do it?

I know it's possible, but not sure if any building regulations come into play, the only thing i can find online is that you can't put power cables through a cavity, can't find anything relating to network cables

I'm very sure you would not have to ask anyone for permission to lay cables into the cavity , I think it would apply to TV cables too. I haven't heard of anyone needing permission to put a new TV arial and cables up .

Can't say for 100% without a copy of the regs in front of me, but I'm pretty sure you can...

OP, yes you can :thumbsup:

sancho1983;7603946

I have a house, with cavities, i am wanting to put network cables from my … I have a house, with cavities, i am wanting to put network cables from my loft into the lounge and three bedrooms. Can i do it?I know it's possible, but not sure if any building regulations come into play, the only thing i can find online is that you can't put power cables through a cavity, can't find anything relating to network cables



Just go ahead, no building regs. for that kind of work.

I would use Home Plugs, no cables required.

be careful

if you do this your house might fall down

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ricko;7604058

I'm very sure you would not have to ask anyone for permission to lay … I'm very sure you would not have to ask anyone for permission to lay cables into the cavity , I think it would apply to TV cables too. I haven't heard of anyone needing permission to put a new TV arial and cables up .



civms47;7604107

Can't say for 100% without a copy of the regs in front of me, but I'm … Can't say for 100% without a copy of the regs in front of me, but I'm pretty sure you can...



transit;7604130

OP, yes you can :thumbsup:



Ok, ta

Didn't think it would be a problem, but just read something that made me question it

Inactive;7604133

Just go ahead, no building regs. for that kind of work.I would use Home … Just go ahead, no building regs. for that kind of work.I would use Home Plugs, no cables required.



Am getting rid of homeplugs, not fast enough. Takes about an hour to transfer a film to my WDTV hard drive, an HD streaming is a no-no.

just be careful as moisture runs in the cavities and the cables could collect this and it could run into the inner walls where the cable exits. To make sure this does not happen loop the cable so it is like a u before it comes through the wall.

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markvirgo;7604436

just be careful as moisture runs in the cavities and the cables could … just be careful as moisture runs in the cavities and the cables could collect this and it could run into the inner walls where the cable exits. To make sure this does not happen loop the cable so it is like a u before it comes through the wall.



Makes sense, not sure how i would do that in the cavity, am using solid cat5e cable

Good luck tring to get up a cavity, will be a complete nightmare. I guess it is not an external wall so you can't go out and come back in again?

Original Poster

It is an external wall, the more i think about it though i might just go out and back in again. Just thought it would be neater in it

I've done a few networks and just gone outside, For aesthetics try putting them up next to a drainpipe all together, and then come across where you need them. Just put some silicone or something on the holes where they go in.
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