Spaghetti Junction

We’ve finally had the consumer unit fitted in the wall behind the front door. It was a job made more difficult because it need to be recessed into the wall due to the front door frame being right up against the wall. We still needed to leave a bit sticking out otherwise there was a danger of knocking a hole right through to the apartment next door, but we can fit a door stop to prevent the door from hitting it. The door should still open about 90 degrees, even with the door stop in place.

The panel should have been screwed in, really, but the recess was a real honeycomb once we’d made it - with nothing to get a good fix to - so it’s basically been plastered in place… but it seems pretty solidly fixed in there.

Now all we need to do is fit all the breakers and connect it to the mains when we the electrician is free to come back to the house (he’s busy on another job for the time being) but we can feed all those cables through the top of the panel now, and get the ceiling and the wall finished and painted.

The ceiling will be coffered which will make it easier to hide the cables where they go from the ceiling down the wall - there’ll be a 250mm lowered ceiling height border around the entrance lobby.

Consumer Unit