Internal services

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Openings in walls for meter cabinets shall be structurally adequate and prevent dampness entering the home.

Openings set into external walls should be provided with:

  • DPCs and cavity trays
  • lintels (except for purpose-designed built-in meter boxes).

Meters and associated equipment should be located to be reasonably accessible and not subject to damage. Domestic meters may be of the following type:

  • Built-in (to the outer leaf of the wall).
  • Surface-mounted (on an external wall).
  • Semi-concealed (sunk into the ground adjacent to the outer wall).
  • Individually purpose-made compartments in accordance with the recommendations of BS 6400.