Your Apartment’s Electrical Layout
The electrical layout details every electrical fixture planned in the apartment: switches, sockets, light fixtures, communications sockets, televisions, speakers, etc
Reading and understanding the electrical layout of your apartment will allow you to add or remove electrical or lighting fixtures, change your location, and adjust the heights of sockets and switches according to your needs and tastes.
Electrical layouts include many symbols and may seem complex at first, but its legend will allow you to easily navigate it. But, before you dive in, we recommend starting from the end.
Imagine where you’ll position the furniture in every room. Placing the furniture will help you understand whether the locations of the power fixtures, lighting, and switches suit your needs and the apartment’s design as they appear in the plan.
You can ask to change the electrical layout, but keep the following points in mind:
- We are obliged by safety standards above all else. These address, for example, the height of electrical sockets and distance from water sources.
- Changes to power sockets demarcated on concrete walls are only possible before the concrete is cast. After the casting, any change or addition will require it to be quarried and the iron netting inside to be damaged and is as such impossible.
- The apartment’s electrical panel was planned by an electrical consultant, and in most cases cannot be moved.
- Electrical sockets in the residential secure space are dictated by regulations – three power sockets, one phone socket, and a television – and cannot be cancelled. They can, however, be moved, and additional fixtures can be added, so long as the request is submitted before the concrete is cast.
- An air filter is installed in the residential secure space according to Home Front Command instructions and cannot be moved, nor can its power socket.
- Balcony lighting is part of the building façade and cannot be changed, nor can you add lighting fixtures.
Disclaimer: Everything said in this post is strictly a recommendation. Culpability for use of any products purchased as a result of this recommendation lies solely with the purchasing party.