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    Default Hiding cable on single skin VJ walls

    Something that's been annoying me with my current reno - how to hide cables on single skin VJ walls?

    Has anyone come across anything subtle, aside from sticking it inside conduit?

    Cheers in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidave View Post
    Something that's been annoying me with my current reno - how to hide cables on single skin VJ walls?

    Has anyone come across anything subtle, aside from sticking it inside conduit?

    Cheers in advance.
    Not a huge amount you can do to be honest. One thing I've done before is using U channel wood (either bought or routed out myself) that is the same width as your studs and adding it there. That hides wires for switches pretty well I've found.

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    Years ago when I was an apprentice single skin walls were common and we used to get a cabinet maker to cut a groove in some timber and we nailed it to the wall. Nowdays with a various collection of router bits you could make a good looking bit of cover strip.

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    Yep, I think either of those are the only real options. Thanks guys.

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    Default Hiding cable on single skin VJ walls

    We went though this a few years ago when we replaced the floor boards.


    We replaced the skirting with a 270mm high profile and routed a groove for for the power cables and cutout the holes to mount them in the skirting. So no cables are visible for any power point.

    Light switches are on outside walls where practicable as these tend to be cavity walls anyway.

    Where light switches could not be located on outside walls we tried to locate switches back to back where possible.

    We also had one switch with 4 or 5 cables running to it. Most of these were run to complete a circuit feed for other lights. Only one light was controlled by the switch.

    We added a junction box in the ceiling to remove the bulk of the wires.


    We still have some wires either pinned, in round conduit or ducting but the wires are not a noticeable.


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