All home renovations run the risk of potentially cutting or damaging electrical cables within walls, floors or ceilings when cutting holes, hammering in nails or inserting screws. This may result in an electrical fire or an electrical shock.
Before you start work, check for any power sockets or light switches in the area.
An electrical cable will usually run vertically from or to the floor or ceiling from these.
You’ll also need to turn off all circuits near where you are working at the switchboard and leave them off until you have completely finished your work.