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    happened on this just now - a maybe useful option from IKEA :

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/00138309

    great minds think alike, or something like that (not exactly the same - our idea was to have notches rather than slots, for the wires to come out, to hinge the lid to allow more orientations, and to build it in flush - but pretty close) !
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    Ikea come up with some nice ideas. But I would never buy from Ikea. Not impressed with their quality. A while ago we did an office refurb, and a lot of their original lighting was from Ikea. Considering the price they paid for them the build quality was awful. The insulation had started to break down. The lights had only been in for about 18 months.
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    aye - our experience is that lighting that stands the test of time isn't cheap lighting ... OTOH, while a lot of what they offer is questionable, quality-wise (IOW they'e probably driven the price too low) we've also found plenty of good stuff at IKEA - 'think we'd always want to see it first, before committing !

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    Just thought I would post a link to the stuff I will be putting into the kitchen next week. Well the back boxes go in next week. The kitchen doesn't arrive until 10/11th December
    http://www.simon.es/descarga-de-docu...lizaciones.pdf

    Its in Spanish but you should get a good idea from the photos and drawings etc.
    Still haven't decided on colour of the face plates yet. I will leave that up to the wife.

    This is a link to the microsite http://www.simon.es/sites/centralizaciones/
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    exciting stuff !

    the wall mounting unit on page 11 looks a good idea, too - switches on the slope above, sockets on the slope below ...

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    That's actually 2 corner units.
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    aye ... still an interesting idea, though, at least when using Schuko type plugs (around half of ours being so) !
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    10 Way UK Trailing Socket White - 2 Mtr is best for multiple sockets for installation in the wall.

    Plugs into standard 13 Amp mains socket
    2 Rows of 13 Amp UK Sockets
    13 Amp fused
    2 Meters
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    I've used a 19" IEC power distribution unit in my server rack, the latest one I have gives a bank of 12 illuminated switches on the front, and the matching 12 IEC sockets on the back, which makes it really easy to reboot or switch off any of the switches, gateways, or other devices in the rack.

    Doesn't address the problem of not having enough 13A sockets round your desk though. There I work on the view that a fuse is there to protect you, if you daisychain 6 x 4 gang adaptors together, then the devices at the end have to go through 6 fuses. That must be super safe

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