We've just had our house (renovation project) re-wired with a first fix. There are two ring circuits for the sockets - one for the front room and one for the rest of the house and a lighting circuit.
Unfortunately, we do not have the time or the money to decorate all of the rooms in one go. We're going to try and do up one room at a time. Is there anyway we can restore electricity to individual rooms that are part of a larger circuit?
Example: The main bedroom has 4 sockets and a light fitting. Can we attach all of the fittings in this room and turn on the upstairs circuit, simply temporarily taping over the exposed wires for the rest of that circuit (we'll turn the power off again when we go to decorate the other rooms).
In essence, we are renovating on a room by room basis, but one circuit covers several rooms of the house at once. Can we restore electricity to one refurbished room whilst still having several rooms with just 'first fixed'.