Summary: Learn how to fit tongue and groove wall panelling, prepare the surface, fix battens to the wall and fix the tongue and groove boards.
Fitting tongue and groove wood panelling can be a decorative solution for covering up walls that are in a bad condition. More commonly they are fitted up to dado rail height. The most popular form of panelling is tongue and groove board panelling.
Tongue and groove boards are made up of narrow planks with a protruding tongue along one edge and a groove along its opposite edge, allowing the boards to be slotted neatly together.
If the cable is not long enough to reach the terminals on the new faceplate, extend it using a terminal connector block and a short length of new cable.
Fix short lengths of batten to the wall around the socket or switch then secure the mounting box in place.
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