Strange Positioning Of Electrical Sockets

I have often wondered what goes through the minds of designers of housing developments.  I live in a vey nicely proportioned detached ‘executive’ house in the nicest part of a small midlands market town.  Nothing remarkable or likely to blow the socks of the casual visitor then.  As I’ve lived here for longer than any other house I’ve owned, it’s obviously been very satisfactory and comfortable.  However there are some oddities that I’ve just come to live with.  The electrical sockets are all located in a strangely high position about 30cm above the skirting boards and in the middle of the section of wall.  It makes siting the free standing furniture a nightmare.  For any electrical appliances to be used and bedside lamps, I have to plug them into an extension lead and trail the cable back around any cabinet or chests in front of the sockets.  I’m told these positions help disabled people in their wheelchairs.  I find this a most unsatisfactory reason.  It suggests wheelchair users don’t need to have free standing furniture.  That’s definitely an unlikely scenario.

Strange Positioning Of Electrical Sockets
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