As well as preparing the lighting circuits, I've started fitting the wooden conduit to the walls, in which we will be running the surface-mounted mains electrics.
We've been working with the manufacturers of a braided covering for electrical wire, and have sourced some brass buckle clips.
I created the wooden channelling myself, and have used a combination of screws and adhesive to put them on the walls. They show up where even the flattest walls in the house bend and curl over the underlying stone!
The buckle clips have been spaced at 15cm, and are individually tacked in to the wooden conduit. The channel in the conduit is 1mm wider than the braided wire, which keeps it almost straight, but allows for the clips to sit comfortably.
To be safe, and meet wiring regs, I've ensured that the wire sits lower than the conduit's sides - so it can't be rubbed by furniture or passing feet easily. I've also positioned it at 25cm above the floor to avoid feet.
And you can see a short section of the finished article below. The braided wire catches the light and shimmer softly whereas the juxtaposition between the wood and metal clips makes for a statement about the old house and something more contemporary.