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If I understand you correctly then NO you can't, because you don't have a neutral for your additions.
You should however be able to extend from the existing light fitting, where both live and neutral are present.
 

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I think your power goes l n from ccu to light then the switch drop is l and sl (switch live to turn on light from switch) if you wired the way you have it connected as per diagram then turning switch on would trip the circuit breaker or fuse out as a direct short across the l and n would. Occur at the light side
 

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I think your power goes l n from ccu to light then the switch drop is l and sl (switch live to turn on light from switch) if you wired the way you have it connected as per diagram then turning switch on would trip the circuit breaker or fuse out as a direct short across the l and n would. Occur at the light side
The parts highlighted in yellow is part of the orignal house. i havent touched this, its all enclosed in the wall. All of that work done by somone when the property was made i assume. Everything after ( the new porch extension) that is a new addition of wires is enclosed in the wall by a previous electrican ( who left the job half done and dissapeared), and i have been called to get this wiring working such that the porch and spotlights runs independently
 

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f you wired the way you have it connected as per diagram then turning switch on would trip the circuit breaker or fuse out as a direct short across the l and n would. Occur at the light side
yes the diagram is wrong if connected like this it will blow a fuse/MCB, with a loud bang
please get someone that knows what he is doing to complete the job, from what you are saying you are out of your depth,
 

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yes the diagram is wrong if connected like this it will blow a fuse/MCB, with a loud bang
please get someone that knows what he is doing to complete the job, from what you are saying you are out of your depth,
the part in highlighted yellow is the original house, could you help by showing me how to complete the diagram without changing that part please
 

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Again if you don't know what is wrong with your drawing ,you should not be doing this job,
it is a very basic circuit, I would expect a 1st year Apprentice to know after six months working,
the part in highlighted yellow is the original house
the original wiring is not the way you have drawn it , please get someone that knows what he's doing, to complete the job,
 
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Again if you don't know what is wrong with your drawing ,you should not be doing this job,
it is a very basic circuit, I would expect a 1st year Apprentice to know after six months working,

the original wiring is not the way you have drawn it , please get someone that knows what he is doing to complete the job,
all i asked for was some help, i haven't had enough experience i get that. i am trying to get help from asking somone experienced like yourself to guide me as this is my first time doing this kind of job. not everyone has strengths everywhere you know
 

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all i asked for was some help, i haven't had enough experience i get that. i am trying to get help from asking somone experienced like yourself to guide me as this is my first time doing this kind of job. not everyone has strengths everywhere you know
please know your limits, you might need help on site with this, lets start from, how much experience do you have ,


go look at the ceiling rose in the hall and try to workout the cables and how they are connected
 
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all i asked for was some help, i haven't had enough experience i get that. i am trying to get help from asking someone experienced like yourself to guide me as this is my first time doing this kind of job. not everyone has strengths everywhere you know
Yes you asked for help and sound advice has been given. Maybe not the advice that you wanted but it is truly helpful advice. You have shown that you really dont understand this particular lighting circuit and it really is very basic. The problem is you're doing the work for a customer who is paying you in the belief you are a competent contractor which clearly arent.

If you look at the diagram below and study what you have drawn you should be able to understand why people are concened.

I wish you well with your electrical work.

Standard-2-Way-Switch-3-Wire-Method.jpg

J
 

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I think that it just a light and one switch, not the two way switch you have here,
Yes you asked for help and sound advice has been given. Maybe not the advice that you wanted but it is truly helpful advice. You have shown that you really dont understand this particular lighting circuit and it really is very basic. The problem is you're doing the work for a customer who is paying you in the belief you are a competent contractor which clearly arent.

If you look at the diagram below and study what you have drawn you should be able to understand why people are concened.

I wish you well with your electrical work.

Standard-2-Way-Switch-3-Wire-Method.jpg
 
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