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Part P - Rules for Electrical Safety in the Home
The new Part P regulations concerning electrical work apply mainly to dwelling houses/flats including gardens, outbuildings such as sheds, detached garages and greenhouses. From the 1st January 2005 the design, installation, inspection and testing of electrical installations associated with these dwellings falls under the Building Regulations
The new rules have been introduced to:
l Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and fires caused by faulty electrical installations
l To prevent cowboy builders leaving electrical installations in an unsafe condition
If you do not follow the new Building regulations:
l The electrical work undertaken may not be safe
l You may difficulty selling your home if you are not in possession of the correct certificates
l We may insist you put right faulty work
Work that requires approval
Work that involves adding a new circuit or electrical work in kitchens, bathrooms or any of these special locations will require approval under Part P.
l Locations containing a bath or shower facility
l Swimming pools or paddling pools
l Electric floor or ceiling heating systems
l Garden lighting or power installations
l Small scale generators such as microCHP units.
l Extra low voltage lighting installations, other than pre-assembled, CE
l Marked lighting sets.
What are my Options?
A Building Regulation application will be required unless the work is undertaken by a electrician who is registered under the Competent Person Scheme.
Why should I use an installer who is registered with a competent person scheme?
l Members are qualified and approved to undertake the work for you
l Members will give you a certificate to confirm their work follows the new rules.
l You will not be required to obtain Building Control approval.
l You will have the option of taking out an insurance-backed guarantee for the work.
l You will have access to a formal complaints procedure if you are not happy with the work.