Since 2005 most fixed electrical installation work in your home must conform to standards laid down by Building Regulations. Part P applies to any changes to a domestic electrical installation, including rewiring, and is designed to protect homeowners from electric shocks and fires. You’ll need to notify your local authority building control before any work starts.
What Electrical Work Do Part P Regulations Cover?
Any electrical work in your home, garden, outbuildings or conservatory needs to meet Building Regulations and must be carried out by a qualified electrician who also has Part P certification. You could undertake the work yourself, but you could only get it registered if you’re Part P certificated.
Why Do I Need to Get the Work Registered?
Going through this process means your installation is guaranteed to be safe and that you’ve used a reliable and qualified installer, like our commercial electrician Liverpool service, not a cowboy whose work could result in damage and electrical fires.
You’ll receive two certificates that demonstrate that the work has been carried out to British Safety and Building Regulation standards. If a prospective buyer decides on an electrical survey of your home, you can be assured that problems are unlikely to be flagged up.
Why Should I Choose a Registered Electrician?
Choosing a highly trained, qualified and experienced electrician means you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that their work won’t put you, or them, in any danger. You’ll also avoid paying any business control charges and they’ll arrange to have the work registered for you with Building Regulations.
Ask for their Part P enrolment number and make sure they give you the certificates when the work is completed. If for any reason the work cannot be registered with Building Regulations, then you will be able to make a formal complaint.
Can’t I Just carry Out the Work Myself?
You can, but you’ll be unable to register it as no registered electrician will be willing to sign off an installation they didn’t complete themselves. Not getting the work registered can have serious consequences for any insurance claims in the event of a fire or other damage to property or to a person.
If you need domestic electrical installation work that falls under Part P regulations, contact us and we’ll be happy to complete the entire process for you.