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What is Part P?

Since 2005, all electrical work in dwellings in England and Wales, whether carried out professionally or as DIY, must meet the requirements of Part P of the Building Regulations.

Part P is in place to keep you and your family as safe as possible from electrical hazards and applies to new domestic properties, as well as existing properties, including full or partial rewires.

Who is Responsible for making sure Electrical Work in your home meets the requirement of Part P?

By law, the homeowner or landlord must be able to prove that all electrical installation work on their property meets the requirement of Part P or they will be committing a criminal offence.

Local Authorities have the power to make homeowners or landlords remove or alter any work that does not meet the requirements of Part P of the Building Regulations.

What Electrical Work is Notifiable in England and Wales

Additional changes were introduced to Part P in April 2013. This means that electrical work in dwellings, or associated with its surroundings, is notifiable to local building control body where it includes:

  • circuit alteration or addition in a special location.
  • Installation or replacement of a consumer unit (fuse box)
  • Rewire of all circuits.
  • Partial rewires.
  • New full electrical installation (new Build)

Certain zones with a room containing a bath or shower, or a room containing a swimming pool or sauna heater.

An alteration or addition to an existing circuit in a room containing a bath or shower is notifiable where carried out in the space surrounding a bath or shower, we can advise you if required.

What do I need to do if I wish to have Electrical Installation Work carried out in my home ?

All electrical work in the home in England and Wales must comply with Part P of the Buiding Regulations. In addition, those items described as notifiable are required by law to have a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate.

It is strongly recommended that you employ an Electrical Installer who is registered with one of the Government approved Scheme Operators such as Napit or NICIC This is the only way in which you can be sure of employing someone who has had there domestic electrical competence verified, and is authorised under the regulations to arrange for you to be issued with the Building Regulation Compliance Certificate.

There are other ways of complying with Building Regulations, but these do not verify the competence of the installer.

Electrical work can be inspected. The most common route for homeowners is to inform the Building Control Department of your Local Authority before the work commences. You can also engage a Third Party Inspector Certifier such as One Goddon Electrical, who will do this on your behalf and will be responsible for all the Inspection Testing and Certification.

As independent Regulated Inspector, we will oversee all documentation on your behalf. Contact us if you are interested in this service and we will be happy to assist.

What do I need to do if I wish to have Electrical Installation Work carried out in my home ?

All electrical work in the home in England and Wales must comply with Part P of the Buiding Regulations. In addition, those items described as notifiable are required by law to have a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate.

It is strongly recommended that you employ an Electrical Installer who is registered with one of the Government approved Scheme Operators such as Napit or NICIC This is the only way in which you can be sure of employing someone who has had there domestic electrical competence verified, and is authorised under the regulations to arrange for you to be issued with the Building Regulation Compliance Certificate.

There are other ways of complying with Building Regulations, but these do not verify the competence of the installer.

Electrical work can be inspected. The most common route for homeowners is to inform the Building Control Department of your Local Authority before the work commences. You can also engage a Third Party Inspector Certifier such as One Goddon Electrical, who will do this on your behalf and will be responsible for all the Inspection Testing and Certification.

As independent Regulated Inspector, we will oversee all documentation on your behalf. Contact us if you are interested in this service and we will be happy to assist.

28th March 2020