All new electrical work in a dwelling (for example a house, flat or small commercial premise linked to domestic accommodation) must be designed and installed to account for the new Part P of the Building Regulations.There are two categories of electrical works:
These are works which are very minor. They may be carried out by a competent person who can issue a Minor Works Certificate to the owner upon completion on a DIY basis providing the works are tested upon completion by a competent person and the Minor Works Certificate issued.
Work consisting of:
Work that is not in a kitchen or special location and does not involve a special installation and consists of:
Special locations and installations:
All works except those detailed in the lists above are notifiable to the Building Control Team and need to be checked in one of two ways;
Either -arrange for the works to be inspected and tested by a person who is a member of the Competent Person Scheme.
Or - Deposit a Building Regulations Application (Full Plans or Building Notice) with the Building Control Team.When depositing plans with your application, either of the following statements should be added to the drawings:
All wiring and electrical work will be designed, installed, inspected and tested in accordance with the requirements of BS7671, the IEE 16th edition Wiring Guidance and Building Regulation Part P (electrical safety). On completion of the works a copy of the Installer’s Electrical Installation Test Certificate compliant with BS7671 is to be provided to the client and the Council Surveyor.
At commencement of works you should tell us in the normal way and inspections of the installation will be carried out (if part of a building scheme at the same time as other inspections). At completion of works you will have to provide us with an Electrical Installation Certificate signed by a competent person. Until this certificate is received a Completion Certificate for the whole of the works cannot be issued.
Updated: 20 September 2013