Technical standard of electrical installation work in dwellings (generally houses and flats) is subject to statutory requirements. With a few exceptions any electrical work undertaken in dwellings, which includes the addition of a new circuit, or involves work in a kitchen, bathroom or garden area must be notified to building control.
Electrical work comes under Part P of building regulation and applies to electrical work in:
Whether or not work is notifiable is dependant on the nature of the installation work proposed and its location within a dwelling. The location is important because some ‘special installations or locations’, such as kitchens and bathrooms, may pose a greater risk to people. Most jobs carried out by home owners on a DIY basis will be small jobs that do not need to be notified to building control, but they should still be checked by a competent electrician.
Therefore if you are considering carrying out electrical work to your property it is advised that you contact us to determine if you are going to be required to make an application for building regulation approval.
Compliance with Part P can be achieved via one of the following options: