If you intend to carry out electrical work in your home or garden you need to ensure the work complies with Building Regulations.
The Building Regulations control electrical work carried out in dwellings in order to help prevent accidents and incidents in the home. Historically there has been a high number of injuries and fatalities resulting from faulty electrical installations.
Small jobs such as the provision of a socket-outlet or a light switch on an existing circuit will not need to be notified to Building Control unless the work is undertaken in a high risk area such as a kitchen or bathroom.
All work that involves adding a new circuit to a dwelling, or electrical work in kitchens and bathrooms will need to be notified to Building Control or carried out by a Competent Person who is registered with a Part P Self-Certification Scheme.
All electrical work undertaken in the homes must comply with British Standard 7671.
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