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Electrical regulations in homes

Posted on Monday, December 13th, 2010

Recently electricians have to comply to more regulations when installing electrical appliances in a domestic home. It used to only be commercial buildings that had such strict regulations but now with the Introduction of Part P of the Building regulations electricians have to be more skilled to work on a home.

It never used to be that complicated doing electrical work in a domestic residence, as long as the electrician knew what they were doing technically and comply with BS761 regulations. Now Part P of the Building Regulations has been introduced which means even in a domestic home most electrical jobs need to be undertaken by a qualified and competent electrician. To prove this the relevant certificates and notifications must be issued to local authorities in charge of planning and building. This is good news in terms of safety in the home but not so good news for cowboys out there who may not be qualified to do these jobs.

Now electricians need to be aware of the following building regulations; Approved Documents Parts A, B, C, E, F, L, M and P of the Building Regulations.

The reason these additional regulations have been brought out is to protect you as the consumer and by complying to the above regulations your electrician will be working safely in your home and will be aware of impacts the work has on the environment, energy consumption and emissions, fire safety and many other factors whist installing appliances or electrical works.

LED (London Electricians Direct) only use qualified electricians for commercial and domestic buildings so you can be safe in the knowledge that we will comply to the strictest of regulations.