What exactly is Part P,
does it apply to you or your property ?

How does it affect our
work to ensure that you comply with the legislation ?

Click here for a brief simple guide to Part P regulations

or

Please feel free to read the more
in-depth explanation below
(From the Deputy Prime Ministers Website)


You can click the link below to read the whole feature.



In short it is saying is that it has been designed to combat the rogue and cowboy element of the trade. This should greatly help to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and house fires (2,200+) that occur in the U.K. every year due to faulty wiring every year.

A Part P registered installer will be able to work with the Local Building Control and Inspection Services (Council) on your behalf so reducing both the time and cost element to the customer.

NEW RULES FOR ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN THE HOME
Read this before starting any electrical work

When do the new rules start?

From 1 January 2005, people carrying out electrical work in homes and gardens in England and Wales will have to follow the new rules in the Building Regulations.

Why have you introduced the new rules?

To reduce the number of deaths, injuries and fires caused by faulty electrical installations.

To make it harder for 'cowboy builders' to leave electrical installations in an unsafe condition.


What should I do if I want to do some electrical work?

See the flow chart to check if you need to tell your local authority's Building Control Department before you start the work.

What will happen if I do not follow the Building Regulations? The electrical installation might not be safe.

You will have no record of the work done. You may have difficulty selling your home if you do not have the right electrical safety certificates. Your local authority's Building Control Department may insist that you put right faulty work.

Where can I get more information?

From your local authority's Building Control Department We publish a free 'Explanatory Booklet on the Building Regulations'.
Phone 0870 1226 236 or visit
www.odpm.gov.uk/explanatory-booklet for a copy. 'Approved Document P' explains how to meet the new rules.

You can download this free of charge from

www.odpm.gov.uk/approved-documents.

Or you can buy a printed copy for 15 from The Stationery Office.
(To order, phone 0870 600 5522 or visit www.tso.co.uk/bookshop)

How to meet the new rules

A: You do not need to tell your local authority's Building Control Department about: repairs, replacements and maintenance work (like for like); or extra power points or lighting points or other alterations to existing circuits (except in a kitchen or bathroom, or outdoors).

You need to tell them about most other work. If you are not sure about this, or you have any questions, ask your local authority's Building Control Department. B:

Why should I use an installer who is registered with a competent person scheme?

Members of schemes can deal with all the new rules for you.

Members are qualified to carry out electrical work.

Members will give you a certificate to confirm their work follows the new rules.

You will not have to pay Building Control charges.

You will have the option of taking out an insurance-backed guarantee for the work.

You will have access to a formal complaints procedure if you are not happy with the work.

Quality Schemes members will offer consumers more protection than the minimum protection registered installers must offer.



 

Box A:

You do not need to tell your local authority's Building Control Department about: repairs, replacements and maintenance work (like for like); or extra power points or lighting points or other alterations to existing circuits (except in a kitchen or bathroom, or outdoors).

You need to tell them about most other work. If you are not sure about this, or you have any questions, ask your local authority's Building Control Department. B:
 

Box B

Why should I use an installer who is registered with a competent person scheme?


Members of schemes can deal with all the new rules for you.

Members are qualified to carry out electrical work.

Members will give you a certificate to confirm their work follows the new rules.

You will not have to pay Building Control charges.

You will have the option of taking out an insurance-backed guarantee for the work.

You will have access to a formal complaints procedure if you are not happy with the work.

Quality Schemes members will offer consumers more protection than the minimum protection registered installers must offer.