Building Regulations

5 year rentals EICRs following Grenfell Tower fire

21 July 2018

The government proposes to introduce mandatory 5 year electrical safety checks for rental homes. Consultation on building regulations following the review by Dame Judith Hackitt in the aftermath of the Grenfell fire tragedy. The Government has backed introducing a mandatory requirement on landlords with properties in England to ensure that electrical installations in their property […]

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Which Part P Work Is Notifiable?

27 September 2015

Was the reduction in the categories of Part P notifiable electrical installation work a good idea? Most of the changes are applicable in England only. More info Part P for Wales- Part P now requires less works to be registerd with Building Control (in England) but according to a survey by Elecsa, only 124 out of the […]

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New Planning Laws

27 December 2014

New Planning Laws & How They Will Affect Electricians In April 2014, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced the Housing Standards Review outcome which reduces the housing standards pages of guidance from 1000 to fewer than 10. One of the main changes is the options available to householders to get building work […]

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Part P Update- Certifying Other Peoples Work

20 September 2014

The introduction of a Part P ‘3rd Party Certification’ effectively recognises that electricians can do the work of Building Control! Will this undermine registered electricians? Back in April 2013 the Government made some amendments to Part P.  One of the key changes was the introduction of a registered 3rd party who could certify electrical work […]

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Decisions- Electrical Competent Persons Register

1 June 2014

Find a registered electrician- Register of competent electricians- NICEIC and ELECSA (Certsure) welcome Government response to Select Committee report: Certsure have welcomed the Government’s response to a Select Committee report into the building regulations certification of domestic electrical work. Certsure Comments In its report, published on Tuesday, the Government said there was no case to […]

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UK Electricians Face Dramatic Changes

17 September 2013

Is a single Part P scheme provider on it’s way? The electrical industry may be facing dramatic changes in the near future. Electrical Part P scheme providers must now find a way of coming together to make it easier for the public to choose an electrician. The Government The government wants to see a streamlined […]

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Part P Notifiable Regs- 2013

27 May 2013

From April 2013 there were two main changes to the new 2013 Edition of Part P 1- A reduction in the range of minor electrical installation works that are notifiable, and that do not require a new electrical circuit, (this minor work would however still need to comply with BS 7671 and the Building Regulations […]

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17th edition Dom Inst Qualification Changes

27 November 2012

Why It’s Important to Take Your 17th Edition by April 2013! If you’re intending to register as a self-cert domestic electrician in the New Year you should act now to make sure you get in before the deadline. Here Gary Pratten explains why. 17th edition wiring regulations courses are amongst the most popular in the […]

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