Domestic electrician scheme
From January 2005, domestic electrical installations came within the scope of the Building Regulations. This means, all new domestic electrical installations, together with specific alterations & additions to current installations, have to be inspected & comply with strict electrical safety performance standards. The standards cover the design, installation, inspection & testing of domestic electrical work & the provision of information.
The main reason for the change was to diminish as far as possible, the hazards created by unsafe domestic electrical installations and thereby help to reduce injuries from electrical shocks and burns. It was also designed to reduce the risk of fires in dwellings. Should you decide to sell your home you will be asked to supply evidence that notifiable domestic electrical work, installed after January 2005 complies with the new Building Regulations ( Part P.) There will be two ways to prove compliance:
- A certificate showing that the work has been done by a competent electrical installer in our case NICEIC or
- A completion certificate from the local authority saying that the electrical installation has approval under the Building Regulations. This however, is dependent on the owner who has ordered the work, on providing relevant electrical test certificates on completion of the installation, from a competent person.
Exmouth Electrican Ltd can deal with all types of electrical installations, big or small from simple jobs to complete rewires.