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  1. When should I get electrical work done?
  2. What Guarantee do you offer?
  3. What professional indemnity insurance is in force?
  4. What is "Part P"?
  5. What Professional Associations are you a member of?
  6. What is a "Competant Person"?
  7. What do these words mean: PIR, MCB, RCD?
  8. What is "Notifiable Work"?

When should I get electrical work done?

Get it done early in the proceedings if you’re doing up your house. Call in an electrician before laying carpets, tiling, plastering or decorating. Then they don’t have to be done again when the electrician has finished his work.

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What Guarantee do you offer?

All our work is guaranteed against poor workmanship for 1 year.

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What professional indemnity insurance is in force?

We are covered by a £5,000,000 indemnity through our insurers.

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What is "Part P" ?

Part P refers to the building regulations and how electrical installations are to be installed, altered, added to or improved. It refers only to fixed wiring, not to anything that can be unplugged. All electrical work in domestic properties is subject to Part P. Nearly all electrical work is notifiable and needs to be done by a competent person

Click here to visit the Part P website

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What Professional Associations are you a member of ?

We are members of ELECSA
Competant Person Scheme registration number 22982

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Click here to visit the ELECSA website

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What is a "Competant Person"?

A Competant Person is someone who has had electrical training and is certified by ELECSA or one of the other professional electrician self-certification schemes.

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What do these words mean: PIR, MCB, RCD?

A PIR or Periodic Inspection Report is a survey of the fixed wiring in a building involving visual inspection, electrical testing and some dissembling of electrical accessories. A standard report then details any problems and lists all readings taken. The original goes to the person commissioning the report and a copy is retained by the company producing the report.

An MCB or Miniature Circuit Breaker is used in a consumer unit in place of each fuse used in older boards. An MCB is a switch that can turn a circuit on or off e.g. upstairs lights. It is also a tripswitch that will automatically switch off if the circuit is overloaded eg if you try to take 10 amps from a 6A circuit.

An RCD or RCBO or RCCB is a special switch that will trip out if more than a trickle of current leaks to earth instead of returning to neutral. Typically, an RCD will trip out if more than 30mA or 30 thousandths of an amp leak to earth. It takes 50mA to kill a human being so the theory is an RCD should trip out quick enough to save a life

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What is "Notifiable Work" ?

Notifiable Work is marked with a "Y" in the table below.  You must notify the Local Authority of your intention to carry out this type of work before work commences and the work must be carried out by a competent person or if we do the work we notify the local council via our professional association

Non-Notifiable Work is marked with a "X" in the table below.  You do not need to notify the local Authority but the work must be in accordance with Part P of the regulations.

Work to 17th Edition

Extensions & modifications to circuits
New Circuits

Bathrooms (work within 3m of the bath)

Y
Y

Bathrooms (work greater than 3m from the bath)

X
Y

Bedrooms

Y
Y

Bedrooms containing a shower or basin

Y
Y

Ceiling (overhead) heating

Y
Y

Communal area of flats

Y
Y

Computer cabling

X
X

Conservatories

X
Y

Dining Rooms

X
Y

Extra Low Voltage (ELV) non pre-assembled CE marked lights

Y
Y

Gardens – lighting

Y
Y

Gardens – power

Y
Y

Greenhouses

Y
Y

Halls

X
Y

Integral garages

X
Y

Kitchens

Y
Y

Kitchen Diners

Y
Y

Landings

X
Y

Lounge

X
Y

Remote buildings

Y
Y

Remote garages

Y
Y

Saunas

Y
Y

Sheds

Y
Y

Shower rooms

Y
Y

Small scale generators

Y
Y

Solar power systems

Y
Y

Stairways

X
Y

Studies

X
Y

Swimming Pools

Y
Y

Telephone cabling

X
X

TV rooms

X
Y

Under floor heating

Y
Y

Workshops (remote)

Y
Y

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