Part P Building Regulations

When your home or business needs a new electrical installation, things can become complicated. Part P building regulations mean that there is a legal obligation to ensure certain requirements are met. But what does this all mean? And how can you meet these requirements? Well here at Walker Electrical we are experts in electrical installations. As a result, we have produced this guide to Part P Building Regulations.

What are Part P Building Regulations?

Introduced in 2005, Building Regulations that govern electrical installations became part of the norm. What it meant was that electrical installations needed to be designed and installed with safety in mind. Notably, the regulations sought to prevent electrical fires and electrocution.

In 2012, the Part P amendment was introduced. The result of this meant that a third party certificate could be used to maintain the high levels of electrical safety.

Legal obligations:

Electrical Work covered by Part P

If your commercial property or dwelling needs any of the following items, the work needs to be covered by a Part P certificate:

  • Installing a new electrical circuit.
  • replacing a consumer unit (fuse box).
  • Altering or adding to an electrical circuit in any room with a bath, shower, swimming pool or a sauna heater.

Selling the Property

When it comes to selling the commercial property or your home, you will need to show a compliance certificate. This needs to be given to the buyer’s solicitor to prove that electrical work has been safe. In addition, it also proves that the work has been implemented by a professional, qualified, and certified electrician.

In summary

Part P building regulations were introduced in 2005, and amended in 2012. They were brought in to improve standards of electrical safety and prevent risks to human life. Most of the electrical installations you will need to implement will come under the Part P building regulations. For certified electrical contractors you can trust, contact us at Walker Electrical today.