What are Part P Building regulations?

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For any electrical work that is undertaken, there are often associated building regulations that must be adhered. A good electrical company will always work to these regulations, and make sure that your electrical work is up to British Standards.  Just like us, here at Walker Electrical. We are Preston’s leading electrical experts. From commercial properties to industrial factories and residential settings, we have the experience and expertise to handle any electrical task.  Part P building regulations are the most relevant to electrical work. But what are Part P building regulations?

What are Part P Building regulations?

Part P building regulations state that:

“Reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations in order to protect persons operating, maintaining or altering the installations from fire or injury.”

And so the point and purpose of these regulations is to ensure that your electrical work is safe. And these regulations apply to:

“fixed electrical installations in dwellings (including gardens and shared amenities in blocks of flats, and any building that shares its electricity supply with a dwelling).”

Part P building regulations are covered by British Standards 7671. This includes requirements for design, installation, inspection, testing, verification and certification.

Part P notifiable work

For certain electrical tasks, you will need to give notification to building control bodies. The local authority Building Control department will then inspect the finished work to ensure it complies with the Building Regulations. The full list of notifiable work includes:
  • circuit alteration or addition in a special location
  • installation of one or more new circuits
  • installation of consumer units
  • rewiring of all circuits
  • partial rewires
  • new full electrical installation (for new builds etc)
  • installation of new ELV lighting circuits
  • installation of electric heating circuits
  • installation of a generator

It is important to note that Wales has some additional requirements.

To make sure your new electrical work is up to standard, hire a professional team today, like us, here at Walker Electrical.