Householder Information ... In January 2005, Part P of the Building Regulations came into force.
These regulations introduced safety standards to electrical installations within domestic properties.
This means that with few exceptions, any electrical work undertaken in your home such as the
addition of a new electrical circuit or any work in your kitchen, bathroom or garden area must be
notified to the Local Authority Building Control for inspection.
By using a contractor who is registered with a Competent Persons Scheme such as the NICEIC,
the contractor will be able to self-certify that the work meets the required standards and that it has
been notified to the local authority.
NICEIC approved contractors have been independently assessed to ensure that they operate to
the highest safety standards. If the work you’ve had done is affected by Part P, your contractor will
notify NICEIC of the job done and you will receive a building compliance certificate from NICEIC so
that you know that the work has been registered with your Local Authority Building Control.
All work carried out by a NICEIC domestic installer gives you the peace of mind that the work you have
had done is warranted by the NICEIC.
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