What is Part P

So you keep seeing the phrase “Part P” but have no idea what it actually means?

What is Part P?

Part P was introduced into the Building Regulations by the Government in 2005. Any electrician carrying out electrical work in a domestic property must make sure that the work is designed and installed to protect people from fire and electric shocks.

Part P was put in place to keep you and your family as safe as possible from electrical hazards, like fire and electric shocks and applies to new build domestic properties, as well as any alterations or additions to electrical installations in existing domestic properties, including full or partial house rewires.

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Who is responsible for making sure that electrical work in my home meets the requirements of Part P?

By law, all homeowners and landlords must be able to prove that all electrical installation work meets Part P. If you can’t prove that the electrical installation meets Part P you will be committing a criminal offence. If you’re unsure, please get in contact with us.

I’ve had some electrical work done in my garage, does this need to meet Part P requirements?

All electrical installation work in your home, garden, conservatory, garage or outbuilding must meet the Part P, Building Regulations. If the electrical work was done by yourself or a friend, please get in touch with one of our electricians who will come and inspect the electrical work.

I need some electrical work done in my home, what do I need to do before electrical installation work can be carried out?

1, If you employ a registered electrician who is registered with one of the Government approved Part P schemes, you don’t need to do anything as your electrician will do everything for you.

2, Tell your local authority, building control about the installation work before it starts. You might find this useful, click here.

We strongly recommend that you use a registered electrician to do any electrical installation work you need.