Electrical Installations that lie within the capacity of Building Regulations are referred to as Domestic Electrical Installations. If you are planning on a new Domestic Electrical Installations or even altering the current installation, the finished installation will have to be inspected to meet the strict electrical safety performance standards. The design, installation, inspection, testing, and dissemination of information for household electrical work are all covered by the standards.
Why the drastic changes for Domestic Electrical Installations?
Millions of individuals make basic electrical safety mistakes in their homes without realizing they are putting themselves at risk of fire or electric shock. In an effort to reduce the risks posed by unsafe electrical installations and resulting injuries from electrical shock and burns these new changes have been put in place. Poor installations may also cause electrical components to overheat and eventually catch fire. However, with stricter installation checks these risks can be drastically reduced.
Is compliance compulsory?
Yes. Domestic electrical installations are within the scope of the Building Regulations so if you plan on selling your property you will have to prove that your Domestic Electrical Installations are complaint with the New Building Regulations to your potential buyers. For which, you can do one of the following:-
– You can show a certificate that shows that the work has been done by a properly trained and registered electrical installer. Be sure that the registrations is valid under one of the Electrical Self Certification Schemes.
– Or you can present a completion certificate from the local authority stating that the installation is as per Building Regulations. This, however, is reliant on the owner who requested the work presenting pertinent electrical test certifications after the installation from a certified and suitable electrician.
It is critical to have a method to ensure that the job is done correctly without imposing an unnecessary administrative and financial burden on installers and property owners. It has been estimated that millions of these Installations take place each year of which Prime Electrics LTD has always been on the forefront of providing quality services at affordable rates. It is our promise to provide excellent services at the hands of certified and highly trained professionals. You are more than welcome to reach out to us for all kinds of up to date Industrial, Commercial and Domestic Electrical Installations and maintenance jobs.