DIY Work

Electrical DIY work is permitted, but any work that is deemed as ‘notifiable’ will require a Building Notice to be submitted to the local Building Control office before work begins and payment of a fee to have Building Control inspect the work on completion.

As explained in our section ‘Does it apply to me?’ some minor electrical work will not be notifiable. Examples such as adding a lighting or power point to an existing circuit, adding a spur to an existing circuit or replacing a light fitting are non-notifiable.

However, you must be aware that failure to comply with the Building Regulations including Part P itself is an offence and anyone involved in an offending installation can be fined for the contravention and additionally fined for each day that the work is not corrected. Local authorities have the power to order non-compliant work to be altered or even removed.

When it comes to selling your property in the future, this will be more difficult with non-compliant Building regulations work (or missing certificates for work carried out) – more so now than ever with the introduction of the ‘Home Information Pack’.

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