Part P Notification Guide

If you are considering carrying out electrical installation work in a dwelling, associated garden, conservatory or detached outbuilding in England and Wales, then you are required to give notification of the proposed work to a building control body before you commence, except where the work is to be carried out by a person or company registered with a Part P self-certification scheme.
The location and nature of the work proposed determines whether the work is notifiable or not.
Shown below is an easy to use reference of commonly carried out electrical works showing whether they are notifiable or not.
Note that the requirements of the Building Regulations will apply to all the items listed, irrespective of whether they are notifiable or not.
For situations not covered by the chart please refer to Approved document P and if in doubt consult the building control body.

A complete new installation or rewire

Y

Y

Consumer unit change

Y

Y

Installing or upgrading main or supplementary equipotential bonding

N

Y

Installing a new final circuit (e.g. For lighting, socket outlets, a shower or a cooker)

Y

Y

Fitting and connecting an electric shower to an existing wiring point

N/A

Y

Adding a socket outlet to an exisitng final circuit

N

Y

Adding a lighting point to an exisitng final circuit

N

Y

Adding a fused connection unit to an exisitng final circuit

N

Y

Connecting a cooker to an existing connection unit

N

N

Replacing a damaged cable for a single circuit, on a like for like basis

N

N

Replacing a damaged accessory, such as a socket outlet

N

N

Replacing a lighting fitting

N

N

Providing mechanical protection to an existing fixed installation *3

N

N

Installing and fitting a storage heater, including final circuit

Y

Y

Fitting and final connection of storage heater to an existing adjacent wiring point

N

N

Installing extra low voltage *4 lighting (other than pre-assembled CE marked sets)

Y

Y

Installing a new supply to a garden shed or other  outbuilding

N/A

Y

Installing a socket outlet or lighting point in a garden shed or other detached outbuilding

N/A

Y

Installing a garden pond pump, including supply

N/A

Y

Installing an electric hot air sauna

N/A

Y

Installing a solar photovoltaic power supply

y

Y

Installing electric ceiling or floor heating

Y

Y

Installing an electricity generator5

Y

Y

Installing an additional socket outlet in a motor caravan

N/A

N/A

Installing telephone or extra low voltage *4 wiring and equipment for communications, information technology, signalling, control or similar purposes

N

Y

Connecting an item of equipment to an existing adjacent connection point

N

N

Replacing an immersion heater

N

N

Installing a socket outlet or lighting point outdoors

Y

Y

NOTES:
*1 A kitchen is a room or part of a room which contains a sink and food preparation facilities. (A utility room that contains a sink does not fall into this category if it does not contain food preparation facilities)
*2 Special locations include locations containing a bath or shower, swimming or paddling pools and hot air saunas
*3 If the circuit protective measures and current carrying capacity of conductors are unaffected by thermal insulation
*4 Extra low voltage is defined in BS 7671 as ‘normally not exceeding 50 V ac or 120 V ripple free d.c., whether between conductors or to earth’.

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