Part P
Guidelines
Part P Guidelines

With a few exceptions any electrical work undertaken in your home which includes
the addition of a new electrical circuit, or involves work in your:

Kitchen

Bathroom

Garden area
From 1st January 2005 all new electrical wiring or electrical equipment for a house, flat or small
commercial premise linked to domestic accommodation must be designed and installed in
accordance with the new Part P of the Building Regulations.


New electrical works are divided into two different categories:

Non – notifiable work: That is works which are very minor as detailed in Appendix A Table 1
attached. These works may be carried out by a competent person (see Appendix D) who can
issue a Minor Works Certificate to the owner upon completion of works, or on a DIY basis
providing the works are tested upon completion by a competent person and the Minor Works
Certificate issued.

Notifiable work (See Appendix A Table 2) All works except those detailed in Table 1 are
notifiable to the local authority, and therefore need to be checked in one of two ways detailed
below.
Upon completion the installer will advise ELECSA of the work done to be logged
with all other UK installations.

ELECSA then inform your Local Authority of the work and issue you with a
confirmation certificate for retention with your property deeds.

You will be asked to supply this certificate if you come to sell your property.
HOW TO COMPLY

Either – arrange for the works to be inspected and tested by a person who is a member of the
Competent Person Scheme
Or – Deposit a Building Regulations Application with the Local Authority Building Control Section

Non – Notifiable Works (Extracted from Table 1) Part P Building Regulations 2000 (as amended)

Work consisting of:
  • Replacing accessories such as socket outlets, control switches and ceiling roses
  • Replacing the cable for a single circuit only, where damaged, i.e. by fire, rodent or impact
  • Re-fixing or replacing the enclosures of existing installation components providing
    mechanical protection to existing fixed installations.

Work that is not in a kitchen or special location, and does not involve a special installation and
consists of:
  • Adding lighting points (light fittings and switches) to an existing circuit
  • Adding socket outlets and fused spurs to an existing ring or radial circuit
  • Installing or upgrading main or supplementary equipotential bonding
TYPES OF ELECTRICAL WORK
NON-NOTIFIABLE WORK
NOTIFIABLE WORK


Notifiable Works: (Extracted from Table 2) Part P Building Regulations 2000 (as amended)

Special locations and installations

  • Locations containing a bath, shower or basin
  • Swimming pools or paddling pools
  • Hot air saunas
  • Electric floor or ceiling heating systems
  • Garden lighting or power installations
  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) power supply systems
  • Small scale generators such as micro CHP units
  • Extra-low voltage lighting installations, other than pre-assembled, CE-marked lighting sets
Upon completion the installer will advise ELECSA of the work done to be logged
with all other UK installations.

ELECSA then inform your Local Authority of the work and issue you with a
confirmation certificate for retention with your property deeds.

You will be asked to supply this certificate if you come to sell your property.
with all other UK installations.

ELECSA then inform your Local Authority of the work and issue you with a
confirmation certificate for retention with your property deeds.

You will be asked to supply this certificate if you come to sell your property.