I am currently converting my loft. It had been done around in the early
80's. There is a lighting circuit off the upstairs circuit and a radial for
the sockets. As I am changing the space layout the existing sockets and
lights are in the wrong place. Am I allowed to move the sockets and lights.
I probably will need to replace some of the cables but these can be taken
from junction boxes where the cables enter the loft.
Presumably you need Building Regs approval for the structural changes
anyway, adding in the electrical changes (i.e. "Part P") shouldn't
cost anything therefore. Ask the Building Regs people how they
want to handle it. However *don't* believe them when they tell you
it will cost something, they're not allowed to charge extra for
I agree with that, I have just had a good argument the a BCO about what
certificate I should issue after an integral garage was converted into a
bedroom. He wanted to apply part P and I would only give a minor works
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