Do I need to contact my local council for Building Regulation Approval to
have our new Extension wired?
Heard something that if I use a Part P Certified Electrician, I don't need
to but if I use an Electrician whos got 30 years experience but no Part P
then the Building Control Officer has to inspect the work?
Didn't you intend to have it wired when you did the BCO application
for the extension? It should be part of that, and inspected as part
of the other inspections related to the extension.
That's correct. Note that the BCO is not allowed to charge you extra
for the inspection, nor is he allowed to ask you to get the inspection
done at your expense. A lot of LA BCO departments are still trying this
on, even though Part P has been reissued to make it clear they aren't
allowed to do so. The fee you pay the BCO for the application is to
pay for all the inspections.
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