Read at our local DIY store that any major electrical work (i.e. re-wire)
must either be carried out by
electrician or you must advise the local planning council about your work
Does this mean I can do it mysefl provided the council are happy with my
plus.... If I was to get some of the old colour cables I could get away with
doing it this year as its so close
to the start of the regulations and claim it was done last year ?
Yes. You should be able to ask a Building Control Officer to inspect your
work (for a fee)
You could do a rewire in 2010 using the old colours and claim it was done
before Part P.
The new colours were first allowed/introduced on 1st April 2004 whereas Part
P came into force on 1st January 2005. The work could have been done in
above time period quite legally without a BCO notification using the new
colours. No one can prove the rewire was not done in this time slot as long
as the CU and cables have no date stamped on them.
PS From 1st April 2004 to 1st April 2006 you can use either new or old
colours. From April 2006 you should only use the new colours.
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