West Sussex libraries have online access to them, and you can print a
certain amount off. But they (WSCC) pay for this access so they are
careful to enforce the restrictions. Other libraries presumably have
The proposal was only parts of BS7671, and it added other things too.
One of the comments I made was keep the regs together. If they think
there are deficiencies in BS7671, ask the IEE/BSI to address them.
Don't start making up a separate set of wiring regs. The proposed
additions in the consulation document were, like the rest of the
document, badly thought through or worded. (In contrast, the IEE
wiring regs are mostly well thought out.) There was also a chunk of
info in there which has no place in building regs at all, and the
wording was bad enough for Part P to encompass telephone, data and
doorbell wiring (unless they included one of my suggestioned changes).
So, are you going to do a building notice to put in an extention
phone or install a doorbell, or flood wire your house with Cat 5
or alarm cabling? Well sorry, but these were not in the list of
items you are allowed to do without a building notice.
My response is still online http://www.cucumber.demon.co.uk/buildregs.pdf
but I don't know if the original consultation paper is still around.
That's fine but the Approved Documents generally show what is acceptable
practice and only refer out to BSI for material specifictions (e.g. lintels,
gravel or whatever) or other such things.
To have part of the regs you need to meet not under ODPM control is a bit of
a problem to my mind and needs addressing such that the IEE regs become
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