A good friend had a large extension added to his property earlier this
year. Although the major building work is now complete, there are a
number of minor works that need to be finished (the loft insulation
isn't quite complete, for instance), and also some purely cosmetic bits.
It was the intention all along for him to DIY any parts that he could,
basically in order to save a few £££'s.
The building work has not yet been signed off.
One of the smaller jobs is to simply fit a few up-lighters in the new
living room. The wiring in in place, connected back to the lighting
switches and fusebox, with just the T&E sticking out of the walls. The
wiring was all done totally above-board by the sparky contracted in by
the builders, but the up-lighters were not fitted as they wanted to
Am I allowed to fit the up-lighters without jeopardising the whole Part
P thing? I'm not a qualified sparky, but am more than capable and
competent to fit a few simple lights -- I don't want to do so if it's
going to cause any problems with getting the work signed off, though.
- posted 12 years ago