| > Contrary to the impression that may be given, DIY work remains legal.
| > What is required is that a building warrant is obtained from building
| > This is exactly the same as applies to, eg, putting in replacement
| > windows.
| I'm certain only a registered person is allowed to inspect and give a
| certificate. You are correct that anyone may carry out the actual work
| only the registered person may issue the certificate and make the final
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
This has *nothing* to do with certificates for wiring.
Anyone can issue a Design/Inspection/Test certificate for electrical wiring.
Preferably, they should be competent to do so (have the appropriate C&G
certificate) and be covered by professional indemnity insurance.
However that certificate is irrelevant under Part P. Whether or not a
certificate is issued, if the work is not carried out by a contractor who is
a member of one of the self-certification organisations, then an application
to Building Control under Part P of the Building Regulations must be made.
Building Control will not necessarily issue a BS7671 certificate; they will
issue a Building Regs approval certificate (building warrant).
| A bit like professionals working with gas.
Wrong again. Any 'professional' (i.e. in the course of business, which would
usually equate to financial gain) working with gas MUST have current CORGI
membership for the class of work undertaken.