Yes, but as far as I can tell all the work that I've done is exempt from
As an aside, does including the cost of a local authority inspection
still make it cheaper to do the work yourself?
not if you do it in a lot of small jobs reconnecting the supply
between each one because each one incurs the same notification fee
(=A3100 here in Cambridge) . If you do it all as one big job, then I
would say yes.
Don't be silly .Who would dream of getting cable in "old" colours and
saying the work was done before Part P.
They would do it in "new" colours and say they bought the cable and
did the work before Part P came in . :-)
Stuart ( In Scotland )
I've wondered about this. Controlled areas excepted if they claim that
reconnecting the supply is a different job then if you reconnect the
supply enough you should be able to get each job down to a size where it
becomes minor works. Thus a complete rewire (controlled areas excepted)
doesn't need to be notified. If, on the other hand the BCO would treat
that as a single job then there should only be one notification fee.
No bloody don't. Who cares? The worst that can happen is when you want
to sell, you get a mate with a electricians ticket in to sign a bit of
paper saying its kosher. Or sign it yourself for that matter..
Yep - I did a full house rewire, which I started before the Part P thing
came in, and unfortunately didn't complete until a long time after the
exemption period for ongoing works, so I should have done - however by
that time I decided that it would be opening a can of worms (eg, quite a
lot of cabling was no longer exposed for inspection) so just carried on
regardless, even using new-coloured cable where I had run out of the old
When I completed it I got a sparks in to do an ordinary Periodic
Inspection Report on it (which is what I'd done anyway on previous
occasions, pre-part P) and presented the paperwork to the prospective
buyer. Sale went through without a murmur (on the electrics front,
Not in my case (see earlier post) - my building notice didn't mention
electrics, and to my relief the BCO never asked about it during
inspections (I suppose the assumption was that a Part-P registered
sparks was doing it?).
Admittedly the actual notice was submitted before Part P arrived which
might have some bearing on it; but I doubt it.
In my office conversion, which involved quite alot of electrical work
(1000's of sockets, data networking, spot lights, TV points, etc etc) the
BCO was more worried about how many tiles I would need to re-tile around the
Velux I put in rather than 'who said you could put in an additional
window..' than wanting to see a part p certification. (which there wasnt one
in any case)