My Neighbour aged 80 years has just had his consumer unit replaced by a Part P certified electrician. The original fuse box was old and used the old wired fuses. He was having problem seeing where the wire went when a fuse failed and I proposed he got an electrician in to update everything.
I visited on Friday to check the work and found a 17 way consumer unit without any RCD's at all in spite of the old gentleman having lots of outside lighting and his home being a bungalow!
This seems to me completely wrong but the Electrician has argued that he does not need to install RCD's!
For the record the electrician also installed 9 halogen down lighters to replace the 100 watt down lighters and now the old gentleman is having issues with not having enough light in spite of the electrician advising that he would get better lighting!
All this at a cost of Â£1100 + VAT
Would you please be kind enough to advise if the electricians work complies with current regulations. I understand that the 17th edition does not become law until July 1st.