I am having a single glazed lean to conservatory replaced with a new double glazed one. As part of this work I am proposing to have two electric sockets in the existing conservatory relocated.
I have had a contractor in who says he cannot (legally) do this work (a simple move of a foot or two) without replacing the main earth bonding between the meter and the consumer unit as the earth bonding does not meet with current regulations (i.e. BS 7671)
The current earth bonding is not defective in any way, it is just not compliant with the new standards.
The house was built in 1980, and meets all the standards in place at that time.
Is the contractor right? do I have to fork out Â£200 extra to have new "Uprated" earth bonding before any work can be "leagally" undertaken"