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Postby aj_sully » Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:59 am


I have a few things to do in the kitchen like move the light switch a couple of inches, replace all the plug sockets like for like and change the light fitting from a single fluorescent to a single pendant light. Is any of the work covered by part p?

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Postby kbrownie » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:15 pm

Hi aj_sully,
Some stuff you can do and some you can't!
Replacing accessories, such as Socket-outlets, switches, ceiling rose and light fittings. is permitted.
You would not be allowed to ad or extend to the existing circiuts or install a new one.
If you intend to move the switch a couple of inches using the same circiut it will still come under minor work which would have to comply to part p.
I hope this was usefull info
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Postby ericmark » Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:25 am

See the project on Building Regulations where you can click into the Planning Portal and download Part P
Reading both your question and the document seems you are OK but why not read it only 46 pages and in layman's terms in the main.

Postby juli-juan » Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:43 pm

yes part p(bit like corgi for gas) means only a sparky can add modify or extend a circuit. a sparky must do the work and self certify it him self and will usually tell u what work will be needed to bring it up to regs like earthing(bonding) your main fuse/circuit breakers etc a then the council get a copy so if u sell house u are upto date when hips come in dont cut costs its your life electric is dangerous
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