DIY Doctor

diy - community hall

Postby terrance » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:06 pm

hi, im briefly aware of what diy electrical work can be done at home according to Part P, can anyone give some advice on to the law / rules of diy electrical work in a property such as a communiyt hall. Is it allowed, providing it is checked by building control??
thanks in advance. :D
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:02 pm


Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:37 pm

No BC cannot inspect electrics in public buildings you will need to use a full blown electrician - not a part P registered one.
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 4055
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Postby sparx » Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:28 pm

Hi, work in public places is covered by the 'Electricity @ work Act' which in turn refers to the IET wiring regs. as a way of compliance.
As Stoneyboy says, although there is no statute to prevent DIY work in such places, they must have periodic inspections done regularly for local authority requirements and insurance companies to honour claims.
However ALL electrical work done ANYWHERE by ANYONE MUST be certified by the person doing the work at the time, using calibrated instruments and the results recorded on the standard forms as shown in the regs book, effectively ruling out DIY,
regards SPARX
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2166
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:33 pm
Location: The fifth continent.

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics