I want to rip out my old kitchen and replace with a new one. In doing so I want to change positions of my sockets and cooker.
I have asked an electrician to quote for this.
He priced for changing my consumer unit and a separate price for changing the layout for the ring. He said my consumer unit does not conform to current regulations and needs upgrading.
I opted for just the ring and want to pay for the consumer unit at a later date. Can this still be signed off under the part p.
I just wanted to get a bit of an understanding before getting back to him.
in rerouting the circuits it means THEY will need to comply with latest regs.
So in order to do so it will involve many of the things in a new board plus updating earth/bonding etc to latest standards.
Probably nearly as much work as changing board.
Doing it in stages will undoubtable cost more overall as work will be duplicated including testing/certifying/notifying etc. as the leckie will need to notify the changes it is up to him if he feels uncomfortable with a 'half-hard' job.
I would ask him if there is any discount for doing both together because I certainly 'load-up' any multi part quotes to cover only getting part of the job when customers start 'cherry-picking' bits of it as you are considering doing.
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