UK Regulations for DIY Work

DIY Electrical Work (Non-notifiable)

Under Part P of the building regulations, the following work can be carried out without qualifications by yourself without having to notify your local Building Control.

1. Replacement of fittings such as wall sockets, wall switches, ceiling fans and light fittings.
2. Replacement of the cable for a single circuit where it has been damaged.
3. Adding additional lighting, light fittings and switches, to an existing circuit that is not in the bathroom, kitchen, utility room or any other special locations.
4. Adding additional sockets and fused spurs to an existing ring or radial main that is not in the bathroom, kitchen, utility room or any other special locations.
5. Installing additional earth bonding that is not in the bathroom, kitchen, utility room or any other special locations.

Non-DIY Electrical Work (Notifiable)

Under Part P of the building regulations, all work that isn’t in the above list your Building Control Officer must be notified BEFORE any of the work is carried out.

1. Adding additional lighting, light fittings and switches, to an existing circuit that is in a bathroom, kitchen, utility room or any other special locations.
2. Adding additional sockets and fused spurs to an existing ring or radial main that is in a bathroom, kitchen, utility room or any other special locations.
3. Installing additional earth bonding that is in a bathroom or kitchen, utility room or any other special locations.

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