As a responsible installer working in compliance with electrical regulations and many other standards, we have to ensure that any work we carry out does not make the installation less safe than before we arrived. We become responsible for the parts of the installation we add on, or alterations we make.
This means that we carry out a visual inspection of key safety features required by the electrical regulations to ensure the new work will be compliant with current regulations. This does not mean we have to upgrade the entire property but may require additional protection added to the new wiring, we may choose to protect the entire circuit we have connected to if this is cost effective, we also have to check type of wiring, earth bonding and circuit protection even to add a socket or light.
In many cases, no additional work is required, we may advise of some items that would benefit from being upgraded. Any additional work required to provide the points requested will be included in your estimate. The age of your existing installation will affect how much, if any, additional work is required
Certain work requires notification to your local council building control department, this comes under Part P of the building regulations, this will be included in your estimate. Many jobs require an electrical installation certificate, this shows we have inspected and tested the new work and it is in compliance with the electrical regulations.
We are also happy to replace your existing sockets with a new finish or change single sockets to doubles to provide more points.