Retired Oik (IBT)
- 27 Oct 2009
That kitchen extension at Rothley would have been required to pass Building Regs and would have been inspected either by a local authority or a registered Building Inspection Company. Building Regs aren't worried if you are a messy worker, but HSE usually are - except they are too busy on far bigger projects.Many "Do-it-yourself" electricians who do not know, or follow "Code", learn the hard way, and either hurt/electrocute themselves, or others, and often burn down "The barn" or run afoul of inspectors, or insurance people. From what I'm reading, and observing, although well-meaning, and trying to save a bit of money; this poor soul is not knowing, or following code, and should seek help immediately...
....or does anyone follow any "Electrical Code" over there ? After watching the building at Paul's display railroad, by the restaurant owners; I start to wonder about the basic BUILDING codes over there in GB....EGADS, seems that there aren't any, or North America is on another planet....but what do I know...
As for a shed, they generally do not need planning or building regs approvals so, as long as there is a separate MCB in the CCU in the house, and an RCD at the entry point to the shed, you're covered. What goes on inside the shed stays in the shed
My shed wiring is in accordance with Part P only because I had a sparky on site at the time (doing the house extension) to supervise my work, but the electrical test only went to the RCD