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• Furniture to be moved out
• Floor covering to be taken up
• Floor boards to be lifted to gain access to the floor voids
• Walls to be chased out for switches/sockets where necessary
• Dust and mess during the period of the work (although we always clean up as much as possible at the end of the day)
In addition, to rewire the lighting upstairs, this requires the loft to be cleared to gain access to the lighting points and to each switch drop. We are experienced at making the rewire as hassle and mess free as is possible.
wiring is safe and no items are obsolete or pose any risk.
protection also offer protection against electrical fires.
needs to be covered by ‘Part P’ of the Building Regulations. That’s the law. It
means whoever is carrying out the work needs to follow rules that make sure
the work protects you and your family from fire or electric shock. It’s designed
to keep you and your family as safe as possible.
This applies if you’re putting electricity into a new house or extension, or if
you’re having an existing system adapted or rewired. You can find full details
on Part P on the Communities and Local Government website,
Pennington’s Electrical Contractors is a registered Part P installer.
The advantages of this are:
• You will not have to pay any building control charges;
• We can deal with everything for you;
• We will arrange for you to receive a certificate confirming the work
meets the Building Regulations;
• You have access to a formal complaints procedure if the work doesn’t
meet the Building Regulations;
• You can choose to take out an insurance-backed guarantee when you
have the work done, and you can make a claim if the work is later found
not to meet the Building Regulations.
This may help you make an informed decision on whether to purchase the property or whether to negotiate for a discount!It can save the expense of a full electrical safety certificate and inspection, which is a far more expensive and time consuming process.
• An Electrical Installation Certificate or Minor Works Certificate that
confirms that the work meets BS 7671;
• A Building Regulations Compliance Certificate that confirms that the
work meets the Building Regulations.
Test and Inspection FAQ
Fixed wire testing is also known as ‘fixed electrical testing’, ‘fixed installation testing’, ‘hard wire testing’, ‘fixed testing’ and ‘periodic testing’.
In addition, routine fixed wire testing is often contractually required by insurance companies, licensing authorities and landlords. Failure to arrange regular fixed wire testing can be regarded as a breach of contract.
• An Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) is a report on the current condition of your fixed electrical installation as compared to the current IEE Wiring Regulations.
In the worst case scenario, your tenant could sue you for damages or you might be brought before a court for negligence under the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1994.
You should have a regular 5-yearly electrical condition report carried out for long term tenants or on the change of ownership of a new tenant.
Still have questions about our electrical testing services. Give us a call today
to discuss all of your electrical requirements.