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  1. ccudal

    Access Path of more than 100 feet high building

    Hi, this is from NYC fire code. does anyone knows if there's a code for building more than 100 feet. Thanks " 504.4 Rooftop Access and Obstructions The rooftops of buildings 100 feet (30 480 mm) or less in height, except rooftops with a slope exceeding 20 degrees (0.35 rad) from the...
  2. KevinH

    Floor sockets + Building Regs

    I am 1st fixing an extension and in one area there is no wall space (glass walls like a sun lounge) for any sockets although customer insists he wants a power point in the corner. I suggested a floor socket as the floor is due to be insulated and screeded. The customer sounded happy with that...
  3. Paignton pete

    TT in agriculture/ building site/ caravan.

    Hi guys, New job looking at. I haven’t been to site yet, but this is the scenario. DNO just put a new single phase supply into a field PME. Line and neutral tails terminated into a double pole isolator/ no earthing cable installed yet/ no cu connected yet. I have been asked to fit board and...
  4. I

    TIPS? Running Neutral Wire in Old Conduit NYC Building approx 1950

    Hello! I am setting up a smart home system and will need a neutral wire for the application. Some of the existing switches to be replaced only have 2 wires. I believe I will need to run my own neutral line through the existing conduit. I have done so before and just used a stiff wire with...
  5. J

    Building control / works certificate

    Hi, In 2005 would building control / works certificate have been required for a new / extending kitchen wiring, new ceiling lights and oven installation? In 2007 would building control / works certificate have been required for new ceiling lights, sockets, replacement of electric shower and...
  6. S

    Installing fibre from external man hole to inside building

    I currently have a large project coming up in which my company has asked me to install fibre into several buildings from external man holes, which will be dug out and installed by contractors. My intention on most is to come up the external wall using a security grade channelling from ground...
  7. bigspark17

    De stratification fans in storage building.

    Any one familiar with these and fitted any recently.? Looking for reputable brands and ideas on there control. Warehouse is used for individual self contained storage units.
  8. R

    Electrical Install in a Small Office Building

    Morning all, I'm new to the forum but just after some advice. I've been asked to price for an install on a small Office (12 desks over 3 floors of a 150 old building). Its for a firm i've done electrical work for for years so i'm happy to take it on. Its been a while since I did an office...
  9. O

    Domestic Limited Space For Out building supply

    Hi all, I am looking a installing a new supply to an out building, but very limited in space in electrical cupboard. Could you use a double pole mcb in place of a switched fused disconnect ? If not could you please enlighten me as to why. Thanks all.
  10. Simon-0116

    Building regs part p - latest.

    Anyone no latest list/ edition of noticeable work to building control, part p. Newest one I can find after a quick Google is 2013. I'm sure it was updated 2017. If so can someone post a link, Thanks.
  11. Top Cat

    Transportable building Periodic Inspection Report

    Long time, no see! As above, has anyone got a template for one? Cheers
  12. A

    Swimming Pool Building in a Building

    Hi guys, Another question for those who've ever had this issue or experience with pool installations. I'm due to begin work on a timber framed building inside a steel framed building housing a swimming pool. The cabin would be mostly in Zone 2, potentially overlapping Zone 1. Would this cabin...
  13. D

    Industrial Permanent Diesel Generators Installed Inside a Building

    Do somone know requirements for Permanent Diesel Generators Installed Inside a Building ?
  14. A

    Domestic AFDD, Building Regs and Insurance

    Hello all. New here so i may get flamed if this is covered somewhere else, but I've been scouring google for ages without any conclusions. I'm of the understanding now that AFDDs need to be installed in certain locations, sleeping accommodation being the one I'm interested in as it constitutes a...
  15. cprfenom

    extending the earthing arrangement for a steel framed commercial building under 18th edition

    Hi Guys, This is my situation: Existing brick building demolished and replaced with steel frame, steel panel clad warehouse/storage structure. Original building had two electrical supplies: 1 x 63A single phase and neutral via 3 core PVC SWA PVC 1 x 100A TPN via 4 core PVC SWA PVC plus equal...
  16. S

    HNC Building Services Engineering / Elec & Elec

    Hi all. I have been trying to do some reading up on my options for possibly doing a HNC next year. I had originally looked at doing a HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering as it seemed the most logical step forwards from my current qualifications as follows Apprenticeship NVQ L3 2391...
  17. Gavin John Hyde

    Part F building regs...................

    Had an email from some outfit suggesying to keep building control happy we sparks should do a course to certify our extractor fans, cooker hoods etc.. never been asked for one yet but maybe one day i will. If i recall in the niceic online portal there is a form dv1 for certificating such things...
  18. S

    Problem Building my own electric skateboard

    Hello, I bought a motor for the skateboard and a ESC to control the speed , so i found this (80A) and bought it . someone told me that the motor and the ESC do not fit together and it won't work for me , is it correct ? and if so what cheap ESC do you recommend? thank you :)
  19. happyhippydad

    Building inspectors and notifying work.

    When working on a house where a building inspector is involved do the electrics get notified twice? What I mean is, the building inspector signs off the work after he's happy with it, does that mean he's signed to say he's happy with all the electrics and that they have been notified? I...
  20. Doomed

    odd demand from building company

    New build houses, full system boilers with the big cylinders with seperate thermal cut out and temperature probe which come with a pre fitted link connecting them. Have been told to remove this link and feed the main live feed for the whole system through it (after the fused switch spur) so if...
  21. 7

    Building control queries

    Currently working on a renovation that has plans for four ensuites. Client has decided now to keep one as a dressing room instead and would like some power provided. There will be pipework presented for future change of use but will be boxed in etc. What do you think building control will...
  22. O

    Domestic Building services compliance guide

    if you are having trouble sleeping, take a read of this ... https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/697525/DBSCG_secure.pdf Some useful stuff in it .... Happy reading
  23. 8

    Building Control - Extract fan with filter?

    Evening all. Note sure about this one: I have a job of new circuits to install for a new domestic extension - nothing fancy. It has a ensuite shower / toilet on the new install, 2 walls of the en-suite are internal to the extension, 1 wall backs on to next doors extension (touching), and...
  24. sham

    True story about building manager and Building control agent.

    When I worked for my previous electrical company back in 2015 in which they were not certified to any scheme and they didn’t have any real college qualifications as in 16th or 17th edition, they did not have any electrical qualifications at all. However, they were the most recommended...
  25. R

    Annual emergency lighting test in part disused building

    Hi all i was hoping for some advice, I am carrying out an annual emergency lighting test tomorrow in a hotel. Part of the hotel is no longer in use and all supplies have been locked off. Should this part of the building still have emergency lighting in place in case emergency services need access ?
  26. sevuk

    Building control inspections

    I was just thinking how commercial electrical work is not notifiable to building control as it doesn't come under part P, but there's a lot of other building regulations that can come up depending on the extent of the electrical work, we're talking part L and teams from BREEAM turning up. So it...
  27. S

    I was on a building site in Kent

    a few months ago working and today decided to tidy up my tool-bag, I can swear that at least half a dozen screwdrivers have gone missing as well as a level, some hole saws and my favourite sharpie pen. Don't you just hate that!!!?????
  28. T

    Fire rated SWA cable in a residential building

    My question is if the cable (in red) as shown in the picture below from DB-LL to ATS (1 x 4 core x 50mm) is needed to Fire rated or it can be a normal SWA cable? I know that the cables in fire route and the cables leaving from the generator must be fire rated but I am not sure about the specific...
  29. A

    Independent review of building regulations inquiry

    Got this link via a thread elsewhere, gets interesting around 15.30 Parliamentlive.tv - http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/98ffbe65-3dc7-428f-85ba-27e616da6f55 Well lets see if anything changes
  30. lurch

    Building control chappy red faced !

    Today had a building control chappy demand I notify a new fan in a new en suite bathroom. Told him the fan was out side of the zones and therefore not notifiable. Due diligence was done with testing and a minor works cert produced . He was adamant tho . . . . .
  31. Gavin John Hyde

    Building control finally prosecute dodgy tradesman

    Just seen that in Cardiff the building control have for once actually prosecuted a builder for dodgy trading practices, the cowboy was hired by friends to do a loft conversion and made a right mess of it by all accounts. It poses the question if they can prosecute him, then why cant they deal...
  32. M

    Temporary building supply

    Evening all, Does anyone now what the correct arrangement for a temp building supply is these days. I am just about to start first fix a new build and am going to have to provide temp supply . In the past I have put in an Earth rod, tails onto a switch fuse/dp isolator and out into a little...
  33. P

    Domestic House Extension & Building Regs

    We're in the process of having a house extension being built, no new circuits will be provided, on 1 existing ring main 3 extra sockets will be provided, on another existing ring 4 extra sockets & on the existing downstairs lighting 3 extra lights & switches. I'm in disagreement with the...
  34. C

    Electric work urgent question

    When an electrician installs new wiring + fuse box what paper work does he need to provide?
  35. D

    2015 built nursery building with no RCD protection to undersink water heaters

    Evening all, I was doing some repairs to emergency lights in a school and when I went into the switch room to find the fuses for the lights I found the heating board by mistake, reading down the chart I soon realised my error but then saw that there was no RCD protection to the 15 or so heaters...
  36. B

    BS7671 & Fire Safety Building Control Approved

    Hi, Just need some advice. bs7671 Says about cabling above head height, in ceilings etc. must be in tray above route of escape...... So if you come across cabling which isn't in tray or tied up or Round band up - would you leave it or fix it? Does it say anything about what you need to use to...
  37. N

    Notify building control

    Hi guys,, basically I work for a firm and we specialise in care homes so there not part p registered,there a member of eca though. I'm fully qualified with 2391 also. My uncles having a house built and wants me to wire it,, as I'm not part of a scheme do I need to tell building control. I asked...
  38. B

    Shutting the building down

    Hi all you smart folks, wonder if you can help me. I am from London worked on job in Southend last 3 days, commercial premises, 400A 3ph. Had to connect the new 63A 3ph fused isolator to main bus bar chamber, which required to shut the main fused switch to the building, which is broken and not...
  39. M

    Best Meter Setup For Multiple Use Building

    Hi some advice needed please. I am working on a commercial property, originally all one building (Machine Shop) with a 100A 3 phase TT supply incoming. The property is now being split up into multiple units mainly office space with one beauty salon all to be leased out by the landlord. The...
  40. W

    Some help with Part P/schemes in commercial building

    Hello, I work as a general 'maintenance man' in a commercial property (offices) but have a background in electrical work and have qualifications including 2391 etc... I do not do much in the way of new installs at my job BUT I have had to put the odd new light in here... extra socket there...
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