1. sythai

    Grade A... fire detection/ domestic property !?

    Hi Guys Recently finished a new build house, 2 levels/ 5 bed. Wired AICO grade D LD2 system throughout. LABC has come to sign off saying needs to be grade A system. Havent got full details, just to chatted to builder (owner of property) on phone. Did only think this was required on a domestic...
  2. K

    Ceiling rose with 3* single cores

    Hello, I had the floor boards up today and noticed that the ceiling rose for the room below, was wired with 3 singles. Probably the whole house is like this, this is just the first one I've seen. The house is a 1970's house so quite old with regard to the wiring, but I'm really curious what...
  3. S

    UK Housebashing wiring helped

    Hi all, not a housebasher here, so don’t hate. Wiring my house and need advice. Want to mount the CCU just below the ceiling and bring the cables from the floor above. How do a nicely bring the cable off of the beam so they’re on the wall and then will go into the back of the fuse board? Pics...
  4. Spinball

    Is a 35mm cable big enough for a 3-phase domestic installation with...

    ...2 x 22kW EV chargers, 10kW of solar panels + 15 kW batteries and a heat pump for a 4 bed house and a 1 bed detached garage office? Got 3 phase being put in and they're planning on putting in a 35mm cable. Just checking with you experts whether this will be fat enough. Many thanks
  5. HappyHippyDad

    Do we have to fit AFDD's in domestic installations?

    I can't find any really up to date threads on whether we have to fit AFDD's. I am specifically talking about in a domestic premise. I can see that 421.1.7 shows where an AFDD HAS to be fitted (i.e in one of the 4 bullet points), but then it says below ( the bullet points) it is 'recommended'...
  6. D

    UK domestic lighting circuit. - What the........

    About me. Fastidious about wiring. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, extremely good spanner monkey (rebuilt engines, gear boxes). BUT I know my limits and what I am allowed to do according to Part P of the UK building regs etc. Just been in the loft to do some tidying and found a right rats...
  7. littlespark

    Domestic generator with PV?

    Just a query. As people have been asking me about changeover switches and generators. If a domestic house already has PV solar, and customer wants a changeover switch in case of powercut… should the supply to the PV be turned off while the generator is running? Situation; Powercut. Customer...
  8. J

    UK Double pole or Single pole + Neutral for domestic extension supply?

    I've been carrying out quite a few domestic extension first fixes recently which involves providing a power supply installed from the properties mains. I have always just Henley blocked from the properties main consumer unit tails into a 63/80/100A BS-88 fuse Main switch board then from the...
  9. S

    Any info on the proposed DOMESTIC Electrical NVQ3/SVQ3 that's on the horizon?

    Hi Guys and Galls and all in between and beyond! I am currently evaluating my options at retraining and have heard that there will be a forthcoming NVQ3 for DOMESTIC ONLY electrical. Where I live, the amount of industrial/commercial is very small, and the commercial work that IS there, is...
  10. J

    Domestic Confused by Scaddan example in Electric Wiring for Domestic Installers

    Hi, I'm a self-build amateur - I'll be running cables and getting system sign-off/inspection by certified competent person, and am just working through circuit design basics. I'm referring to Scaddan's 'Electric Wiring for Domestic Installers' (16th ed for 18th ed IET), which includes example...
  11. M

    Industrial electrical engineer turning domestic

    I am currently 10+ years apprentice served industrial electrical engineer looking to do some domestic work, I currently hold level 3 2365 and 18th edition and currently working on my HNC in Electrical Engineering. I am doing to 2391-52 later this year. Is there anything that I am missing or...
  12. V

    Wiring colour convention UK2022 domestic situation

    UK 2022 based regs question. Hello, I have a new extension and the builders electrician has required much of the house ( not asked for ) and replaced previously working wiring ( installed 2018) with new. As a lot of the switches are hanging off the walls and nothing much is working yet I...
  13. L

    SP/DP RCBO's for domestic .Do you have a preference ?

    Ive seen a few guys happy to fit both and a couple of others who only fit DP's . Do you have a preference ?
  14. D

    Split Con Domestic SubMain

    Now we used to see a lot of this when we did new build flats etc But I think this domestic sparks is the first one on Youtube that I have seen use Split Con cable on a house board change
  15. Dartlec

    B3 MCBs in domestic installation

    Going to fit an 'boiling' tap for a plumber next week so asked for a pic of the CU and got this: which is all rather odd. Doesn't affect what I want to do, but the first time I've been B3 MCBs being used and can't think of any reason why someone would choose them over the standard B6 The...
  16. L

    An EICR on domestic property

    I've had an EICR done on a property via a letting company I use, (they didn't inform us this was taking place), next thing an invoice comes through the door for £180 for a full EICR, and an estimate on the back for £708, for replacement of consumer unit and fault finding for inadequate earthing...
  17. P

    Energy monitor for domestic checking

    I am looking for options to monitor a home installation for a day or two to find out what is causing suspiciously high bills. Ideally I would want maybe 4 channels recorded for at least 24 hours and to separate the total demand from at least one circuit (e.g. sockets) to help narrow down the...
  18. UKMeterman

    Domestic Crabtree loadstar suitible as a domestic CU replacement

    I have a job which is needing a new CU. What would the general view about a new Crabtree loadstar SPN 125A board being used as a domestic consumer unit. I know it will work, I was just wondering about the inspection and how some may argue it some how not right. Thanks
  19. Spike1947

    Appliance Test Forms ( Domestic Use)

    Hi I am going to do some Appliance testing for a Charity shop, could anyone comment on it please, been out of the game for awhile ow, just had my PAT tester callibrated . no I don't have the 5th edition, will prob get it, but just for domestic items you would find in a charity shop I not sure I...
  20. Mickael


    Hey guys - I am in the process of buying a flat, and just got the electrical installation report. Seeking for feedback on the following: - THE FIXED WIRING IS IN FAIR CONDITION FOR ITS AGE. THE PROPERTY DOES NOT FULLY COMPLY WITH BS:7671 AS AMENDED DUE TO THE CODES LISTED ON PAGE 2. THE PROPERTY...
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