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  1. A

    AFDD requirement and smoke alarms 18th ed

    Am I correct in thinking under the 18th edition for a new build property an AFDD is compulsory or is this not the case if risk assessed? I am still yet to complete my 18th ed. Also for new build properties is it still ok to hard wire smoke and fire detectors off lighting circuits under 18th...
  2. A

    Unqualified re wire

    Hi guys wonder if you can give me some advice. I'm a 8 year qualified maintenance electrician in a power station and I'd say I have good understanding of domestic wiring having done multiple foreigners etc however I have no formal domestic qualifications. A friend of mine has two investment...
  3. Sean Kennedy

    New Build regs on insulation

    Hi Has anyone had any experience regarding insulation in walls on new builds as to what size mcb they are using for ring main circuits. I have checked the regs and seen that 100mm > insulation derates the cable capacity a fair bit. The builders are using 140 mm in the walls. I have pointed this...
  4. 7029 dave

    Electrician New build strap banding everywhere.............

    Hi all, on a building site 70 new connection, noticed all tray work for cabling etc , cable tied plus metal strap banding everywhere. This new regulation is extra work, phew glad I don't do installation work anymore.
  5. T

    Pricing larger new build

    Morning all Need some advice on pricing a 6 bedroom house with a swimming pool. Im use to pricing your average 3 bedroom new build but this is another step for me. The house is 37m x 24m Ground floor: Play room, family room, dining room, gallery/entrance, kitchen, pantry, study, sitting...
  6. L

    Hi there guys, my name is Keith. I am now a retired electrician.

    I am going to do some work for a friend,on a new buid building, just 4 rooms and a utility room, for contractors or holiday, on his land at the rear of his pub. Solar panels on the roof and a supply from the pub, which has just had solar fitted. I see now as well as the new regs dist boards, I...
  7. stidge

    New build bungalows xxxxxxxxx cxxxxxxxx cxx

    Hi all , been asked to wire 4 x new bungalows. They want me to put in tv etc but they are not sure which system as they will have the choice of sky, virgin or bt . What would you tv pros pull in cable wise ? Cat 6 , shotgun cable ? They are bungalows with stone cladding and living roofs so must...
  8. J

    New build compliance vs renovation compliance

    Hi, a friend and I have recently built two new build properties. We have undertaken all of the electrical work ourselves. We need to get the electrics signed off to satisfy building control. Will an Electrical condition report be enough to satisfy them. Or, should we have used someone who is...
  9. G

    Domestic Live wire taped off in the loft.

    Afternoon all, new on here and hoping someone maybe able to offer a bit of advice? I am flooring the loft at the moment in the loft, and there is a length of wire (grey 3 core) that has just been taped off and taped to the rafters. The wire is live (240v) but isolating the MCB for upstairs...
  10. C

    New build outside light

    Hi, is it a requirement to run an earth wire to outside light(although its double insulated) or is it probably just best practice ? I was replacing my son,s existing outside light on a new build house with a pir security light but found there was no earth to his existing light. Thanks
  11. S

    Part P signoff on self-installed electrics in a new build

    I'm building a house, and I HAD been looking to do the bulk of the electrics myself, and then get it tested and signed off. I now understand this can be just as expensive and more complicated than having an electrician come in and do it himself. Any thoughts on this, please, and if it IS viable...
  12. P

    Domestic Radial lighting not used in new build home

    Hi, My son had a water leak last night in his upstairs bathroom which resulted in the water pouring through a couple of the downstairs ceiling roses. In order to rectify the situation we turned off the power to the downstairs lighting circuit and removed the covers and pendants in order to...
  13. Simon-0116

    Sky tv, airel, cat 5 new build

    Just been to look at a few snagging jobs on a new build that original electrician cant get back to for a friend. They have a office which has bt phone line in, cat 5 to every tv, and hdmi to living room tv. Aerial points to every tv from central point in loft. Now they asked if sky box was in...
  14. D

    Run Electric Supply to new build garage from 16 amp new build house CU

    I am planning to run a power to the garage from a 16 amps RDC from house CU in a new build. I want a power a twin socket, an internal light, and a floodlight. There is a power feed to a junction box on the outside of the house from a CU. My plan is to install a power supply as per the attached...
  15. K

    Price work. New build flats

    Evening chaps. Myself and a pal are keen on price work for new build flats. Has anyone got a good lead in and around the sussex/Surrey areas. We don't mind a bit of travel and are both gold card holders and very experienced in new Builds. Any help or leads would be appreciated. Cheers
  16. driverman

    Shed supply from new build property

    Hi guys, as the title suggest. Friend of mine buying a brand new house from a reputable and well established builder. however it has already been 1st fixed. He\asked the builder if he could have an U/G supply taken out to the detached shed. Yes they could, no problem. Method. To tap off the...
  17. O

    HELP! Down light installation??

    Hello, I am looking for some help if possible please, I am buying a new build property in the near future and the building company want payment per down light. Instead of paying this I am looking to install the lights myself. There will be around 6-8 in the kitchen, 2 in the downstairs...
  18. Markc

    New build dwelling >200mt/2 fire alarm

    Hi all We have been invited to tender for a new build dwelling, two storey with a ground floor of 240mt/2. My understanding of Part B is the property will require a Grade B-LD3 fire alarm system. My tender allowed for a LD2 to include high risk areas, kitchen and living room (wood burner) The...
  19. A

    New Build Install Advice

    Hi all, Just quoting for some new build houses and need a bit of advice. The consumer units will be approx 8 metres from the cut out. What is the correct way of going about getting the tails to the board? I think its a case of a 25mm 2 core swa with a separate 16mm earth with a 100a double...
  20. B

    New build 2nd fix after original contractor gone AWOL

    As the title really....been asked to 2nd fix a couple of new builds....original contractor no longer available, I don't know why. 1st fix completed, everything plastered up... Somehow these houses need to be completed, but I'm not signing an EIC stating that I've first fixed when I haven't...
  21. D

    polystyrene new build

    Has anyone had any experience of working on an ICF new build? A builder we do a lot of work for has started a new project and we're going to be starting first fix soon. it will be the first time ive seen it let alone worked with it. any help and advice will be appreciate
  22. J

    New Build IR Testing RFC, can't find the issue

    I am currently testing a 2 bed flat, all other circuits read clear. Flat Ring not so much. Using a Megger MFT1721 L - E Reading 300Mohms but slowly L - N Reading 400 Mohms but slowly N -E Reading 200Mohms but slowly Have tried breaking the ring and narrowing down the problem but both sides...
  23. M

    New build part p ans being registered

    Hi all My in laws are having their new build wired bur the company are not part of anybody such as nic eic They are on about self certifying their work and noy notifying building this possible? Or would building control need to come and have a look?
  24. S

    Builder needing advice after damaging temporary supply to new build!

    Hi Everyone, I would really appreciate some advice on the following problem I have had with a temporary electric supply. We are in the process of building a couple of flats and had a temporary supply put in, no problem! However much later when one of the labourers was putting the hockey...
  25. Adil

    Electrician New build property, need a few things doing by an electrician

    I've purchased a new build property in Manchester (M29 - Tyldesley). I need a sparky to sort out the following for me: 1) installation of 3 external lights with seperate switches (front, rear and side of property). 1st fix wiring is already done. 2) installation of a hard wired alarm system...
  26. pete1smith

    Electrician ELECTRICIAN required for new build work at Red Lodge and Buntingford. Excellent rates. Price work

    We are looking for electricians to join our teams at Red Lodge and Buntingford. Must be experienced in new build work - 1st fixing and 2nd fixing, reading from drawings etc. CSCS Card required. Fast moving sites - plenty of work. Electricians on these sites are currently earning between £800...
  27. J

    new build zero rated vat

    evening doing my 1st new build- which is zero rated for vat (apprantely) do i just invoice awith zero % vat- and just ask the client for a copy of the zero rated new build cert- and put that in my records to show why no VAT was charged- or is it a bit more complicated then this? cheers
  28. R

    2016 new build, garage wiring query

    Hi all, new to this forum as a member but follow lots of the threads. In 2017 we moved in as the first owners of a new build by a small independent developer. I am a bit disappointed by the wiring into the garage by what feels a lazy approach by the sparky or architects. The garage is attached...
  29. J

    casting down-lights into concrete (new build)

    Looking at a job tomorrow evening for a new 5 bed house +granny flat over a basement floor+ground. In my initial phone call to the client- down-lights are wanted in the basement concrete ceiling 'which will need to fit cowlings we've already cast into concrete' I am assuming they are...
  30. M

    New build CU entry and posistion

    Visited a new build today with my spark to see his mate and having a look around came across this in the utility room loft. Asides the horrendous entry i was under the impression from college that regs state a cu has now got to be made accessible and the switches of the breakers between...
  31. J

    Cabling / wires at new build property for TV

    I've just moved into a new build property that has a number of exposed / incomplete looking wires near the TV areas (one photo attached from the living room and one, with the single cable from the kitchen). The person I got the property on says they've deliberately left them like that as they're...
  32. G

    Looking for new build price work Hampshire area

    I’m looking for some new build housing price work in the North Hampshire area, Basingstoke, fleet and surrounding areas. I have 15 years new build experience and all tools and qualifications. Please pm me if you have anything. Cheers
  33. NDG Elecs

    Quality new build workmanship

    Saw this last week on a new build that is approx 18 months old. I suppose it doesn't matter that it's a new build as could happen anywhere at any time. But it did make me think is every single house on the estate with a garage supply done in the same way....bodgey bodge and the bodge-sters! The...
  34. M

    Electricians Mate Electricians/Improvers/Mates Required for Commercial New Build Training Centre in Cambridge

    I am currently looking to speak with contractors in the Cambridge/Surrounding Area's for a commercial project. We have a number of requirements on sites and have immediate starts available also. Specifically I am looking for - 10 x Electrician's - £19phr - 4/5 Month contracts 10 x...
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