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  1. Lister1987

    Check Understanding; Minimum alarm requirements for private rent sector

    Just want someone to sanity check me here; my understanding is that battery powered detectors are not permitted in the private rent sector - they're fine if you own/live in the property yourself but the minute it becomes private rent then the minimum requirement is LD3 - Mains Powered (with or...
  2. Lister1987

    The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

    What's everyone's take on this? Mandates inspect every 5 years by a QUALIFIED person, whereas EAWR and BS7671 state COMPETENT person. Obviously it won't stop cowboys but does raise the Competent v Qualified debate...
  3. Gavin John Hyde

    Private rental EICRs are coming soon

    Just seen this.... https://professional-electrician.com/news/sparking-safety-in-the-private-rented-sector/ So come June/July we will have drive by dave doing them for £99. It's like that around here now with hmo and house buying EICRs. It sounds good on paper but unless there is a system to...
  4. P

    The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020

    Good Evening All, I hope this is the correct forum, please do move if I have my neutral in the live / wires crossed. Thank you for your help with my HMO query. In return, you may be interested in the draft of The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations...
  5. H

    Is Portable applaince test PAT is must for private houses , schools and hotels ?

    It's a question In UK is PAT must for 1)private houses 2 )schools 3) hotels ? Thanks
  6. Dan

    Do you do jobs for cash, and then not declare it with the taxman? (voters in the poll are private!!!)

    Do you do jobs for cash, and then not declare it with the taxman? (voters in the poll are private!!!) Just wondering, as it's 2019, whether there are still guys doing jobs for cash. As a web business, all my business is paid by BACS in full up front before anything goes ahead. Or Google, who...
  7. BruvDunk

    UK Constantly explaining why you don't do private work..

    Anyone else get fed up of explaining to friends & family why they cant do private work for them... No other trades have to jump through as many hoops Almost thought about paying a (part P) scheme to register work even though I am full time in Industrial Electrical work.
  8. Dan

    Background for text area is BLUE if you are in a private forum

    I know it's hard to differentiate between the forum categories now. This software puts the forum name in the biggest font on the page, but as soon as you scroll down a bit to the reply area, you don't know what forum you're in and whether it's public. So now if you test posting in the arms...
  9. Pete999

    Stories of working in rough dwellings, both Private and Social housing.

    I worked in some real dung holes whilst rewiring a local Council estate in South Twerton in Bath, you could work in one on a pair of Semis real nice people, move next door to a stinking hovel, got taken to the Council de lousing depot more than once, makes you wonder how some people could live...
  10. Marti

    If you're selling your private number plate I might be interested.

    Just on the chance that anyone fancies selling their private number plate in the future , I might be interested if it electrical or electrician related. I realise they are not to everyone's taste and I'm compensating / having a crisis / shallow / infantile / got better things to do with limited...
  11. R


    Hi everybody I am looking for someone from South Yorkshire who willing to help me for £ with my design assessment. Thank you
  12. P

    Private AMR electric meters

    I am considering installing private AMR electric meters in a building with several flats fed by submains off a common supply. If possible I would like to read the meters via a wired comms network e.g. "M-Bus" as used for the meters for communal heating systems. I think they may do this sort of...
  13. R

    private weekend work

    hi just looking for any advice really, im fully qualified and starting to find myself getting extremely bored at weekends. anyway i was wondering how people go about getting private jobs etc? thanks
  14. T

    Spare exam success 2394/5

    Hi I have a spare Exam success Inspection and testing 2394 and 2395 you can have. First to pm an address to send it to gets it. Bear in mind although it may be a good primer I was warned the structure of the questions etc. may not be what you will encounter in the exam!
  15. B

    Childrens booster seats and the law

    They intended to restrict booster seats from december this year.Approval is expected to be granted in June. Under the new rules, backless booster seats will only be approved for use for children taller than 125cm (4 foot 1 1/4 inches in old money)and weighing more than 22kg. (just under 4...
  16. J

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Niceic

    Evening currently employed by large firm working in social housing. Got Nvq3, 2395 (havnt done a seperate 17th exam? -but trained to 17th?) I am looking to do a bit of my own private work on weekends- nothing major- few eicr's and the remidials that come with it. What else do I really need...
  17. M

    pm not working

    Hi guys my private messaging ain't working is says error post count too low. But I have posted around 8 times already how many do I have to post before I can use pm thanks in advance
  18. T

    Care Homes testing and CRB checks

    do you need a CRB for testing in a private care home. i had a check done for last company i worked for but they obviously have the details so do i need to get another one done?
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