1. D

    UK BS88 fuse board on a new installations

    I was wondering, are BS88 fuse boards still used on some new installations especially industrial and even commercial. And if so would that be ok with the regulations or not because its not retrospective. I know they are quite outdated and its hard to find a electrical wholesaler selling BS88...
  2. Lister1987

    Electrical Accidents that 'helped' change the wiring regulations?

    A post on a thread by @pc1966 got me pondering (post mentioned the Emma Shaw case), what other electrical accidents, fatalities, near misses that given rise to the regulations changing?
  3. J

    Wanted Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th Edition (4th Edt) (Electrical Regulations)

    Hi all I am taking the Niceic Pat course on Monday 3rd August, unless it's cancelled due to the current pandemic I am awaiting an answer. As it may be postponed I'm loathe to buy new copy of the the 4th edition with the 5th edition being released shortly. Does anyone have a copy they no...
  4. G

    Downstairs toilet... regulations

    Hi, Currently rewiring my new house and have accepted that the building inspector wants and extractor fan in the downstairs loo. However I'm struggling to work out what is acceptable in regards to "zones" There is no shower or bath, but there is a small sink and the toilet. The extractor...
  5. S

    IET Electrician’s Guide To The Building Regulations

    I’ve recently purchased this book from eBay (possibly the first mistake) I’ve noticed that it doesn’t have the hologram sticker like my other books? Have I bought a fake 🤔
  6. P

    Is there any regulations for basket?

    Hello people, I'm writing up my NVQ portfolio and have covered the cables required and all the containment except for basket. I need to refer to BS7671 but cannot find a regulation for basket... any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  7. Pretty Mouth

    Regulations 433.2.2 and 433.3.1

    433.2.2 The device protecting a conductor against overload may be installed along the run of that conductor if the part of the run between the point where a change occurs (in cross-sectional area, method of installation, type of cable or conductor, or in environmental conditions) and the...
  8. M

    Regulations: Distance between central heating Pipe and Consumer unit

    Hello Guys Hope you are all keeping well and safe in this unprecedented times. Just wanted some advise please. So Yesterday i had a new radiator installed but the installation required extending pipe work under the stairs near the consumer unit and where the main electric feed into the house...
  9. M

    UK Homeowner - advice on my electrician's status, with regards to Part P regulations

    We have had a rear extension built on our home, and our builder arranged the electrician for the electric work required. I have established that the Electrician and his helper (apprentice/junior) are from a country to the east of Europe and are not currently registered as UK electricians and do...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. A

    Building Regulations breached?

    Can anyone please, tell me is there any sign of breach of Building Regulations here? My new build has been built with space for a single meter box, however, a second one was installed at a later stage. The latest borescope inspection has revealed that there is no lintel above the second box and...
  13. happyhippydad

    Smoke alarms and regulations.

    I am fitting a heat detector in a new kitchen. The rest of the house has battery smoke detectors. I have quoted to update all smoke detectors to mains powered and radio linked. However, is it only my new work that has to comply? In other words do I have to update all other alarms? I guess my...
  14. 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...
  15. G

    18th edition wiring regulations update exam in Worcestershire wanted

    Does anyone know where I can book the 18th edition wiring regulations update exam. I live in Worcestershire, I want to just sit the exam, I do not need a course as I only passed the 17th edition last year.
  16. Lister1987

    Wanted Looking for a copy of Electrician's Guide to Fire Detection and Alarm Systems - Electrical Regulations (2nd Edition) - ISBN:9781849197632

    I'm after a copy of this book but everywhere i'm looking I can't find a single copy (new) and am seeing listings for £200+ for used copies. I understand it's a discontinued book and that the publication of the 3rd Edition has been pushed back to 2020 due to Grenfell Tower tragedy, which is...
  17. Lou

    On-Site Guide (BS 7671:2018) Electrical Regulations for the UK

    The On-Site Guide is an essential guide to BS 7671. It incorporates the extensive changes in BS 7671:2018, making this a vital guide for keeping up to date. It enables the competent electrician to deal with installations (up to 100 A, 3-phase) providing essential information in a convenient...
  18. vaderag

    UK Electric Towel Rail and regulations

    We're having an electric towel rail installed in bathroom, outside any zones It's just above the stairs with a clear wiring run to under the stairs which we've been using as an access void for various pipes/gas runs etc Electrician is telling me there are regs around where the spur needs to be...
  19. Megawatt

    The big difference in the electric terminology and installation regulations and practice in each country!

    I’m from the US and I’m just trying to learn how UK does things and the terminology of what I call something verses what y’all call materials. I read some of this and I mostly don’t know what being said and I’ve been doing this for 32 years
  20. Old Time spark

    No Luck with Electricians in Scotland

    Can I ask for some feedback and advice from the professionals on the points below? Refurbishing two cottages into one, I had engaged an electrical firm to carry out the installation, but following very poor work and practice as recommended here I stopped the work and engaged another electrician...
  21. A

    CCTV regulations recording other premises

    Hi guys, Just wondering if I can pick the brains of a few CCTV installers. We are concerned about a neighbour using CCTV from their house to watch us. They live opposite us and have the camera pointed from a window looking out across the road and onto our property. I believe this is not the use...
  22. D

    Regulations/requirements regarding communal lighting

    Hi, I've just bought a new build flat in a 8 storey building. The communal lights from floors 1-7 are permanently on as well as two staircases. The ground floor is the only floor with PIR's installed. It's such a poor design and I can't see how this can be allowed in this day and age. In no...
  23. T

    Is LSF spec or regs?

    Hi all, Can someone point out to me in the regs where it states that LSF is a must? Been working with a sparky who asked why I was using LSF instead of standard PVC. He said that the use of LSF is a spec thing and not a regulation - would he be correct? Thanks all!
  24. J

    Earth Rod Path to CU

    Hi All, I am installing a new earth rod in my house renovation and was wondering what the regulations state in regards to routing the 16mm cable back to the CU. Does the cable have to route under the ground or can it enter the building above ground? If above, is there any specific methods of...
  25. D

    Bathroom light fiiting regulations

    Just wanted to pick peoples brains I'm currently having some work done at my house and I've noticed that I currently in my bathroom I have a bayonet fitting that is connected via a very long cable light you would get in a front room, the light itself will just be above the edge of the bath...
  26. J

    Domestic Good electricians hand book?

    Morning all, I have just bought my first house and I am looking to rewire it in the near future room by room. I am by trade an industrial electrician and have little domestic training other than my inspection and testing and the odd job here and then. I was wondering if there was a book out...
  27. J

    BS 7671:2018 - Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations (New 18th Edition)

    As per the title. Took the wrapper off that's it. BS 7671:2018 - Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations (New 18th Edition) £50
  28. T

    Retrospective Regulations

    Hi all, Just looking for opinions on a popular dispute between our guys. Are the regulations retrospective? By this i mean would you add to a ring main or install a socket without RCD protection? Would you do the same with lights now as per new 18th edition? If doing an EICR you see trunking...
  29. happyhippydad

    Main bonding and the new regulations.

    Evening all.. I am so used to the fact that there has to be Main bonding that I am struggling to not put it in in the following case: Incoming pipe is plastic. The builder has then fitted a plastic stopcock (inside the house) and then a mixture of plastic and copper from there (see pic). I...
  30. R

    Regulations on running electrical cable to power garden

    Hi all, I'm looking at electrifying my garden buildings: a garage a couple of metres from the house with concrete ground inbetween, then a workshop/office 20m away at the bottom of the garden, plus a couple of sockets/lights on the way. I will absolutely have a registered electrician in to do...
  31. Electron

    Does Wylex RCCB meet Regulations?

    A customer wants a house refurbished. Attached is a photo of the existing Consumer Unit. three circuits are protected by an RCCB (an old type of RCD) and two aren't. I have recommended a new Consumer Unit with full RCD protection. Is there any way the existing can be made to conform?
  32. R

    18th Edition Regulations exam study

    Taking my 18th in a few weeks, studying 17th past papers and know the book very well as most of scope will be on that I assume, however anyone familiar with the new additions concerning under floor/wall heating elements bonding requirements and energy efficiency regs.
  33. F

    Installing electronics in wall cavity - Regulations?

    Hey guys, This is at very early planning stages, but I am looking into the feasibility of installing a smart bathroom mirror TV. What I am looking at is installing a monitor/TV behind a two way mirror. It would be further than 60cm away from the bathroom tap so I believe it counts as being...
  34. A

    Independent review of building regulations inquiry

    Got this link via a thread elsewhere, gets interesting around 15.30 - Well lets see if anything changes
  35. I2C

    British Plugs / Sockets Regulations (BS1363)

    I've been doing a bit of research on the standard British 3-pin plug under BS1363 as I would like to know exactly what is/isn't compliant so I can advise customers if I spot an appliance using a substandard plug. I know there are basic and well-known considerations such as:- live pins must be...
  36. W

    Fused spur off ring main regulations

    hello I've seen the page at the back of the regs book but nothing explains can you - Have a spured socket off the ring using one cable and then put a fused spur after the spur and then feed additional sockets after the spir
  37. Andy-1960

    ESQCR (2002) Regulations

    Anybody know anything about these regs? Do they apply to network operators only or to end users / consumers as well?
  38. L

    I'm told this is against regulations?

    I have a quick question which I wondered if anybody would be kind enough to answer for me. I'm looking to buy an electric car and would need to get a car charger installed on the outside of my garage wall so I posted on an electrical car forum and have been told our electrical setup may not be...
  39. Baker1988

    Settle a small disagreement with me and another sparky

    Hi just wondered if any one could settle this disagreement me and another sparky I work with are having. Basically do lighting circuits need rcd protection? The circuits I am on about are already existing (doing eicr?) and it is all surface mounted in pc trunking one of the circuits goes into a...
  40. L

    new builds and regulations

    I bought a new build from a national home builder at the start of this year. The house was built in December 16 and signed off in December too. I've had a bit of bother about the house as a whole and am in the middle of arguing with there tech team. In the house there is a plastic DB fitted...