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Hi Guys,

Newbie here and I don't have any electrical qualifications, we are planning on having a conservatory built this summer and would like to have lighting and a few sockets installed. Does it have to go through part P tested?
 
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onlyif anew circuit is added.if existing circuits are extended, then you need a MWC, but not notifiable under part pee.
 

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Minor Works Certificate. Your electrician should explain all of this to you. Unless it's the builder who does some wires then you're screwed.
 

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Your average builder tends to throw circuits in with no consideration for basic electrical design and safe working practices.

It would he doubtful you receive any certification let alone any basic testing carried out to ensure their works is safe and complied with current regulations.

Five years later you’ll be knocking plaster off the walls trying to find the dodgy joint that’s been made and wrapped in tape before being covered in cement.

It is also advisable to ensure your existing installation it safe and fit for continued use, Bob the builder wouldn’t care about this.

If your builder says he has an electrician get his scheme registration details and do some research before signing any contract.
 

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Hi Guys,

Newbie here and I don't have any electrical qualifications, we are planning on having a conservatory built this summer and would like to have lighting and a few sockets installed. Does it have to go through part P tested?
Why ask that....I wonder?
 
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The guy that built the new conservatory at our old house was a fully trained sparks

He actually ran all the cables in during the build as we were away on holiday and I did the second fix to save money after it was all plastered

Funny old world...
 

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Your original question says 'does it have to be Part P tested'. You are conflating two things there. Regardless of whether it needs notifying, it needs testing. Every installation regardless needs testing.

Who will be doing the testing?
 

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Foe the sake of a few quid and your safety just get an electrician. Why cut corners on electrical work when your paying for the rest to be done anyway
 

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Why not, its a simple straight forward question.
Basically, I'm wondering if you have any idea of the testing required. There is no such thing as a Part P test.
The Part P certificate is a lawful document required, in certain instances, in addition to a test certificate.
So, it's not a simple, straightforward question. It could have all sorts of connotations. Why are you asking it...…..?
 

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Maybe best to get an electrician to build the conservatory
Why not they are only a big Meccano kit

True story coming up

The guy that built the new conservatory at our old house was a fully trained sparks

He actually ran all the cables in during the build as we were away on holiday and I did the second fix to save money after it was all plastered

Funny old world...
I've built a few for mates and relatives.
It's not that difficult as all the bits come marked up as they are on the drawing
The advantage is I can hide all the cables in the structure as it is built
 

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