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Discuss Rewiring a 2 bed house to be rented out - SPD required? in the Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

Would you fit an SPD in the consumer unit?

  • Yes

    Votes: 6 21.4%
  • No

    Votes: 22 78.6%

  • Total voters
    28

mattg4321

Electrician's Arms
As per the title, if you were rewiring a small house to be rented out would you, or should you fit an SPD?

Doing one soon and been screwed down on price a bit further than we would like ideally. However we have a quiet few weeks until a couple of bigger jobs start and it's local and empty.

Veering towards not fitting one to be honest. The regs, as ever, are in my opinion inconclusive. They don't appear to specify exactly when SPD's are required.
 

Midwest

Electrician's Arms
Why don’t you ask your clients preference; from what I’ve read here, that seems one of the options?
 

Pete999

Forum Mentor
As per the title, if you were rewiring a small house to be rented out would you, or should you fit an SPD?

Doing one soon and been screwed down on price a bit further than we would like ideally. However we have a quiet few weeks until a couple of bigger jobs start and it's local and empty.

Veering towards not fitting one to be honest. The regs, as ever, are in my opinion inconclusive. They don't appear to specify exactly when SPD's are required.
Have you bothered to read the OSG Page 38 through 42 these pages give you advice and regulation numbers to consult, example Fig 3.7.2.2 SPD decision flow chart for installation within the scope of this guide, seems quite informative to me!!!! Page 40 OSG.
Or don't you have a copy????
 

SWD

Gender neutral
Electrician's Arms
If you don't fir one then don't you have to carry out a risk assessment and justify why one wasn't fitted?

Best practice always springs to mind as well as peace of mind, next time don't get screwed down on the price.
 

SWD

Gender neutral
Electrician's Arms
As Midwest mentioned, maybe mention it to the client and scare the sh!te out of him for the extra £'s
 

happyhippydad

Member
Electrician's Arms
Matt, I think your justification for whether or not you fit an SPD should be based on the regs rather than a poll of dubious reprobates ;)
Although I still couldn't stop myself voting, there's something satisfying about ticking a box! :confused:

Have a look at regulation 443.4. As far as I read it SPD's are not required in domestic households. However it is not completely clear. The most relevant part of the regulation states with regards to 'single dwelling units' (which I guess means domestic) that "the total value of the installation and equipment does not justify such protection".
 

mattg4321

Electrician's Arms
Matt, I think your justification for whether or not you fit an SPD should be based on the regs rather than a poll of dubious reprobates ;)

Have a look at regulation 443.4. As far as I read it SPD's are not required in domestic households. However it is not completely clear. The most relevant part of the regulation states with regards to 'single dwelling units' (which I guess means domestic) that "the total value of the installation and equipment does not justify such protection".
Exactly as I said before. The regs are not conclusive
 

mattg4321

Electrician's Arms
If you don't fir one then don't you have to carry out a risk assessment and justify why one wasn't fitted?

Best practice always springs to mind as well as peace of mind, next time don't get screwed down on the price.
A risk assesment is not required for single dwelling units where the total value or the installation and equipment therein does not justify such protection. 443.4
 

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