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Discuss Spanish home re-wire for friend? in the Non UK Electrical Works area at ElectriciansForums.net

V.Cassidy

EF Member
Hi all,

I have a friend that wants a holiday home in Spain re-wiring. I've never done overseas work before so any tips on the regs I should know or what to expect or prepare for/avoid?

Thanks!
 

Pete999

Forum Mentor
Electrician's Arms
Trainee Access
Hi all,

I have a friend that wants a holiday home in Spain re-wiring. I've never done overseas work before so any tips on the regs I should know or what to expect or prepare for/avoid?

Thanks!
You would need to comply with the Regulations that apply to the country you are working in.
Appreciate your friend has approached you in order to keep costs down, but a local Electrician who is conversant with the local Regs.by laws etc would be a better option, you could always ask the Local Spark if you can help to try and keep costs down.
 

buzzlightyear

please let me back in to the prison cell.
Electrician's Arms
no rings just raidails all rcd protected. 100 amp isolater separate ed .what more do you want but a headache.
 

R-fur

EF Member
They tend to use singles in flexible conduit and radials fed from junction boxes rather than looping. Don't try and use twin and earth as it doesn't comply with Spanish Regs. due to the reduced size uninsulated earth.
I had a similar request a few weeks ago and after looking through the non-uk section on this forum I decided to pass. There seems to be a few ex pat sparks working in Spain though.
 

Dustydazzler

Regular EF Member
I have seen apartments being wired up in Greece

Didn’t look that complicated but be wary of hidden regs or possibly certification issues if your aren’t locally vetted and approved
 

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