The building regulations are there to help keep you and your family as safe as possible, however some electrical work no longer needs building control approval.
Since the 2013 edition of Part P (England and Wales) of the building regulations electrical work undertaken in kitchens (such as adding a new socket, electric floor heating, extra low voltage (ELV) lighting and central heating controls), are no longer notifiable.
Jobs in the kitchen which do need to be approved by building control or self-certified by a competent person are:
- The installation of new circuits
- Installation of a replacement consumer unit (a fuse box)
- A rewire of all circuits
- And a partial rewire
Remember - electrical work should only ever be carried out by a registered electrician.