On Jan 1st 2005 legislation came into
force that brought electrical safety and standards of installation under
the remit of The Building Regulations. It also changed the responsibilities
of the owner, when they are embarking on some electrical work, by requiring
that some kinds of work must be notified to the local authority. This
work has to be of a certain standard, comply with the building regulations
and be certificated as such.
It set up a system whereby for the first time only properly qualified
and Government registered electricians were able to self certify compliance
with the building regs, and gave them a route to get their customers work
properly notified to Local Authority Building Control (LABC).
If you, as a homeowner, do notifiable electrical work in your house or
allow work to be done by someone else and the LABC is not told then the
authority has the power to either have the work removed or force you to
By using an NICEIC electrician all
of the above is taken care of giving you peace of mind.
On completion of notifiable work, you will be issued with an Electrical
Installation Certificate by your electrician. Once your Local Authority
has been notified, you will receive a further Certificate of Compliance
for the work carried out.