Electrical work

Since 1 January 2005, people carrying out electrical work in homes and gardens in England and Wales must follow the new Building Regulations rules on electrical work.

These rules were introduced to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and fires caused by faulty electrical installations, as well as to make it harder for ‘cowboy builders’ to leave electrical installations in an unsafe condition.

If you are carrying out electrical work in your property and are unsure what to do, visit the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) website for more information.

When submitting an application to us, you will need to prove that you are employed a suitably qualified electrician.

To submit an application to us, please fill in a Building Notice for Electrical Work and pay the £84 fee (inc. VAT).

If you do not get the necessary certificates, the electrical installation might not be safe. You will have no record of the work done and as a result you may have difficulty selling your home.

Useful Links

Find a registered electrician – A register of electricians belonging to the various Competent Person Schemes.

General guidance – For general advice, guidance and information in easy to understand formats.