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What is Part P?

8th March 2016

It’s a phrase that many of us will have heard in the media, but what actually is Part P? In a nutshell, Part P is part of current Building Regulations, which ensure that buildings are constructed in a consistent manner. The standards covered by Building Regulations include the structure, fire safety, sound insulation, drainage, ventilation and electrical safety.

Part P decrees that “reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations in order to protect persons operating, maintaining or altering the installations from fire or injury”.

As Mark Smith, owner of MS Electrical Services, explains, this in effect means that all electrical installations must be safe. “Part P of the Building Regulations applies to fixed electrical installations, so many of the jobs we carry out are affected by Part P,” says Mark. “Under Part P, homeowners and landlords must ensure that such works are notified to, and inspected by, Building Control bodies. They need to have work inspected by the local Building Control department in order to guarantee that the electrical contractor has complied with Building Regulations. However, since we at MS Electrical are registered with the NICEIC Competent Persons Scheme, our customers have the peace of mind that the work we carry out is always compliant as we can self-certify our own work. In other words, we’ve gone the extra mile to gain accreditation so that we can take the weight off our customers’ shoulders.”

If you’re considering engaging an electrician, why not give us a call on 01223 258968 / 01353 665106? As NICEIC-registered contractors, you know you’re in safe hands.

We have been extremely pleased with the service provided by MS Electrical. In all our dealings with them they have proven to be efficient, reliable and a pleasure to deal with. We would not hesitate to recommend their services.

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