When choosing an electrician, the certifications and emblems displayed on business cards, letterheads and advertisements can become a little overwhelming.
With so many certifications, how do you know if you should be choosing a tradesperson who is Part P certified?
So, here we’ll explore Part P Certification in a little more detail, so you can understand what is involved and whether it applies to your project.
Part P forms a part of the current Building Regulations.
The overall principle of Building Regulations is ensuring the application of consistent standards in the construction of all buildings including fire safety, drainage, sound insulation, electrical safety, and its overall structure.
The Part P requirement insists that “reasonable provision” is made to the design and installation of electrical equipment to protect any persons maintaining, operating or altering the installation against injury or fire.
In simple terms, this means that electrical installations need to be safe.
The Building Regulations Part P applies to all fixed electrical installations in domestic homes including any shared amenities inside blocks of flats, gardens or any building that shares an electricity supply with a domestic dwelling.
Many of the standard jobs undertaken by our recommended electricians are affected by the Part P regulations. Under Part P regulations, building control bodies should be notified and allowed to inspect such works.
The inspection by local authority Building Control departments is necessary to ensure that the work complies with the latest Building Regulations. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in fines or other consequences that could compromise your home.
You may find that failure to comply with Part P could invalidate an insurance claim in the event of a fire or injury or land you with a hefty penalty.
The most straightforward and easiest way to meet the Part P requirements is to hire a registered contractor.
Competent Person Schemes are set up with government approval to assess all contractors to a set, common standard. When contractors are registered with a scheme, they can self certify work as compliant with Building Regulations to save you time and stress.
Self certification avoids the need to arrange for local authorities inspectors to visit the job site and check the work. This can be a timeconsuming and potentially costly process that could impede completion of your electrical installation.
Fortunately, you don’t need to worry about Part P certified work. All our recommended electricians are Part P Certified and can provide you with the correct certification for any jobs covered by the Part P regulations.
This removes the need for you to spend hours researching the qualifications and certifications of any potential contractors. You can rely on our recommended electricians to understand the latest regulations and ensure that the work on your project is compliant and Part P certified.
Efficient, friendly service.Would reccomend to anyone wanting Phil and his NextLevel Install company.
Jordan & Luke came to resolve a fault with our downstairs sockets that left us without power. Both were very knowledgeable, polite & efficient. Had my power back on within 30 mins. Would recommend & use again.
We feel really pleased to have found David - a really reliable electrician, able to find his way through electrical problems. He gives one great confidence!
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David and his staff were friendly, efficient and on point with my Ring installation. Fair pricing as well. I would highly recommend his services.
Chris arrived at the agreed time. He quickly took in the situation and traced the fault in our rambling wiring. I was delighted by his manner, approach, and efficiency. The cost was reasonable and he tidied up afterwards! I think we were very lucky to have found such an unpretentious genuine professional electrician.
Lovely chap, would use Daniel again if needed but no plans to move plugs myself anytime soon!
Asa quoted to take over some unfinished electrical work on a major house rebuild. His quotation was clear and covered all our requirements. He arrived on time with a colleague and was very good at problem solving and trying out different things to get to the bottom of issues. At times, this was quite tricky as he hadn't been involved in the initial electrical work. He even returned at 7pm on a Friday to check out why some lights were tripping. Very friendly and expertise combined. Stuck to his quotation and we will now be using him for all our future electrical requirements as well as recommending him to others.
I found Martin a very pleasant and friendly young man. Thanks
Good customer service and reliable. Great and neat electrical work done in my garage. Good price. I will highly recommend David Farrar and his team. Thanks , Kwame.
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Okay first review so lets make this thorough: Leon had come over today to assess my flat and run an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR) I as a consumer was really happy with: - His ability to quickly identify and flag some minor issues which needed adjusting. - His level of transparency and communication as he ran me through any changes that would occur (power cycling, what task he was moving onto as he progressed through his EICR) - Willingness to see a job through, he had gone to collect some parts to complete the task and had gone the extra mile to get it all resolved quickly. Brilliant level of customer service and overall great expertise in his role. Would highly recommend.
Very honest and efficient!
Turned up at the time we agreed and sorted the fault. Very professional. Thank you.
Very good service when I had a emergency. Gave very good advice. Would use again.
Fantastic service. Immediate response and arrived within the time given. Excellent knowledge and quickly found the fault.
Excellent service, very professional and I can strongly recommend this company. The standard of work carried out was exceptional.
Fantastic help and to the point both on the phone and in person. Arrived in the time we were given and explained the problem and solution simply but without being patronising. 10/10 for Paul the gent who came out to us.
Wow! responded immediately, electrician was here in no time, he explained the faults and fixed them right away, can actually say, "he saved our lives " as one switch was very very old and was heating up, potentially causing a fire. so big a thank you for making us safe, excellent service, excellent work carried out, would definitely recommend. THANK YOU
I was looking for a company to do an electrical survey of a property I am buying. I have nothing but praise for Paul and the work he has done. His estimation was clear. He was timely. He was very thorough in his survey of the property highlighting a number of things which need addressing which there is no way would have been identified otherwise. There are lots of companies out there on comparison sites but I would thoroughly recommend Paul from Electricians On Call.
I would recommended this company. Paul came to fit my new oven that needed to have a safety socket and new wires put behind it to make safe , spot on for time very quick and he knew his stuff and very polite, even got a free pen which was a nice touch ! many thanks for all your help
Very professional, engineer arrived at time stated. Problem fixed in less than half an hour, therefore charged half hour rate, would have paid hourly rate with most other emergency call outs. Many thanks, would not hesitate to recommend!