Part P rules

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by crisp, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. crisp

    crisp Member

    Correct me if i am wrong but my understanding of part p means i can add a spur to an existing ring main.What i would like to do is add 2 sockets into a ring main but keep the ring intact,am i allowed to do this. Also i want to fit some wall lights taking feed from centre light in i allowed to do this. You can guess i not part p qualified
  2. 10amps

    10amps New Member

  3. crisp

    crisp Member

    its in dinning room
  4. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    The rules are: You do not need to tell your local authority’s Building Control Department about:
    repairs, replacements and maintenance work; or
    extra power points or lighting points or other alterations to existing circuits (except in a
    kitchen or bathroom, or outdoors).
    You need to tell them about most other work.

    Given the guidelines above, for your dining room:
    Can you add two spurs to an existing ring?: yes but only one spur to each existing socket on the ring (that means you cant add a spur then add another one to it).
    Can you add wall lights using existing lighting circuit as a feed? Yes.

  5. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds New Member

  6. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds New Member

    crisp - how do you plan to test the circuits after you have modified them?
  7. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    That's easy BAS.

    He'll just wap the MCB on and see if it stay's on wit no BANG

    Then see if the lights/sockets work! :)

    What else is there? ;)
  8. Plug the kettle and make sure it stays on long enough for a brew!

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