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Please ensure your electrics are up to date!!!!!!!!!

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  • normannorman Forumite
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    what happened there ?...... IE ABOVE.................I was on a thread about rewiring and fitting new RCBs or circuit breakers
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always recieve lots
  • rosesroses Forumite
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    I have had a few PMs about which company I used for my rewire so I thought I would post here.

    I used http://www.firstcoat.co.uk/, who are based in North London. I think they cover within the M25.

    I paid £4000 for a full electrical rewire inc moving furniture, replastering & working in an occupied house. They are fully certified & I got a safety certificate at the end. They were the cheapest of the 3 quotes I got & were extremely professional & did a fantastic job.
  • MarkeeMarkee Forumite
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    Hi all,

    As a 16th Edition qualified electrician I could bore (and scare) you with lots of horror stories (thankfully, no fatalities) where I have had to sort out DIY disasters.

    Needless to say, you should never take chances with electricity - never attempt ANY electrical work unless you know what you are doing - I mean REALLY know what you are doing!

    I would be happy to give any advice, if anyone needs it.

    Mark
  • odds-n-sodsodds-n-sods Forumite
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    HI Mark:

    How about a light socket which has fused to the bulb due to a 100W lightbulb being put in instead of a 60W?? Does this need an electrician to sort out?? If so, can you let me know where to find the relevant information to inform my landlord. Thanks!



  • odds-n-sodsodds-n-sods Forumite
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    ( and we didn't do it, previous tenants have and the bulb still works!)



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  • real1314real1314 Forumite
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    I'm not a spark, but putting a 100w bulb in an mains light fitting should not be a problem from that aspect.

    The reason for the restriction on the bulb rating is due to the type of shade/cover. Not because the bulb is likely to fuse to the bulb holder.

    imo. (based on experience, common sense, but not on qualified electrical experience)
  • changkrachangkra Forumite
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    Frightening, that really brings it home to you as i don't have one on mine and have also been dallying due to the cost, I wont be putting it off any longer.
  • baldelectricianbaldelectrician Forumite
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    ftbworried wrote: »
    Official Insert from MSE Martin

    Electrical safety law dictates that all modern electrical work be inspected by a registered electrician. If you don't get a certificate for the inspection, you'll be breaking the law, as well as living in a potentially unsafe home.

    The IEE wiring regulations specify that all electrical works be certified, this is (unfortunately) not a requirement in law.
    I would strongly recommend people use a registered electrician.
    It is a common misconception that people must use a NICEIC contractor (as they have a really good customer relations department).
    Part P does not apply to Scotland, there are a few competent person schemes for Part P.
    A different scheme operates in Scotland.

    Remember it is the responsibility of the person ordering the work to make sure it complies.

    You should use a competent person for the work, links below

    In Scotland:
    Individuals regitered;
    http://www.sbsa.gov.uk/register/ListAC.asp
    Companies
    http://www.sbsa.gov.uk/register/SearchCo.asp?T=Construction&ID=2

    In England and Wales:
    http://www.competentperson.co.uk
    baldly going on...
  • ollyk wrote: »
    Are there alternatives to NICEIC? If so, what are they?
    There is a list of scheme organisers on the http://www.competentperson.co.uk website listed above. Even though the site is owned by the Electrical Contractors Association, it does seem to be unbiased in its listings.

    Be aware that a site that many LABC sites will point you at - http://www.partp.co.uk , is not unbiased and will only return BREC-ECA members in searches.

    And if we're on the topic of getting changes/clarifications made, I'd like to point out that neither

    "Electrical safety law dictates that all modern electrical work be inspected by a registered electrician."

    or

    "If you don't get a certificate for the inspection, you'll be breaking the law"

    are true.
    .

    If I'd known I was going to be so thirsty this morning I'd have drunk more beer last night.
    .
  • red40red40 Forumite
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    And if we're on the topic of getting changes/clarifications made, I'd like to point out that neither

    "Electrical safety law dictates that all modern electrical work be inspected by a registered electrician."

    or

    "If you don't get a certificate for the inspection, you'll be breaking the law"

    are true.

    Just to clarify and add onto Ban all sheds post. It is only law for certain types of HMO's to have the electrical fixed installation tested and inspected at intervals not exceeding 5 years.

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