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#137638 - 07/17/03 02:10 PM UK Building Regs  
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Evenin' all

I was told at least a year ago that "new" building regulations in the UK meant that for Building Control to "sign off" a project, a completion certificate was mandatory, and have since used this as a selling point.

I am now told by a building that he checked up on this, found out it was untrue, and feels cheated that I used this.

If indeed I am wrong, I will need to make an offering to him - I really don't want to loose any clients :-)

Anyone have any knowledge of this ?

Regards to all

Steve


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#137639 - 07/17/03 02:16 PM Re: UK Building Regs  
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Steve,
If it were untrue, I'd be pretty peeved if I were you!. [Linked Image]


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#137640 - 07/17/03 03:29 PM Re: UK Building Regs  
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You'd be suprised. It certainly wasn't a requirement a few years back - it's just I was informed that around 2001 it became a requirement.

If anyone in the UK could confirm, I'd be grateful.

Steve


#137641 - 07/18/03 05:02 AM Re: UK Building Regs  
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Steve,

I'm not aware of any official requirement for a final certificate at this time, although I'm not involved with new buildings. The contractor/developer may require one as part of the contract, of course.

There are plans afoot to include electrical work in the building regs. Have a look here for a discussion we had about this a couple of months ago. The thread contains a link to a long PDF government proposal document.


#137642 - 07/18/03 05:21 AM Re: UK Building Regs  
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Thanks for the reply, Paul.

Having spoken to a friend of mine, who is a building surveyor, it would appear that no formal certificate is required for building regulations !!!!!

Ooops.... I appear to a dropped a right b****ck.......

Time to suck up to the client, and amend our sales pitch.

Cheers for now

Steve


#137643 - 07/20/03 09:41 AM Re: UK Building Regs  
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Steve,
Building Regs in England & Wales may not yet require you to provide an Electrical Installation Certificate, but for your work to comply with BS 7671 a certificate should be issued.
If you want to join the NICEIC or ECA/SELECT you are required to certify your work and keep copies for your records.
Keep up the good work, it sets you apart from the cowboys.


#137644 - 07/22/03 06:38 AM Re: UK Building Regs  
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Yes, IEE Regs. (BS7671) require the issue of a certificate and it gives a good impression to issue one, even though we know that in 95% of cases the customer will probably lose it within a week!


#137645 - 07/22/03 07:37 AM Re: UK Building Regs  
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We certify all of our work - and keep copies of same as PDF documents.

What I find annoying is that anyone can still call themselves an electrician and get away with it !!!!

It's onlu going to kill all the real electrical contractors.

Steve


#137646 - 08/12/03 12:41 PM Re: UK Building Regs  
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Oh yes it will, Part P will enforce BS7671 and a Certification will be mandatory.

Check the ODPM Building Regs page and find the page on electrical safety or do a search on Building Regs Part P



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