Building a shed or workshop or summer house or something similar may seem like an exciting little project for yourself, but if you need an electrical supply out there then you need a qualified electrician who is registered with a government approved scheme. As luck would have it I am such an electrician. Your outbuilding is covered by Part P of the building regulations and I am Part P approved and registered with ELECSA.
This change in the law occurred in 2005 in an attempt to prevent the significant number of deaths being caused by faulty garden electrics.
Things To Consider About An Electrical Supply Outside The House:
- Outside the main house there is an excessive amount of wet and damp which can lead to faster deterioration and an increased chance of harm by electric shock if that integrity is lost.
- The use of power tools is common in a garage, shed, workshop or garden which are high risk activities when there is an increased chance of cables getting accidentally damaged and therefore harm.
For these reasons the Electrical Safety Council recommends the use of RCDs for any electrical use outside the house to ensure any electrical flow is instantly cut off in the event of an accident.
Local authorities can order the correction of any work that does not comply with Part P and householders could face fines of up to £5000, but let’s not look at it like that.
C R Lane Electrical
You want your outbuilding to be right and you want to be able to do whatever you want to do in it without worrying about safety or getting cut off unnecessarily. Power gives us our creature comforts of heat, music, the right lighting and juice for our toys.
Power enables us to play with our toys and do the things we are passionate about whether that is building things, taking a bit of peace and quiet away from the marauding family, playing games for which there is no room in the house or entertaining guests.
Working with me will mean you will get it done to the right timescale and get it done properly with no risk of negative consequences or having to re-do anything.
I am qualified with City & Guilds in electrical installations up to the latest edition of the wiring regulations and qualified with them too for inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations for your extra peace of mind.