If you need electrical work done on your home, then you want to make sure that it’s safe and that the work is in the hands of a professional. If we’re in a rush to get the work done, then sometimes we can forget about making the usual checks. This can be a recipe for disaster, it’s important to make sure the electrician you hire is registered and conforms to Building Standards.
In this post we’re going to have a quick look at the Building Regulations and what you need to know in order to hire a registered electrician.
Why are the Building Regulations so important?
All electrical work must comply with the building regulations, but what are they? They have been in force since 2005 and were brought in initially to improve the standard of work done and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone.
This robust new system covers building warrants authorised by local authorities, which once installed, must be approved by a registered installer or be checked thoroughly by the local authority.
Ask an Electrician if You’re Not Sure
As we have seen any work carried out under a building warrant is covered by the Building Regulation rules – if you are unsure as to whether you need a building warrant, the only way to find out is to ask for advice from your local authority, who will be able to advise you. Any work carried out on new buildings, and that would also include pre-existing flats and maisonettes, and houses with more than 2 floors, would be covered by a building warrant.
Landlords & Homeowners – You’re Responsible
If you’re a homeowner or a landlord, you will have to make sure all new electrical work is carried out under the new Building Regulation rules. Keep in mind that if the work does not meet these rules the local authority can make you alter or remove what you’ve done.
Government approved schemes
To make sure things are done correctly make sure you hire an electrician who is registered under a government approved scheme. They will be known as registered installers. Once you’ve finished let the local authority known and they can come round and check the work has been done correctly.
If you’re a homeowner rather than a landlord then use an electrician in Glasgow who is registered with a government approved scheme for all electrical work carried out on your home.
Electrical Installations Which are Safe to Use
If you use a trustworthy registered Glasgow electrician you will benefit from electrical installations which are safe to use. They can deal with the Building Regulations on your behalf so you don’t have to worry about it.
They’ll be able to give you certificates once the work has been completed to state that the work has been carried out under the rules and by a fully qualified and registered electrician. You will also have a platform from which to complain with the Building Regulations complaints procedures, if you find the work does not meet the rules.
Peace of Mind Work Carried Out Safely and Correctly
It’s very important that a registered electrician in Glasgow carries out any electrical work on your home. It helps keep you and your family safe and free from harm. Registered installers must work to the new rules under the Building Regulations and issue safety certificates once they’ve finished. You will have peace of mind knowing that the work has been done under these standards and is safe to use.
GW Electrics – Registered Electricians in Glasgow
We are a team of registered electricians in Glasgow, so we are experienced and knowledgeable about the Building Regulations and how to work under the new rules. If you need any work carried out on your property, or you have any further questions regarding the Building Regulations, then please contact us, we’re happy to help.