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Building regulations

The regulations and approved documents can be purchased from Her Majesty's Stationery Office but guidance can be obtained from the Building Control Section of your Local Authority. Alternatively information about the Building Regulations is also available on the Planning Portal website. See below for direct links to the approved documents on the Planning Portal website.

 

FAQ of notifiable work for Part P

Examples of work
Outside of
bath/shower rooms
and kitchen
 Within a
bath/shower room 
or kitchen
(special location)
Complete new/rewire of installation

Yes

Yes

Consumer unit change

Yes

Yes

Installing a new shower circuit

Yes

Yes

Installing an additional socket

No

 Yes

Installing an additional light

No

Yes

Addition of fused connection unit to ring final circuit

No

Yes

Installing a new cooker

Yes

Yes

Connecting a cooker to an existing connection unit

No

No

Installing or upgrading main or supplementary equipotential bonding

No

Yes

Replacing a damaged cable for a single circuit

No

No

Replacing a damaged socket outlet

No

No

Replacing a light fitting

No

No

Installation and fit of a storage heater, including final circuit

Yes

Yes

Fit and final connection of storage heater

No

No

Installing extra low voltage lighting (not CE marked sets)

 Yes

Yes

Taking a new supply out to a garden shed

Yes

N/A

Installing a socket in a garden shed

Yes

N/A

Installing a light fitting in a greenhouse

Yes

N/A

Installing a pond pump, including supply

Yes

N/A

Installing a hot air sauna

Yes

Yes

Installing a photovoltaic power supply

Yes

Yes

Installing ceiling or floor heating

Yes

Yes

Installing a small scale generator

Yes

Yes

Installing an additional socket in a motor caravan

N/A

N/A

 

The following is a brief summary of the Party Wall Etc Act 1996 or for further information visit the planning portal site

PARTY WALL ETC ACT 1996

The Party Wall Etc Act 1996 came into force 1 July 1997 throughout England and Wales.

If you intend to carry out work which involves:-

1. Work on an existing wall shared with another property.

2. Building on the boundary of a new property.

3. Excavating near a neighbouring building.

You must find out whether that work falls within the Act and, if it does, you must notify all affected neighbours.

A booklet is available from the Department of the Environment, the DoE Despatch Centre, Blackhorse Road, London, SE99 6TT.

The booklet explains how the Act may affect someone who either wishes to carry out work of the descriptions covered by the Act (the "Building Owner") or receives notification under the Act if planned work (the "Adjoining Owner"). For simplicity, it is written mainly from the point of view of the person wishing to do the work. The booklet is not an authoritative interpretation of the law.

The booklet is only about the Act, which is separate from Planning & Building Regulations control.

PLEASE NOTE:

REACHING AGREEMENT WITH YOUR NEIGHBOUR UNDER THE ACT DOES NOT REMOVE THE POSSIBLE NEED FOR PLANNING PERMISSION OR BUILDING REGULATIONS APPROVAL.

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