JVA has many years of experience in all aspects of domestic electrical installations, repairs and maintenance. Our installations are certified to all current regulations including Part P requirements. Our electricians carry out their work with the minimum of fuss and disruption, creating a safe electrical environment in your home.
The new Wiring Regulations BS 7671 was published on the 1st January 2008 and came in to force at the end of June 2008, it called for much more extensive provision for RCD (residual circuit protection) within both domestic and non-domestic dwellings. Practically, meeting these requirements means protection of cables buried in plaster or enclosed within partition walls and means that most circuits now need 30mA RCD protection. It is also a requirement that all 13a sockets used by ‘ordinary persons’ should normally be protected by a 30mA RCD, including in bathrooms where RCD protection is now required for all circuits.
From January 1st 2016, due to the number of consumer unit fires reported within domestic premises, Regulation 421.1.201 (UK only) has been added and requires all newly installed consumer units and similar switchgear to have their enclosure manufactured from non-combustible material, (ie metal) or be enclosed in a suitable cabinet or enclosure constructed of non-combustible material. All cabling entering the new CCU’s must enter by way of a suitably fire rated gland. The new regulations also state that all cabling within non-metallic trunking within an emergency escape route within a building. This usually being the routes to the front and rear exit doors within a property, be supported by metallic clips secured to the fabric of the building. So in the case of a fire, emergency egress from a property is not impeded by cabling falling out of PVC trunking. This also aids the emergency services who may attend the property to enter and egress safely.
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