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Looking at putting in a LV power shower fed from a 12v transformer in the loft. Question is would Part P testing be required?

TIA

yes :)

Even though there will be no mains voltage present in the bathroom?

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Looking at putting in a LV power shower fed from a 12v transformer in the loft. Question is would Part P testing be required?

TIA

yes :)

Even though there will be no mains voltage present in the bathroom?

yes

bathrooms/shower rooms are classed as special locations and require notification

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Looking at putting in a LV power shower fed from a 12v transformer in the loft. Question is would Part P testing be required?

TIA

yes :)

Even though there will be no mains voltage present in the bathroom?

yes

bathrooms/shower rooms are classed as special locations and require notification

Sorry to be pedantic Bazza, but there will be no 230v wiring actually in the bathroom

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Looking at putting in a LV power shower fed from a 12v transformer in the loft. Question is would Part P testing be required?

TIA

yes :)

Even though there will be no mains voltage present in the bathroom?

yes

bathrooms/shower rooms are classed as special locations and require notification

Sorry to be pedantic Bazza, but there will be no 230v wiring actually in the bathroom

the fact is you are taking a circuit/wiring into a bathroom

the circuit is also supplied by a 230 v supply

in the event in a fault the 12v supply could become 230v

All additional wiring requires testing and certification for insurance purposes.

nothing to do with insurance

its now law and is a legal obligation

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its now law and is a legal obligation

Sorry to but in here guys,

So who knows if you do your own work and what can happen if you do it your self?

Reason I am asking is that I will be getting my own place soon and my dad and I will be moving a couple of switches and sockets, we both know we can do the work as we have done it before in his house a while ago.

Cheers

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If you do the work yourself and it is a notifiable work then it must be registered with the building control officer and inspected by them.

http://www.iee.org/Publish/WireRegs/BR-PartP-dwellings.cfm

Q5: What types of electrical work are 'non-notifiable'?

The following types of work are non-notifiable:

Replacing accessories such as socket-outlets, control switches and ceiling roses

Replacing the cable for a single circuit only, where damaged, for example, by fire, rodent or impact(a)

Re-fixing or replacing the enclosures of existing installation components(B)

Providing mechanical protection to existing fixed installations©

Work that is not in a kitchen or special location and does not involve a special installation(d) and consists of:

Adding lighting points (light fittings and switches) to an existing circuit(e)

Adding socket-outlets and fused spurs to an existing ring or radial circuit(e)

Installing or upgrading main or supplementary equipotential bonding(f)

Notes:

(a)On condition that the replacement cable has the same current-carrying capacity, follows the same route and does not serve more than one sub-circuit through a distribution board

(b)If the circuit's protective measures are unaffected

©If the circuit's protective measures and current-carrying capacity of conductors are unaffected by increased thermal insulation

(d)Special locations and installations are listed below

(e)Only if the existing circuit protective device is suitable and provides protection for the modified circuit, and other relevant safety provisions are satisfactory

(f)Such work shall comply with other applicable legislation, such as the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations

Special locations and installations(a)

Locations containing a bath tub or shower basin

Swimming pools or paddling pools

Hot air saunas

Electric floor or ceiling heating systems

Garden lighting or power installations

Solar photovoltaic (PV) power supply systems

Small scale generators such as microCHP units

Extra-low voltage lighting installations, other than pre-assembled, CE-marked lighting sets

Notes:

(a)See IEE Guidance Note 7 which gives more guidance on achieving safe installations where risks to people are greater.

Q6: What are competent person self-certification schemes?

Electrical contractors who register with a competent person self-certification scheme will be able to self-certify compliance with the Building Regulations whenever they carry out 'notifiable' work. Persons who are not registered with a self-certification scheme - including DIYers - will need to notify or submit plans to a building control body, unless the work is non-notifiable as described above.

Full copy of part P here:

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/b...DF_ADP_2006.pdf

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