Changes to Part P Building Regs

Part P Changes

From 6th April Part P has changed for England. The electrical installation work that now requires notification to Building Control is -

  • The installation of a new circuit
  • The replacement of a consumer unit.
  • Any addition or alteration to existing circuits in a room containing a bath or shower (within the zones specified in BS7671).
  • Any addition or alteration to existing circuits in a room containing a swimming pool.
  • Any addition or alteration to existing circuits in a room containing a sauna heater.

When notifying work in England please ensure that the most suitable descriptor is chosen. There are no changes to the notification requirements in Wales.

Further details about the changes are expected to be announced later in the year. For more information visit


http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/uploads/br/BR_PDF_AD_P_2013.pdf