Local Electrician: How to Choose the Right One

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Choosing a local electrician for your project is a slightly different process to hiring other trades due to the more overt system of control and regulation that exists for this trade. Although it is possible to carry out some minor works yourself, in the main, electrical installations can, and must, only be carried out by competent contractors registered with one of the recognised schemes in order to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations.

The three main schemes are:

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David is one of the UK's leading self build and plotfinding experts, and a serial self builder who has been building homes for 50 years. The author of Building Your Own Home, David spent decades as a speaker and expert at self build exhibitions such as the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. He has recently finished his fourteenth self build project.