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the electrician is replacing my consumer unit.What certification is necessary?

The electrician says he will give a minor works certificate , is this adequate .? Acceptable

4 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

Dear Sir, After installing your consumer unit , the electrician should issue you with a electrical installation certificate, he also should contact your local building control giving details of the work carried out. He will also need to confirm that you have adequate main earth bonding to any in coming services such as: Gas, Water.

2015-03-23T14:35:02+00:00

Answered 23rd Mar 2015

No a Minor Works Certificate is not acceptable for a consumer unit change over. A Minor Works Cert is to be used only for an addition or an alteration to a single circuit.
A qualified electrician should provide an Electrical Installation Certificate that will cover all the circuits connected to the consumer unit.
This job if in a domestic dwelling also requires Part P notification to the local authority.

2015-03-24T09:30:02+00:00

Answered 24th Mar 2015

Hi there you need to be supply with a electrical installation certificate for a consumer unit upgrade as this need to be notified to building control

2015-03-23T14:35:02+00:00

Answered 23rd Mar 2015

As above, the work is notifiable to building control. A member of a competent persons scheme such as Napit would notify building control via their scheme on your behalf. Defo EIC.

2015-03-24T09:30:02+00:00

Answered 24th Mar 2015

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