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  1. eveares

    Online/Digital version of the 18th Edition od BS7671

    Hi all, does anyone know if the online/digital version of the latest edition of BS7671 has been published yet? I am sure previous editions of BS7671 you could get in digital form, but can't find the digital version of the 18th edition on IET's website. Anyone know anything about this...
  2. safe

    Advice re: French doors please?

    Hi all, just afer a quick bit of advice. Am looking to get some French doors installed in place of an existing window. Got someone in to measure up & quote for this. All ok so far, until the final measurements are taken Dude says we *must* have a fan light because the doors would be too...
  3. Cameron Gray

    What can I actually do myself in a Scottish flat?

    Hi All, I'm having a bit of difficulty trying to work out what electrical work I am permitted to do myself in my Scottish flat as most information I can find online relates to England or regular houses. I keep coming across this PDF online which seems to state that I can do very little outside...
  4. A

    fire regulations for rear extension

    HI All, hope anyone here can help. We are building kitchen extension on terace house. We would like to install standard ( no fire rated) double pocket doors between the new kitchen and hallway. The house has loft converted, it has main interlinked smoke alarms in every room and landing. My...
  5. W

    Temporary partition - Living room to Bedroom and corridor

    Hi, Ive found a few threads on this subject, but none seem to really cover our situation. My grandparents are unwell and will be moving into our house. Currently we have a large downstairs living room which we would like to convert into a bedroom for them as they are unable to climb stairs...
  6. eveares

    People using the Yellow/Green core in flex as a live conducter!

    Under Regulation 411.3.1.1 (Page 55 of the 17th edition of BS7671 Amendment 3), as quoted; It is clear that that a CPC must be included in all fixed wiring except for Class 2 lamp holders, even if it is a Class 2 device at the other end. Yet people still use the "earth" core in flex as a live...
  7. M

    Garden Decking Height

    Hi All I hope someone here can guide me on the below. I have had built decking in my back garden. My garden itself is sloping. As a result of the slope the deck from the back of my house is below 30cm, in height, from the ground whilst the front of the deck is approx 50cm, in height, above the...
  8. B

    MCB size for reference method? & Mini Kitchen Consumer Unit

    First post after getting my first house. So, I've traced the cables round and read up on the regs but I'm going round in circles with checking a few things. Do I need to get somebody in to put these things right before we start to decorate(over the next 5 years!) I would pay for a proper...
  9. J

    Is 1900mm tall enough for a loft conversion?

    We live in a 1950's terraced property and it has a nested roof where the beams come down and actually enter the 1st floor rooms. This means the upstairs rooms have a small 45° section at the top of the exterior walls. The end result is that the highest point of the loft is 1900mm above the...
  10. N

    DIY vs Professional

    1st, I am NOT a qualified electrician. But as well as finding lots of good advice here - I have come across some interesting debates when DIY'ers (like me) ask about how to do something. Sometimes in the process we amateurs demonstrate a really dangerous lack of knowledge - which is no doubt why...
  11. K

    Fire board ceilings?

    Hello everyone, We are in the process of buying a 1930's semi, with a view to converting the loft. All the ceilings upstairs require boarding and skimming but I am curious to find out if to if I am required to fire board all second floor ceilings or if the floor can be fire proofed in the loft...
  12. J

    Removing WC from "outhouse".

    Hi I've bought an 1880s house with no heating, barely any electrics and a bathroom in an outhouse. The outhouse is connected to the house by a now-rotting wooden porch-like structure. This structure could easily be knocked down and removed and the outbuilding would again be completely separate...
  13. T

    Insulation building reg 'Change'

    I have been living in a new build for a year now, built by one of the largest UK house builders. I took a call today from the site manager who I have been dealing with for the last 12 months, the jist of what he said is: 'There has been a change in building regs and an insulation company are...
  14. MarkSmith

    Power supply for cooker extractor hood

    Hello, Refitting and slightly remodeling my kitchen. Electrician is coming tomorrow to do the wiring changes. One new item to be fitted is a free-standing extractor above the hob - this sort of thing. The extractor needs a 240v supply in its "chimney" - so there'll be a backbox with either...
  15. A

    Unique Party Wall - Advice Please [Pics]

    Hello I’m in the process of buying a newbuild house and need some advice about the ownership and maintenance of a wall shared between my plot and a block of flats. This is my first ever house so pardon my ignorance. To keep a long story short, the contract of sale which I haven't signed...
  16. R

    One FENSA cert for all windows (and doors), or one cert for each item?

    We have just had all windows replaced in a four bed house, installed new bifold doors (lots of glass), and a new side door that is about 50% glass, installed by a FENSA registered firm Should I expect a single FENSA certificate from the installer for the whole job, or an individual certificate...
  17. U

    Exterior Drainage Pipe

    Hi, I need to know what the regulations are regarding pipework that leads from an upstairs bathroom to a (former) exterior drain. We had a new solid roof conservatory built this year. It extends across the back of our house and now covers a pipe and drain that allows the sink, bath and shower to...
  18. eveares

    Socket to close to Sink?

    Just wondering what the regulations were for how close a socket could be to a sink in the year 2000. The photo below is from a kitchen at a commercial office building that was likley built around the year 2000, the edge of the socket is only about 100mm-150mm away from the edge of the sink ...
  19. K

    Combi boiler - do I need an appliance switch?

    Hello, We bought a house and in the kitchen, right next to the kitchen ceiling light switch there's an appliance switch (20A neon type) controlling the combi boiler installed upstairs in the bathroom. It's very confusing having 2 switches for 2 completely different things right next to each...
  20. D

    Avoid/change agreement to build parking spaces

    hello all, I'm trying to understand whether i can change an agreement that was made on a house I have bought, and avoid losing garden space, to parking space. I recently purchased a two-bedroom terraced house. When the seller made the original purchase, it included an adjacent plot of land. He...
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