I upgraded the consumer unit which used to be the old metal box made by MK and had the wire fuses that you pull out .I also renewed part of the wiring which appeared too old and I meggered all the wiring in the house for any weakness in insulation, and also checked all earth resistances as per regs, (16th edition) and repalced any that showed leakage or whwre I had any doubt and cables that looked chewed or otherwise, including one that actually was damaged by a nail!
I did not wire those extra sockets because I thought I could do that any time in future if need be as under the floor there is a full access as I have a full size CELLAR, so i don't even need to rip of floor boards, I purposely chose 20A Circuit breaker. I do not intend any occupiers to start using 3kw electric heaters everywhere and I am paying the bills! much rather the MCB's trip and I know what the occupiers are up to.
Kitchen has its own separate ring mains circuit, and also a seperate cooker circuit.
In addition to this, the DNO wrote to me, wanting to change my electric meter as they suspected something was up, I had that house empty for many years and since the bills for the whole year were less than £40, they suspected something was up, so changed the meter, just then I bought a double pole 100A isolator and asked the DNO to wire the meter output tails to this isolator as I was going to renew the CU in near future, so this isolator came in very handy when i had to change the CU as did not need to call them to remove the service fuse while I changed the old CU to New.
It is just that i wanted to be 100% sure that what I am proposing to do is going to meet the latest regs, as I haven't done any installation work for anyone for now nearly 15 years, I wasn't sure if things may have changed since the 16th edition, I know bathroom earthing is no longer required and use of RCD is now comulsory, luckily I have fitted an RCD on my installation, but I need to seperate it from the lighting circuit, my CU does not have a split bus bar, infact I had to islolate the cooker circuit from the RCD as it kept tripping even on a brand new cooker (oven) due to leakage within elements. I need to do the same for lighting circuit or provide seperate RCD for lighting circuit. Having one common RCD for the entire power means the whole house loses power including lights when it trips.
(The thing about electric ovens is that I had to bypass the RCD to allow the elments to dry of any moisture, after that they would be ok for a few weeks and then start tripping off again as the oven is not in regular use, so it became a nuisance, every time someone wanted to bake something after a month or so, the RCD would trip.)