Concrete bases for concrete monstrosities.. I mean, garages.

A

aaronjb

Including all the parts (consumer unit, breakers, four sealed neon units, 12 double sockets, single socket, switches, outside light, FCUs for a couple of fixed appliances, 10mm SWA feed etc) and labour, around £1200 once it was done & signed off.

Not cheap - but that was four days worth of labour (the walls are all boarded out which complicates matters, if you were happy to have all the wiring surface mounted and fittings mounted on studs alone rather than boards it'd be less labour).
 
Sponsored Links
B

Busby28

12 double sockets in a tiny garage? You got to be kidding. :rolleyes:
Anyways I would have diyed that little lot for a few hundred quid.
As for the signing off, tell the rip off sparks to go and stuff them selves.
 
A

aaronjb

Actually on counting again, 11 double sockets. But tiny? 30m2 is as big as you can get without building regs and just about as big as can be fitted on the plot - we can't all live in castles :rolleyes: - but I don't see it as overkill at all. Beats trailing extension cords around the place when you're trying to use the grinder..

As for not using a spark, not having the installation tested and not notifying building control? :rolleyes:

I suppose if I saved more money by breaking the law I could afford a bigger house... up until building control paid me a visit and had it all ripped out.
 
B

Busby28

Why did you notify building control if you didn't need permission to build it in the first place? Sounds like you shot your self in the foot. lol
Last shed we built was near 300sq meters and no permission needed.
 
Sponsored Links
A

aaronjb

a) You need building regulations approval for buildings over 30m2. Thus, I didn't notify BC for this.
b) You do need to notify building control for all electrical installations into detached outbuildings. Thus I could either DIY the work and then pay to have it inspected by BC and registered, or I could use an electrician who is a member of one of the relevant competent persons schemes. I chose the latter, since paying BC is not cheap to begin with.

Also, 300sq ft is <30m2 so of course you didn't need to notify BC for the building. But you should have for any electrical installations.
 
A

aaronjb

Then I'm pretty sure you should have notified building control if this was a residential property and you live in England. The planning portal is quite clear on the rules for outbuildings.

Either that or you're a troll. I suspect the latter. This place does seem to be full of them. To that end, since I'm done with the project, I can stop watching this thread.

Have fun getting the last word in, as I'm sure you will, trolls always love that ;)
 
Joined
3 Feb 2008
Messages
7,805
Reaction score
1,954
Location
Northamptonshire
Country
United Kingdom
If you do get to read this Aaron, nice to hear you you got it finished in the end. Hopefully you had better service than I got from some people.

Main thing is you've done it to your satisfaction, there's no comeback and you know the electrics are safe. Doesnt seem a bad price all in, the 10mm SWA isn't cheap to start with....
 
Joined
18 Jul 2007
Messages
162
Reaction score
0
Location
Cleveland
Country
United Kingdom
@aaronjb

Thanks for the reply. It is a lot of money for electrics but you did get quite a bit done. I will only need a couple of sockets a light and CU so shouldn't cost too much hopefully.

Did you ask about putting conduit in before you got the base laid or did you do it off your own bat?
 
Joined
4 Nov 2010
Messages
5,985
Reaction score
609
Location
Cumbria
Country
United Kingdom
Am I the only one thinking "Hmm, new member, first (and so far, only) post, raves about a particular garage supplier". Is that a genuine customer, or just the vendor spamming the forum :rolleyes:
 

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

 
Sponsored Links
Top