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Do old electrics affect building regs in extension?

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by vodkawhitenoise, 25 Feb 2013.

  1. vodkawhitenoise

    vodkawhitenoise

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    Hi.

    We have a small extension underway on the front of the living room.
    I took down the plasterboard ceiling in the existing living room to put up insulation and route cat6, speaker, alarm and phone cables along with a couple of ceiling speakers.

    This has brought to light a couple of "issues" with the existing electrics which I am unsure if we need to get them corrected with respect to building regs on the new extension part.

    There are 4 junction boxes (the round plastic ones that look like a ceiling rose with a screw in the centre to hold the lid on). Two are on the lighting circuit and two are on the mains on opposite walls - none of which are accessible with the plasterboard up.

    The reason I ask is that the building inspector came round today and told my wife to be sure to get the electrics signed off as it quote "would be a shame to get it all finished and than have a problem because you don't have the paperwork" - although she says he hardly stepped into the room so in all likelyhood hasn't seen them.

    So I suppose my question is: does the fact that its black and red t&e from 10+ years ago (old building regs?) mean I am okay to carry on boarding up...? or do I need to get an electrician in to crimp the junction boxes?

    Any advice appreciated.

    Cheers
    VWN
     
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    Any new wiring you install must be to current regulations.

    You don't have to update existing, unless it affects the new wiring (eg main bonding).
     
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