al_yrpal wrote:Mike Sales wrote:Psamathe wrote:Electrical work is not "pariah territory". A couple of years ago I did extensive re-wiring in my own house quite legally. Gas I've no experience with but I'd be hesitant to buy/rent somewhere where the gas installation was a DIY job by somebody who could not afford a professional to make-up for their own lack of knowledge and skills.
I understood that only a qualified electrician was legally allowed to work on household electrics. I'm glad to hear I am wrong, because I have ignored this and dodged around the reg. in my own diy.
Funnily enough, I see gas plumbing as less demanding than water plumbing, gas being at a rather lower pressure than water.
If you can solder a Yorkshire fitting joint which does not leak water, then gas is easy.
Any domestic installation needs to be tested and signed off on a certificate by a qualified electrician. Try selling a house without the necessary paperwork. You may be able to find a sparks who will check out your work but any sparks doing any works on your property becomes legally responsible for the whole electrical installation. If you mess with gas and any plumber who becomes aware of that will blank off your meter in a trice.
So one minute you are declaring it as "pariah territory" and next minute you are stating (correctly) that all you need to do is have it inspected by a qualified electrician (which is very reasonable and sensible given how it's likely that at some point others might unknowingly be subject to the dangers of unqualified incapable electrical work).
You were insinuating blame towards the EU
al_yrpal wrote:..... As I understand it the EU seems to be angling to stop or outlaw that.... Gas and electrical work in your home has also become pariah territory....
Part P Building Regs (and these are UK Building Regs NOT EU Building Regs) state “Reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations in order to protect persons operating, maintaining or altering the installations from fire or injury.” - which seems very sensible to be so can't understand your objection to these UK regulations.
I've found it very easy to get Part P tests done. Last works I did (a couple of years ago) was extensive changes and additional to all upstairs wiring an dit cost mo £50 to get the Part P tests done/certificate. My brother is currently renovating a property (completely different part of the country) and getting the tests done is no problem.