Periodic Inspections

Are you selling your home? About to let your property? Concerned about the condition of your electrical wiring or are you curious to know how your electrical installation compares to the current electrical regulations, then read on and take advantage of a value for money offer.

A periodic test and inspection of the fixed wiring will provide a full, accurate and impartial view of the condition of your electrical installations.

What is a Periodic Inspection?

A Periodic Inspection is a test and inspection to ascertain the condition of an existing electrical installations, to identify (in order of priority) any deficiencies against BS7671:2008 which is the British standards for electrical installations formerly known as the IEE's Wiring Regulations, the most recent version of which came into force on the 1st July 2008 and which is the 17th Edition of this document.

A Periodic Inspection will identify:

  • If any of your electrical circuits are deteriating due to age.
  • If any of your electrical circuits are becoming overloaded.
  • Highlight any deficiencies with the circuit protection (Fuses) or any of the safety systems employed throughout the installation.
  • Identify any shock or fire risks within your installation
  • Identify poor DIY electrical work within the installation
  • Identify faulty electrical accessories
  • Identify Incorrect Wiring
  • Correct Polarity
  • Continuity of Conductors

Each circuit is thoroughly tested and visually inspected; the results of the test and inspection are recorded on the Periodic Inspection Report.

Remember, every electrical installation deteriorates with age and it is important for the person responsible for the maintenance of the installation to be sure that the safety of the users is not put at risk and that the installation continues to be in a safe and serviceable condition.

When should a Periodic Inspection be carried out?

The following intervals are taken from Guidance Note 3 of BS7671:2008 and are recommended intervals only, age and condition need to be taken into account when assessing the time between tests:

  • Domestic Dwelling - 10 Years or Change of Occupant
  • Commercial Propety - 5 Years
  • Caravans - 3 Years
  • Swimming Pools - 1 Year
  • Licensed Premises - 1 Year

The Periodic Inspection Report:

The Periodic Inspection Report is the formal method of recording the findings of the Test and Inspection. The main purpose of the report is to ascertain the Safety and Condition of the fixed electrical installation, it will describe the overall condition of the installation as being either "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory". If the installation is found to be in a satisfactory condition then no immediate remedial action is needed, but should the installation be found to be in an unsatisfactory condition then remedial action will be required to bring the installation into a Safe and Serviceable condition and this should be done without delay. All observations and recommendations that are made during the test and inspection are recorded in Section 2 of the report and are allocated a code to indicate the urgency of the action required:

  • Code 1 - Requires Urgent Attention
  • Code 2 - Requires Improvement
  • Code 3 - Requires Further Investigation
  • Code 4 - Does not comply with BS7671 (but not necessarily unsafe)

So How Much Will All This Cost?

We will attend your premises and carry out the Periodic Test and Inspection for only £125.00 for a domestic dwelling with 1 to 3 bedrooms and £150.00 for 4 to 6 bedrooms, a genuine bargain which will be very hard to beat, clear concise pricing, what you see is what you pay. Commercial and Industrial premises, please contact us on 07514 965222 , 01246 220523 or email us directly on

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Just some of the reasons to choose NT Electrical Services

Health & Safety Each year, on average, 10 people die and around 750 are injured in accidents involving unsafe electrical installations in the home. In addition to this, 2,336 house fires were caused by faulty installations in 2003.

The risks posed by unsafe electrical installations and portable appliances are electric shock, burns and other injuries arising from fires in buildings ignited by electrical components overheating or building up dangerous currents causing 'arcing'. Installations that are properly designed, fitted, tested and commissioned in accordance with British Standard BS 7671 (a requirement of Part P) will help minimise these risks.

Full Certification Full certification is to be provided for all work completed, from a simple socket addition to a house re-wire.The IEE Wiring Regulations is the British standard that covers the safe design, installation and testing of electrical installations in building systems. It is the technical standard specified, almost universally, in UK contracts for electrical installation work. It is also the basis for the approved technical guidance to meet the electrical requirements of the Building Regulations so it is for this reason that a Competent Person will issue you with a BS 7671 certificate on completion of any work.

Highly Competitive Prices Our main aim is to provide a quality service at the best possible price to our customers. 'Discount for charities

What is Part P? Part P of the Building Regulations was introduced by government in 2005 and affects all electrical work carried out in dwellings.

People carrying out electrical work in homes and gardens in England and Wales should follow the requirements set out in Part P of the Building Regulations to ensure that they are complying with the law. These rules are designed to ensure that electrical work is safe.

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