Electrical FAQs

Q? Are you Part P registered?

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Yes, DJK Projects is Part P registered, affiliated through NAPIT.

Q? What's an RCD?

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This stands for Residual Current Device, an electrical wiring device that disconnects a circuit to prevent potentially lethal shocks. They are designed to disconnect quickly enough to prevent injury caused by such shocks.

Q? Do I need to upgrade my consumer unit?

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We recommend to all clients that they upgrade their consumer unit to comply with 17th Edition Regs.

Q? What is an EICR?

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This stands for Electrical Installation Condition Report and has now replaced the former 'Periodic Inspection Report'. An EICR involves the inspection and testing of any electrical installation before providing a report on the condition of that electrical installation at the time of inspection. Please note it is only a report and not a certificate. Remedial work should be carried out for defects, dangers, and any non-compliance issues highlighted in the EICR.

Q? How do I know if I need an electrical re-wire?

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DJK Projects can provide an on-site survey to determine whether your electrical system needs re-wiring. If it is unsafe, it could be a fire hazard and may mean higher bills too. Also, when/if you come to sell your property it could affect the value of your home or office and will be flagged in the building survey.