Who can rewire a house?

To achieve the safest and most reliable system, only fully qualified electricians should work on the wiring of a property and rewire your house.


Rewires are notifiable works under Part P of the Building Control Regulations. Failure to notify / issue a building control certificate upon completion of works is a criminal offence under Part P of the Building Control Regulations (April 2013). The list of notifiable work is considerable for both England and Wales and always applies to complete rewires.


Part P states the following:

"all electrical work, no matter how minor, should follow the rules in BS 7671 for (the) design, installation, inspection, testing and certification."

Apex Doma are registered under the competent-person scheme to issue Building Control Notifications, this is done post works. We are able to notify the installation on your behalf, so we can arrange and mange the building control visit or inspect the installation as part of the work.


Are you allowed to rewire your own house?

Previously, it was possible for registered electricians to sign-off and certify non-registered tradesmen under the 3rd party scheme. The NICEIC stopped registered contractors doing this in April 2013 due to safety concerns, as the standard of installations wasn’t high enough. It is not safe to rewire your own home. Whilst there may be useful information and tutorials on YouTube, working with electrical is very dangerous for both yourself carrying out the work and poses a risk to anyone in your home.


All our electricians have a four year apprenticeship and taken difficult exams to ensure they are competent, they are also audited and complete ongoing courses to ensure their knowledge is up to date with current regulations.


In addition, rewires, partial rewires are notifiable works under Part P of the building control regulations. Failure to notify and issue a building control certificate upon completion of works is a criminal offence under Part P of the building control regulations (April 2013). For further information on this, please contact your local council.


However, there are ways you can save money on your rewire by doing some of the non-electrical components. You can help by lifting floor boards, carpets and removing furniture from the rooms. This will save time and therefore reduces your cost as it reduces the labour required. All cables and the mains board must be installed by one of our team and signed off by one of our electricians.


If you are considering doing a rewire yourself, we strongly advise you to instruct a registered, insured and competent electrician to carry out the work.