Electrical DIY rules get chop

Published 17/01/2013

BARMY rules demanding council approval for

simple household electrical jobs are to be scrapped.

DIY fans are billed an average £240 by Building Control Officials each time they fit a kitchen socket or a new security light.

The rules will be axed in April 2013 as part of a government red tape bonfire.

Riskier jobs like work near baths and showers or house rewiring will still need a council OK.

Communities Minister Don Foster said:

"Many people hoping to improve home electrics are put off by the bureaucratic costs.


This will prevent that."

But  "A lot of men will lose an excuse for not getting on with their list of jobs.


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