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Extensions, HMO's and refurbishments in Bristol - Advice from your local electrician

Are you toying with the idea of extending your home, converting your rental property to a HMO or a home refurbishment? whatever your intention are, you will need careful planing and budgeting.Burridge Electrical works closely with a local Bristol based building company (Rightbuild Construction) and together we have come up with information for any potential clients.Here are things to know before you start

Building regulations

Work must get approval from the building regulations. There are minimum requirements for:

  • Integrity of the structure
  • Damp Proofing
  • Ventilation
  • Fire Safety
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Electrical Work (Electrical work must be carried out by a Part P registered Electrician)
  • Gas Safety
  • For more information on HMO wiring please go to HMO Electrical Guide

Examples of building work that would need to be approved by the building regulations

  • House Extensions
  • Structural Knock-through's or alterations
  • Loft conversions
  • Installation of Boilers
  • Electrical work such as new circuits, fuse board and kitchen wiring (this work will meet the wiring regulations and has to be signed of by a registered electrician)

Architect designs and drawings

Get a architect to design your whole project and structural measurements. Its always a good idea to have a scaled plan/ layout for the trades people to work of, its more professional and everyone will have the same information to quote from.Lee from Rightbuild Construction can point you in the right direction for architects and structural engineers

Getting in the right team

Working with Rightbuild Construction can benefit you greatly, as you would'nt need to find additional trades such as plumbers , electricians, plasterers etc as Rightbuild works with a close knit team of trades.It will reduce the hassle of booking appointments with different trades people,also communication and time scale can be affected by using different trades.


We recommend getting at least 3 quotes from builders that offer an all in one services

Contingency budget

Starting an extension or building project can uncover problems with the existing properties that will need addressing before work continues.

A recommended contingency of around 10 to 20%

Contact Rightbuild Construction

Contact Lee for Rightbuild construction RightBuild Construction Webpage

If you're still in doubt, contact a qualified electrician for advice.

Contact Anton on 0117 321 6406


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