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NICEIC Approved Contractors are assessed to the highest standards covering all types of electrical work including, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of commercial, industrial and domestic electrical installations.

NJ Richens are an approved NICEIC Domestic Installer, which covers all contractors who do installation work in domestic properties.

It is important to use a Domestic Installer to comply with the requirements of Part P.


Part P forms part of the Building Regulations. The principle of the Building Regulations is to ensure that consistent standards are applied to the construction of buildings including its structure, fire safety, sound insulation, drainage, ventilation and electrical safety.

The Part P requirement is that:

“Reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations in order to protect persons operating, maintaining or altering the installations from fire or injury.”

In short, electrical installations must be safe! Part P of the Building Regulations applies to fixed electrical installations in dwellings (including gardens and shared amenities in blocks of flats, and any building that shares its electricity supply with a dwelling).

Many of the typical jobs undertaken by electrical contractors are affected by Part P. Under Part P you should ensure that such works are notified to and inspected by building control bodies. Work needs to be inspected by the local authority Building Control department in order to ensure it complies with the Building Regulations.

A straightforward way of meeting the requirements is to use a contractor who is registered with a competent person scheme such as NICEIC. Competent persons schemes were set up with approval from the government to assess contractors to a common standard. Once contractors have registered with a scheme they can self-certify their work as being compliant with Building Regulations, saving you the time of doing it yourself through the local authority.

Safety and competence

Contractors registered by NICEIC are assessed on a regular basis to ensure that they are competent and capable of meeting the relevant technical and safety standards, codes of practice and rules of the Schemes they are registered to.

Compliance with building regulations

Contractors registered to NICEIC Building Regulations Schemes in England and Wales are authorised to self-certify their work to the Local Building Control Body. This saves you both time and money when undertaking work that requires notification under the Building Regulations.

Platinum Promise and Complaints Procedure

All NICEIC registered contractors to provide a quality service to their customers. The NICEIC stand behind the quality of registered contractors and we believe that as a consumer you should have peace of mind.NICEIC’s Platinum Promise means that if you are not happy with the work that is done by an NICEIC registered contractor and we agree that it is deficient they will help to put it right.