Woody’s Tips – no: 5
I have mentioned before in these tips that in many cases you will have to organise the connection of your garden offices electrical system to the mains supply in your house. This job is an additional task and cost on top of the garden office building.
This connection needs to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations and must be undertaken by a Certified Electrician. It is not something you can do yourself from a safety perspective and if you did you would run into problems along the line, particularly when you come to sell your house – so don’t take shortcuts!
As well as making the connection from the mains supply your electrician will earth your office and test the system thoroughly. They will then issue you with a certificate showing that the system complies with the Building Regulations. Keep this certificate safe for future reference.