The term Domestic Installation simply refers to any type of domestic installation, irrespective of whether it is a plumbing electrical wiring or air conditioning systems. In the context of domestic installations, we can include anything from new windows and roofs to new flooring tiles and carpeting. It is important to understand that installation does not necessarily require a qualified professional to come and install the cables for you; indeed, in many instances, domestic installations can be completed successfully by the homeowner themselves. However, when it comes to larger installations, such as those which involve cable run out, or where there is an issue with running cables over an exterior wall, the best option is always to seek the help of a professional installation company.
Essential Safety Tips
One of the most common reasons for seeking professional help with domestic installation is when domestic installation is taking place within a home. The most common scenario for this is when two or more homeowners wish to undertake some form of electrical rewiring within their homes. When rewiring takes place, it is common for both homeowners to be sourcing different electrical cable cross-section designs, as well as different electrical cable manufacturers. Cross-section designs are the technical term used to describe the configuration of an electrical cable – it is a mathematical format which allows an electrical engineer to determine how a cable’s outer shape will ultimately impact the way its conductors travel over time. For example, if a homeowner were to use a cross-section design which had three copper conductors running parallel to each other, this would mean that each copper conductor would only transmit a certain amount of electrical current.
The first step in domestic installation is to consult with the regulations set out by your local government. In the UK, it is important to note that the current government regulations (EMR Act 2021) specifically state that an electrician is not allowed to carry out any electrical work if they have not been trained to comply with these regulations. This means that before any domestic installations take place, you should first ensure that you have obtained the relevant training to perform the work that you are wishing to do – as without the correct qualifications, it could put your entire home at risk. Additionally, any regulations that are present in your area should also be investigated, as these can impact upon the safety of your entire family.