So, how is everyone taking the fact that from Jan 2005 you will no longer be allowed to do anything other than minor electrical work yourself. No more installing of new circuits, consumer units, sockets in your garden shed, pond pumps etc. The only things you can do are replace existing switches/sockets, and add new light fittings and sockets to existing circuits provided that they are not in a bathroom or kitchen. And then you must comply with the wiring regs (which you should anyway, of course). One interesting thing - new sockets have to be between 420mm and 1200mm of the floor! (Bulding regs requirement, not wiring regs). So connecting a ceiling mounted projector neatly could be fun. For anything else, you will either have to employ a registered contractor, or notify the local building control deparment in advance and pay them to come out and test/inspect/certify your work. Except when I spole to my local council they said that they did not have the training to do this, so the only option is to use a registerer contractor. And - there is no way for a DIY person to get registered, the rules prevent it, even if you do the relevant training.