I have read a number of topics on this forum and a few of them state that due to a building regulations change in January 2005, electrical work may need to be inspected build local council's building control service or installed by an appropriate electrician. I have been looking at a government website regarding this (http://www.odpm.gov.uk/stellent/groups/odpm_buildreg/documents/page/odpm_breg_033675.hcsp) and part way down it states: "Do I have to tell my Building Control Service about all electrical work that I intend to carry out? No - you only need to tell your Building Control Service about certain riskier, 'notifiable' jobs, but if you employ a registered installer with the relevant competencies to carry out the work, you will not need to involve a Building Control Service. (See Annex B for a list of registration schemes for electrical work.) Notifiable works include new circuits back to the consumer unit and additions or alterations to existing circuits in kitchens, bathrooms and outdoors. Works that are not notifiable include repairs, replacements and maintenance; and additions or alterations to existing circuits outside kitchens and bathrooms. If you are not sure whether work is notifiable, you should check with your Building Control Service." Since I want to install a fused spur off the ring main in the lounge to add about 6 sockets for AV gear, a) do I need to have this work done by a domestic electrician? b) if I do this myself (I am an industrial electrician, but am competent at domestic electrics), would the local council need to inspect it? I think I should be able to do this myself since the work falls into the "additions or alterations to existing circuits outside kitchens and bathrooms" category. What experience have members of this forum had regarding installation of extra sockets in the lounge?