If you are a fully trained Part P electrician, you are legally allowed to install the new circuit required for an electric stove or cooker. However, people who think of themselves as DIY experts are certainly welcome to try, but this comes with risks. First of all, it would be against IEE Regulations and Building Regulations, which means it would be breaking the law. Electricity can be very dangerous and these regulations are there to keep people safe.
Electrical mishaps kill and injures people all the time. A lot of these people were killed or injured trying to do a DIY installation without fully knowing what it was they needed to do.
The whole point of having the IEE Regulations and building regulations is to make sure that the electrical work in any structure is done properly. All circuitry and wiring must be done according to these regulations to ensure everyone’s safety. The last thing you want is for you or anyone in your home to get an electrical shock or worse.
If you have a new cooker that needs to be installed, you may need a new circuit installed as well. Doing this is prohibited by anyone who is not a Part P qualified electrician. On our website you will find a network of fully qualified local electricians that operate their businesses reputably. They have the knowledge and skills to perform the installation safely and according to regulations.
If you’re an experienced DIY enthusiast and want to try wiring up and connecting your new electric cooker yourself you would need to use the cooker cable you already have and the same 45amp outlet. But, unless you are very careful and know exactly how to do this, you could lose your life.
Even if you can do this blindfolded, you still have to get a Part P qualified electrician to come out to your home and inspect everything you’ve done. If everything’s been done perfectly you will get an Electrical Test Certificate from them to prove it. Without this your cooker’s manufacturer guarantee as well as your property insurance would be null and void.
The Cooker electricians found on this website have the knowledge and skills to perform the installation safely and according to regulations. He/she will thoroughly examine the electrical circuit to make sure it’s totally safe. If it all looks good he/she can issue you an Electrical test Certificate. Ensure the safety of you and your family by selecting a local electrician from those listed on our website to have your electric cooker circuit installed properly.