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This site will provide you with a wide range of news, product reviews and information regarding the 18th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations, as and when they become law. 

The current wiring regulations are the 17th edition, however this site will focus on this and the next release which will be the 18th edition.  For information, updates and changes to the current wiring regulations click here.

The IET/IEE prepares regulations for the safety of electrical installations for buildings, the IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) now having become the standard for the UK and many other countries.

This web site is designed to give you the latest news and information regarding the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations, please take a moment to look around the site, there is lots of news, information and links to useful products and services for people working in the electrical trade and for DIY people also.  We now also have our own on-line shop full of electrical books and products at great prices !

All domestic and industrial wiring must conform to the 17th Edition Of The IEE Wiring Regulations which was published in January 2008. 

In England and Wales, the Building Regulations (Approved Document Part P) require that domestic electrical installations are designed and installed safely according to the "fundamental principles" given in British Standard BS 7671 Chapter 13. These are very similar to the fundamental principles defined in international standard IEC 60364-1 and equivalent national standards in other countries. Accepted ways for fulfilling this legal requirement include

  • the rules of the IEE wiring regulations (BS 7671), colloquially referred to as "the regs" (BS 7671: 2008, 17th Edition).;
  • the rules of an equivalent standard approved by a member of the EEA (e.g., DIN/VDE 0100);
  • guidance given in installation manuals that are consistent with BS 7671, such as the IEE On-Site Guide and IEE Guidance Notes Nos 1 to 7.

Installations in commercial and industrial premises must satisfy various safety legislation, such as the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. Again, recognised standards and practices, such as BS 7671 "Wiring Regulations", are used to help meet the legislative requirements.


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