Brought this book for my husband who did an diploma in electrical contracting and installations in the 1990s and did all his own domestic electrical tasks to the IEE 16th Edition including inspection and testing. He has not done any major installation tasks for a number of years and wants to refresh his technical skills to 17th Edition and Part P Building Regulations. This book is ideal as it covers most domestic scenarios and basic calculations and testing procedures etc in a not to mathematically technical manner. Very well written and for someone like my husband who had the technical and other skills years ago but needed to refresh knowledge and understanding to comply with current regulations a brilliant book highly recommend. The only thing he said is he thinks the current part p regulations are a little OTT in some of the projects that require permission to proceed like installing an outside light. This is a basic job for a competent person to undertake in a safe manner to 17th edition regulations without the need or expense of paying the council and an electrician test and issue a certificate, this adds about another 400% in costs to the project. This comment in no way reflects the contents of the book which is brilliant and well worth purchasing
A,well written book with clear guidelines on regulatory requirements and certification. However, I was very disappointed with the 'comprehensive' practical guide on wiring around the home. Comprehensive is not how I would describe it and it's been of little help in rewiring a kitchen , for instance. A lot of the book has been wasted on frivolous things - 4 huge photos of different wood screws for instance, and others of plaster board fixings filling almost two pages. I didn't expect to be paying good money for such basics which any decent DIY'er will already know.