18th edition BS7671 Requirements for electrical installations – draft now published for consultation

The 18th edition Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 draft for public comment (DPC) has now been published.

BS 7671 is a British Standard published jointly by the British Standards Institution (BSI) and the IET to which all LV electrical installation works must comply.

You can now see the proposed changes and comment on them here.

We would encourage you to see the many completely revised and redrafted sections, chapters and regulations, including the completely new section (Part 8, Section 801) on the requirements for energy efficiency. A summary of the key amendments and new content is included in the introduction.

You have until 23 August 2017 to submit comments.

The BS 7671:2018 will be issued on 1 July 2018 and is due to come into effect on 1 January 2019.