There are specific regulations for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
England and Wales
In England and Wales the Building Regulations 2010 apply. The Building Regulations 2000 and all amendments were revoked on 1 October 2010 and are no longer in effect. Further information can be obtained from theDirectGov websiteand theCommunities and Local Government website.
Part P of the Building Regulations, which specifically deals with electrical safety in dwellings, came into effect on 1 January 2005.