May 16, 2005

The EU bans DIY

No matter how much you may hate the insipid makeover programmes that infest television at the moment this new bit of EU nonsense from Christopher Booker's notebook is a bit excessive:
"What few homeowners have grasped is that Part P applies equally to do-it-yourself electrical work. To carry out any work in a kitchen or bathroom without council permission is an offence punishable by a fine of up to �5,000. And to have it inspected will cost you an average �65. Thank you, Mr Prescott - and of course those diligent civil servants who pointed out directive 98/34 to him."
So DIY is now illegal, I cannot do what I like to the inside of my own home without council permission.


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