You can do a lot of things yourself, but there are clear rules about what you must leave to the professionals. If there is any damage or a fire on something that you've installed yourself, you risk receiving a smaller insurance settlement.
You're allowed to perform minor electrical work in your home or holiday home. Larger projects must be left to an electrician.
Many people believe they can save money by installing heating cables themselves, and then asking an electrician to connect them to their home’s electrical system. If you're not qualified, you are not authorised to lay, fit or connect to heating cables wired to mains electricity. This work may only be performed by professionals.
Any work not performed by a professional may be liable to overheating, which can result in a fire. If the insurance company can prove that the work was performed by an unauthorised person, they may reduce their payout. This means you may not receive enough to cover the damage.
Any work that is not on this list must be left to the professionals