Wind turbines

Building Regulations

If you wish to install a wind turbine which will be attached to your house building regulations will normally apply.

Size, weight and force exerted on fixed points would be considerable.

Building regulations also apply to other aspects of the work such as electrical installation. It is advisable to contact an installer who can provide the necessary advice.

You could use an installer registered with the relevant competent person scheme (as listed in Row 17 of Schedule 3 of the Building Regulations).  A registered installer may be authorised to self-certify the work to comply with this aspect of the building regulations without involving local authority building control.

If the wind turbine is not attached to your house, then only the electrical installation and connection will be captured by the requirements of the building regulations.

If the electrical work is of the type listed in Row 12 of Schedule 3 of the Building Regulations and your installer is a member of a competent person scheme listed against that row, then the installer may be authorised to self-certify the work to comply with this aspect of the building regulations without involving local authority building control.