Guidance on new cable colours published
Changes to the cable colours in fixed electrical installations are detailed in the publication of Amendment No. 2 to The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2001). For a 2-year period, cables in the old or new colours, but not both, can be used in new installations. Only the new colours will be permitted after 31 March 2006. Copies of the text of the amendment can be downloaded from . A consolidated edition of BS 7671 incorporating the amendment is available from the Institution of Electrical Engineers and BSI. Further information on the changes to the cable colours can be obtained from the webstie below.