Do you have to have an electric cooker outlet in a kitchen?
We're at the stage of wanting to re-do the kitchen in the house we've just moved into. There is the usual switched cooker socket on the wall with its single socket.
When the previous owner had the house rewired the electrician didn't bother to chase out the wall - instead he ran the cable down through the cavity wall and came back in behind the socket and behind one of the units. Rather than drilling a hole he removed half a block and didn't bother to make good so we have the socket where it should be and the cooker outlet attached to the wall beside this 9" square hole.
The electrician I've spoken to says he'll chase it out properly which is great but my question is can I just have a double socket on that circuit (getting him to change the mcb in the cu) and do away with the cooker connection point altogether? We won't need it as we use gas for cooking but I was just wondering if the regs say the cooker connection point has to be there?
Would like to know just in case our electrician insists we have one when we don't legally have to etc.