Electric shower in bedroom


Postby jeague » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:43 am

We are hoping to put an electric shower cubicle in a spare bedroom.Are there any regs to prevent us from doing this where there will be electric sockets in the room?
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Postby sparx » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:31 pm

Hi, first are you aware that installing a new circuit anywhere is 'notifiable work' under bldg regs 'Part P' which means either paying LABC a fee before having the shower installed or using a registered Electrician to do the install who can self certify and notify on your behalf.
As to regs; all circuits in a room containing a shower/bath must be RCD protected.
Sockets are allowed in the room provided they are outside the reach of someone in the showereg outside zones 0,1&2. your electrician will be able to advise and if too close move sockets/light for you,
regards Sparx
see also 'Projects- Part P'
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Postby jeague » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:32 am

Many thanks for this information.It would be installed by a qualified electrician.
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