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Can You Install A Socket In A Bathroom?

The short answer is yes but…Socket-outlets, previously banned from bathrooms because of the risk of dampness causing electric shock, are now allowed, but they must be fitted three metres from the boundary of Zone 1 which is above the bath/cubicle .

This probably means that many bathrooms will not be allowed to actually have socket-outlets, as they will be too small to comply with the new three metres rule. Importantly, all circuits need now 30mA RCD protection. However, any such socket-outlet would probably have to be on a spur, because any circuit entering an area with a bath or shower must terminate there and not carry on to any other area.

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