But any electrician I speak to still says "can't have a wall switch in the bathroom, got to be a pull-cord". In a suppliers today I got the same answer, and the guy got out the official BS book (BS = British Standard :). We both read through it, and he agreed it doesn't in fact say you can't have a wall switch in zone 3. It only specifies pull-cord for zones 1 & 2. He then said he still wouldn't do it anyway, and that any electrician asked to inspect wouldn't accept a wall switch.
So it seems there's the theory of the new rules making zone 3 less restrictive, but the continuing practice of applying the old rules. Seeing as I'm going to have to get this inspected I've decided to stick with pull cords :(
(It's cords plural because I'm putting in two sets of lights, and a 2-gang wall switch would be ideal, but having two pull cords is going to look messy. For various reasons I don't want to put the switches outside.)
Ho-hum, another good idea down the pan :-/
Anyone else run into this kind of thing?