Southern Electric have sent out a form to fill in which has the following text:
"The metering equipment and your fuse box should be located about 1.2m from floor level and cannot be re-sited to a damp or exposed situation, a bedroom, bathroom, toilet, shower room, near heating or laundry appliances or a gas meter (unless in a separate kiosk) or under or adjacent to a sink and must be accessible to enable safety inspections to be carried out without removing fixtures"
Now this has put a bit of a spanner in the works because we wanted to put the consumer unit on the wall above where the washing machine is going. There also isn't another very good place to put it: the door opens into a utility/laundry and the only other possible place is over a sink. We want to squeeze the gas boiler in there as well. In addition, 1.2m seems very low off the ground.
Does anyone know what the current wiring regs actually say for siting consumer units?