I have had a bath and a fan fitted in my bathroom, and would like a
shower over the bath.
My builders tell me that you cannot have a shower head within a certain
distance of a fan, or other electrical thing. However, they are not sure
of the distance, and someone has told them 15ft, which is obviously
The fan will be around 6ft away horizontally, and 3ft above the shower
head, if I can have one.
Anyone know the answer, or the location of the latest regs.?
On Sun, 26 Oct 2003 23:24:06 +0000, Richard Faulkner
Yes, because the Wiring Regulations use metres.
For bathrooms there is a system of zones.
Basically, if the ceiling is more than 3m high, then the fan would be
For a ceiling between 2.25 and 3m high and Zone 3 applies in the space
between these two heights for a distance horizontally to 0.6m from the
edges of the bath.
For a ceiling less than 2.2m high, Zone 2 applies for the 0.6m from
the edges of the bath and Zone 3 from there for a further 2.4m.
So for your scenario, I think that it will be Zone 3 or no zone.
In any case you can fit a fan that is stated to be suitable for
Another option is that you can fit a SELV (12v) fan anywhere apart
from in the bath itself.......
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If you mean an inline fan with ducting either side of it, then yes you can
use a 230v fan with the grill directly above the bath/shower even if the
ceiling is low. The installation will be outside zones.
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