Converting downstairs shower cubicle to house washing machine

20 Aug 2019
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I'm due to move into a property with a downstairs shower room inc. toilet/basin.

I have no use for the shower [its built into the wall, rather than standalone].

I would like to decommision the shower and place a washing machine in its place, so the room with be a downstairs toilet-cum-utility room.

Is this doable/legal?

Thanks! Any help appreciated.
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yes, its often done and is legal. check with the elec forum for their views on this.
washing machines and dryers can be stacked to save space.
If there is no longer a fixed bath or shower in the room, it is of no particular interest electrically. WC and wash-basin do not bring special requirements.

But have separate single sockets for the washer and drier (and iron or other hot appliances)

Don't run more than one such appliance off a double socket, adaptor or multiplug as it is liable to overheat, due to the power taken by multiple heating elements.
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Assuming you intend to reuse the existing shower drainage, I'd check it is free flowing before connecting to it. Washing machines pump the water out at a fair rate, if the pipework is clogged and the water cannot get away quickly enough, it may overflow.

Electrics will need to be done in accordance with the regs, sockets correct distance away from the basin etc.

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