Electric Towel Rail - High Fuse Switch

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I'm looking to refit my bathroom and would like to replace a ceiling-high electric fan heater with an electric towel rail, however, the fuse switch is at ceiling height.

I don't really want to get someone in just to relocate a fuse switch a meter or so lower and introduce a step between removing the old tiles and installing the new ones.

While the top of the rad will be close to the spur, the electric heating element must be at the bottom of the rad so it is surrounded by the water/oil with no air. Could I extend the wire and run it behind one of the bars, maybe under some white wire trunking. Not all that elegant but one solution perhaps?

Any advice welcome.
 
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What is the wall of?

Is it hollow?

What's the other side of the wall?

Any low level sockets reasonably near in another room?
 
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What is the wall of?

Is it hollow?

What's the other side of the wall?

Any low level sockets reasonably near in another room?
Plasterboard wall, other side is the kitchen.

There is a lower fuse switch feeding a rad around 50cm away from the desired location on the adjoining wall, kitchen side. See very crude diagram

New fuse switch could be further behind the door but towel rail would want to be mostly clear of it.
 

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Plasterboard wall, other side is the kitchen.

There is a lower fuse switch feeding a rad around 50cm away from the desired location on the adjoining wall, kitchen side. See very crude diagram

New fuse switch could be further behind the door but towel rail would want to be mostly clear of it.
It would be worth turning the power off and releasing the switch front, hopefully there is a hole into the cavity (Hollow wall) and a weight on a string will tell you if there are any obstructions.
 

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