The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) are the national standard to which all domestic and industrial wiring must conform. A new edition of the "Wiring Regulations" - the 17th Edition - will be published in January 2008.The 17th Edition reflects significant changes to both the technical content and structure of the book. Key changes in the volume include: a change allowing a socket outlet in bathrooms (if 3ms from the edge of a bath or shower and rcd protected); extension of the Regulations to cover new special locations': exhibition shows, photovoltaic (pv) power supply systems, floor and heating systems, marinas and fairgrounds and amusements parks; and, re-numbering and re-structuring of chapters to align with international standards. "The Regulations" move from being the 16th to the 17th edition - a major shift in name and perception of its contents. The 16th edition has been in place since 1991.