In our new build we are having a wall of cupboards on one side of kitchen containing an electric wall oven, along with integrated fridges, and microwave. There is no spot within 2 metres in that room to install a wallplate to incorporate an isolation switch. A google search found a statement that AS3000 2007 states an isolation switch is not needed except for an exposed electric heating element. (ie electric hotplates and similar only, so my oven and gass hotplate are now exempt). Can someone confirm this?
Also can hardwired appliances (ovens and dishwashers) be installed on offpeak circuits like water heaters?