Smoke Detectors

Smoke Detector

In the UK a substantial number of people die and others are injured in domestic fires every year, many from smoke inhalation. It is widely accepted
that those deaths and injuries would be significantly reduced by installing and maintaining smoke detectors within dwellings.

Building Regulations require the installation of automatic smoke detectors to new dwellings, loft conversions and circulation spaces to extended dwelling.

At least one smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey (such as hallways and landings) At least one smoke alarm in the principal habitable room (generally the living room) At least one heat alarm installed in every kitchen. All alarms must be interlinked and must be battery backed up (either rechargeable or non-rechargeable).

Positioning of the smoke detectors must be at least 300mm from any wall or light fitting.

As professional electricians we are fully conversant with current legal requirements and would be happy to assist with your own fire prevention planning and the selection of appropriate smoke detectors for your premises. Call the office so that we can arrange a site visit: 0333 577 0290