Smoke Alarms and Heat Alarms - Using Existing Alarm Panel and Building Regs


Postby collectors » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:06 am

Hi, we are building an extension and wanted to know if smoke and heat alarms that work off our alarm panel are OK to use in the new extension under building regs??.

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Postby kbrownie » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:43 am

Why would you think they were not?
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Postby collectors » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:35 am

[quote="kbrownie"]Why would you think they were not?[/quote]


Hi, sorry for the late reply. (forgot to tick the box).
The security alarm was fitted by myself with 2 smokes on the existing system. I would need at least 1 heat detector in the new kitchen & possibly an extra smoke, but wasn't sure if this would be OK under the part P if i did this myself as the electrician wont get involved with alarms.

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Postby DIYorNot » Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:44 am

Firstly, you need to check with your insurance company whether they would cover you if the fire detectors were installed by yourself. The same applies for an intruder alarm - insurance companies usually require it to be installed by a NACOSS approved company. You may get a significant discount from your insurance company if it is monitored too.

You need to look at Building Control Guidance Note 16 in relation to installing smoke detectors in dwellings:

http://www.haringey.gov.uk/note16_-_smoke_detectors_in_dwellings.pdf
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