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Frequently Asked Questions
The rules are different for different parts uf the UK
Scotland Rules from 1st February 2022
  • Every home in Scotland must be fitted with "Interlinked" smoke and heat alarms.
  • A heat alarm in the kitchen
  • A smoke alarm in the living room or the room you use most.
  • A smoke alarm in every hallway and landing.
  • A smoke alarm in a loft or garage conversion.
  • All heat & smoke alarms must be "Interlinked".
  • A carbon-monoxide alarm is required for every room that has a fuel burning appliance, except if it is used only solely for cooking.
  • Alarms can be hard-wired, but must be installed by a qualified electrician
  • Alarms can be battery powered, but must be fitted with a 10year tamperproof battery
  • All alarms must be changed after 10 years, no matter if they are hard-wired or battery powered
  • Heat alarms should comply with BS 5446-2:2003.
  • Smoke alarms should comply with BS EN14604:2005.
  • Carbon Monoxide alarms should comply with British Kitemark EN 50291-1.
England Rules from 1st October 2022
  • All private and public/ social rented properties in England are required to have smoke alarms fitted.
  • A smoke alarm must be installed on every story that has a room used for accomodation (Living room, kitchen, study, bedrooms etc)
  • A carbon-monoxide alarm is required for every room that has a fuel burning appliance, except if it is used only solely for cooking.
  • Alarms can be hard-wired, but must be installed by a qualified electrician
  • Alarms can be battery powered, but must be fitted with a 10year tamperproof battery
  • All alarms must be changed after 10 years, no matter if they are hard-wired or battery powered
  • Heat alarms should comply with BS 5446-2:2003.
  • Smoke alarms should comply with BS EN14604:2005.
  • Carbon Monoxide alarms should comply with British Kitemark EN 50291-1.
Wales Rules from 1st December 2022
  • All private rented properties in Wales are required to have smoke alarms fitted.
  • All smoake alarms must be "Interlinked"
  • A carbon-monoxide alarm is required for every room that has a fuel burning appliance, except if it is used only solely for cooking.
  • Alarms must be hard-wired, and be installed by a qualified electrician
  • Landlords must note the manufacturers replace by date codes and change when required
  • All alarms must be changed after 10 years, no matter if they are hard-wired or battery powered
  • Smoke alarms should comply with BS EN14604:2005.
  • Carbon Monoxide alarms should comply with British Kitemark EN 50291-1.
  • Yes. We can install interlinked smoke and heat alarms at your home. At the moment we can carry out the installations for the following postcodes G65, G66, G67 & G68. Other areas will be added soon
  • To receive a quote for interlinked smoke alarm installation please click here
  • Interlinked means that if one alarm is triggered then all alarms will sound.
  • Alarms should have 10year sealed tamperproof battery or mains powered with a battery backup.
  • Heat alarms should comply with BS 5446-2:2003.
  • Smoke alarms should comply with BS EN14604:2005.
  • Carbon Monoxide alarms should comply with British Kitemark EN 50291-1.
  • One heat alarm in the kitchen
  • One smoke alarm in the living room or the room you use most.
  • One smoke alarm in every hallway and landing.
  • One smoke alarm in a loft or garage conversion.
  • One carbon monoxide alarm in any room where there are a gas, oil or other fuel boiler.
  • One carbon monoxide alarm in any room where there are a gas, oil, coal, wood or other fuel fire, or flue.
  • It is the resposiblity of the home-owner or landlord to ensure the property complies with the new regulations.
  • All homes in Scotland must be fitted with interlinked smoke & heat alarms.
  • All homes that have gas, oil, coal, wood or any other fuel burning appliance must be fitted with carbon-monoxide detectors.
  • According to the Scottish Government it costs approximately £220 to have interlinked smoke and heat alarms fitted.
  • Our fully installed packages start from only £99.
  • The Association of British Insurers confirmed that householders could face issues with cover if they did not comply with the law.
  • Most home insurers will want their customers to comply with regulations and the law.
  • If you are any doubt that your policy is covered, if you do not have interlinked alarms, is to contact your insurance company.
  • Install interlinked smoke & heat alarms, for your safety, peace of mind and keep your insurance company happy.


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Phone: 0800 999 1622
Email: info@interalarms.co.uk
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