Do I need

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Isitreally, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Mains powered smoke alarm in new single story extension, I haven't allowed for one and am ready to plaster so need to know asap. :):)
     
  2. seneca

    seneca Screwfix Select

    I don't think you do but will be interested to hear others comments.
     
  3. Rulland

    Rulland Well-Known Member

    It has been known for BC to insist on interlinked in my experience, I always do it now just in case tbh.
     
  4. baldelectrician.com

    baldelectrician.com Active Member

  5. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    Yes? We have battery alarms on both floors and co2 alarms as well, its just the mains power i was asking after, i would put a battery one in the extension.
     
  6. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    You really need to ask your LABC. They can insist on stuff like this, even if it’s not on the plans, even if it’s not in Building Regs!
     
  7. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    No brainer 2 interlinked smokes at least am surprised they not on plans or been asked to install them
     
  8. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    Plans are 10 years old, there were never any smoke alarms mentioned.
     
  9. Rulland

    Rulland Well-Known Member

    Hmm, willing to take the risk with LABC or BC, with 10 year old plans?:rolleyes:
     
  10. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    No, though the labc web page isn't conclusive about fitting them, im going to put the wiring in place before plastering and if they say anything its there.
     
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  11. Rulland

    Rulland Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a plan matey:)
     
  12. Mr A greig

    Mr A greig New Member

    My understand in Scotland no but they need to be interlinked. Having said that better safe than sorry.
     
  13. diy_nixy

    diy_nixy Member

    When we had a loft conversion done (so its now grounds floor, 1st floor, 2nd floor building effectively), smoke alarms had to be fitted in all habitable rooms excl bathroom - interlinked mains powered. So it might depend on the existing reasons why you have interlinked mains powered alarms?
     
  14. Bazza

    Bazza Well-Known Member

    Interlinked smokes are mandatory for houses that are more than two floors.
     
  15. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Did a loft conversion on a bungalow plans said 2 interlinked smokes, when inspector came out to sign job off he said he wanted smokes in every room inc lounge about an extra 6 in total was a nightmare
     
  16. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Because by then everything would have been plasterboarded, skimmed and painted, with carpets down, perhaps?
     
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  17. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Did you miss the part were I said loft conversion, everything was in floors down ceilings plastered yeah simple running new cables
     
  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Kentsparky with a new name :rolleyes:
     
  19. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Wasn't a few chases was a 2 bed loft conversion with onsuite with 2 bedrooms below and lounge and kitchen had to use radio link bases at the owners expense which was around £500 in parts
     
  20. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Or a few channels in new ceilings cut, new holes drilled, wary of damaging anything for fear of having to rectify at your cost, floor taken up, etc, how could it be anything other than a nightmare?
     
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