As of 1st October 2022, new requirements came into place from the government. These meant that domestic smoke detectors must be installed in housing associations and rented homes. The new guidelines were introduced by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, also known as DLUHC.
From October 2022, domestic smoke alarms are mandatory in all housing associations and rented properties. This has been requested in addition to existing requirements for the installation of domestic smoke detectors in privately rented homes.
Domestic smoke detectors are vital in housing associations because they keep your residents safe from fire and smoke inhalation. However, it isn’t just as simple as installing domestic smoke detectors in housing associations and properties. You need to think about how many needed in a property to make it safe. The location of the detectors needs to be considered too. There is the need to safeguard the property, but all the general maintenance once it is installed.
This is where our domestic smoke detector engineers come in. We have many years of experience installing and maintaining domestic smoke detectors in housing associations. Our engineers know where detectors should be installed and how many. They won’t place them in locations that are more common for false alarms. Instead, the domestic smoke detectors will be located in places that are safe for the property and safe for the residents.
Our domestic smoke detector engineers can install mains-powered domestic smoke alarms in your housing association. These can be wired into your existing electrical circuit.
If you would like a smooth and safe installation of domestic smoke detectors in your housing association, call our engineers. They are Part P qualified electricians. This means that your smoke detector engineer will drill holes with the appropriate spaces as well as running and securing the cables safely.
Looking to have the domestic smoke detectors in your housing association checked or installed? Call our friendly team now.