Building regulations state that a domestic heat detector must be installed in any kitchen areas where the kitchen is not separated from the circulation space of stairway by a door. These same building regulations are in place for domestic heat detectors in housing association buildings.
Here at Jensen Security and Fire Systems we have a team of domestic heat detector engineers that specialise in housing associations. We believe that multi-sensor domestic heat detectors are generally more suitable for installation in circulation areas next to kitchens. These circulation areas include places like hallways and landings. Meanwhile, domestic heat alarms should be placed directly in kitchens and within unconverted loft spaces.
All domestic heat detectors should be interlinked within housing associations. This ensures the audibility throughout the property in the event of a domestic heat detector being activated. These alarms can be interlinked either using hard wiring or wireless interlink.
It is important to note that the Building Regulations also reference the British Standards BS 5839/6:2013. This is also known as the BS 5829: Part 6. These regulations recommend that an alarm system in installed in line with this.
The British Standards BS 5839/6:2013 (also known as BS 5829: Part 6), advise that all new build properties should have a Grade D, Category LD2 alarm system. This should have smoke alarms installed in escape routes and high-risk areas. These high-risk areas include locations like hallways and landings. It also covers locations like habitable rooms like a living room for example. The British Standards BS 5839/6:2013 (also known as BS 5829: Part 6) advisories stand for materially altered premises as well as new build premises.
Fires can start anywhere within a property, and they can be extremely dangerous. Different fires will create different types of smoke and amounts of heat. This is why it is essential that you have the correct domestic heat detectors in your housing association properties.
By having the correct domestic heat detectors installed in your housing association you can ensure that the earliest detection of a potential fire is possible. It will also reduce the chance of costly call-backs to a property as false alarms are activated.
Domestic heat detectors are one of the most important fire safety measures in housing association properties. Call us now to have your domestic heat detectors checked, maintained, repaired or installed.