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Smoke detectors in private lets

Smoke Detectors in Private Lets

Smoke detectors in private lets is advisable following the publication of revised statutory guidance by the Scottish Government. Below are the main points from the domestic technical handbook guidance and a copy of this can be downloaded from the link below, and information from www.prhpscotland.gov.uk is also available.

  1. One functioning smoke alarm in the* room which is frequently used by the occupants for general daytime living purposes.
  2. One functioning smoke alarm in every circulation space, such as hallways and landings.
  3. One heat alarm in every kitchen.
  4. All alarms should be interlinked.
  5. The number and position of alarms will depend on the size and layout of the house, but there should be at least one alarm on each floor.
  6. The landlord should either install smoke and fire alarms that meet the standard set by building regulations or be able to justify why a lesser level of protection is appropriate in a particular property.
  7. Some properties may be required to meet more stringent standards, in which case further alarms may be required.
  8. An alarm should be installed in accordance with the recommendations contained in BS5839 Part 6 and the landlord should ensure the alarms are regularly maintained in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. The fitting of a hand-wired smoke alarm may require a building warrant and the relevant local authorities should be consulted.

    For more information, visit:
    The PRHP Website - www.prhpscotland.gov.uk, or
    The Scottish Governments building standards technical handbook

(* text amended September 23014. Building regulations were updated in May 2014 and the word 'every' was replaced by 'the' in clause 2.11.1 of the technical handbook)

How can Graham Robertson Electrical & Security help?

Graham Robertson Electrical & Security has many smoke detector options available for landlords who have private lets. Below are our range, prices and locations in your building where these can be installed.

We can take care of a range of issues commonly seen while installing smoke detectors including people worried about battery removal or maintenance cost, or problems with hard wired interconnection and/or high ceiling.

Fit the RadioLINK bases to link alarms together with wireless signals and a switch for alarm control.

If you need any more information, or to place an order, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Option Alarm - Ei146RC

£30.00

Best for detecting slow, smouldering fires

Fits in: hallway, landing, living room, dining room

Heat Alarm - Ei144RC

£39.00

Best for large flaming fires

Fits in: kitchen, garage

Ionisation Alarm - Ei141RC

£25.00

Best for fast flaming fires

Fits in: bedroom

Option Alarm - Ei166RC

£55.00

Best for detecting slow, smouldering fires

Fits in: hallway, landing, living room, dining room

Heat Alarm - Ei164RC

£58.00

Best for large flaming fires

Fits in: kitchen, garage

Ionisation Alarm - Ei161RC

£39.00

Best for fast flaming fires

Fits in: bedroom

RadioLINK Base - Ei168RC

£60.00

Eliminates tricky wiring runs. Saves time, mess and disruption

Alarm Controller - Ei450

£66.00

One button to test, locate and silence the alarm system


Prices include VAT of 20% and exclude fitting


Have a look at our Smoke detectors in private lets brochure to find out more information or to pass onto anybody who may be interested.

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