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    • penguine
    • By penguine 14th Mar 17, 3:51 PM
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    Smoke alarms up to code?
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    • 14th Mar 17, 3:51 PM
    Smoke alarms up to code? 14th Mar 17 at 3:51 PM
    We had our flat rewired in 2009 and the electrician installed smoke alarms wired to the mains. Our freeholder is now asking us to confirm that the alarms meet this standard:

    Grade D - LD3 system based on BS5839-6

    Does anyone have any idea how we can go about finding this out? I haven't been able to get in touch with the electrician who did the work. Do I need to get another electrician out to look at them?
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    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 14th Mar 17, 3:58 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 3:58 PM
    We had our flat rewired in 2009 and the electrician installed smoke alarms wired to the mains. Our freeholder is now asking us to confirm that the alarms meet this standard:

    Grade D - LD3 system based on BS5839-6

    Does anyone have any idea how we can go about finding this out? I haven't been able to get in touch with the electrician who did the work. Do I need to get another electrician out to look at them?
    Originally posted by penguine
    Why don't you just confirm that they do meet that specification?
    • martinthebandit
    • By martinthebandit 14th Mar 17, 4:02 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 4:02 PM
    Have a look here http://www.thesafetycentre.co.uk/blog/bs5839_part_6_2004_fire_alarm_system_british_stand ard.php

    . and see if your system is OK, if it is, jobs a good 'un

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    • brightontraveller
    • By brightontraveller 14th Mar 17, 5:33 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 5:33 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 5:33 PM
    We had our flat rewired in 2009 and the electrician installed smoke alarms wired to the mains. Our freeholder is now asking us to confirm that the alarms meet this standard:

    Grade D - LD3 system based on BS5839-6

    Does anyone have any idea how we can go about finding this out? I haven't been able to get in touch with the electrician who did the work. Do I need to get another electrician out to look at them?
    Originally posted by penguine
    Most likely Yes if freeholder requires cert/proof etc If you don’t know to what standard they were fitted chances are never had them tested serviced /maintained etc since installation 2009

    Most manufacture recommendations 5-10 years (total life yearly test etc) you’ll need appropriate qualified person to check/re cert them e.g. electrician you’ll get nothing but pure guesses from a forum? If freeholders need to bring property up to standards insurance, its a HMO some rented etc they'll need to cover there arses ?
    Last edited by brightontraveller; 14-03-2017 at 7:13 PM.
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