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    • oozle1989
    • By oozle1989 21st Jun 19, 1:42 PM
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    Fire Alarms
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    • 21st Jun 19, 1:42 PM
    Fire Alarms 21st Jun 19 at 1:42 PM
    How many fire alarms do people generally have in their house?

    Just one in one room?
    One in every room?
    One upstairs and one downstairs?
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    • markin
    • By markin 21st Jun 19, 2:52 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 2:52 PM
    Bottom of stairs and top of stairs, and co alarms in any room with a gas fire or boiler.


    England wales, to meet Building Regulations

    Last edited by markin; 21-06-2019 at 3:02 PM.
    • Sedge123
    • By Sedge123 21st Jun 19, 2:52 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 2:52 PM
    4, well three smoke alarms and one heat detector in the kitchen. Smoke alarms in hallway, landing and attic landing. All mains wired and linked sonic one hoes off they all go off.
    Determined to save and not squander!
    On a mission to save money whilst renovating our new forever home
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 21st Jun 19, 3:26 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 3:26 PM
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    Every room apart from smallest bedroom. Heat and CO detectors in kitchen. All interlinked with a test/locate switch to identify whether fire or CO.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 21st Jun 19, 4:10 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 4:10 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 4:10 PM
    One in the hall, one on the landing.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
    • markin
    • By markin 21st Jun 19, 4:16 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 4:16 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 4:16 PM
    It wouldn't hurt to have one in every bedroom nowadays with so many mobile phones over heating and burning.
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 21st Jun 19, 4:46 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 4:46 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 4:46 PM
    If you're talking about smoke alarms, I have one upstairs on the landing, and one downstairs.


    Don't forget the Carbon Monoxide alarms as well, unless you're all electric. I have one in the room with the gas boiler, and one in the room with the wood burner.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • Risteard
    • By Risteard 21st Jun 19, 4:46 PM
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    The minimum requirement here is a Grade D, Category LD2 system. For a typical house this would be a smoke in the hall, landing and living room(s) and a heat detector in the kitchen and any attached garage. Smokes also to be within 3.5m of all bedrooms. Also regularly heat detector in utility room. Sometimes smoke required in roof space as well.

    Also CO detectors in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance, as well as within 5m of every bedroom.

    In the south of Ireland it is rapidly moving towards smoke detection in all rooms.
    • J B
    • By J B 21st Jun 19, 5:11 PM
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    • 21st Jun 19, 5:11 PM
    It wouldn't hurt to have one in every bedroom nowadays with so many mobile phones over heating and burning.
    Originally posted by markin

    Assuming that you take your phone to bed with you


    I don't
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 21st Jun 19, 5:43 PM
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    No fire alarm.

    Plenty of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide x 2 and heat alarms x 2.
    • Seetek
    • By Seetek 21st Jun 19, 6:34 PM
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    If it’s a single private dwelling I.e. only your family lives there then the post above by Markin is correct. If your home is subject to the Fire Safety Order higher standards are likely to apply.

    This may be LD2, LD1 or even a full part 1 system.

    Remember though building regs only ask for a minimum standard. Fire prevention is equally as important.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 21st Jun 19, 7:24 PM
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    None.

    4 smoke detectors though.
    • jonnygee2
    • By jonnygee2 21st Jun 19, 8:02 PM
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    I have four, and two extinguishers. A lot for a small two bed duplex but it's in a block of flats so there's other people's safety to think about.
    • Trapdoor
    • By Trapdoor 22nd Jun 19, 9:15 PM
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    We have every room (except bathrooms and downstairs loo) including the garage covered by Nest Protect smoke & CO. Reasoning is that with all the various electronic devices always plugged in it makes sense. These are the cleverest alarms on the market (I believe) and also alarm with voice warnings which apparently have been proven to wake you more readily than just a siren.

    They call out which room has detected smoke so will say for example “There is smoke in the Lounge”. You can also get notifications on a mobile phone.
    • oozle1989
    • By oozle1989 25th Jun 19, 9:31 AM
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    Thanks guys, and yes I meant smoke alarms!
    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 25th Jun 19, 9:38 AM
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    The Nest Protect system is great.

    It asks you before it scares the life out of you. Messages you if you're out of the house. It also checks its own batteries, tests for CO and provides a night light.

    We don't install anything else now. Safety first.
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
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