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Mains Wired Smoke Alarms in Edinburgh

Make sure you’re up to date with legislations pertaining to smoke alarms and ensure you’re keeping your tenants safe with smoke/heat alarms. Keith Gunn are NICEIC-Approved and have over 30 years of experience to assist you and give you peace of mind that you are adhering to regulations.

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Smoke Alarms

As of February 2022, there are new laws affecting property owners and landlords regarding smoke/heat alarms in Scotland.

In Scotland, every residence must have interlinked alarms, meaning if one alarm goes off, it triggers the rest so you can hear it throughout the property. More specifically, every home now needs:

  • one smoke alarm in the living room or your most used room
  • one smoke alarm in each hallway and landing
  • one heat alarm in the kitchen
  • one smoke alarm in any adjoining garage or habited loft

New laws require you to also have a carbon monoxide detector in any room you have a carbon-fuelled appliance such as a gas fire or boiler.

Landlord Smoke Alarm Guidance

For landlords, this means that you hold responsibility for ensuring properties are smoke/heat alarm compliant as the registered property owner. As a landlord you have a legal and ethical responsibility that your tenants are living in a safe property and part of this is making sure you hire the right team for the job.

Over Keith Gunn’s 30+ year in operation, we have worked with many landlords and can provide a range of essential services to streamline your process. Keith Gunn will contact tenants and arrange appointments and property access on your behalf as well as provide emergency support with a 24hr response rate to your initial call.

Domestic Smoke Alarm Guidance

In 2022, over a quarter of household fires occurred in homes without smoke alarms and over half of household fires had smoke alarms raise the alarm. When adhering to these new laws we can detect house fires swiftly and put a stop to them before they worsen.

At Keith Gunn we believe the laws should be followed as best practice to improve the safety of yourself and whomever you share your residence with.

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Not sure if your residence or business is compliant with current smoke alarm legislation? Contact us for advice from one of our dedicated team members.

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At Keith Gunn, our team of fully qualified NICEIC electricians has been providing a professional and efficient electrical service to our clients in Edinburgh for over 30 years.

We offer a full range of bespoke services to both residential and commercial clients, including EICR & PAT testing, rewiring, smoke alarm installation & repair, and lighting installation & repair.

Regardless of project size, we always act professionally and take pride in our high level of customer service and a job well done. From minor repairs to large-scale rewiring projects and even luxury lighting installations, you can be confident that you are hiring the best electricians for the job.

But don't just take our word for it; you can read our many positive reviews and see our full list of certificates and accreditations here.

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