Did you know that by February 2022, all the laws for Scotland Smoke Alarms are changing?
Scottish homes must be in line with the smoke and heat alarm regulations!

The original deadline was scheduled for 2021 BUT the date was pushed back to give all homeowners and landlords a chance to get compliant with their properties.

Here’s a quick overview of the new regulations for Scotland Smoke and Heat Alarms:

  • one smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes
  • one smoke alarm in every circulation space on each story, such as hallways and landings
  • one heat alarm installed in every kitchen
  • all alarms need to be mounted on the ceiling and interlinked

Here are just a few of the most common questions we get about the changing laws for Scotland Smoke Alarms.

What do I need to do to make sure I’m compliant with the new regulations?
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So just what is changing exactly? Well the law on fire and smoke alarms is changing starting from February 2022.

Your Alarms Must be INTERLINKED

All Scottish homes will need to have interlinked alarms!
This means that all the smoke alarms in your property are connected. If an alarm goes off in your house this means that you would hear it wherever you are in your home!

It is YOUR responsibility as a homeowner, landlord or letting agent to make sure all of the alarms in your properties are interlinked.

What rooms in my property need smoke and heat alarms? 

You MUST have 1 smoke alarm in the room that you use the most. For most people this is your living room.
You MUST have 1 smoke alarm in every hallway or landing
You MUST have one heat alarm in your kitchen.

All of these alarms must be installed and mounted on your celling and properly interlinked.

If you aren’t sure what rooms need to have smoke and heat alarms in them please contact us and we will make sure your property is up to standard.

Do I need a carbon monoxide detector? 

If you have a carbon-fuelled appliance such as a boiler then yes, you MUST have a carbon monoxide detector in that very room. This however DOES NOT need to be interlinked to the fire alarms.

To learn more about carbon monoxide detectors and why you should consider installing one in your home regardless visit HERE

What type of Scotland Smoke Alarms are allowed to be installed?

You can use either mains-wired alarms OR battery powered alarms but BOTH types must be interlinked.

Is my home included or are there any exceptions? 

There are no exceptions to the rule, ALL HOMES will be subject to these new standards of compliance. It is your responsibility as the property owner to make sure your home meets the new standard.
Your smoke alarms must be interlinked for your own safety, so if your current smoke alarms are not interlinked you will need to get them replaced and interlinked.

Are there any deals for older and disabled homeowners or those with low income?

There are some government incentives to help deal with and offset the cost. Visit HERE for more info.

Don’t take any risks with your health!

We strongly urge our customers to not mess around when it comes to smoke alarms as if yours are not working it is a high risk for you and yours.

You can call someone like Quinnergy and in one easy visit we will make sure your smoke alarms are compliant OR you can risk your safety and not address the problem.

We’d recommend making sure your entire property is compliant so you can sleep SAFE and know you are in good hands.

What services does Quinnery Cover in regards to Scotland Smoke Alarms Installations?

Quinnergy installs smoke alarms in your property to make sure you are compliant with the new regulations.
You can learn about our smoke alarms services HERE