It's pleasing to read of the introduction of a new law within the Scottish Building Regulations that will make installing Carbon Monoxide Alarms mandatory from October.
For many years now we have been installing Carbon Monoxide Alarms where required when installing Smoke Alarm systems and the introduction of this law is well overdue but now warmly welcomed.
Installing Carbon Monoxide Alarms either at initial install or as a retro-fit to an existing installation is a pretty simple job where both battery operated or mains voltage alarms can be used. We would always recommend mains voltage with battery back up just for that added security of knowing the battery will not be depleted.
Many people will think that as these alarms are associated with gas appliances then they should have a Plumber/Gas Engineer install them - that is not the case as obviously battery operated alarms if installed properly at the correct locations within rooms can easily be done by homeowners/landlords - lets hope some businesses don't see this is a money making exercise and rip off the public by taking advantage of this crucial addition to the Scottish Building Regulations.
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