FIRE AND FUMES
Stand alone smoke alarms mains powered with battery back-up.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
Often called the silent killer.
You can't see it you can't hear it.
We can provide standalone units or interconnected units that form part of a comprehensive protection system for the whole dwelling.
Ignorance is no excuse according to the Law so here are some helpful tips for Landlords.
Electrical Inspections are advisable every 12Mths and can be limited to visual inspections, to ensure the electrical system in the property is safe to the current regulations it would be advisable to have a completed electrical check done every 5 years in a Let property.
Next year the 17th Edition of the Electrical Regulations will come into use.
In it there are some new regulations, it appears that every dwelling will be expectd to have RCD protection on socket all outlets, that means all properties will require RCD protection, even if " but I'm on the 6th floor and have no garden ", this is for protection of life not just to reduce risk when cutting the grass with an electric mower
Bathroom lights.....If downlighters are used they must be splash proof (minimum IPX4) and either fire rated or have an intumescent hood in the ceiling void (fire protection).
IP is the Index of protection the next numbers and letters give the amount of protection from water and dust.
All extractor units should be of Low voltage type in the Bath or Shower room.
If a standard light is used it is easier to use an enclosed unit to IPX4 minimum.
Explains Index of Protection codes
An Electric Shower.....
a 40A MCB will protect showers rated upto 8.5Kw
A 50A MCB will protect showers rated upto 10.5Kw
When the new regulations come into force in 2008 all electrical items in a bathroom will need to be protected with An RCD to prevent electric shock
All down lighters should be fire rated, or have Intumescent hoods fitted.
When the new regulations come into force in 2008 all outlet sockets will need to be protected with A 30mA RCD as a minimum, RCBO's would reduce nuisance tripping but some older properties will need a new distribution board.
IN THE KITCHEN
Under sink water heater, useful when you have little water pressure in flats, and also can be temperature regulated for certain domestic and commercial situations