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Mains Wired Smoke Alarms in Glasgow

Ensure you are keeping up to date with legislation to ensure you’re keeping you and your residents safe with smoke/heat alarms. Harkins and Vickers are fully NECEIC-approved with over 30 years of experience to put your mind at ease.

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Smoke Alarms

In Scotland, as of February 2022, there are new laws affecting homeowners and landlords regarding smoke/heat alarms.

Every home in Scotland is now required to have interlinked alarms, meaning if one alarm goes off, it triggers the others, so you can hear it wherever you are in the property. More specifically, every home now needs:

  • one smoke alarm in the living room or the room you use most
  • one smoke alarm in every hallway and landing
  • one heat alarm in the kitchen
  • one smoke alarm in an adjoining garage or habited loft

The new laws also require you to have a carbon monoxide detector in any room you have a carbon-fuelled appliance such as a heater.

Landlord Smoke Alarm Guidance

The responsibility for ensuring properties are smoke/heat alarm compliant ultimately rests with the registered owner of the property. This means landlords have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure their tenants are living in a safe property and part of this is ensuring you hire the correct people for the job.

At H&V we are fully NICEIC-approved and have over 30 years of experience carrying out electrical work across Scotland, by choosing us you show you have done your due diligence and chosen the best electricians for the job.

Having worked with many landlords in the past, we can provide a range of services to make the process as seamless as possible, giving you peace of mind. We can contact tenants on your behalf and arrange the appointments and access to the property, we can also provide emergency service and answer your initial call within 24 hours.

We also offer a host of other electrical services such as EICR & PAT testing here

Domestic Smoke Alarm Guidance

The smoke alarm laws came into effect back in February 2022, however, there are no penalties for non-compliance if you are unable to install the alarms for now. At H&V, we believe the laws should still be followed as best practice to improve the safety of yourself, your family or whomever you share your residence with.

House fires are surprisingly common in Scotland, with around 4,660 occurring in 2020, by adhering to these new laws we can detect house fires swiftly and put a stop to them before they worsen.

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By choosing H&V Electrical Solutions as your preferred electrician you are making a conscious choice to use the most experienced, qualified, and professional electricians in Scotland. Contact us using our enquiry page or use the details below:


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At H&V, our team of fully qualified NICEIC electricians has been providing a professional and efficient electrical service to our clients in Glasgow and 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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