Homeowners urged to comply with new fire legislation

14 Jun 2021

Partner, Shirley Wyles has written for today's The Scotsman, urging homeowners to comply with new fire legislation. With a focus on cladding, significant changes to the legal requirements for fire detection in Scottish homes mean that every Scottish home must comply by installing "one smoke alarm in the room most frequently used for general daytime living and one smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey such as hallways and landings. There should also be one heat alarm installed in every kitchen."

Shirley goes on to state there is "concern on the ability of all homeowners to meet the cost of bringing their homes up to the new standard led to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service being allocated £1m to install alarms in homes assessed to be at high risk of fire."

To read Shirley's full article please click here.

 

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