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Created On: 03 September 2013 11:11 AM
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 03 September 2013 11:11 AM
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ActiveP

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Hi First time poster here needing some advice.

I am looking to refurbish a two storey house to a HMO and let the rooms individually containing a mixture of shared units and one self contained unit.

2 Rooms will have access and use to a shared kitchen.(Bedroom A and B)
1 Room will have its own kitchen facilities. and is also part of the same building as the shared kitchen with access via the lobby. (Bedroom C)

I am planning to have the following setup to comply with the relevant fire safety legislation.

Units without kitchen facilities. (A & B)
LD2 Interlinked smoke alarms in each bedroom unit, lounge, shared kitchen & basement
Interlinked - Heat alarms in each bedsit and shared kitchen. Mains powered inc battery backup

Units with kitchen facilities. (C)
LD2 Non-interlinked - Grade D smoke alarm with integral battery backup
Interlinked - Heat alarms in each bedroom unit and shared kitchen. Mains powered inc battery backup

1) Is this the correct fire detection setup for this type of property? What are your thoughts.

2) If there is a fire in the shared kitchen, will the smoke alarm be heard in each of the bedroom units?

3) if the heat alarm was to go off in bedroom B will C be alerted?

4) If a tenant is cooking in bedroom C and the heat alarm sounds are bedrooms A and B alerted?

note: i wont be installing this myself but this would help me specify for quotes

thanks for reading
 03 September 2013 12:56 PM
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rocknroll

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Your going a bit over the top,

note: i wont be installing this myself but this would help me specify for quotes


Read this first, then get someone in to do a FRA.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/14884/fsra-sleeping-accommodation.pdf

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Edited: 03 September 2013 at 01:03 PM by rocknroll
 03 September 2013 03:41 PM
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lyledunn

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HMOs are usually subject to the regulatory requirements of a licensing authority. It would therefore be prudent to have regard to this before trying to write a specification.

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