they’re less likely to be set off when you cook.
If you have wiredin alarms, your electrician should fit a heat detector, rather than a smoke alarm, in the kitchen. ALL new homes must be fitted with interlinking wired-in smoke alarms and this can also apply when you do major building work, such as rewiring, or converting the loft.
If you don’t want to replace your home’s existing doors with fire doors when doing a conversion, getting an electrician to install smoke alarms throughout should ensure compliance with building regs.
If wired-in alarms aren’t required, fitting smoke alarms that wirelessly interlink is a great alternative. Interlinking means that if there’s a fire, all the alarms will go off at the same time, so even if you’re sleeping a long way from the fire, you’ll be alerted instantly.