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Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

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.

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