DLUHC publishes smoke alarm guidance for rented homes

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has published guidance on requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in all rented homes, and CO alarms when boilers are installed in new and existing homes irrespective of tenure.

The key changes are:

  • smoke alarms will be mandatory in all social housing (already a requirement in privately rented homes)

  • CO alarms will be mandatory in rooms with any fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers) in privately rented homes and social housing; and

  • CO alarms will also be mandatory upon the installation of any fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers) in all homes through amendments to Approved Document J.

Changes came into force on 1 October, and more information can be found on the DLUHC website at bit.ly/DLUHC_CO

Image credit | Shutterstock

Jobs

Permanent

Building Control Surveyor

As our Building Control Surveyor, you'll work within our Building Control team to provide expert lev...

Permanent

Construction Project Manager

Pyramid8 is delighted to be supporting a local building services group, that's in its third decade o...

Permanent

MAINSTREAM CENTRAL LONDON (IRISH) CONSULTANCY: Chartered Senior Structural Engineer/Associate

Mainstream Central London consultancy requires a Chartered Senior Structural Engineer/Associate to j...

Permanent

NICHE CENTRAL LONDON CONSULTANCY: Senior Structural Engineer

Niche Central London consultancy requires a Senior Structural Engineer to join its expanding City st...