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Just been reading about more new regulations 

I have 2 smoke alarms 1 on the ground floor and 1 on the first floor landing ceiling in front of the bed rooms

1 of the bedrooms has the gas boiler do I now need to install a seperate smoke alarm just for that bedroom. 

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CO Alarm is probably more important than a smoke alarm in the bedroom. Where are the new regulations, where did you see them?

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6 hours ago, Melboy said:

CO Alarm is probably more important than a smoke alarm in the bedroom. Where are the new regulations, where did you see them?

I read the following on 

legislation.gov.uk

From 1 October 2022, the Government is amending The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations to require rental properties to install a carbon monoxide alarm in every room with a fixed combustion appliance (excluding gas cookers).

 

  

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6 hours ago, Melboy said:

CO Alarm is probably more important than a smoke alarm in the bedroom. Where are the new regulations, where did you see them?

Yea I mean a CO alarm forgot to call it that will I now need to install another  in the bedroom where the gas boiler is

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It certainly looks like there are plans that will require you to fit a co alarm in the bedroom with a boiler.

It says the Gov are amending the Regs......that means they intend to do it or are currently doing it......it doesn't say they have done it.

The Gov have a lot of rather important matters to deal with in the coming months so, I'd park any plans I had to purchase and install anther co alarm until you know they have actually completed and published the changes.

Currently the Gov aren't working.....The prime minister & chancellor are away on holiday, nobody is running the county, nothing is being done about anything.....in particular the cost of living crisis. I think they are gonna be far to busy soon with other stuff due to civil unrest, anarchy, mob rule, chaos, refusal to pay and worse.

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You will need a CO alarm in a bedroom as it is very advisable to do this if not already current regulations. I will ask my Son tomorrow morning as he is coming to do some work for me. 

I am aware that in many cases you would have no other option but to install a boiler in bedroom but it is something I would not like to have.

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  • 5 weeks later...

We've no boilers so we've no idea.

We're all electric and I've decided to go down the heat pump route. I believe its The future.....all electric running off renewables.

Gas & gas boilers running on dinosaur juice are so last year.

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On 8/9/2022 at 7:32 PM, Melboy said:

You will need a CO alarm in a bedroom as it is very advisable to do this if not already current regulations. I will ask my Son tomorrow morning as he is coming to do some work for me. 

I am aware that in many cases you would have no other option but to install a boiler in bedroom but it is something I would not like to have.

I would never fit a boiler in a bedroom, have never worked on a property where it has not been possible to install elsewhere, just more cost involved.

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