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Hi there,

I live in one of 5 flats in a large converted house. We don't currently have a fire detection system which has been highlighted in our fire risk assessment so I need to rectify this asap. I am hoping that someone would be kind enough to recommend products that would satisfy the following requirements:

Grade A, interlinked - WIRELESS
Common area (LD2 coverage): 4 x smoke detectors
Inside each flat front door: Heat detectors (5 in total)

Many thanks in advance...

Simon.

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A grade "A fire alarm system" means it must have a separate control panel, this would require specialist knowledge to install/maintain, you should contact a couple of  fire alarm companies near you and get two like for like quotes.

Are you sure you must have a grade A wireless system?

F.Y.I. You can have radio fire alarm devices that communicate with a main panel but they are very expensive, sometimes it is cheaper to have a wired grade A fire alarm installed.

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On 14/08/2021 at 16:51, Tom Sutton said:

I believe that would be satisfactory but you didn't mention a grade D LD3 should be provided in each flat by the freeholder however this is not subject to the RR(FS)O, according to the HOUSING – FIRE SAFETY Guidance on fire safety provisions for certain types of existing housing.

 

On 14/08/2021 at 14:43, green-foam said:

A grade "A fire alarm system" means it must have a separate control panel, this would require specialist knowledge to install/maintain, you should contact a couple of  fire alarm companies near you and get two like for like quotes.

Are you sure you must have a grade A wireless system?

F.Y.I. You can have radio fire alarm devices that communicate with a main panel but they are very expensive, sometimes it is cheaper to have a wired grade A fire alarm installed.


This is the word for word specification in our FRA: 

As per LACoRS Guidance 2008 we would recommend a Grade A: LD2 coverage in common areas, and a heat detector in each flat in the room / lobby opening onto the escape route (interlinked). 

We've contacted several companies but few respond and the ones that do have quoted £6k-£8k. We are owner occupiers and don't have that much money, so are exploring all of our options to be able to satisfy the FRA specification, while minimising the cost.

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