- Bank/Building Society issued cheque(s) (not personal/business cheques)
- Bank Transfer.
Please quote the ‘Our Ref No’ in any cheque / bank payment(s).
2. acknowledging that you have read and understand about your 'Right to cancel'.
Cheaper quotes from other businesses may not provide the same quality of goods/materials and/or service(s).
For an EICR
* the report will be sent after the Bank Transfer / cheque funds, have cleared in full in my Bank account.
For 'In-Service Inspection & Testing' (formerly known as PAT)
* the document will be sent after the Bank Transfer / cheque funds, have cleared in full in my Bank account.
For Fire / Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms
The Scottish Government Requirements
As seen on the Scottish Government website (found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-in-scottish-homes/), they require that by February 2022 every home must have:
This therefore equates to a total of 3 smoke and heat alarms.
The Tolerable Standard
However, their website then goes on to say (in the Where and what to buy section) that ‘More information on the standard, including the types of alarms, is in the Tolerable Standard Guidance, Chapters 16 and 17, found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/fire-and-smoke-alarms-tolerable-standard-guidance/
The information at the link states, in part, that:
16.5. The revised tolerable standard includes criteria for ‘satisfactory equipment for detecting fire and giving warning in the event of fire or suspected fire’. This guidance defines what is ‘satisfactory’ by setting out the requirement for:
You can see then that the Governments requirements for “one smoke alarm in every hallway OR landing”, falls short of the Tolerable standard which requires “one smoke alarm in EVERY circulation space ON EACH storey, such as hallways AND landings; therefore, does not meet the tolerable standard.
Smoke and Heat Alarm Installation Certificate
A Smoke and Heat Alarm Installation Certificate will be issued to you after the alarms are installed. The certificate refers to a Category of system. If you have the required number of alarms installed in a property to meet the tolerable standard, this will be entered into the certificate. However, if you have just the 3 alarms installed, this will not meet the tolerable standard in various properties, such as a 2-storey house, for example (because the tolerable standard requires a smoke alarm in every circulation space, such as a hall and landing but the Governemnt only requires one smoke alarm in the hall or landing) . Therefore, the 3 alarms will be entered into the certificate, but where applicable, the certificate will also state that this does not meet the tolerable standard.
Parties Such as Buildings Insurers
Therefore, please consider carefully whether the Government’s minimum requirements meets your needs, such as meeting the requirements of other parties such as those providing you with any building’s insurance.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms
You will also be issued with a separate carbon monoxide alarm certificate for any CO alarms installed (as applicable/required).
All the alarms I install will be manufactured by AICO. They will all powered by long-life lithium sealed in (tamperproof) batteries (the minimum required) or be mains powered, depending on your requirements.
The smoke and heat alarms will all be interconnected wirelessly, meaning that when one sounds, they all sound.
The battery smoke and heat alarms need replacing every 10 years and battery CO alarms around 5 years (or as indicated by the alarm label/indicators).
The CO alarms will not be connected to the smoke/heat alarm system. However, for your information, CO alarms can be connected to the smoke and heat alarm system, along with having an alarm controller installed that makes testing the alarms, for example, easy.
All alarms are provided at wholessalers prices, meaning no percentage is added on, you just pay for the: