The Housing (Scotland) Act 2004 requires adequate provision for the detection of fire. Smoke alarms – You can install tamper proof long-life lithium battery alarms or mains-wired alarms (expiry dates will be required).
- One smoke alarm installed in the room most frequently used for general daytime living purposes.
- One smoke alarm in every circulation space on each storey, such as hallways and landings.
- One heat alarm installed in every kitchen.
All alarms should be ceiling mounted and interlinked. There is also a requirement for carbon monoxide detectors to be fitted where there is a carbon-fuelled appliance such as boilers, fires, including open fires, heaters and stoves, or a flue.