Aico Smoke Alarm Installation | Braintree | Essex | CM7

Aico Smoke Alarm Installation | Braintree | Essex | CM7

Leigh Electrical Contractors have been receiving more and more calls from landlords needing to comply with the various Essex County Councils new fire regulations. As well as fire doors the main requirement is a L3 smoke alarm system hardwired in to the properties electrical system.

A L3 smoke alarm system has interlinked smoke alarms in all landings and hallways as well as rooms that are occupied for a long time like a lounge. A heat alarm is also needed in all kitchens a recommendation is also to have an alarm above the boiler if its not located in the kitchen, Aico also make a combined heat and CO2 alarm.

Leigh Electrical Contractors have been proud members of the Aico Approved Contractor scheme for many years and have recently updated our qualifications so that we are up to date with all new fire regulations and Aico Products.

Aico alarms have been the market leaders in domestic smoke alarm products for the last 30 years saving lives since 1990. Aico are a far supiour alarm as each alarm made is tested at least 4 times before they leave making them the most effective and reliable smoke alarms on the market.

Aico make a range of smoke alarms for all different types of fires so that they can be detected as fast as possible making the chance of evading the fire as high as possible. As well as smoke alarms Aico also make a range of Carbon Monoxide alarms which can be a standalone unit or linked into the fire alarm system.

Leigh Electrical Contractors are trusted by countless landlords in Essex as we have so many years of installing Aico fire alarms throughout Braintree and the wider Essex area.

We were asked by this regular landlord to update his rental house in Braintree so that he met the new fire regulations. The house had a loft extension a number of years ago so already had smoke alarms in the hallway and landings but needed a heat alarm in the kitchen and a smoke alarm in the lounge.

This would give the house a  L3 smoke alarm system which is the minimum level of smoke alarm system needed for rental properties in the UK. Leigh Electrical Contractors advised the landlord that the 3 existing alarms could be changed to the Aico smoke alarms and the existing wiring could be used so that they are interlinked.

The other smoke alarm and heat alarm could be wired into the lighting circuit and then the Aico Radiolink Module could be used to link the existing alarms with the 2 new alarms, this means that alarms would then be linked so that they would all activate if there was a fire.

These Aico Radiolink modules mean that a 3 core cable isn’t needed to interlink them together saving time, money and damage to the ceilings.

A combined heat and Carbon Monoxide alarm was installed in the kitchen as this is needed in rental properties to meet the governments landlord responsibilities to their tenants.

Leigh Electrical Contractors fitted the new Aico lithium I model, the lithium I batteries mean you don’t need to change the batteries for 10 years so are a great choice over the 9v batteries. These alarms are also a requirement for rental properties as they cannot be disconnected.

To learn more about all the different smoke alarm systems and Aico Smoke Alarms please contact the team at Leigh Electrical Contractors directly on 01702 873350.

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Why Use Leigh Electrical Contractor Services?

Leigh Electrical Contractors have been providing reliable and a cost effective electrical service in and around Braintree and the wider Essex area for the last 20 years and have earned a great reputation for our service.

All of the work completed by Leigh Electrical Contractors is covered by the NICEIC Platinum Promise – which covers the installation for 6 years from completion. All of our work meets Part P / Building Regulation which gives you complete peace of mind.

This superior service is reflected in the thousands of online reviews on review sites  Google, Trust a Trader and Checkatrade.
To learn more about our smoke alarm system service, please call our team on 01702 873350


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