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can some one point me in the right direction have got to price a 6 bed rm extention foor renting with common kitchen 2 common bath rms on 2 floors all new build so new will be to current regas in fire compartments but spec has asked for fire alarm to building regs this will be the first and posible only time i will ever have to design a system but will this requiare a stand aloun system or just 230v interlinks and to make thing worse got be in wednsday.
also do i need to include existing property as there is no access to rented block
any advice apriciated
 
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lister

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Ask the person ordering the work what they want,

Check with the architect uasually they will spec type ie, ld3 etc, it will be in small print somewhere, this will give you the exact type.

If not i would refer to bs5389 pt6 2004 (unless this has been updated) which gives 2 story dwellings as grade D type LD2 (mains, batt back up, linked, smokes to hallways, heat to kitchen and living areas)

genrally if the other building is not part of it then this should have its own system

hope this helps
 
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Spudnik

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You need to be a bit careful with fire alarm systems as you need normally need to be a registered installer of these types.

Along with that you should have adequate insurance in place, and not just P.L.

I think a 'failure to perform' policy may be required also.
 
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Hey.

If this job is design and build then I'm guessing you will have a set of drawings to tender from.

There should be specs for lighting, power and fire/intruder alarms, if not that may be worth a call back to client.

What I would suggest is that you send fire alarm specs to a specialist company and they will draw up a design for you.

As far as installing goes you do first and second fix but get the specialist company to then commision and provide a certificate of conformity.
This is how we do it for fire and intruder systems as specialists are memebers of NACOSS or SSAIB and most are happy top do this, who knows it may even lead to more work.

Cheers.
 
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beaver74

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Hey.

If this job is design and build then I'm guessing you will have a set of drawings to tender from.

There should be specs for lighting, power and fire/intruder alarms, if not that may be worth a call back to client.

What I would suggest is that you send fire alarm specs to a specialist company and they will draw up a design for you.

As far as installing goes you do first and second fix but get the specialist company to then commision and provide a certificate of conformity.
This is how we do it for fire and intruder systems as specialists are memebers of NACOSS or SSAIB and most are happy top do this, who knows it may even lead to more work.

Cheers.
yes the problem is the electrical spec is 3 sentances
how many socket in rms
kitchen lay out as attached
and fire alarm to building regs
no more no less
 
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