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Hello all, i really need some advice please as i am not an electrician.

i was working in 2 x loft spaces this week to remove insulation and fallen debris after the property had maintenance carried out to the thatched roof.
As i removed layer upon layer of insulation, down lights became visible, some with a white hood and some without.
Could anyone tell me if this is good practice or not, id appreciate any feed back at all, thanks for your time xxA8037E8F-54D4-420D-91D7-C0D0E6803EC0.jpeg7D10BF27-08E6-472A-9399-D3E30DB0A892.jpeg68164A45-B46C-4ACF-84ED-D4D81124CF10.jpeg30E790BE-8142-49BF-A800-E3CC2C8F35A9.jpeg
 
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littlespark

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The white hoods are a fire break.... which is a good idea if the roof is thatch.

maybe the ones without have just been knocked off when cleaning
 
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The white hoods are a fire break.... which is a good idea if the roof is thatch.

maybe the ones without have just been knocked off when cleaning
Thank you for your response, but due to carrying the cleaning out myself, im 100% sure none were removed.
Im just concerned of how much insulation and dry straw surrounded them xx
 

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They look like intumescent fire hoods. I would say yes they're a very good idea for roofspace with thatch above it.
 

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littlespark has made a good point. if lights are halogens, replace with LEDs. halogens get extremely hot and with a thatched roof, pose a serious fire hazard.
 
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littlespark has made a good point. if lights are halogens, replace with LEDs. halogens get extremely hot and with a thatched roof, pose a serious fire hazard.
That is the worry i had, the information im after, is feedback on the state of the loft space and can the downlights be covered with insulation like that, the thatcher charged a ridiculous amount of money and has caused several issues already xx
 

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Don't insurance companies sometimes have specific requirements for wiring systems and lighting in lofts of thatched roofs?
 

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