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same with the wiring regs. everything needs to be updated/amended/altered every few years to top up the suits' pension funds. us poor buggers who actually work for a living end up paying for it.
Many thanks for your response. I'm still a bit confused. It seems I do have a grade d2 LD1 system. I can only conclude that when the BC bloke said L1 is required, he actually meant an LD1 system. This is because on the phone he said a hardwired, interlinked heat & smoke alarm system would suffice. I'm hoping so anyway because there's no way I'm going to get an L1 system fitted.
I see what you mean Charlie. The Automist system comes with its own separate, heat alarm anyway. So that coupled with my existing one - I would have thought would be adequate.What I think he was trying to require was that you still need smoke/heat detection and that it be linked to the sprinkler system... so if sprinkler is activated the smoke alarms also activate
I agree. I've just spoken to my sparky, he says he hasn't done my certificate yet, so he will come and do a separate test of the heat/smoke alarm system and put the details of my heat/smoke system on the certificate. I should then scan the certificate, email it to the BC bloke telling him : this is the system I have, is that ok and can I go ahead with the Automist installation? If he says yes, then I have it in writing. Then he can't quibble with me afterwards. As he is known to do.I don't think he knows what he is talking about citing an L1 system for a dwelling.
I'm assuming that the Automist people do that when they do the installation. After all it's costing me £3k . They're coming monday to do a survey. I'll let you know what they say. It may be of interestYes but you still need to link the 2 together