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Posted 11 March 2018 - 05:42 PM
does anyone happen to know the smoke alarm rules in the ACT? We've just had an extension and renno done. The list of inclusions said 'smoke detectors as required'. They haven't installed any smoke detectors in the new part of the house, so we just have the old battery operated one in our entrance. My understanding was that it also needs to be hard-wired now? Appreciate any advice, as we're wondering if this affects whether the house has reached practical completion.
Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:02 PM
Not sure about ACT,but when we built in NSW 10 years ago, the fire alarms had to be hardwired.
I would be very surprised if a new building (albeit an extension) doesn't need a hardwired fire alarm.
Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:14 PM
I know the rules for rented properties recently changed but they don’t apply to owner occupier. I don’t think there are any rules for owner occupier just recommendations. BTW for rented properties they can be mains or battery.
Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:15 PM
OP, give your local fire station a call, I'm sure they will be able to advise you on current building regs for the ACT.
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