Fire and Smoke Regulations

The law on fire alarms has changed and all Scottish homes will need to have interlinked alarms. Interlinked means if one alarm goes off, they all go off, so you will always hear an alarm wherever you are in your home.

Every home must have:

  • One smoke alarm in the living room or the room most frequently used
  •  One smoke alarm in every hallway or landing
  • One heat alarm in the kitchen

All smoke and heat alarms should be mounted on the ceiling and be interlinked.

If you have a carbon-fuelled appliance – like a boiler, fire, heater, or flue – in any room, you must also have a carbon monoxide detector in that room, but this does not need to be linked to the fire alarms.

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