The published part J Approved Document (AD J) took effect on 1st October 2010 in England and Wales.
It requires a carbon monoxide alarm to be fitted in the same room as a new or replacement fixed solid fuel heating appliance.
Under the Approved Document, the Carbon Monoxide alarm may be hard wired or battery powered to comply. (Hard wired is the preferred option).
Both existing and new Approved Documents can be downloaded from the Government Website or from the links below:
2010 Edition (Valid from 1 October 2010)
A qualified Chartered Surveyor will be able to comment on the state of carbon monoxide alarms. Find a surveyor here.