Carbon Monoxide Alarms in Buildings Regulations become Law

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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:

2002 Edition

Approved Document J – Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems (2002 Edition) (PDF 4672 Kb)

2010 Edition (Valid from 1 October 2010)

Approved Document J – Combustion appliances and fuel storage systems (2010 Edition) ( PDF 2966 Kb)

Smoke Alarm Advice for New Development or extensions.

Smoke Alarm Advice for Existing Housing.

A qualified Chartered Surveyor will be able to comment on the state of carbon monoxide alarms. Find a surveyor here.

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