Smoke alarms save lives. They are mandatory in residential tenancies. Smoke alarms are likely to be required by any building consent to alter a building containing one or more household units.
This standard provides important information about the placement and audibility of smoke alarms. When read in conjunction with Acceptable Solution F7/AS1 it provides a way of complying with the New Zealand Building Code requirements for warning systems in household units. It also provides information about installing and commissioning externally powered interconnected smoke alarms, which provide a more robust warning system than battery-powered smoke alarms.
Date published: 28/07/2009
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