Learn all about the proposed Fire & CO Legislation & Building Regulation changes in Northern Ireland.

Success at the Ask Aico Northern Ireland Roadshow

Written by:
Jade Anderson
Posted On:
3rd May 2024

With the proposed legislation and regulation changes in Northern Ireland, Aico colleagues took to the road to share some expert advice surrounding the updates to the Private Tenancy Regulations and Building (Amendment) Regulations – Part E (Fire Safety). From April 22nd to May 2nd, the Ask Aico Northern Ireland Roadshow visited 12 locations across the region, including a tour of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, Belfast.

What are the proposed changes?

The proposed changes, aimed at enhancing fire and carbon monoxide safety, will bring Northern Ireland in line with the safety measures that are established in other UK jurisdictions. Specifically, landlords must fit a specified minimum of heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide alarms, with reliable power sources, in all private rented homes. To provide an elevated sense of safety for tenants, all alarms must be certified, installed, and maintained to British Standards.

Learn more about the changes and what they mean for you on here.

Ask Aico Northern Ireland Roadshow

During the roadshow, Aico colleagues spoke to various stakeholders within the industry, ranging from distributors to Electrical Contractors, landlords, letting agents, and tenants. The team provided information and advice about the changes to new build regulations and private renters’ legislation, ensuring property owners and contractors are fully aware and up to date. This assured their understanding of the legislation and what’s expected of them to maintain compliance going forward.

Featured sessions included:

• Proposed Legislation for Private Rented dwellings
• Proposed changes to Technical Booklet E of the Building Regulations
• Using smart sensors to detect damp and mould

The roadshow saw hundreds of attendees, and it was great to see such a positive response to the roadshow and the insights given by their expert team.

“The Ask Aico Northern Ireland Roadshow was a valuable experience that allowed us to connect directly with various industry players. From distributors and installers to landlords, letting agents, and even tenants, our team had the opportunity to educate them about the upcoming changes to building regulations and private rented dwellings legislation.

This proactive approach ensures property owners, contractors, and residents are fully aware of their obligations and are empowered to maintain compliance. Our state-of-the-art mobile unit allowed attendees to see first-hand how Aico’s products can help them meet the new regulations and ultimately create safer living spaces.”

– Duncan Orr, Relationship Manager, Aico

Protect your property with Aico

Aico’s innovative product range provides the ultimate Fire and Carbon Monoxide protection, creating healthier, safer, and more sustainable homes. Their state-of-the-art mobile unit was brought along on the roadshow to showcase their range of products, how they work, and how they can be used to ensure compliance.

To learn more about the changes to legislation in Northern Ireland, contact your Relationship Manager today. To find yours, please click here.

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