Queensland Smoke Alarm Compliance 2022 - What Is a Fair Price to Pay and has anyone got it done by a company?

I am just wondering if anyone has got the new interconnected smoke alarms done and how would you say is a fair price to pay?

I have quote:
1 bedroom $310
2 bedroom $420
3 bedroom $570
4 bedroom $670
5 bedroom $770

not sure why the price jumped so much from 2 to 3 bedroom per smoke alarm.

To comply with legislation, interconnected photoelectric smoke alarms are required:

From 1 January 2017: in all new dwellings and substantially renovated dwellings (this applies to building applications submitted from 1 January 2017).
From 1 January 2022: in all domestic dwellings leased and sold.
From 1 January 2027: in all other domestic dwellings.

https://www.qld.gov.au/about/newsroom/smoke-alarm-legislatio...

Comments

  • +2 votes

    Give a msg to sue here and she can give you some recommendations to get quotes from to compare

    https://www.propertychat.com.au/community/threads/qld-landlo...

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      this is great thanks buddy

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    I went through Property Compliance Australia who installed 5 Emerald Planet photoelectric smoke alarms for me at a cost of $795 (which was subsequently discounted as part of a promotion). This was for a three bedroom house with further alarms in hall and near kitchen. Your price for a three bedroom home looks pretty good in comparison.

    Who gave you your quote, if you don't mind me asking? I'd like to get my PPR done as well

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    • -2 votes

      I would but pretty time poor

      I feel the snags are overpriced lol

      • +2 votes

        Yip, the local footy club or scout group dont really need the support right…

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    Probably find a 3 br place is usually a larger house, or multi story. where a 2 br is likely to be one level.

    Last time i replaced our interconnected alarms, it had 1 additional wire from memory.

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      They can be all wireless these days so it's a very easy job

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    Can’t you just purchase some nest smoke alarms and install them?

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      I could but don't have the time

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    Do it yourself with these. Doesn’t take long. No electrician required. Good brand too.

    https://www.sparkydirect.com.au/p/PSA-LIF10YPEW-Radio-freque...

    Basically $100 per room.

    These are super quick to install - you do have time.

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    For QLD this is the new smoke alarm compliance, this SA needs to be hardwired, sound every room when smoke/fire detected and control panel near the door to switch off or acknowledge. Also, this is not a back to base or central alarm to the main fire panel for multi-dwelling apartment.

    So you cannot do this do it yourselves and certificate is required to be provided to strata manager for job completed by professional person otherwise there is a huge penalty.

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      Qld can do it yourself and no hardwire required

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    Do you need a compliance certificate after installing the alarms yourself?