Window Restrictors In Rented Properties -Window restrictors regulations 1st July 2017
ATTENTION ALL LANDLORDS! From 1st of July 2017 There is a new minimum standard to install window restrictors and all window opening 1.4m above ground level. The new regulations apply to landlords of residential houses, including flats and maisonettes.
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From 1st July 2017 window restrictors are required on all windows that are 1400mm above ground level in all rental accommodation.
HOUSING (STANDARDS FOR RENTED HOUSES) REGULATIONS 2017
"Where a window has an opening section through which a person may fall, and the bottom of the opening section is more than 1400mm above external ground level, suitable safety restrictors shall be fitted. Safety restrictors shall restrain the window sufficiently to prevent such falls."
The new requirements come into effect on 1st July 2017
Building regulations already have a requirement for new builds, that requires window restrictors.
It is important when fitting window restrictors that they meet safety standards as outlined in the building and rental accommodation planning and building regulations.
"(e) The opening section of the window should be secured by means of fastenings which are readily openable from the inside and should be fitted with safety restrictors. Safety restrictors can be either an integral part of the window operating gear or separate items of hardware which can be fitted to a window at the time of manufacture or at installation. Restrictors should operate so that they limit the initial movement of an opening section to not more than 100 mm. Lockable handles or restrictors, which can only be released by removable keys or other tools, should not be fitted to window opening sections."
Window Restrictors supply & Install Cost - Our Full Price Guide
- Window restrictors €15
- Cable restrictors €35
Minimum call charge €50
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