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EWS1 Fire Risk Assessments

13/09/2021

New Government safety advice means additional fire risk assessments have to be carried out on buildings over 18m tall (usually 5 or more storeys) with some form of combustible cladding or combustible material on balconies, and blocks less than 18m tall with specific concerns.

These assessments are known as External Wall System Assessment 1 forms (EWS1).

Assessments check that the materials used have passed safety tests; and have been installed and maintained correctly.

We have employed qualified fire engineers to inspect our taller buildings. They will advise on any remedial work required to meet the new standards, which will then mean we can provide the EWS1 certification required by valuers and mortgage lenders.

The demand for qualified fire engineers is high as all building owners across the country have to carry out these assessments.  The pace of the work has been further impacted by the pandemic.

Inspections often lead to further investigation to clarify materials and construction systems.  This means it will take several more months to confirm certification for taller buildings, so many of those under 18m are not in the current inspection programme.

We fully understand the urgent requirement for EWS1 certification by those trying to buy, sell or re-mortgage properties; and are working to provide these as soon as we can.

View frequently asked questions (FAQs) about EWS1 forms for leaseholders

View External Wall System FAQS from RICS

This is the status update for buildings in the current assessment programme:

  • Anglesey House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Anne Matthews Court – External Wall System Assessment Report Received. Remedial Work  Required
  • Argyll Point – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Ashcombe House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Baler Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Balfron Tower – EWS1 Form issued
  • Ballinger Point – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Baring House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Bight Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Birchdown House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Biscott House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Blairgowrie Court – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Bowry House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Braid Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Bredel House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Brimsdown House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Broxbourne House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Busbridge House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Butler House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Carradale House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Chagford House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Charlesworth House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Colebrook House External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Couzens House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Denbury House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Dorrington Point – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Doune House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Duesbury House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Elmslie Point – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Essex House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Fitzroy House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Franklin House – External Wall System Assessment in progress. Remedial work required
  • Galley Apartments – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Gayton House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Glencoe House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Grindley House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Haddington / Combe Lodge – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Henshall Point – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Hockle Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Hopkins House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Insley House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Jenny Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Julius House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Kirkby Apartments – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Landin House – External Wall System report received. Remedial work required
  • Langdon House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Langmead House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Lanyard Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Lariat Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Leybourne House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Limborough House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Limscott House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Luff Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Maidstone House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Maydwell House – External Wall System report received. Remedial work required
  • Maypole Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Meyrick House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Murray Court – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Newmill House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Northleigh House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Norwich House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Oban House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Osterley House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Panoramic Tower – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Perkins House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Perley House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Robinson House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Salisbury House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Shackle Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Sheave Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Sherman House – External Wall System report received. Remedial work required.
  • Shillingford House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Skein Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Sleaford House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Stileman House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Talbot House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Tasker House – External Wall System report received. Remedial work required
  • Thimble Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Thorn Apartments – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Tynne Court – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Underhill House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Whytelaw House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • Wilcox House – External Wall System assessment complete. EWS1 form issued
  • William Cotton Court – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • 6 – 52 Willis Street – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Woodcock House – External Wall System report received. Remedial work required
  • Zenith & Lonsdale House – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
Last reviewed 13 September 2021