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EWS1 Fire Risk Assessments

18/11/2020

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 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.

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 in progress
  • 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
  • Bight Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Birchdown House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Blairgowrie Court – External Wall System Assessment report received. Remedial work required
  • Bowry House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Braid Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Bredel House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Busbridge House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Butler House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Carradale 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 in progress
  • Denbury House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Dorrington Point – 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 due to take place
  • Galley Apartments – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Gayton House – External Wall System Assessment Report received. Remedial work required
  • Glencoe House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Grindley House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • 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
  • Insley House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Jenny Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Kirkby Apartments – External Wall System Assessment Report received. Remedial work required
  • Langdon House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Langmead House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Lanyard Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Lariat Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Limborough House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Limscott House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Luff Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Maidstone House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Maypole Court – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Murray Court – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Newmill House – External Wall System Assessment report recieved. Remedial work required
  • Northleigh House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Norwich House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Osterley House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Perkins House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Perley House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Robinson House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • 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 Court – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • Shillingford House – External Wall System Assessment due to take place
  • 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 in progress
  • Talbot House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • 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 in progress
  • Wilcox House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • William Cotton Court – External Wall System Assessment report recieved. Remedial Work required
  • Zenith & Lonsdale House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
Last Updated 18/11/20