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EWS1 Fire Risk Assessments

20/08/2020

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 in progress
  • Argyll Point – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Balfron Tower – EWS1 Form issued
  • Ballinger Point – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Blairgowrie Court – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • 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
  • Dorrington Point – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Elmslie Point – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Essex House External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Galley Apartments – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Gayton House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • 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
  • Insley House – 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
  • Maidstone House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Murray Court – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Newmill House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Norwich House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Osterley House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Perley House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Salisbury House – External Wall System Assessment complete. EWS1 Form issued
  • Sleaford House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Stileman House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Talbot House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Thorn Apartments – External Wall System Assessment Report received. Remedial work required
  • Tynne Court – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Wilcox House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • William Cotton Court – External Wall System Assessment in progress
  • Zenith & Lonsdale House – External Wall System Assessment in progress
Last Updated 22/09/20