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Articles tagged with: EWS1

Jul10

Why Not Review Review your Scheme for EWS1 Prior to Completion?

Why Not Review  Review your Scheme for EWS1 Prior to Completion?

If you're the developer of an apartment block (or blocks) employing another consultant to review the external walls of the development either during construction or even at design stage maybe isn't something you have thought about.

Why would you?

Jun03

So How Do I know if my Building is 18m High or Not?

 

This may seem a strange question to ask but not when it comes to measuring the height of the buildings in relation to the recent Advice Notes issued by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government(MHCLG) following the establishment of the Independent Expert Advisory Panel (the Expert Panel).

In my article published in the April 2021 edition of The Expert Witness Journal I review some anomalies.

Feb13

Good News for there is now an additional 3.5 billion funding for non ACM cladding remediation works for buildings over 18m

Good News for there is now an additional 3.5 billion funding for non ACM cladding remediation works for buildings over 18m

Isn't this good news!

 

In fact isn't it excellent news!

 

On 10th February 2021 the Housing Secretary annouced that the government will pay for the removal of unsafe cladding for all leaseholders in high rise buildings, providing reassurance and protecting them from costs.

 

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Sep06

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry Podcast

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Every week the Grenfell Tower Inquiry sits, the BBC analyses and explains the evidence heard through their podcasts.

The podcasts are exceptionally clear

The Grenfell Tower Inquiry was created to examine the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on the night of 14 June 2017.

Aug16

Professional Indemnity Insurance, External Wall Fire Reviews and EWS1’s

Professional Indemnity Insurance, External Wall Fire Reviews and EWS1’s

 

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You may have had a few quotations in for an external wall fire review and the EWS1 and thought they were ‘expensive’ but have you actually considered why?

 

The cost of professional indemnity insurance that consultants have to pay is affecting the cost of undertaking external wall fire reviews and the completion of the EWS1 forms.

Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) is not only extremely difficult to obtain but it is also extremely expensive even if obtainable.

There is also a lack of available PII cover for all but those of firms who will have the turnover to cover the insurance premiums.

Jul10

The EWS1 Form and Limited Combustibility

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What is limited combustibility as referred to in Option A on the EWS1 form?

Have a look at Note 6 on the EWS1 form which states:

‘Note 6 – The term ‘limited combustibility’ is as defined in BS9991:2015’.

Jan09

EWS1 External Wall Fire Review

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In late December 2019 the EWS1 form was published.

The RICS, the BSA and UK Finance have agreed an industry-wide process, to be used by valuers, lenders, building owners and fire safety experts, in the valuation of high-rise properties to help unblock the deadlock present in the housing market. It has been developed in conjunction with MHCLG (the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

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  • Why Not Review Review your Scheme for EWS1 Prior to Completion?

    If you're the developer of an apartment block (or blocks) employing another consultant to review the external walls of the development either during construction or even at design stage maybe isn't something you have thought about.

    Why would you?

  • So How Do I know if my Building is 18m High or Not?

     

    This may seem a strange question to ask but not when it comes to measuring the height of the buildings in relation to the recent Advice Notes issued by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government(MHCLG) following the establishment of the Independent Expert Advisory Panel (the Expert Panel).

    In my article published in the April 2021 edition of The Expert Witness Journal I review some anomalies.