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Articles tagged with: MHCLG

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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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.

Jan17

Fire Safety Bill

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The Fire Safety Bill 2019-20 was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019. 

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.

Dec18

Balconies and The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018

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The Building (Amendment) Regulations 2018 came into force on 21 December 2018 have now clarified the lack of clarity in relation to balconies and states:

 

“Amendment to the Building Regulations 2010”

Sep26

Advice Note 14 by MHCLG - Advice on External Wall Systems that do not Incorporate Aluminium Composite Material for Residential Buildings over 18m high

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Advice Note 14 published by Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) states that the Advice Note is for the attention of anyone responsible for, or advising on, the fire safety of external wall systems of residential buildings 18m or above in height.

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  • 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.