Following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower in 2017, one of Britain’s largest ever government investigations is still taking place. Whilst the inquiry is ongoing, thousands of homeowners in apartments and flats, particularly in high-rise buildings, are unable to sell or remortgage their properties without documentable evidence of an External Wall Fire Survey, also known as an EWS1.
The form must be completed by someone who is considered a competent expert such as a Fire Engineer with appropriate PI insurance, a member of a relevant professional body that deals with fire safety in an urban environment, or a member of a professional body within the construction industry. Once completed, this documentation is reviewed by a Building Control Officer, and the findings of the report will contain photographic or other relevant evidence taken at the time of the survey.
Due to some of the problems residents and building owners are facing, this is a fast-moving situation. The EWS1 process might be subject to change at any time, depending on the actions of the government, RICS, and other parties that are involved. Despite this, HS RoofClad’s experts are experienced within EWS1 and will remain knowledgeable to any changes to the process.
While this seems like a long and complicated process, HS RoofClad’s EWS1 specialists are here to help you. If you would like to find out more about EWS1, you can look at our explanation of the process here.
Alternatively, for more detailed advice, a free consultation is available from our EWS1 experts. To get in touch with them, contact us now.
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