FEC Ltd provide external wall fire safety investigations, combining the analysis and review of as-built building design information with intrusive investigation.
What is an external wall system?
What is the EWS1 Form (EWS1 Certificate)?
What is the EWS1 Form (EWS1 Certificate)
Who carries out the EWS assessment, and what is their expertise?
What impact will the new Fire Safety Act have on EWS1?
Now there can be no question (in England & Wales) that from now on, the Responsible Person has a legal responsibility to commission an FRA, with the external walls and fire doors assessed too.
Until such time, as all relevant buildings have updated FRAs with EWS assessments, the RICS envisage that there will still be a need for an EWS1 Form to inform lenders and valuers if there are any likely remediation costs affecting value.
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How Much Does A EWS1 Form Cost?
The EWS1 form cost can be substantial. Unfortunate representation of the EWS1 form cost in the media suggests many EWS1 survey have been carried out by unqualified and inexperienced persons and companies. This has resulted in a significant amount of unnecessary expenditure in carrying out remedial works due to excessive industry caution. Even more worryingly, buildings were deemed safe where a serious risk exists.
It is therefore paramount that due diligence is taken in choosing the right fire engineering consultant.
The investigation of external walls combines the analysis of building design information with an intrusive investigation of external walls. This allows us to produce a detailed report presenting the analysis of the following: