EWS1 Fire Safety Assessments

External Wall System Assessment 1 forms (EWS1) were developed by RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) in response to the Government's new safety advice for buildings. These are primarily for blocks over 18 metres tall and focus on where there may be combustible cladding or materials, and other fire safety checks. Based on the latest RICS criteria we are currently carrying out inspections of 43 blocks. Further blocks will be inspected as our Fire Risk Assessment programme identifies a need.

You can read Q&As from RICS on the EWS process here

EastendHomes has engaged independent qualified fire engineers to assess our buildings. The assessments check on the safety of materials used on buildings, as well as that they have been installed and maintained properly. The assessor will also report on any actions needed to make the buildng compliant with the new requirements, allowing us to provide the certification required by mortgate providers and valuers. 

Because these inspections are required for all building owners across the country, there is considerable demand for qualified engineers which affects how quickly the inspections can be completed. They have also been impacted during the past 18 months by restrictions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. EastendHomes knows that having access to these forms is important to residents and we are working to get all assessments completed as quickly as possible. The National Housing Federation has provided FAQs designed for leaseholders

Current Position

High Rise

Estate Block Status
Bede John Riley House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Bede Venerable House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Bede Radcliff Court External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
British Berkeley House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
British Grafton House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Eric Derwent House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Eric Ennerdale House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Eric Loweswater House & 25-31 Southern Grove External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Eric Wentworth Mews External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Eric Yatton House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Glamis Gordon House. External Wall System assessment completed. EWS1 form issued.
Glamis Roslin House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Holland Denning Point External Wall System assessment completed. EWS1 form issued.
Schooner Galleon House External Wall System report received. Remedial works required.
St George's Brockmer House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
St George's Burlington Court External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
St George's Hatton House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
St George's Shearsmith House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
St George's Smithfield Court External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
St George's Stockholm House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Treby Beckley House External Wall System assessment expected shortly.
Treby Browning Apartments External Wall System assessment expected shortly.

Low Rise

 
Estate Block Status
Bede Bunwell House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Bede Fakenham House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Bede Jarvis House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Bede Oxford House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Bede Roswell Apartments External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Bede Royston House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Bede Tiptree House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Bede 85A/95A Wager Street External Wall System assessment due to take place.
British Columbia House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
British Esk House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
British Hamilton House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
British Icarus House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
British St Clair House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
British Verity House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
British Whippingham House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
British Winchester House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Holland Bradbury Court External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Holland Ladbroke Court External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Manchester Castleton House External Wall System assessment due to take place.
Manchester Farnworth House External Wall System assessment due to take place.

Other low rise blocks are being identified.