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EWS1 Consultancy

As the leading commentator for The Daily Telegraph on all things cladding and external wall systems building safety is at the heart of what we do: grsnt applications for the Welsh and English government's Building Safety Funds, arranging comparmentation, fire door and external wall system surveys 'EWS1', tendering remedial works and getting works done.

Challenge us: our capable experts are able to take Clients through the journey: discovery, an action plan, leaseholder meetings.

Ringley Group are the UKs number one advisory firm for cladding issues, the Building Safety Fund and all matters of Fire Safety

For all things fire safety such as façade cladding, issues with the external wall system, if you are not sure if your block of flats needs an EWS1 Survey or how to go about the improvements necessary to improve the EWS1 Certificate rating, then our EWS1 Consultancy advice may help.

Ringley act as the go to commentator on all things fire safety. Jon Curtis (Head of Building Engineering), advises The Daily Telegraph and regional BBC radio, and regularly presents to the RICS, UK Apartment Association and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (formerly Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government). Due to our in house expertise, Ringley were among the first to complete all their EWS1s in Spring 2020 and lodge grant applications throughout 2020 for the Government £1b remediation fund.

From necessary remediation of balcony structures and finishes, to fire stopping around openings to compartmentation and grant applications under the Building Safety Fund in England or the Building Passport Fund in Wales, our expert team are here to help, with the sheer scale of the UK cladding crisis.

ESSENTIAL - Adapt your build handover strategy

What has changed?

We are now in an era of evidence based testing not desktop assessment. This means that as a developer keeping evidence of materials relating to the external wall system (EWS) as they arrive on site, as they are installed is crucial. No matter what contractor certification, QA system or build guarantee is in place no competent Managing Agent can avoid invasive testing at first, to prove what has been constructed.

Fire Risk Assessment needs to be a Type 2 Survey.

Ringley have pioneered the expertise required to:

  • Identify Defect Cladding
  • Get it Tested
  • Issue EWS1 Form
  • Defend Developer & Resident Claims

EWS1

From £5,000
Includes specification of what to test & Interpretation of test results
(SEE EBOOK FOR GRAPHICS FOR ABOVE AND GENERAL)

Blogs articles

Articles on fire safety issues

Articles & Blogs about fire safety issues
RICS FAQ's on the EWS1 regime and mortgageability
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Michael Gove has finally entered the cladding fray, but the fight isn’t over
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Industry gives mixed response to new government cladding removal plans
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Government forces developers to fix cladding crisis: Industry reacts
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EWS1 cladding form: certificates explained
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EWS1 forms scrapped: Thousands of landlords released from ‘cladding hell’
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U-turn: Housing minister says low-rise blocks no longer need ESW1 certification
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Why dilapidated homes will be the 'long Covid' of the cladding crisis
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Cladding roundup – leaseholders still at risk, but developer leads the way…
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New EWS2 form gives hope to ‘worthless’ flats: Owners still face huge cladding repair bills
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How much should an EWS1 cladding form cost? Your questions answered
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The £15bn property problem: inside the cladding circle of blame
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Government launches £1 billion Building Safety Fund to remove dangerous cladding
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How will the new £1bn Building Safety Fund impact those living in unsafe buildings
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Cladding: what new advice mean for sellers
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Why the 'polluter pays' principle should be applied to cladding
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Why MPs are siding with leaseholders on cladding
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It's official: no cladding, no EWS1 needed!
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Don’t forget care homes, urges new report on dangerous cladding
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Lenders to rethink cladding safety forms
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Cladding tests - what lies beneath?
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Building owners named and shamed over cladding - but will it help?
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Don't overpay

For an EWS1 to 1 initial discussion
Contact us now for a consultation:

anthony.james@ringley.co.uk