External Wall Systems


Bristol City Council to spend £96 million on fire safety measures including sprinklers in all its tower blocks

In the wake of assessments under PAS 9980, the council is investing in substantial fire safety improvements for its tower blocks. Read More

Government launches pilot scheme for medium-rise buildings requiring fire safety remediation measures

The Government has launched a pilot scheme for medium-rise buildings in England to provide funding for the remediation of fire safety risks. Read More

Professional indemnity insurance scheme launched for EWS1 assessors

A professional indemnity insurance scheme for professionals carrying out external wall assessment has been launched by the Government. Read More

Why construction SaaS is a cladding remediation game-changer

Cladding remediation is pressing developers to begin an introspective examination of not only their buildings but their construction processes. Read More

Building Safety Fund reopened with £4.5 billion available for eligible buildings above 18m

The Government has announced the Building Safety Fund has been reopened for new applications on 28 July 2022. Read More

Man charged after 88 cladding safety forms “fraudulently filled out”

A man has been charged with fraud after dozens of cladding safety EWS1 forms were signed off, Merseyside Police has said. Read More

New Government fire guidance covers information boxes, evac alert systems and tougher external wall system standards

The guidance is designed to ensure tall buildings are made safer and said to meet recommendations from Phase One of the Grenfell Inquiry. Read More

“Updated EWS guidance is welcome, but it doesn’t solve the problem”

More defined EWS1 guidance led by long-term strategies and clear parameters is required to really affect change, Mike Fox argues. Read More

Mortgage lenders to cover the cost of making EWS-1 cladding forms public

UK Finance has announced that seven mortgage lenders will cover the cost of making existing EWS1 forms publicly available. Read More



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