Ducketts Apartments is under 18m in height, and does have some cladding material in parts of the external wall.
After undertaking initial investigations, we have asked a number of additional questions. We are now waiting for some additional information from the fire risk assessors before we can give a summary of findings and detail about what the full programme of works may look like.
Once we have this clarification, there will be a short waiting period while we assess what is required, and we will update residents further once this is completed.
Residents should be aware that we have engaged an independent fire specialist to ensure we gain a holistic approach to what needs to be done and explore all possible solutions.
This initial feedback means that at this point in time, the building cannot be issued with an EWS1 form at a B1 or A rating, which is the standard at which most lenders will agree to mortgage, and so may impact on those wishing to sell their home, staircase, or remortgage.
We have engaged external legal specialists to ensure appropriate action is taken in regards to the stand-still agreement.
What steps have we taken at Ducketts Apartments
1. We have undertaken initial investigation work into the External Wall System (EWS) at Ducketts Apartments
2. We attended a meeting with the TRA on 1 April to provide an initial briefing to residents
3. We have received the preliminary findings of the EWS1 survey report and are seeking further clarification on these from the assessor. We will update residents as soon as we have done this.