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External Wall Insulation (EWI)

Published on 12/03/2018

The Scottish Government’s Ministerial Working Group on Building and Fire Safety at their meeting of 31st January 2018 discussed the Governments current investigations into buildings with External Wall Insulation (EWI).

The action points and summary of the meeting identified the following:

“On 9 November a letter was issued to LAs, housing associations and private sector property factors informing of the need for building owners to check that there had been proper specification and installation of certain EWI systems.

MWG stated that this work remains a priority. SG officials will continue to monitor returns in order to develop a clear picture.

SG officials to identify if there are any patterns emerging which highlight specific installation programmes or contractors where problems have occurred in order that further investigations can be targeted.”

Whilst there has been no definitive confirmation on the buildings affected or the EWI’s used, in line with the approach being taken by the Scottish Government, we have contacted each local authority, where buildings are factored by us, requesting confirmation of any buildings they believe affected and enquired what action they are taking.

Depending on the response to the above we will consider whether there is a need to liaise with homeowners with a view to instructing a consultant with expertise to inspect and report on any buildings identified.

Undoubtedly our intentions may, at some point, require the input and assistance from our customers and we would appreciate your attention and support where required.

We will of course, provide an update on our findings to any affected customers, however, please do not hesitate to give your property manager a call should you have any questions.

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