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External Wall Insulation (EWI) – Update

Published on 05/04/2018

Following on from our news story of 12th March 2018, we wrote to 27 Local Authorities, where we factor properties, asking them their intentions surrounding the review of their building warrants for any buildings in their area that have been constructed with external wall insulation systems with a rendered (or brick slip) finish at any time, or those that have been retrofitted with these systems within the last 15 years.

We further asked that where any buildings were identified whether they would subsequently notify the relevant building owners of their findings and any intended actions.

We confirm that 14 of the 27 Local Authorities written to have not responded. Of the 13 Local Authorities who did respond to us, they confirmed one of the following positions:

  • They had no affected buildings
  • Given the volume of building warrants they were still reviewing their records.
  • Where any affected buildings are identified (following these ongoing checks), they would provide the relevant owners with the appropriate information directly.

We trust our customers find this information reassuring and should any customers receive communication directly from their Local Authority concerning External Wall Insulation on their building, please do not hesitate to contact your Property Manager whose details are available at your MY H&P portal.

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