Cladding and EWS1 forms – March 2021

Part of: Building control news and updates

The EWS1 form was originally designed following government advice regarding external wall systems on buildings above 18m and was created to ensure residential buildings over 18m tall could be assessed for safety to allow lenders to offer mortgages.

Changes in government advice in January 2020 brought all residential buildings potentially in scope, however not every building will require an EWS1 form, and on 8 March 2021 further guidance was provided and the form has been updated.

Haringey Building Control cannot complete these forms, and advise any interested parties to see the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) website for further information.