Fire Safety & Regulatory Compliance
Project Type: Exterior Restoration
Date: December 2022
Client: Alliance Managing Agents
City Restoration were contacted by Alliance Managing Agents who required specialist support following the implementation of the EWS1 fire regulations & certification. The Cladding External Wall System (EWS) regulations were first introduced in 2019 after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, requiring the removal of aluminium composite material (ACM) and other forms of combustible cladding.
Specialising in fire safety, we were tasked with removing and replacing non-compliant cladding and insulation currently installed on a building on the Thames in Greenwich. In addition, we were also asked to remove an existing wooden deck at the property and provide a safer steel alternative.
While scaffolding was erected for most areas, it was necessary to access some parts of the building via mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). This would allow our skilled operatives to carry out the works without risking their safety.
Despite the initial challenges of the inclement weather conditions, our team successfully replaced the external cladding, insulation and decking in a timely fashion. A-rated fire retardant products were used in accordance with EWS1 regulations and UK fire legislation, creating safer, more compliant spaces for everyone.