External Cladding Inspection
Noor Fire Engineering are competent building surveyors and fire engineers – ensuring that we can technically analyze and inspect buildings for cladding, façade and external wall system defects, failures and non-compliance in accordance to latest government guidance, approved documents, building regulations and government advice notes.
NON-INVASIVE CLADDING INSPECTION
A non-invasive cladding inspection normally involves a site visit to inspect the external cladding. Usually, specialist access solutions such as scaffolding and mobile elevated working platforms are not required. Operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals (if available) are studied alongside relevant technical drawings and a report is produced with key recommendations on the external cladding.
INVASIVE CLADDING INSPECTION
An invasive cladding inspection normally requires for multiple areas of the external cladding to be exposed so a more precise understanding of the construction detail, cladding materials, fire cavity barriers and insulation is ascertained. This usually requires specialist access solutions such as scaffolding and mobile elevated working platforms to enable access to the external cladding of the building. Noor Construction Consultants can arrange for bespoke access solutions and enable the relevant inspection of the cladding. Operation and maintenance (O&M) manuals (if available) are studied alongside relevant technical drawings and a report is produced with key recommendations on the external cladding.
RICS EWS1 SURVEY
London is a location where residents living in newly built high rise blocks of flats are “Imprisoned by cladding”. This is where flat owners with combustible cladding on their building are unable to sell their flat, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have made a collaborative effort to address this issue by publishing the External Wall Fire Review form (EWS1). A competent person is required to complete a block-wide assessment of the external wall system and populate the EWS1 form.
Noor Construction Consultants meet the requirement to complete the EWS1 form and have engineers and surveyors who hold full membership of relevant professional bodies including the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE), Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Association for Project Management (APM)and the Institution of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM).