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FIRE SAFETY

The spectre of GRENFELL is still there for anyone living in a block of flats.

The Government created a deadline for specific developers to sign up to the requirement for remedy. It is believed that Taylor Wimpey have made this commitment.

It seems that they had already committed to remedial action as evidenced by the assessment works undertaken in 2022. There is no detail published of what risks have been identified, of itself a cause for concern.

It is understood that the development does not meet EWS 1 standards but no detail is available of what specifics cause this position.

The House of Commons Library holds the following, just Google EWS 1, but avoid the Ads!

 

RICS website

So, EWS 1 of itself is about mortgages and transfers of ownership, however, it is clear that there is a significant overlap with SAFETY!

In the context of known, but undisclosed safety, risks there is no choice but to assume the worst case scenario.

This makes the careless attitudes of the RTM more perverse. 

WHY IS THE FIRE ALARM BOARD IN PUFFIN STILL SHOWING “FAULT”, ITS NOW MORE THAN 5 WEEKS?

WHY HAS THE INTUMESCENT STRIP ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF PUFFIN NOT BEEN ATTENDED TO?

WHY HAVE SMOKE DETECTOR HEADS BEEN REMOVED/DISABLED IN PUFFIN?

HAS THE ISSUE WITH THE SMOKE VENT DOORS IN PUFFIN BEEN RESOLVED OR JUST “PARKED”?

FINALLY, THE FIRE DOOR TO THE GARAGE IN PUFFIN SEEMS TO CLOSE, DESPITE CONTRACTORS EFFORTS TO BLOCK IT OPEN, WILL THIS STILL BE THE CASE WHEN THE WIND BLOWS?

So, is PUFFIN the only vulnerable block or are other issues just not exposed and reported? If you know or suspect something adverse then send a message to info@……….. 

If it is just PUFFIN, that begs the question, WHY? Indeed it goes further, as it implies that other blocks, particularly PELICAN, are favoured!