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The client approached Harris Associates as they required an intrusive inspection of the external wall build-up for the purpose of an ESW1 form. During the inspection, we discovered that fire breaks were not installed correctly, and the insulation core of the sandwich panels was combustible. The client subsequently instructed the remedial works required following the intrusive inspection. We worked with the client very closely as due to the layout of the blocks the works were to be disruptive to the residents, we managed this with clear lines of communication.  

We Did

Harris confirmed our brief and services with the client, we then carried out an extensive survey of the property, this included intrusive investigations where necessary. Following our site inspections, we drafted the specification of works and tendered the works to suitable contractors. Once the contractor was appointed, we carried out site visits to monitor progress and quality of the works, providing the client with detailed reports on all aspects of the works.


Undertake detailed site inspections and investigations to review all available/relevant information including the Operation and Maintenance Manuals & Health and Safety Files

Preparation of specification of works

Preparation of Employers Requirements

Selection of suitable contractors for tendering

Collation of tender documentation and management of tender process

Full analysis and provision of a tender report with recommendations

Collation of formal contract documentation and overseeing signing

Chairing meetings and carrying out regular site inspections

Monitoring & administrating the contract works

Monitoring contractor (against parameters of programme, scope, quantum, cost & quality)

Contractual financial management including valuations

Contract certification (including variations, payments, time related certificates)

Preparing the final account & sign off


Harris Associates successfully delivered the replacement of the combustible insulation, ineffective fire breaks and replacement of timber decking to the balcony, providing the client with a suitable ESW1 rating.

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