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Fire safety

Customers are at the heart of what we do

The safety of our customers has always been at the heart of what we do. We know that fire safety issues have been difficult for people right across the UK and we are determined to help our customers where we can with fire safety measures. Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, we have been quick to act to fix legacy fire safety issues in line with Government and industry guidance, and as this guidance has evolved the scope of our support for customers has also widened.

On this page, you will be able to find out more about our support for customers.

Our actions to date

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, we moved quickly to identify where action was needed to remove ACM cladding on Taylor Wimpey apartment buildings and announced £40 million in funding to cover the cost of removing and replacing ACM cladding on those buildings. Since then we have made good progress on this work, quickly helping customers impacted.

Over the past three years there have been multiple updates to guidance on fire safety and the number of buildings impacted by this issue across the UK has grown. This now includes apartment buildings below 18 metres and those with other forms of cladding. As a result, we have announced an additional £125 million in funding for fire safety improvement works for leaseholders in Taylor Wimpey apartment buildings constructed over the last 20 years.

We believe this is the right thing to do as many leaseholders have been left with unreasonably large bills to ensure their properties are in line with updated fire safety improvement requirements.

Downham Gosford and Milldale at Hayfield Park

More detail on Taylor Wimpey fire safety funding

We are pleased that updated guidance has allowed us to resolve issues for leaseholders using EWS1 forms as an independent framework. Taylor Wimpey will provide funding to make apartment buildings safe and mortgageable in line with the latest RICS EWS1 guidance, and more details on this process are outlined below:

• For apartments buildings we own, including those below 18 metres, Taylor Wimpey will both fund and oversee improvement works, regardless of eligibility for the UK Government Building Safety Fund, to bring these buildings up to the standards required by EWS1 assessment.

• If Taylor Wimpey no longer owns the apartment building and it is not eligible for the Building Safety Fund, or similar support that may be announced in the future, where a freeholder produces a fair and proportionate plan for fire safety improvement works following EWS1 assessment, we will contribute funding to assist freeholders in bringing those buildings up to the standards required by EWS1 assessment.

 

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