External Wall Reports & Regulation 5

  1. In the Community
  2. External Wall Reports & Regulation 5

Regulation 5 of Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022: Design and Materials of External Walls came into force on 23 January 2023.

It is now a legal requirement for the responsible persons of these buildings in England to provide their local fire and rescue service with a document containing:

  • Information about the design and materials of the building’s external walls, and any material changes made to them
  • The level of risk of spread of fire posed by the external wall structure (its design and materials)
  • The steps taken by responsible persons to mitigate these risks.

This document is different from an FRA or FRAEW. Responsible Persons can complete this External Wall Report alone, but BEFS Ltd can offer our qualified and competent fire safety consultants to provide this service and peace of mind that regulations have been followed.


You can read our information sheet about EWRs here, or get in touch to enquire about our services.