Building Control Inspections
BUILDING CONTROL INSPECTIONS
Please contact us to book your building regulation site inspections. Fortunately due to the current situation and our Building Control Surveyors mostly working remote, we are able to offer same-day site inspections and you need to contact us and book your site inspection request by 3pm on the day before the site visit is required.
To book a site inspection visit you can do this by one of the following methods, this needs to be carried out before 5pm on the previous day, and we will then ensure that the visit is booked for the following working day (this does not include Completion Inspections, where these are requested a member of the Building Control Team will make contact to arrange these for a specific day):
You can book in order for an inspection to be booked you must include the following information:
- Planning Applications & Regs Reference Number.
- Site Address including Postcode.
- Type of inspection requested
- Builder's name, address and telephone (first inspection only).
- Contact name and telephone number (for subsequent inspections).
- Date work will be ready for inspection.
Stages of inspections
The following are the stages at which notification should be given to us for most building projects. However, as all jobs are individual we may request that other stages are inspected once work has commenced on site.
- Commencement - Notification is required 2 working days before commencement of the works.
- Foundations excavated - This is required before the concrete is poured.
- Damp-proof course and Ground floor oversite - This is required when the ground floor oversite is prepared before concreting. (Note that other types of floor construction are required to be inspected before they are covered up).
- Structural timbers, steelwork, or concrete beams - This is required before they are covered up.
- Drains for foul and surface water - This is required before backfilling.
- Drains testing
- Roof structure -This is required before tiling or plaster boarding.
- Occupied before completion (where relevant) - An inspection can be carried out if the building is to be occupied before it can be considered complete for Building Regulations.
- Work completed - This inspection is carried out once all the work is completed.
When the work is found to be satisfactory and all other relevant inspections have been made, a Completion Certificate for the work can be issued. Most house sales require a Completion Certificate for any works undertaken to which Building Regulations Approval apply.