Contact us to arrange for a site inspection. If you ring before 9.30am we will do our best to visit the same day.
If you are submitting an application, please note that we require 48 hours' notice, once payment has been received, before calling to arrange an inspection.
You may also wish to talk directly with the local Building Control Surveyor who can be contacted via their mobile phone. Please, note that we do not accept text notifications, as these may not be seen or read when a surveyor is away from the office.
Stages of inspection
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.