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Request a Building Control site inspection

Our surveyor will visit as work progresses at the stages outlined in the Inspection Service Plan to make sure it complies with the building regulations.

Site inspections

Site inspections must happen at various stages during the works. When you submit your application we will provide you with a site inspection service plan which will outline when you need these inspections. You should then contact Building Control as your work progresses at the stages outlined in your plan.

Types of inspection available

Types of inspection available
Type of inspectionDescription of what the inspection will cover
Commencement This first inspection allows you to meet and discuss your proposals and next course of action with your building control surveyor. Particularly important for Building Notice applications where no plans have been submitted for approval.
Foundations Allows ground conditions to be checked to ensure that the foundations are sufficient to carry the load of your proposals. This inspection must take place before the foundation concrete is poured.
Over site materials An inspection will be made before floor areas are covered to ensure materials over the site are suitable.
Damp-proof courses and membranes Wall damp-proof courses, floor damp proof membranes and methane barriers are to be inspected prior to covering with brickwork or concrete.
Drainage alignment and falls All new drainage is inspected for alignment prior to covering over and to ensure adequate access and fall is provided.
Support works Allows for the inspection of any structural support works prior to covering over, such as steel or timber beams.
Floor joists or beams Any new or altered floor joists or beams are to be inspected prior to covering up.
Roof structure Allows for the inspection of any roof structures prior to covering up.
Insulation Once insulations have been installed prior to covering over.
Pre-plaster Allows for the inspection of hidden work and is to be carried out prior to surfaces being plaster boarded.
Drain test Wherever possible the new drainage systems should have a water test carried out on them to check for performance and water tightness.
Prior to occupation If you intend to occupy the building prior to completion of the full works, we need to carry out an inspection before occupation.
Completion Give building control surveyors notification immediately the works are completed to allow this inspection to be carried out. If everything is found to be satisfactory a completion certificate will be issued.

How to request a site inspection

Phone/email

You can  call or email Building Control to request a site inspection.

Post

Download a printable version of the  building control site inspection form once completed you can  submit your form to the relevant authority.

Requesting an inspection when the offices are closed

If you trying to book an inspection whilst the offices are closed you can apply for a site visit by filling out our e-form.

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