Building control inspections

To help your project achieve compliance with the Building Regulations you will need to contact the Building Control service at various stages to arrange to have the work inspected. This is a legal requirement.

Once you have submitted your Building Regulations application to the Council we will send you or your agent acting on your behalf an inspection service plan which will tell you what inspections are required. This plan will always include the start and completion of the works as stages that you must contact us. Where the project is new build or an extension it will also include inspection of the foundations before concreting. Various other stages will also be stated on your inspection plan.

The scope and frequency of inspections carried out will be determined by a variety of different factors such as the complexity of the project, the construction methods used and how long the project will take.

Inspections should ideally be booked one day before they are required. Inspections booked at shorter notice, where possible, will be carried out, as long as the notification is received no later than 10:00am on the day it is required. This excludes Bank Holidays and weekends.

Inspections can be booked on 023 9244 6571.

It is important to ensure that all stages identified on the inspection plan are notified to the Council because if they are not the Council may not be able to issue a completion certificate for the works, which is an important legal document that you may need, for example, if you sell your property.