We need to inspect building work to check that Building Regulations have been complied with at relevant stages of the build. A completion certificate will be issued once all the requirements have been met and our Building Control Officer has carried out a final ‘completion’ inspection.
When to contact us
It is the responsibility of the building owner to notify us that work is being carried out. If you use a builder, it is common practice for them to liaise directly with the Building Control Team to book inspections but you should agree this arrangement with them before the works start.
Once you have submitted your application, please contact us at least two days before starting work to arrange site visits.
You must let us know about the early stages of the work (ie. foundations, damp proof courses and underground drainage) particularly where the work will be concealed following inspection. We also encourage you to let us know when other works such as fire stopping, structural members and insulating materials may be inspected before being covered over.
In some cases we will want to witness or test that systems work. It is always advisable to have preliminary tests undertaken before we arrive, as delays will occur if a test fails.
You must also write or email to notify that works are completed. We will make a final inspection before we certify the works fully comply with the regulations and it is best to do this whilst the builder is on site
If you contact us by 10am, Monday to Friday, we will try to attend an inspection on the same day if possible. Although we are not able to give specific times, we generally carry out appointments between 10.15 am and 3pm.
Page owner: Lindsay Goodman. Last updated: 17/10/2017 16:23