Advice and guidance
Appointing a builder or agent
If you appoint a builder or agent we will deal directly with them, saving you time and effort by resolving problems quickly and efficiently.
Whether or not you appoint your own agent, architect, engineer or surveyor we will offer impartial advice and guidance on your project. We cannot act as your own private surveyor but we will nevertheless give informal comments on proposed work and, drawing on many years of experience, we may be able to suggest more economical ways of achieving the same objective. If necessary we will make a preliminary site visit before you make a formal application.
Building Control advice
Professional building control advice is available at the Customer Service Centre on the ground floor of the Town Hall from 9am to 1pm Mondays to Fridays.
If you would like to arrange a meeting with a particular surveyor to discuss a more complex project, please phone 020 8871 7620 to arrange an appointment.
The Government has introduced legislation to allow private Approved Inspectors to check work requiring Building Regulation approval as an alternative to gaining approval from Local Authorities.