We will inspect the work on site to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations. In particular we will inspect the following:
- Foundation excavations
- Completed foundations
- Fire protection
- Drainage systems
- Damp proof courses and membrane
- Brickwork and blockwork for walls
- Thermal insulation to walls floors and roofs
- Structural elements
- Weather proofing
- Flues and vents to appliances
- Staircases, landings and galleries
- Safety glazing
- Access to and use of buildings
- Facilities for disabled people
- Sound proofing
- Electrical safety
Inspections and building regulations
We will also carry out inspections to ensure that suitable materials are used and that work covered by the Building Regulations is to a reasonable standard. If necessary we will make use of other professional expertise and testing procedures.
Contacting building control surveyors
Building control surveyors have mobile phones and can therefore respond quickly to requests for site inspections. Consequently you can contact them directly to arrange a site visit the same day.
Hours of operation
However, to ensure that a visit can be made to suit your requirements it is advisable to contact the surveyor before 10am that day.
Visits can be made before 9am and after 5pm on weekdays, and in special circumstances at weekends.
You can get the phone number you need to contact the surveyor directly by ringing 020 8871 7620.
Work on site does not need to be strictly as shown on the approved plans. Minor changes can be agreed with the building control officer as the work proceeds as long as the finished work complies with the Building Regulations. If major changes are needed it may be necessary to submit a fresh Full Plans Application.
If you make a Full Plans Application, we will send you an account for the inspection charge after the first site inspection has been made. We will submit the bill for the charges promptly so that you can make the necessary arrangements.