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Building Control Inspections

To arrange an inspection, telephone Building Control on (01295) 227006 before 10am and arrangements will be made for a site surveyor to call at the site that day. Please be prepared to give the following information:

  1. Reference no. (please ensure you have this to hand)
  2. Address of the site
  3. Builder's name, address and telephone number (1st inspection only)
  4. The work requiring inspection
  5. When the work will be ready for inspection

To obtain technical advice, please telephone Building Control on (01295) 227006 between 8.45am and 5.15pm, Monday to Friday.

Inspections Required

Stage of work

Notice required


preferably 24 hours

Excavation of foundations

preferably 24 hours

Material laid over site

preferably 24 hours

Damp-proof course laid

preferably 24 hours

Drain ready for inspection and test

preferably 24 hours

Drain backfilled and ready for test

preferably 24 hours

Occupation of the building

preferably 24 hours

Final completion

within 5 days

As well as these inspections, we aim to carry out a series of intermediate inspections on elements such as floor joists and roof timbers. For this reason it would be appreciated if you would notify us when you reach these stages

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