Purpose of the site inspection
Site inspections are carried out to ensure building work meets the requirements of the Building Regulations. We ensure your work meets these minimum standards by visiting the site regularly.
The Building Regulations specify that certain “statutory inspections” have to be carried out and it is at these stages that you or your builder need to notify us. These specific inspections allow us to see the construction process at specific important stages of the work to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations. A one off charge is payable which covers an unlimited number of site visits. Details of these charges are listed on the back of the Building Regulation Full Plans application form. This is available from the
Documents section of the Building Regulations application page.
In addition the Building Control Surveyor may need to visit at other times during the construction process, depending on the type of work being carried out.
To request an inspection please contact us before 9.30am and we will carry out a site inspection that same day, (completion inspections excluded).
On completion of the building works and following a completion inspection a Completion Certificate will be issued to the owner of the property providing that:
1. all relevant site inspections have been carried out and
2. that the completed work is in accordance with the approved plans, or complies with current Building Regulations.
It is strongly recommended that this inspection is carried out before your builder leaves the site and before any final payments are made.
To request a site inspection telephone 0113 3786006 or
Mobile App for booking site inspections
Now you can request site inspections through your mobile device while out on site!
We've developed a free of charge site inspection request app that offers you the option to conveniently contact your local authority building control team to request a site inspection.
No need to call to book inspections, just click on App, enter details, booking complete –simple.