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Building inspections

Guide to Extending Your Home

This guide will take you through the building control process and aims to show you how your project may be affected by Building Regulations. It contains advice on typical building projects such as extensions, garage conversions, loft conversions and cellar conversions.

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We inspect building work at regular intervals as it progresses to make sure the work comply with building regulations.

Stages of work that require inspection

There are nine potential stages of work that require inspection (although not all nine will be relevant to all jobs).

  1. Commencement of work (notice required)

  2. Excavation of foundations before concreting

  3. Foundations when constructed

  4. Oversite prior to concrete floor slab (before being laid)

  5. Drains

  6. Structures (Floor/Roof/Beams)

  7. Insulation

  8. Occupation (in respect of a new property)

  9. Completion of project

These inspections are not necessarily the only ones your building control officer will make. Some jobs will require extra specific inspections such as reinforcement of concrete structures and fire protection to a structure. In addition, an inspector may call unexpectedly at other times to check on the work in progress.

Booking an inspection

Before you book an inspection you will need to have submitted a valid application and paid the required fee.

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Requests for same day inspections must be submitted by 9.30am Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

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