Inspection of building work
During the course of your building work, our surveyors will carry out various inspections at key stages of the work. The purposes of the inspections is to try and ensure that the works being undertaken are compliant with the building regulations. Our surveyors will be happy to offer you or your builder guidance and advice on how to meet the building regulations during their visits.
Types of inspections
We will undertake a variety of inspections during the course of your building work. The following table identifies what we inspect and why. Please be aware that the number and type of inspections that you receive for your project will depend upon the scale and nature of what you are building.
|Inspection||A few of the things that we may check|
||The commencement inspection usually coincides with one of the inspections below
||Excavation depth and width, ground conditions, reinforcement (if required)
|Ground floor oversite
||Damp proof membrane, Insulation, sub floor preparation reinforcement (if required)
||Falls, connections, protection when passing through foundations, rodding access
||Steel beams, general structure, fire resistance
||Thermal, and sound Insulation, vapour control layers, fire resistance, staircase
||Roof timber sizes and structural arrangement, weather proof membrane, insulation
||Windows, doors, ventilation, alarms (smoke/carbon dioxide), staircase, safety glazing, extractor fans, disabled access and fire safety
Work not covered under the Building Regulations
It is important to realise that building control and the Building Regulations do not cover such things as the standard of decoration and finishes, skirtings/floor coverings the fitting of kitchen units or the aesthetic quality of workmanship etc.
You or your builder can request a site inspection using our our online form:
Or by telephoning 0300 123 7027.
- Site inspections requested before 4pm Monday to Friday will take place between 9am and 5pm on the next working day.
- Site inspections requested after 4pm will take place on the subsequent working day.
- If you submit your request before 4pm on a weekday you will receive an email by 5pm the same day confirming the date of your inspection.
- Evidence shows that over 80% of all of our inspections are carried out between 9am and 2pm
Upon satisfactory completion of your building work, we will provide you with a completion certificate to verify that your work has been inspected through to completion.
A completion certificate can be presented to financial institutions, solicitors, surveyors etc. when they require evidence that the work has been completed to the satisfaction of the Local Authority.