Site inspections

When you are ready to start work, if you have used an agent to make your Building Regulations application, they should have provided you with the most current drawings and a copy of our approval/acknowledgement notice associated with your application. 

You or your builder will then need to let us know as soon as work starts and you are ready for a first inspection. This can be done either by email to or online

Request an inspection

Visit requests made before 4pm will, wherever possible, receive a visit the next working day. You will receive a call in the morning to advise you of an approximate time when the officer plans to arrive.

You or your builder should then ensure you contact us to arrange further inspections at key stages of the work so that we can offer advice and check that the work is being carried out safely and in accordance with the Building Regulations. 

Following a satisfactory final inspection, full payment of your Building Control fees and receipt of any relevant documentation, we will issue your completion certificate free of charge. This provides proof to building societies, banks and solicitors that, as far as can be ascertained, the work complied with the Building Regulations and had been completed to the Local Authority’s satisfaction. You should keep this document in a safe place for future reference as you may need it if you sell your house or remortgage in the future.