Book an inspection

Coronavirus Service Update 

Please do not book a site inspection if you are suffering from any COVID-19 symptoms unless provisions are in place to allow the site visit can be carried out safely. 

To make sure your building works comply with building regulations, you must give us notice when your work reaches a particular stage, we will then carry out an inspection. 

You are legally required under the building regulations to tell us when you will start your building works.  We will tell you of other stages of your project that you are required to let us know to inspect, up to and including the completed works. 

It may be necessary for additional inspections to be made at key stages. This could be organised with the Surveyor at the time of commencement of works. 

Stages when you need a site inspection 

Depending on the project type, typical stages when we may say that you need to tell us, are listed below. Not all stages will be relevant to some works:   

  • When you start work (commencement) 
  • Excavation for foundations 
  • Damp proof course laid 
  • Oversite ready for concreting (with damp proof membrane laid if appropriate) 
  • Drains laid and visible for checking layout and construction  
  • Drains backfilled and ready for testing for water tightness  
  • Structural timbers 
  • First fix/insulation 
  • Occupation, normally only relevant when part of a building is finished, for example a flat 
  • Completion of the whole job 
Note - Some jobs need extra inspections like reinforcement of concrete structures, or fire protection. 
Note - We may carry out more than one inspection on a visit and call at other times to check on the work in progress.

How to book a Building Control Inspection

By Telephone - 01353 665555

Inspections are taken during Customer Support office hours which are:

8:45am to 5:00pm Monday to Thursday;
8:45am to 4:30pm Friday.    

We have now moved to a next day inspection regime. Therefore, if your inspection request is booked by 4:30pm we will carry out the inspection the next working day.

Please ensure the following information is provided:

  • Contact name and telephone number
  • Date inspection required
  • Application number (if known)
  • Site Address
  • Inspection required e.g. foundations

Book a site inspection with LABC Inspections Request App (external link)