latest information about changes to planning services.
You need to notify us at certain stages of the building work so we can inspect the work to check it complies before you continue building. The number of inspections will depend on the type of work and, when we visit, we'll let you know.
After our first visit you'll receive an invoice for the cost of all the inspections.
Please be aware that our inspections normally take place in the morning with our surveyors being in the office in the afternoon. If you want a meeting in the office please phone to make an appointment.
Types of inspections
All our inspections are to check compliance with the building regulations. You shouldn't confuse this with a full supervision service which your architect or surveyor may carry out.
Commencement of work - Ring us 48 hours before you start work.
Foundations - We'll inspect the ground conditions to ensure it's good enough to support the building or extension before concrete is poured.
Floor slab inspection - We'll inspect the insulation, damp proof membrane and check the reinforcement is correct before concrete is poured.
Drains - We'll inspect new drainage and drainage connections before they are covered over. We may also need to test drains at completion stage.
Pre-plaster - We'll inspect items such as structural beams and timbers, insulation and possible electrical work before plastering takes place.
Completion and occupation - Ring us when the work is completed, or when the building is occupied, whichever comes first. If everything is fine we'll issue you with a completion certificate.
Inspecting work already carried out (Regularisation) - As the work has been done without inspection we'll require you to open up or remove part of the work for inspection or to provide additional information such as structural calculations. This can be expensive and we can't issue a Regularisation Certificate unless the work complies with the regulations. The fee paid is not refundable.