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When you are ready to start work, you should ensure that an building regulation application has been submitted and that you have a copy of our approval notice if applicable.

If you have used an agent to apply for your building regulations, and you are ready to start work, they should have ensured you have a copy of our approval /acknowledgement and the drawings associated with the application.

You will need to let us know as soon as your builder has started work and is ready for a first visit and this can be done either by texting us using the LABC site inspection request app or calling us on 01732 227376.

You or your builder should then call us out at key stages of the work so that we can offer advice and check that the work is being carried out in accordance with the building regulations. We normally offer same day site inspections (Monday to Friday) provided we have received the request before 9.30am.

Our inspection/building notice fee will cover all site inspections carried out during the construction phase, including discussions and meetings with the builder, architect &/or the owner if required. Our surveyors provide a next day inspection service and because we are local, we will do our best to accommodate any reasonable requests for inspections at short notice in the event of problems on site.

We offer a prompt, proactive, commercially aware service and we understand the pressure involved in delivering construction projects on time including the programming issues of major builds.
The stages our Surveyors will look at include:

  • Foundations
  • Damp-proofing
  • Drainage
  • Beams, floor and roof structures
  • Thermal insulation
  • Completion

The relevant required inspection stages for your project can be found on the attachment you receive with your approval/acknowledgement notice. Please contact your area Surveyor if you are not sure which inspections apply.

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