Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Building Control Service continues to operate for you during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Building Control services

Our professional, efficient and responsive service is invaluable on all types of building projects, from small domestic extensions up to large multi­-million pound developments.

You will need to apply for Building Regulations approval for most building work. This can include new-builds, alterations, extensions or a change of use.

Check if your proposed project will need Building Regulations approval.

Find out which building works are exempt from Building Regulations.

Check how much the building control for your project will cost.

We guarantee same­-day on-site inspection visits, if requested before 10am.

This Innovative and practical approach to obtaining Building Regulations eliminates inconsistency, uncertainty and delays.

Our Customer Charter explains what you can expect from us at every stage of your works.

If you use a contractor who is registered as a Competent Person, they should manage the building control aspects of your project.

Find out what Building Regulations applications have been submitted in your area.

Customer testimonials

'You made the whole process straightforward and easy. Thank you!'  

'Excellent. Paul Stevens went out of his way to assist and make himself available for consultations.'  

'I was so impressed by the efficiency and friendliness of the building control department. Calls were answered quickly and often a same day visit arranged.'  

'Very efficient, helpful, flexible and constructive. Thank you.'

'You offered a very prompt call-out to inspect and advise, friendly and professional disposition and I felt general confidence in your surveyor's advice and opinion.'

'Please accept my sincerest thanks for everything. You have always been a pleasure to work with.'  

'Mr Stevens was the calm voice that gave me reassurance when I needed it.'

'All the staff I spoke to were very helpful and well-informed, and the building inspector made all her visits to my builder's schedule, with next to no delays.'

'It was so useful to get construction advice. I felt that this was not just a tick box exercise, and was actually contributing to a better final job.'

'The whole process was excellent. Please pass our thanks to Julian Humphrey, who was most helpful.'