Site inspections

You must contact the building control office, to give formal notification of your intention to start work 48 hours before commencing.

Building work must be inspected during its progress and sufficient notice must be given to arrange site visits. This applies to work sanctioned under both the full plans and building notice procedures.

It is very important that the building control office is called to inspect various stages of work as it progresses.

In particular you are required to notify us before:

  • the commencement of work
  • excavations for foundations
  • any foundation is laid
  • any damp proof course is laid or built off
  • any concrete of other material is laid over a site
  • putting in drains or sewers which come under the control of the Building Regulations
  • completion of haunching of a drain
  • final and satisfactory completion of building work

Building control completions

You must contact the building control office to give formal notification of completion not less than 7 days before the work is due to be finished.

When the work is completed (excluding decorating and furnishing) you must arrange for a final site inspection.

A completion certificate will be issued providing the work is satisfactory, all building control monies paid and any relevant documents have been received.

This is an official document which should be kept safe, as without it you may have difficulty selling your property.​​

How to book

Blackburn office

Requests for site inspections must be received 24 hours beforehand, i.e. previous day.

Site inspections take place between 10am and 1:30pm Monday to Friday